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Cerb40 – Getting started


#1

Hallo,

I have just received my tiny Cerb40. Unfortunately, I am failing to get started.

I am using the following software:

  • Windows8 64bit
  • VS2012
  • MFDeploy 4.3

What have I done first?

  1. Supplied external 3.3v.
  2. Installed all GHI software according to the instructions
  3. I couldnt deploy a sample program from VS2012
  4. Connected to MFDeploy version 4.3 ( is this a problem?)
  5. Ping answers with: Pinging… TinyBooter

From here I followed these instructions: http://www.ghielectronics.com/docs/55/firmware-update-fez-cerberus
1- DFU Tester v3.0.1 used to erase and downloaded the DFU file (TinyBooter_4_2_4_.dfu [13-2-2013]).
2- Disconnected power, removed the LODR-3.3v connection, reconnected.
3- Started MFDeploy again to deploy config.hex + firmware.hex [13-2-2013] to the board.
4- Received the error message: No response from device.
5- …
6- Repeated all steps above many time in small variations

Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

Cheers, Sinan


#2

Definitely try with MFDeploy v4.2. I’m not sure about the differences between 4.2 & 4.3 but GHI does not yet officially support v4.3. So, I would always start with v4.2 bits.


#3

Where can I download v4.2 of MFDeploy? Do I need to reinstall the whole framework back to 4.2?


#4

You can find the link to the latest firmware here:
http://www.ghielectronics.com/support/.net-micro-framework
Not sure about running 4.2 and 4.3 side by side, but you will need the whole of 4.2.


#5

I’m going to downgrade to 4.2. I hope that it will not cause too much trouble with my existing Netduino code.

Thanks for the replies,
Cheers, Sinan


#6

You shouldn’t have any problem running 4.2 & 4.3 side-by-side. However, make sure you have the version selected that you want to use in your project properties.


#7

@ ianlee74
Everything is already removed and reinstalled in 4.2 version. I have seen your answer too late… :frowning:

Going back to MFDeploy was (unfortunately) the solution. Now I can deploy TinyClr to my board.

Thanks, cheers, Sinan


#8

Argggh…!
Now, I can’t start my projects in VS2012 anymore.

Installing VS2010 is really the only option to go further from here?


#9

Gus hinted that support for VS2012 should be out very soon.


#10

I should have wait. Any idea what the planning is?


#11

I would use 2010 meanwhile.


#12

It’s up and running now!

I don’t have a license for full VS2010 and it doesn’t work in Express edition. But, I can us e VS2012 now after installing .NetMF 4.2 and 4.3 editions. They seems to live happily together and 4.2 is probably only needed for the older MFDeploy version.

In VS2012, I start with an empty console application. Set the framework to 4.2 (default = 4.3) and add the necessary GHI references.

Thanks again for the assistance.
Cheers, Sinan