4 Replies Latest reply on May 15, 2017 7:51 AM by e.pratt_1639216

    MiniProg stopped working

    user_13484954

      We have two MiniProg 3 (ver B) programmers that we have successfully been using for a while to program devices using power cycle mode. 

         

      Both of these no longer work. They still program other devices such as PSoC 1 successfully.

         

      This is using the same connector harness and device which worked before, and the only change I can recall making is upgrading PSoC Programmer from some earlier version to 3.25.0.2504. I may have upgraded firmware after being prompted but cant recall for sure.

         

      Is there some issue with 3.25 with power cycle programming on PSoC BLE devices? Specific device is CYBL10161-56.

        • 1. Re: MiniProg stopped working
          user_13484954

          I reverted to version 3.24 of PSoC Programmer and this works.

             

          So version 3.25 is broken for power-cycle programming of PSoC BLE devices. Unable to acquire device.

          • 2. Re: MiniProg stopped working
            user_1377889

            @Andy

               

            I would suggest you to create a support case to get a fast solution (Top of this page -> Design Support -> ...). A Cypress engineer will get in contact with you.

               

             

               

            Bob

            • 3. Re: MiniProg stopped working
              user_13484954

              I am still looking into this. Another factor I found was that PSoC programmer does not usually recover from hangs which occur when the device cant be acquired, or when the red abort button is clicked during a hang.

                 

              So, in most cases when this happens, every subsequent programming attempt will fail until the program is closed and the MiniProg is unplugged and plugged back in. Until I realised this I wasted a huge amount of time!

                 

              This might have caused a false assumption that the downgrade to 3.24 may have cured the problem. I have spent so much time on this that I dont want to upgrade again to 3.25 yet to see if it breaks, so wont be raising a support case at this point.

                 

              I spent ages messing about with the settings to get it to work. I am not sure what the clock speed is supposed to be but 8 Mhz appears to work best. 3.3 volt programming is needed whereas I was previously using 5V which does not.

              • 4. Re: MiniProg stopped working
                e.pratt_1639216

                Hmmm, I've run into a similar issue where I sometimes have to restart the program and replug the hardware to fix a failure-to-program issue, but I don't recall which version I'm running. (I have two miniprog3's, so it's hard to remember which is which)