[App_rpt-users] Anyone have MPLAB C compiler?

Sam Skolfield kj6qfs at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 06:11:26 EDT 2016


P.S. Scroll to the bottom of the linked page, click "Download Archive", and
scroll down to PIC24/dsPIC v3.25
<http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/mplabc30-v3.25-comboUpgrade.exe>

On Sun, Oct 30, 2016 at 3:08 AM, Sam Skolfield <kj6qfs at gmail.com> wrote:

> Lee, that was it! Both my voter boards are now revived and working
> perfectly! Thank you very much for pointing this out.
>
> It's a real shame that there is no motivation to add such an important
> piece of information to the PDF that would otherwise allow myself and many
> others who have no PIC programming experience to EASILY do this on our own.
> If that little omission was added to the document, I could have done this
> ENTIRELY on my own simply by following the instructions. Perhaps it has
> been forgotten that although the thru-hole board is no longer available,
> the EAGLE files and parts list still are, and people who aren't experienced
> with PICS may still want to "roll their own" without bugging the group.
>
> By the way, if anyone else is looking for an updated link to download the
> C30 compiler for MPLAB, here it is...
>
> http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/
> mplabc30-v3.25-comboUpgrade.exe
> <http://www.microchip.com/mplab/mplab-x-ide>
>
> Thanks again, Lee.
>
>
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 7:36 PM, Lee Woldanski <ve7fet at tparc.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi Sam,
>>
>> Try these instructions... (from my notes)...
>>
>> VOTER HardwareBootloader
>>
>> There are instructions in the documentation about loading up the
>> Microchip IDE and burning the bootloader... but they are missing some
>> important steps...
>>
>> Get and install MPLAB IDE V8.66 (this is an archived/older version).
>>
>> Get and install MPLABC30 V3.30C for PIC24 and dsPIC (get the educational
>> LITE version). Select LITE mode when installing.
>>
>> Download ALL the files in the voter_bootloader folder, these are:
>>
>> ENC C30-SMT.cof
>> ENC C30.cof
>> voter-bootloader.mcp
>> voter-bootloader.mcs
>> voter-bootloader.mcw
>>
>> Load the voter-bootloader.mcp in MPLAB.
>>
>> Make sure JP7 is off on the voter board.
>>
>> Connect the PICKit2 to the ICSP header.
>>
>> In MPELAB go to Programmer --> PICKit2.
>>
>> This should acquire the target on the voter board.
>>
>> *In MPELAB go to File --> Import and load the ENC 30.cof file.* This
>> step is MISSING from the original instructions, so there is nothing to
>> program.
>>
>> *Now* you should be able to go to View --> Program Memory and find the
>> IP address at 0x03018.
>>
>> In MPELAB go to Programmer --> Program to load the bootloader in to the
>> voter board.
>>
>> Remove the PICKit2, the LED's should flash 3 times if the firmware loaded.
>>
>> Install JP7 on the voter board.
>>
>> Now, follow the firmware updating procedure below to load the firmware.
>>
>> Start the ENC_LOADER and load the current voter.cry from the
>> board-firmware folder (SVN).
>>
>>
>> You can also just use the Microchip IDE and the PICkit2 to read one of
>> the existing boards, and program the rest... as a bonus, it loads the
>> current firmware with it.
>>
>>
>> Firmware Updates
>>
>> For bare chips, you need to load the voter-bootloader first. This is
>> covered in the votersystem.pdf and more importantly (without missing
>> steps), see above.
>>
>> For updating firmware once you have the bootloader installed, follow
>> these steps...
>>
>> You need the two files you will find here:
>>
>> http://svn.ohnosec.org/viewvc/projects/allstar/voter/EBLEX%2
>> 0C30%20Programmer/?root=svn
>>
>> That is the ENC_Loader.ini and ENC_loader.exe. This is the utility to
>> load the firmware in the PIC.
>>
>> Now you need the actual firmware file (one of the .cry files) from here:
>>
>> http://svn.ohnosec.org/viewvc/projects/allstar/voter/board-f
>> irmware/?root=svn
>>
>> or the source files and compile your self using the Microchip compiler.
>>
>> The ones with SMT in the name are for the RTCM and the ones without are
>> for the original voter board (ours). Make sure you use the right one for
>> the hardware that you have.
>>
>> Run ENC_loader.exe and enter the Target IP address of the RTCM/voter
>> board (default 192.168.1.11) and click "set address".
>>
>> Click file and select the Voter.cry file that you downloaded.
>>
>> Telnet to the RTCM and login.
>>
>> Make sure that the Bootloader IP address is set to an appropriate value
>> and saved.
>>
>> Issue the "r" command to reboot.
>>
>> Immediately click the "Capture Target" button in the Encrypted Ethernet
>> Loader Utility.
>>
>> Once you see the message "LIA Status: 4000" you can click the "Program"
>> button.
>>
>> Wait till you see the "finished programing file" message.
>>
>> Then click the "Reset LIA" button. The VOTER board should restart, and
>> after about 5 seconds, the green activity light should start flashing, etc.
>> It should be up and running the new software.
>>
>> I know that it works when you are on the same LAN as the RTCM.
>>
>> It works over a routed network if the routers properly forward UDP port
>> 16388 and do proxy arp. I have had trouble getting it to work over the
>> Internet via NAT at both ends.
>>
>> You will need to do calibration once the firmware is loaded.
>>
>>
>> Lee
>>
>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 4:18 AM, Sam Skolfield <kj6qfs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Looks like I'm in over my head a bit, not sure if I even need the C
>>> compiler.
>>>
>>>
>>> If anyone feels like helping me with a quick Teamviewer session, I'd
>>> really appreciate it. Board is hooked up to PICKit, and MPLAB is
>>> successfully recognizing the target device, just need some help loading the
>>> bootloader. I followed instructions, MPLAB said it wrote successfully, but
>>> no joy, the LED doesn't flash like I'm used to with the RTCMs when they
>>> first boot, and I can't capture it with the EBLEX software.
>>>
>>>
>>> 73,
>>> PIC newbie aka KJ6QFS
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 10:40 PM, Sam Skolfield <kj6qfs at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello all,
>>>>
>>>> It appears as if the link in the " votersystem.pdf " for the MPLAB C
>>>> Compiler for PIC24 and dsPIC v3.25 in LITE mode points to a page that
>>>> indicates the download is no longer available. I've done quite a bit of
>>>> googling for an alternate source, and can find nothing. Does anyone still
>>>> have a copy they could send my way? I have a couple of voter boards running
>>>> 1.07 (09/15/2012) and they keep hiccuping, dropping PTT and connection to
>>>> server whenever transmitting. I have a PICkit 3 and want to try blowing the
>>>> latest firmware in to see if it fixes.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> KJ6QFS
>>>> Sam Skolfield
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> KJ6QFS
>>> Sam Skolfield
>>>
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Lee Woldanski, AScT
>> VE7FET
>>
>
>
>
> --
> KJ6QFS
> Sam Skolfield
>



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