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The USBbigmultio PCB has an USB connector and two 20-pin IO connectors. The brains of the PCB is an ATmega32U4 chip.
 
The USBbigmultio PCB has an USB connector and two 20-pin IO connectors. The brains of the PCB is an ATmega32U4 chip.
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== External resources ==
  
 
== pinout ==
 
== pinout ==

Revision as of 15:04, 25 November 2011

USB IO

This is the documentation page for the USBbigmultio PCB.

overview

The USBbigmultio PCB has an USB connector and two 20-pin IO connectors. The brains of the PCB is an ATmega32U4 chip.

External resources

pinout

20 Pin connector SV1 is connected as follows

1GND
2GND
3PB0 (SS / PCINT0)
4PB1 (PCINT1 / SCLK)
5PB2 (PDI / PCINT2 / MOSI)
6PB3 (PDO / PCINT3 / MISO)
7PB4 (PCINT4 / ADC11)
8PB5 (PCINT5 / OC1A / /OC4B / ADC12)
9PB6 (PCINT6 / OC1B / OC4B / ADC13)
10PB7 (PCINT7 / OC0A / OC1C / /RTS)
11PD0 (OC0B / SCL / INT0)
12PD1 (SDA / INT1)
13PD2 (RXD1 / INT2)
14PD3 (TXD1 / INT3)
15PD4 (ICP1 / ADC8)
16PD5 (XCK1 / /CTS)
17PD6 (T1 / /OC4D / ADC9)
18PD7 (T0 / OC4D / ADC10)
19VCC
20VCC

20 Pin connector SV2 is connected as follows

1GND
2GND
3PC6 (OC3A / /OC4A)
4PC7 (ICP3 / CLK0 / OC4A)
5PE2 (/HWB)
6PE6 (INT6 / AIN0)
7PF0 (ADC0)
8PF1 (ADC1)
9PF4 (ADC4 / TCK)
10PF5 (ADC5 / TMS)
11PF6 (ADC6 / TDO)
12PF7 (ADC7 / TDI)
13PF1 (ADC1)
14NC
15PF5 (ADC5 / TMS)
16NC
17PF7 (ADC7 / TDI)
18AREF
19VCC
20VCC
  • led1 is connected to VCC
  • led2 is connected to PF6
  • led3 is connected to PF7
  • led4 is connected to PE2

Jumper settings

J1J2IC1
5V10NOT mounted
3V3 <50mA01NOT mounted
3V3 >50mA00mounted

3V3 operation is not supported, but may or may not work in your application.

programming

This section describes how you get your program into the processor.

In general what you need to know is that the processor will boot into the code you programmed into it on powerup. Once you're done developing your program, that's the way you'll use it: Powerup, run.

If there is no program loaded or if you press the reset button the chip comes up in "firmware upload mode". This is done by a bootloader. You should take care not to overwrite or erase the bootloader, because there is no way to put the bootloader back once it is gone.

Linux

Get the dfu-programmer for atmel chips package. (link?)

On sufficiently recent Ubunu distributions that is as simple as:

 sudo apt-get  install dfu-programmer

I recommend creating a script called "dfu":

#!/bin/sh
if [ -z "$CHIP" ]  ; then 
  chip=at90usb162
else
  chip=$CHIP
fi

hex=$1
sudo dfu-programmer $chip erase
sudo dfu-programmer $chip flash --suppress-bootloader-mem $hex
sudo dfu-programmer $chip start

TODO: figure out how to get rid of the "sudo" commands here...

Now downloading and starting a program is as simple as pressing the reset button and then:

dfu <yourbinary>.hex

TODO: When I'm developing, I'm likely to modify the code, and when I want to program the chip I hit the "reset" button on the board. Then the computer will see my chip re-enumerate as the Atmel DFU chip. A simple script could watchout for that and invoke dfu <mycurrentbinary>.hex the moment the chip has enumerated. Once that's running downloading and starting the latest code becomes as simple as hitting the reset button.

Apparently the FLIP program is now available for Linux too. See below.

windows

Get the "flip" program from Atmel. http://www.atmel.com/dyn/products/tools_card.asp?tool_id=3886

writing programs

The chip is an ATmega32U4. http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc7766.pdf

You can program the processor as if it is a normal AVR processor without USB. Just like an arduino. Or you can program it to have USB support. For this the LUFA package is very useful. http://www.fourwalledcubicle.com/LUFA.php


Depending on what you want you can start from these examples:

DONE: Find out if we can jump to the bootloader from our code so that we can issue a "go get yourself updated" command over the USB (yes, but the documentation says nothing about what address to jump to). This comes in handy if the reset button is difficult to reach because the device is built-in somewhere. http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc7618.pdf

future hardware enhancements

  • Make an I2C header

future software enhancements

  • program the LUFA bootloader.
  • Program an even smaller bootloader. (512 bytes should be possible, CF teensy/halfkay).

Changelog

1.1

  • Added ICSP connector (can function as ISP slave, master, or SPI connector)
  • Added header parallel to reset switch

1.0

  • Initial release