TTL-232R-3V3-Buggy

TTL-232R-3V3-Buggy

******Warning Buggy Chips******
There have been batches of cheap Chinese cables doing the rounds of Ebay and other retail outlets, and a small amount have turned up in our stock. The main difference is that you must use old FTDI drivers to get these cables to work. The driver information is given below:

See: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/usb-communication-problem-ftdi-ft232r-1213-c-bug-and-workaround.html

It is easier to sell these off at very cheap prices as a buggy chip, rather than run extensive tests on the current suspicious stock. You may get a good one that works with the latest drivers, or you may get a buggy one that requires you to run an old version of the driver.

We have plenty of new stock of these cables which are guaranteed to run the very latest version of FTDI drivers.
See:

TTL-232R-5V
TTL-232R-5V-AJ
TTL-232R-3V3

TTL-232R-3V3-AJ

This product is the 3.3 Volt Version


Prices | Support | Upgraded your Operating System?

See also TTL-232R

Need a TTL-232R-3V3-WE? Just cut the connector off this one.

If for any reason there is no Voltage label on the cable, then the above pictures show you how to identify them. The plastic inside the connector housing will be black for 3.3 Volts, and white for 5 Volts.

You can also test the voltage by plugging the unit into a USB port and measuring the voltage between Ground and any data pin.

The TTL-232R-3V3 is a USB to Serial (TTL level) converter cable which allows for a simple way to connect TTL interface devices to USB.

The TTL-232R-3V3 uses a FT232RQ device which is housed inside the USB 'A' connector, and is terminated at the end of a 1.8 meter cable with a 0.1" pitch header socket which provided access to transmit (Tx), receive (Rx), RTS#, CTS#, Vcc (5V), and GND.

The TTL-232R-3V3 is fully RoHS compliant and is supplied loose packed in an anti-static bag. It is FCC and CE approved.

NOTE Windows 7 and 8 Users:
If you simply plug in the FTDI device, you should find that the drivers will auto-install.

You will find the drivers for all other systems at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm This includes Windows 8, and all other Windows Versions, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows CE. See the above URL address for full version information.



Support:

1) Do you need additional support on this product?
2) You can't find the information you need in the documentation?
3) You have upgraded your operating system, and the current software doesn't cover it?
4) You need the driver software?
5) You need a list of the Operating Systems this product will operate with? (Covers virtually everything).
6) Any questions not covered in the above list?

Then please click here.

 


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TTL-232R-5V-AJ

Is your USB to TTL cable not working with the current driver? FTDI had a buggy Chip that may affect Window 7 and 8 Operating systems.

See: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/usb-communication-problem-ftdi-ft232r-1213-c-bug-and-workaround.html

Product: 16881 This product is the 5 Volt Version


Prices | Support | Upgraded your Operating System?

See also TTL-232R-3V3-AJ

If for any reason there is no Voltage label on the cable, then the above pictures show you how to identify them. The plastic inside the connector housing will be black for 3.3 Volts, and white for 5 Volts.

You can also test the voltage by plugging the unit into a USB port and measuring the voltage between Ground and any data pin.


Need a TTL-232R-5V-WE or a TTL-232R-3V3-WE cable? All Audio Jack type cables have 6 colour coded wires inside, so all you need to do is cut the AJ connector off, and strip the sheathing back to the required length.

See the color coded table at: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/files/d_2299.jpg


The TTL-232R-AJ ("audio jack") is a USB to Serial (TTL level) converter cable which allows for a simple way to connect TTL serial interface devices to USB. This version of FTDI's USB to TTL serial adapter cable uses a 3.5mm audio jack on the serial interface and has it's I/O pins configured to operate at 5V levels.

The TTL-232R-AJ uses a FT232RQ device which is housed inside the USB 'A' connector, and is terminated at the end of a 1.8 m (70") cable with a 3.5 mm audio jack which provides access to transmit (Tx), receive (Rx), and GND signals.

The TTL-232R-AJ is fully RoHS compliant and is supplied loose packed in an anti-static bag. It is FCC and CE approved.

NOTE Windows 7 and 8 Users:
If you simply plug in the FTDI device, you should find that the drivers will auto-install.

You will find the drivers for all other systems at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm This includes Windows 8, and all other Windows Versions, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows CE. See the above URL address for full version information.


How to Program a PICaxe with any FTDI cable

Current suitable FTDI FT232Rx 5V Cables, and boards stocked:

FTDI:
TTL-232R-5V-AJ
TTL-232R-5V
FTDI MM232R module
FTDI UM232R module
SparkFun:
SF-DEV-09115 FTDI Basic Breakout – 5V
SF-BOB-00718 Breakout Board for FT232RL USB to Serial
Droids:
990002 XBee USB Board
990004 XBee USB to Serial Micro Converter
4dSystems:
4d-Micro-USB-CE5

 



Support:

1) Do you need additional support on this product?
2) You can't find the information you need in the documentation?
3) You have upgraded your operating system, and the current software doesn't cover it?
4) You need the driver software?
5) You need a list of the Operating Systems this product will operate with? (Covers virtually everything).
6) Any questions not covered in the above list?

Then please click here.

 


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TTL-232R-5V

We have plenty of stock of these cables which are guaranteed to run the very latest version of FTDI drivers.
See:
  TTL-232R-5V
  TTL-232R-5V-AJ   TTL-232R-3V3   TTL-232R-3V3-AJ

See Also:  TTL-232R-5V-Buggy    TTL-232R-3V3-Buggy   TTL-232R-3V3-AJ-Buggy

Product: 16493 This product is the 5 Volt Version


Prices | Support | Upgraded your Operating System?

See also TTL-232R-3V3

Need a TTL-232R-5V-WE? Just cut the connector off this one.

If for any reason there is no Voltage label on the cable, then the above pictures show you how to identify them. The plastic inside the connector housing will be black for 3.3 Volts, and white for 5 Volts.

You can also test the voltage by plugging the unit into a USB port and measuring the voltage between Ground and any data pin.

External Product links to this page:
How to connect a laptop to a subaru.
THE EQMOD PROJECT    EQDIRECT VENDORS:
An alternative to the EQDIR from shoestring (cheaper & neater)
Instructions to build an interface to flash the 2002-2007 Busa ECU

NOTE Windows 7 and 8 Users:
If you simply plug in the FTDI device, you should find that the drivers will auto-install.

You will find the drivers for all other systems at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm This includes Windows 8, and all other Windows Versions, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows CE. See the above URL address for full version information.

The TTL-232R is a USB to Serial (TTL level) converter cable which allows for a simple way to connect TTL interface devices to USB.

The TTL-232R uses a FT232RQ device which is housed inside the USB 'A' connector, and is terminated at the end of a 1.8 meter cable with a 0.1" pitch header socket which provided access to transmit (Tx), receive (Rx), RTS#, CTS#, Vcc (5V), and GND.

The TTL-232R is fully RoHS compliant and is supplied loose packed in an anti-static bag. It is FCC and CE approved.


Re: USB/Serial cable for EQMOD/ASCOM software and Skywatcher NEQ6Pro mount

Hi Don All good - thanks! I have successfully used your cable to connect my Win 7 laptop to my Skywatcher EQ6Pro mount.
All I needed to do was replace the 6-way header plug with a DB9 male plug.
I connected the Black lead to DB9 pins 4 & 5, The Orange lead to pin 6 and the Yellow lead to pin 9.
It works perfectly! You may even wish to include that info on the TTL-232R-5V USB converter page?
Thanks and kind regards JOHN COOPER

How to Program a PICaxe with any FTDI cable

Current suitable FTDI FT232Rx 5V Cables, and boards stocked:

FTDI:
TTL-232R-5V-AJ
TTL-232R-5V
FTDI MM232R module
FTDI UM232R module

Droids:
990004 XBee USB to Serial Micro Converter
 



Support:

1) Do you need additional support on this product?
2) You can't find the information you need in the documentation?
3) You have upgraded your operating system, and the current software doesn't cover it?
4) You need the driver software?
5) You need a list of the Operating Systems this product will operate with? (Covers virtually everything).
6) Any questions not covered in the above list?

Then please click here.


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This product is the 5 Volt Version

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TTL-232R-3V3-AJ

Is your USB to TTL cable not working with the current driver? FTDI had a buggy Chip that may affect Window 7 and 8 Operating systems.

See: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/usb-communication-problem-ftdi-ft232r-1213-c-bug-and-workaround.html

Product: 16882 This product is the 3.3 Volt Version

Prices | Support | Upgraded your Operating System?
See also TTL-232R-AJ

If for any reason there is no Voltage label on the cable, then the above pictures show you how to identify them. The plastic inside the connector housing will be black for 3.3 Volts, and white for 5 Volts.

You can also test the voltage by plugging the unit into a USB port and measuring the voltage between Ground and any data pin.


Need a TTL-232R-5V-WE or a TTL-232R-3V3-WE cable? All Audio Jack type cables have 6 colour coded wires inside, so all you need to do is cut the AJ connector off, and strip the sheathing back to the required length.

See the color coded table at: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/files/d_2299.jpg


The TTL-232R-3V3-AJ ("audio jack") is a USB to Serial (TTL level) converter cable which allows for a simple way to connect TTL serial interface devices to USB. This version of FTDI's USB to TTL serial adapter cable uses a 3.5mm audio jack on the serial interface and has it's I/O pins configured to operate at 3.3V levels.

The TTL-232R-3V3-AJ uses a FT232RQ device which is housed inside the USB 'A' connector, and is terminated at the end of a 1.8 m (70") cable with a 3.5 mm audio jack which provides access to transmit (Tx), receive (Rx), and GND signals.

The TTL-232R-3V3-AJ is fully RoHS compliant and is supplied loose packed in an anti-static bag. It is FCC and CE approved.

NOTE Window 7 Users:
If you simply plug in the FTDI device, you should find that the drivers will auto-install.

You will find the drivers for all other systems at: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm This includes Windows 8, and all other Windows Versions, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows CE. See the above URL address for full version information.



Support:

1) Do you need additional support on this product?
2) You can't find the information you need in the documentation?
3) You have upgraded your operating system, and the current software doesn't cover it?
4) You need the driver software?
5) You need a list of the Operating Systems this product will operate with? (Covers virtually everything).
6) Any questions not covered in the above list?

Then please click here.

 


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    USB communication problem – FTDI FT232R 1213-C bug and workaround
    « on: October 18, 2013, 03:10:50 PM »
     

    Hello Olimex customers,

    This note affects ONLY customers whose Olimex device has at least one FT232RL IC with the specific week identification of 1213!

    After few reports by customers we investigated the inability of some devices to communicate via USB with a personal computer, despite that the customers had followed all recommendations and had downloaded latest FTDI drivers (straight from their web site).  We discovered that the cause of this problem is connected to FT232RL chip incorporated in their design.

    The issue affects any Olimex board that uses FT232RL revision C with week number 1213 (the number on the second row of the FTDI chip name; it means year 2012, week 13). Please check the schematics of your device (if they are available) and check if your Olimex device uses any FTDI 232RL from the specific week. If that is the case and you experience inability to establish proper communication with your computer then there is a workaround to make it working.

    The problem with 1213 FT232RL is that these ICs seem incompatible with the latest FTDI drivers (drivers that end with 30, 28 and 24). The latest working drivers for those ICs seem to be version 2.08.14.

    This might be a problem with a number of Olimex boards and tools but the most notable ones are: OLIMEXINO-328; EEG-SMT; AVR-GSM; PIC-GSM; PIC-MCP-USB; etc. If you have one of those devices AND YOU EXPERIENCE INABILITY TO PROPERLY establish USB connection (or you have just inspected the FTDI FT232RL IC and it has the numbers "1213-c" on it) please use FTDI drivers version 2.08.14 or prior.

    When uninstalling the drivers under Windows remember to uninstall both occurrences of the FTDI drivers in the COM & LPT section and in the Universal Serial Bus controllers section of Windows Device Manager. Please refer to the image below:

    Working drivers for this specific case might be downloaded here: https://www.olimex.com/Products/_resources/FTDI_drivers_2.04.06.zip. It is completely fine to use the drivers in the latest Arduino, as long as they are not newer than 2.08.14

    When uninstalling the drivers in Windows make sure to disable automatic driver installation (in case it updates the FTDI drivers with the latest ones). If using Windows XP you might need to manually delete FTDI files (since the drivers would keep automatically installing when plugging the device), or to manually point the updater to the .inf file in the older drivers folder. If using Windows 7, when uninstalling the drivers remember to put the tick for deleting the drivers back-up.

    We have questioned FTDI whether the driver problem related to the FT232RL manufactured in the 13th week of 2012 would be resolved in future FTDI driver revisions.

    Other sources that report the problem with FT232RL 1213-c ICs:

    1. http://www.gearhead-efi.com/Fuel-Injection/showthread.php?2150-New-cable-no-workie/page3
    2. http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,181434.0.html

    Please also check the following two before and after pictures with new drivers (not working): http://i.imgur.com/s2IlZOY.png; and with old drivers (working): http://i.imgur.com/5FKddZt.png

    Best regards,
    Lub/OLIMEX

    « Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 10:33:35 AM by LubOlimex »
    Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex

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    USB communication problem – FTDI FT232R 1213-C bug and workaround

    Created 9-Apr-2014

    There was a buggy version of the FTDI chip and it is just starting to appear in many products.
    If you are having problems with the current version driver, you may have to install an earlier version to overcome this.

    You must un-install the current driver, see the Olimex writeup below. You may need to delete two occurrences of this entry. See the final picture at the bottom of this page for Windows 7.

    Basically you need to download the old driver that works with these chips. This can be found at:
    http://www.dontronics.com/graphics/Setup_CDM20814.exe

    After removing the current driver, run the above exe program, and the V2.08.14.0 driver should be installed. When you plug in your FTDI device, you must make sure that the driver isn't updated from the automatic web update. You can overcome this by either disconnecting from the web, or catching the pop up installation message and selecting to not get the windows updated file(s). You can verify that the correct version is installed by examining the entry in Device Manager as shown below. You may need to reboot your PC after this installation, however I found that I didn't need to do this. Unplugging and replugging this same FTDI device and no other new drivers should be installed. If you insert a new FTDI device, then you will need to make sure the automatic web update doesn't occur, overwriting your current driver.


    Web pages are continually changing and Olimex are one of the worst offenders as they change URLs everytime they change a version number on a file, so I have repeated their post here, so that it won't get lost over a period of time.

    https://www.olimex.com/forum/index.php?topic=2031.0

    There are other interesting links on the same subject contained in the Olimex posting.



    LubOlimex

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      Hello Olimex customers,

      This note affects ONLY customers whose Olimex device has at least one FT232RL IC with the specific week identification of 1213!

      After few reports by customers we investigated the inability of some devices to communicate via USB with a personal computer, despite that the customers had followed all recommendations and had downloaded latest FTDI drivers (straight from their web site).  We discovered that the cause of this problem is connected to FT232RL chip incorporated in their design.

      The issue affects any Olimex board that uses FT232RL revision C with week number 1213 (the number on the second row of the FTDI chip name; it means year 2012, week 13). Please check the schematics of your device (if they are available) and check if your Olimex device uses any FTDI 232RL from the specific week. If that is the case and you experience inability to establish proper communication with your computer then there is a workaround to make it working.

      The problem with 1213 FT232RL is that these ICs seem incompatible with the latest FTDI drivers (drivers that end with 30, 28 and 24). The latest working drivers for those ICs seem to be version 2.08.14.

      This might be a problem with a number of Olimex boards and tools but the most notable ones are: OLIMEXINO-328; EEG-SMT; AVR-GSM; PIC-GSM; PIC-MCP-USB; etc. If you have one of those devices AND YOU EXPERIENCE INABILITY TO PROPERLY establish USB connection (or you have just inspected the FTDI FT232RL IC and it has the numbers "1213-c" on it) please use FTDI drivers version 2.08.14 or prior.

      When uninstalling the drivers under Windows remember to uninstall both occurrences of the FTDI drivers in the COM & LPT section and in the Universal Serial Bus controllers section of Windows Device Manager. Please refer to the image below:

      Right click for larger image:

      Working drivers for this specific case might be downloaded here: https://www.olimex.com/Products/_resources/FTDI_drivers_2.04.06.zip. It is completely fine to use the drivers in the latest Arduino, as long as they are not newer than 2.08.14

      When uninstalling the drivers in Windows make sure to disable automatic driver installation (in case it updates the FTDI drivers with the latest ones). If using Windows XP you might need to manually delete FTDI files (since the drivers would keep automatically installing when plugging the device), or to manually point the updater to the .inf file in the older drivers folder. If using Windows 7, when uninstalling the drivers remember to put the tick for deleting the drivers back-up.

      We have questioned FTDI whether the driver problem related to the FT232RL manufactured in the 13th week of 2012 would be resolved in future FTDI driver revisions.

      Other sources that report the problem with FT232RL 1213-c ICs:

      1. http://www.gearhead-efi.com/Fuel-Injection/showthread.php?2150-New-cable-no-workie/page3
      2. http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,181434.0.html

      Please also check the following two before and after pictures with new drivers (not working): http://i.imgur.com/s2IlZOY.png; and with old drivers (working): http://i.imgur.com/5FKddZt.png

      Best regards,
      Lub/OLIMEX


      Windows 7 Driver Removal:

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      ftdi bug

      Is your USB to TTL cable not working with the current driver? FTDI had a buggy Chip that may affect Window 7 and 8 Operating systems.

      See: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/usb-communication-problem-ftdi-ft232r-1213-c-bug-and-workaround.html

       

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      Test-a-Mite Letter

      Please Note*** This price is for two blank PCBs posted in the one letter.
      Yes, you get two boards.

       

      Product: 17000
      All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

      The Test-a-Mite Letter.

      We can post off the Test-a-Mite bare printed circuit board in a letter, world wide at a very cheap rate. In fact, we will do it for an extra $2.

      So if you want to purchase a blank bare "Test-a-Mite" Printed Circuit board, and have us post it out as a letter, then this is the page for you. This doesn't include any components. We can't send components in an Air Mail letter at standard Air Mail letter rates, but we can send small printed ciruit boards.

      If you want to add even the simplest component, then you are on the wrong page, and need to go to:
      http://www.dontronics-shop.com/test-a-mite.html
       

      This product page is designed for users that simply want a bare printed circuit board and don't wish to pay a fortune for shipping, and then possibly get stuck with custom fees and other import duties.

      When checking out, please make sure you make it free shipping. Yes, you have to select this.
      If you don't, you will be charged shipping for your area, as all orders may not be manually scanned, so you need to tell us if you made a mistake on this free shipping selection.


      All information can be found HERE including some short video clips of a DuinoMite-mini connected to the Test-A-Mite doing each of the Fun LED chases


      Australian customers, this will be a standard post office letter.

      From Mick Gulovsen: Also dont put 10 way switches that are side activated (As I did in my photo) whilst they are high quality switches it is hard to select them in the area where the links are for Freq/count/period tests. Slider switches are the best.


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      Test-a-Mite

      Product: 16999
      All Dontronics Maximite Computer products are located at: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/the-maximite-computer.html

      Prices

      This device attaches to the 26 pin IDC male header at the rear of your Maximite or DuinoMite. It also has provision for a 30 pin header that is compatible with the CGMMSTICK1 pinout.

      Mick Gulovsen designed a tester PCB (called Test-A-Mite) that will put the MaxiMite and DuinoMite through its paces and test the following features are working correctly on our `mites.

      Analog Input
      Digital Input & Output
      Frequency Input
      Period Input
      Count Input

      It also has a few LED Demo routines for Fun and lets face it who doesnt like fun..

      Fun LED chases as follows:

      Simple LED Chase
      LED Bar Graph Display
      LED Cross Over
      Binary Counting

      All information can be found HERE including some short video clips of a DuinoMite-mini connected to the Test-A-Mite doing each of the Fun LED chases

      The schematic and part list is all available above so it is not too hard to make your own, or PCBs are available from Dontronics for $5.95AUD, or $7.95AUD including World wide Postage in a LETTER

      NOTE ***

      This PCB can also be used as a CGMMSTICK1 to 26 pin MaxiMite & DuinoMite IDC connector adapter board.

      This PCB can also be used as a MaxiMite or DuinoMite 26 Pin IDC Connector to SimmStick adapter board.

      The Test-a-Mite

      We can post off the Test-a-Mite bare printed circuit board in a letter, world wide at a very cheap rate. In fact, we will do it for an extra $2. See this Page for details: 
      www.dontronics-shop.com/test-a-mite-letter.html

      This is an all through hole design, so the user can build it easily themselves. Anyone who has done a little electronics work, should have very little trouble soldering this kit together.

      The board measures 81.3mm by 71.1mm (3.2" by 2.8") , 1.6mm thickness.

      As many parts may be awkward to chase up, we have given detailed instructions on where they can be obtained in the PDF manual.

      The parts we do have readily available are listed in the bundled groups of prices below. This includes a R/A 26 pin IDC female connector, and a R/A 26 pin IDC male connector for the input and output of this board.

      You may also like to purchase a 26 pin 10cm IDC Female to Female header cable. This may be handy if your board design doesn't allow the Test-a-Mite to plug straight into the MaxiMite, or DuinoMite board. At times, power cables, USB cables, or other connectors, may be blocking your path. Check this out. You may need a cable.

      Prices: We have set up prices starting at $5.95 for a PCB only, to $12.95 for the parts we have available:

      Bare Test-a-Mite PCB: $5.95AUD
      Bare Test-a-Mite PCB

      Bundle A: $9.95AUD
      Bare Test-a-Mite Printed Circuit Board, plus a 26 pin 10cm IDC Female to Female header cable.

      Bundle B: $8.95AUD
      Includes Test-a-Mite PCB
      plus a R/A 26 pin IDC female connector, and a R/A 26 pin IDC males connector.

      Bundle C: $12.95AUD
      IncludesTest-a-Mite
      PCB plus a 26 pin 10cm IDC Female to Female header cable, plus a R/A 26 pin IDC female connector, and a R/A 26 pin IDC males connector.

      The Bundled kits do not include all parts. Only the items included above.

      From Mick Gulovsen: Also dont put 10 way switches that are side activated (As I did in my photo) whilst they are high quality switches it is hard to select them in the area where the links are for Freq/count/period tests. Slider switches are the best.
       



      Additional Functions:

      CGMMSTICK1 to Maximite-DuinoMite 26 pin GPIO Adapter, see picture below:
      This is a MaxiMite CGMMSTICK1 board, connected via a blank Test-a-Mite board, to a right angle male 26 pin IDC connector.

      Maximite or DuinoMite board, to SimmStick Adapter, see picture below:
      This is a MaxiMite or DuinoMite, connected via a blank Test-a-Mite board, to a SimmStick board.
      The boards pictured are a DuinoMite-Mini connected to a SimmStick DT203 LEDs and Switches board.


      Re: Totaly befuddled

      Postby lmr052 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:24 am

      bigmik wrote:I am interested in how you go and what you think about the Test-A-Mite..

       

      I have to admit the takeup of the T-A-M has been less than enthusiastic, especially as I have mine almost permanently plugged into my DM as the first thing I do when testing new firmware is run it through its paces..

      Mick

      Well Mick, I took the plunge on T-A-M and I found it invaluable to help my understanding of the capabilities of the various firmware incarnations on my Mini DM… once I fixed up some dodgy soldering on my part. So, I found it a worthwhile exercise.

      Richard
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      Software Download:

      All software can be downloaded from: HERE

      Schematics and all other relevant files are available from: HERE
       


      Support:

      If you need additional support on the above product, and you can't find the information you need in the documentation, then please contact support at the address below:


      Support Forum:
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      UBW32-MCC-Case-A&T

      UBW32-MCC-A&T-Case

      One Only, Surplus stock. Available from Monday 2-December-2013

      The original Maximite was introduced in the March, April and May 2011 issues of Silicon Chip magazine.
      Assembled and tested. The only one available is shown in the picture below:

      Text below is the standard text for the printed circuit board only.
      What you are buying is the unit as shown in the pictures above, and is assembled and tested.
      This is a colour Maximite Computer.
      If you have any questions, please ask.

       

       


      This product consists of a blank DIY "UBW32-MCC-PCB" printed circuit board, and the project is designed to convert the UBW32 board into a MaxiMite Colour Computer, designed by Geoff Graham. This "UBW32-MCC-PCB" satellite board was produced by Mick Gulovsen. Mick designed it so that kit builders could use off the shelf readily available components, so that virtually anyone should be able to solder a kit together, and get it working fairly quickly. If for any reason you needed to replace the micro, you simply replace the "USB 32-Bit Whacker – PIC32MX795 Development Board". The only surface mount device on the board is the uSD card holder. All other items are through hole design. Hopefully even novices will be able to handle the uSD card holder connections.

      See:
      USB 32-Bit Whacker – PIC32MX795 Development Board

      http://www.dontronics-shop.com/usb-32-bit-whacker-pic32mx795-development-board.html for details on the assembled board that this UBW32-MCC-PCB satellite board mates with. Dontronics can offer the best price available on the web for the USB 32-Bit Whacker – PIC32MX795 Development Board.

      Also check out Geoff Graham's project pages:
      The Colour Maximite
      http://geoffg.net/maximite.html and specifically the Colour MMBasic for the UBW32 http://geoffg.net/ubw32.html

      Dontronics sells these UBW32-MCC-PCBs for $5.95AUD plus $2AUD postage if you wish to purchase as a letter, for a total of $7.95AUD. (approx. $8USD)

      So if you want to purchase a blank bare "UBW32-MCC-PCB" Printed Circuit board, and have us post it out as a letter, then order from the next link. This doesn't include any components. We can't send components in an Air Mail letter at standard Air Mail letter rates, but we can send small printed circuit boards.
      "UBW32-MCC-PCB-Letter" Order Page:
      http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb-letter.html

      If you want to add even the simplest component, then you need to order from this current page:
      http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb.html

      The product on this page is a blank printed circuit board for the UBW32-MCC-PCB designed by Mick Gulovsen.

      Schematics, assembly instructions, and all other relevant files are available from this current page: http://www.dontronics-shop.com/ubw32-mcc-pcb.html

      The full PDF manual, which includes schematics, assembly, and Bill Of Material files, can be found at:  http://tinyurl.com/8gahyc5


      PDF Manual Preamble by Mick Gulovsen:

      When Geoff Graham first introduced his Maximite Colour Computer (MCC) to the world he announced that it was based on the same hardware as the UBW32(MX795) Pic32 Computer, in fact I believe that all his prototyping for his design was done using the UBW32. See http://geoffg.net/maximite.html

      He also released to the public schematics and information on how to convert a UBW32 into an MCC. This project is almost entirely based on that design and many thanks and kudos must go to Geoff for another great Aussie design idea.

      When I started out I was going to do a full MCC which includes the Arduino header footprint until I realised that this would be a reasonably large sized PCB and my thought process was that people don’t buy a UBW32 with the intention of storing it in a shoe-box. They want to mount it in a match box instead. i.e. They want it to be as small as possible. So I laid out all of the parts and cramped them together with minimal spacing and measured the board size.

      I then looked for the smallest case that was also cheap that would fit. I came up with a neat little case from Takachi Electric which is available from RS Components (SW-120B P/N 373-2441), then pushed the components even more to make it fit.


      Support:

      If you need additional support on the above product, and you can't find the information you need in the documentation, then please contact support at the address below:


      Support Forum:

      http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16&PN=1

      This product is from: Dontronics

      The Maximite Computer Blog
      http://www.duinomite.com/

       


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