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GreenPAK DIP Dev Board Firmware Outdated?

GreenPAK and GreenFET

4 months ago

Posted by Carotti 35 points 6 replies
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Good morning,

I think I have re-discovered an old problem about outdated firmware on this board.  The board is recently purchased from Farnell and so far unused. Board version is v1.0.3.

On first connection using GreenPAK designer 6.26 (build 4), the DIP board firmware appeared to update but I always get the error message:

"Connected GreenPAK Development Board requires to be recalibrated. Please contact Dialog at CMBUGreenPAK@diasemi.com."

The log contains the message:

"[10:51:09]: Self test fail"

Reported hardware/firmware: PN: N/D (N/D), DB HW-FW: 1.3.1-2.4

I have seen a thread where it is suggested that a regressed version of GreenPAK Designer is used to update the firmware of the board, but the links to the old versions are now stale:-

https://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/forums/post/greenpak-and-greenfet-…

So, two questions:-

1.  Is the solution to regress the Designer software?

2. If yes,  where can I get the regressed software from?

 

Thanks in advance,

D.

accepted answer!

4 months ago

Thank you Oleh,

that's very kind. I will send you an email now as you suggested.

Best regards,

Dave.

4 months ago

alfredcannon13 5 points

I would love to receive email form you too with information.

Is it possible?

 

thetermpapers.org

4 months ago

olehs

 alfredcannon13

Did you face the same issue? If yes, there is only one way to solve it - take another board.

Best regards, 

Oleh Sapiha

4 months ago

There is an alternative to the SLG4DVKDIP development board and that is to use the Advanced development board with an SLG4SA-DIP adapter.  Since I don't have the latter adapter, I threw together an adapter to go from the advanced development board to the DIP pins.  For my parts,  this was a one-to-one mapping of pins with the addition of the resistors normally present on the socket board.  Not a permanent solution, but a good work around for an urgent need.  I would actually recommend getting the SLG4SA-DIP adapter when purchasing the advanced development board (SLG4DVKADV) as together they are much more useful than the SLD4DVDIP board.

4 months ago

olehs

Carroti, 

For a lot of users, it is much suitable to use a socket adapter, rather than to use SLG4SA-DIP with Protoboard, since the chip is soldered on it and you need some time to resolder another chip in the case if a previous one was programmed by another NVM (OTP) sequence. 

Best regards, 

Oleh Sapiha

4 months ago

Hi Oleh,

absolutely; I do exactly what you suggest.  I use the socket adapter first to debug, then I'm suggesting swapping the socket adapter for the SLG4SA-DIP adapter to program the DIP board for progressing the design further on PCB.  All done using the advanced development board only.

It's a brilliant set of parts, tools and design flow! 

Best regards,

D.