Miniprog 3 USB connection issue - CY8CKIT-001 | Cypress Semiconductor
Miniprog 3 USB connection issue - CY8CKIT-001
Hi, I've just purchased and received my CY8CKIT-001 devkit, and all seems to be OK... except for the Miniprog 3 programmer.
Specifically, the programmer shipped with the kit has an unusual mini-a type USB connector, but the only USB cable supplied is a standard A-to-MiniB cable that only fits the dev board's USB port!
There's no physical way I can 'plug the Miniprog 3 into your computer's USB port' unless I have a hammer. :)
This seems such a stupid oversight that I'm sure I must be overlooking something basic - but without a real BOM in the kit (the referred BOM entry in the User's Guide and release notes simply says 'Miniprog-3 programmer and cables', not what sort of cables), I can't be sure if this is normal or an oops.
If I'm not going quietly mad, is there a way to get the additional (correct) USB cable for the MP3 from Cypress? I don't want to get involved in an RMA if I can possibly avoid it (not with a brand-new otherwise working dev kit!!), so an alternative would be to identify anything special about the USB connector and any cable used so I can purchase one locally. I'll be going shopping today to do just that - but because this is Australia, finding special USB connectors is quite difficult, if not impossible, without importing directly.
I'd also like to raise this as a potential issue with other new developers getting the same kits. I'm unsure if this is a single shot issue or if it's systemic. FWIW, my kit's serial number starts with 1041DG.
Thanks for any enlightenment on what is truly a frustrating issue!