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#25 — 16F88 and bootloader full integration

State Postponed
Release:
Area User interface
Issue type Feature
Severity Important
Submitted by Sébastien Lelong
Submitted on 2007-05-20
Responsible Sébastien Lelong
Target release: IHAD
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Last modified on 2007-09-06 by Sébastien Lelong
The main board is currently based on a 16F628 chip. Migrating to 16F88 would provide the ability to use a bootloader and thus program the chip without a programmer. It'd also provide analog-to-digital conversion. 16F628 and 16F88 are quite the same but not the same :) USART pins, specifically aren't the same... This means the main board needs to be redesign

About bootloader:

  Tiny Bootlader: small, 16F88 compliant, looks great. See also the comparison matrix
  http://www.etc.ugal.ro/cchiculita/software/picbootloader.htm

  Python Tiny Bootloader: Tiny Bootlader uses a windows GUI. Don't want that. This python script would help.
  http://www.cihologramas.com/contrib/pytbl.html

 
Added by Sébastien Lelong on 2007-05-20 11:31
Issue state: unconfirmedopen
Added by Sébastien Lelong on 2007-05-30 14:53
Issue state: openin-progress
Tinybl works nice with its default win GUI, if using VirtualBox...
  http://sirloon.net/loonaweb/sirblog/using-a-bootloader-with-a-16f88-almost-under-linux

cant' work with pytbl, for now...
Added by Sébastien Lelong on 2007-09-06 08:00
Issue state: in-progresspostponed
Target release: NoneIHAD
OK, it's been weeks (even month) pytbl can now work, thanks to several debugging session with the author. Still, there's no full integration, since pytbl needs to be rewrite/refactor.

For now, I'm not sure having pytbl fully integrated this is priority. This can be time-consuming, and not directly related to SirBot...

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