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    USB data to FRAM

    Hippy, The programming went well - all the data ended up in the FRAM. I passed your Python program on to one of our group who dabbles in that language. He has taken it away for further study - not my area I'm afraid, I tend to stick with Basic and Spin. Thanks again for your response. Ken Mac
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    i2c problem

    Hippy, Thanks, you are correct of course. I went back to the Manual again and found that it requires i2cword! I shall correct that tomorrow and hopefully we can proceed. kenmac
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    i2c problem

    Allycat, It's OK - I only showed the code for the Eeprom. I used the correct address for the RTC. With a new chip, the registers will always hold $FF. The fact that doesn't change when the program runs means the write has failed! kenmac
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    i2c problem

    Aries, I'm using a 24LC256 Eeprom. It will have all memory bytes as $FF when new (never programmed). It should work OK with bytes. kenmac
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    i2c problem

    Hi folks, I am about to load some data into a FRAM chip. so I decided to re-familiarise myself with i2c stuff. So, I made a small program to load a character into an Eeprom at location 00 and then read it back. It is a new Eeprom, so I expected the contents to all be $FF to start with. I ran the...
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    USB data to FRAM

    Hippy, I know nothing about Python, but I can see what you have done here. I'm checking the data against the original, and if OK will proceed with testing the programs. Thanks for your effort on this. Kenmac
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    USB data to FRAM

    Hippy, I have now managed to recover the raw data file we need to be stored in FRAM. The file was generated many years ago by a DOS program. It is attached in .zip format. Your move! Kenmac
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    USB data to FRAM

    Hippy, We have to delay sending the file to you because the USB stick is currently in the possession of one of our group from the museum. As soon as we recover it, we'll send a copy to you. It may be a few days I think. Will a 14M2 or 18M2 do the job?(memory) kenmac
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    USB data to FRAM

    Hippy, Thanks for the offer. The file is 1.644 kB The transfer rate of the serial connection is normally 4800bd. FRAM writes can occur at clock speed (no delay). Can we do a direct "read in to store FRAM" without crashing due to program overheads? In other words, will the "read in" be too fast...
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    USB data to FRAM

    Hippy. Sorry, I misunderstood. The data is in the form of raw binary/bytes, comprising info to display a map on a radar screen. It consists of screen vector info etc. The data message file was constructed using an old DOS program and we have used some very old DOS PC's to capture it. We look...
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    USB data to FRAM

    I assume the data is in FAT32 format - it's just a standard USB stick. I have discovered an interface board called ALFAT which may do the job - and it is available locally (Oz) also. So, I'll look into that to see if it will do the job. kenmac
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    USB data to FRAM

    Is there a device/board that can read USB contents and be controlled by a Picaxe? kenmac
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    USB data to FRAM

    Hi folks, I have a USB stick which contains a file of raw data (1.6kB). I want to use a Picaxe to read this data and write it to a FRAM chip. I am aware that the programming pins can be used to import data from the PC, usually from the Serial Terminal. However, the Terminal seems to only use...
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    PE6 = no comm port found

    Success! I did a driver update using the Zip file and it was successful. The PE6 is now displaying the Comms port in use. I must have stuffed up the original install somehow, but at least it was fixable. Thanks for your advice Hippy, now I can proceed with this Editor. kenmac
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    PE6 = no comm port found

    The two methods I refer to was the two optional methods available. One was the direct installation file and the other was the Zip file list - I downloaded both. I shall have another go at this maybe tomorrow. I'll study the instructions again to see if I missed something. kenmac
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    PE6 = no comm port found

    I went into Device manager and found the AXE027 on the list. Then in Properties, I selected Update driver. I was able to point the search to the folder where I found the installed driver files, but it still didn't react . The AXE027 listing still says there is no driver available! Maybe this is...
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    PE6 = no comm port found

    Hippy That's confusing! Why install for two devices? Does this mean you use the install file twice? I tried both methods of installing drivers and as far as I can determine, the files are now in the Driver Store area of Win10. kenmac
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    PE6 = no comm port found

    I upgraded to v6.1.0.0 of PE6 but nothing changed - still the same "None Comms". kenmac
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    PE6 = no comm port found

    Absolutely! I have been over it many times. This laptop is a 64bit machine - is that OK? kenmac
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    PE6 = no comm port found

    Hi folks, I recently decided to upgrade to PE6 editor on a modern laptop (Lenovo, Windows 10). I downloaded/installed PE 6.0.8.11 and also AXE027 drivers. I plugged in the AXE027 cable and confirmed that it was recognised by Device Manager. Then I opened the Editor and noticed that it said "No...
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