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danquist posted on 28 Oct 2009 11:29 PM PST
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so I am a university student in computer engineering who has been fascinated with PSoC ever since I saw what they can do at X-Fest. So myself along with a few classmates and professor all just bought the CY8CKIT-001 dev board. Also also just upgraded to windows 7.

I spent about 4 hours day trying to get the miniprog3 to work on windows and find some kind of driver that would work. Well I found that it installs just fine under my windows xp virtual machine, and the programmer release notes say that there are xp and vista drivers. I really hate running stuff on my virtual machine.

Can you please release a miniprog3 driver for windows 7 ASAP?

That would be awesome.

 

Cypress Customer posted on 28 Oct 2009 09:37 AM PST
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Why Windows 7 is not officially supported yet, many people have had success by manually installing the MiniProg3 driver with Windows 7. It's important to note that this workaround only works with the 32-bit version of Windows 7 and does not work with the 64-bit version.

danquist posted on 28 Oct 2009 10:00 AM PST
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Why Windows 7 is not officially supported yet, many people have had success by manually installing the MiniProg3 driver with Windows 7. It's important to note that this workaround only works with the 32-bit version of Windows 7 and does not work with the 64-bit version.


What source do you have for this? I couldn't find any information that even talked about windows 7. I also have the 64-bit version so that sucks for me. Any word on when there will be a solution?

Cypress Customer posted on 28 Oct 2009 11:18 AM PST
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Source is just internal testing some of our guys have done. We don't "officially" support Windows 7 yet, which is why this work around isn't mentioned in any of the software documents (like release notes).

I don't yet know the date for when PSoC Creator & PSoC Programmer (w/ drivers) will officially support Windows 7. I'll see if I can get a roadmap date.

Cypress Customer posted on 30 Oct 2009 09:02 AM PST
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We are planning on adding Windows 7 support to one of the upcoming PSoC Creator and PSoC Programmer Beta releases. Meaning we will be supporting this in the next couple of months.

danquist posted on 30 Oct 2009 09:59 AM PST
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awesome! thank you for the info

danquist posted on 02 Dec 2009 08:54 PM PST
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For those of you who are having the same problem, I did figure out a solution.

I am currently running windows 7 64 bit. I downloaded the latest beta versions of the psoc creator and programmer and installed them in compatibility mode for windows vista.

davidoscariverson posted on 01 Feb 2010 01:21 PM PST
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run in compatibility mode with admin for XP SP3 works great too

pnielsen3 posted on 02 Apr 2010 09:51 AM PST
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I have Windows 7 64 bit version. How or what steps did you take to make it work. I never had Vista on my machine.

Thank You

Philip

yfs posted on 02 Apr 2010 10:09 AM PST
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As of Beta 4, which was released at the end of November, Windows 7 should work without running in compatibility mode. We did not have time to test it as thoroughly as we will for Beta 5 and beyond, but it should install OK. Let us know on this board if that's not happening!

-- mgs

p.s. RJO actually has much nicer hair than his avatar would suggest


pnielsen3 posted on 02 Apr 2010 10:50 AM PST
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Thanks for the email. My SDK would not see my PSOC 3 MCU. I tried to program and I saw two RED LEDS on the MiniProg3 flash. I did not unstall programmer 3.06 or 3.10. Should I uninstall creator and the programmer and try I clean install?

I am dying to get on line.

yfs posted on 02 Apr 2010 11:14 AM PST
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You should see a red BUSY LED. It flickers off briefly when programming starts.

The STATUS LED should be green and on all the time.

Your second red LED could be Target Power which should not be on. You cannot power the DVK from the MiniProg3 - you need to connect the power supply to the board (I am sure you have done that). To stop "trying" to power the board go to the Creator Tools menu, select Options, then Programmer/Debugger, then MiniProg3 and uncheck "Supply Vtarg". It sounds more convoluted than it actually is! However, I doubt that will actually fix the problem but it is worth a shot.

What version of Creator do you have? I suspect/assume/hope it is Beta 4 (use the Help-About to check) but let me know...

-- mgs

pnielsen3 posted on 02 Apr 2010 01:29 PM PST
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I have the latest Creator driver. I am using the PS that came from cypress. I will check the Creator and make sure it is not trying to power the board. The last thing I will do is uninstall the driver and re install. I dying to get on line.

Thanks

Philip

yfs posted on 02 Apr 2010 01:51 PM PST
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Yes, if you have Creator Beta 4, I think that uninstalling BOTH Programmers and re-installing from here is a good idea (if the power thing does not help).

http://www.cypress.com/?rID=39551

Select "PSoC Programmer 3.10.1 Beta" from the table at the bottom of the page.

-- mgs

pnielsen3 posted on 02 Apr 2010 05:08 PM PST
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I check for updates for the programmer. There was a 3.11. I downloaded and installed it. It works greate. I am now extremly exstatix.


Thanks for your help

Philip

pnielsen3 posted on 28 Jun 2010 06:37 PM PST
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I just recieved the PSoc 5 SDK. I can't connect the miniprog3 to the jtag connection. It can't find any device. Am I overlooking something? I am very anxious to try this new MCU.

Regards

 

Philip Nielsen

 


Cypress Customer posted on 29 Jun 2010 08:53 AM PST
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How are you trying to program the device?  Are you using the program option from PSoC Creator or PSoC Programmer?

 

If it's PSoC Programmer, what version of PSoC Programmer are you using?

 

-Bobby

 


pnielsen3 posted on 29 Jun 2010 07:22 PM PST
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Thanks for the quick feedback. I am not sure what I need to do for the miniprog3. It was working fine with my PSoc 3. I installed the software from the PSoc Kit. It appears to be the same as the old one? I put my PSoc 3 back in the SDK and it now does not work. I do remember that Cypress did have an update for the miniprog3. I have Rev *A. When I plug my miniprog3 into a USB port. I see (4) leds flash then go out. Is my miniprog3 toast?

 

Thanks

Philip

 


Cypress Customer posted on 30 Jun 2010 09:24 AM PST
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If the MiniProg3 is plugged into a PC (and nothing is connected to the MiniProg3's ribbon cable) then you should at least see the green 'Status' LED light up.

 

Does your PC see the MiniProg3 in its device manager?

 

-Bobby


pnielsen3 posted on 30 Jun 2010 05:20 PM PST
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Thanks for the feedback. When I plug the USB cable into my PC I see 4 LEDS turn ON then OFF after about 1 second. I do not see any LEDS. I ordered a new one today.

Thanks for the help

 

Philip Nielsen

 


pnielsen3 posted on 02 Jul 2010 06:53 PM PST
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I just installed my new Miniprog3. Same problem!!  I looked at the hardware properties.

Message: Miniprog3(unconfigured). Windows 7 64 bit seems to be the problem. I am trying to see if this is a fix for the USB driver. This is very frustrating. Oh well No pain no gain.

Philip

 

 



 

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