wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Jan 28 03:47:19 UTC 2011
On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Fred wrote:
> I am interested in the Xeltek SuperPro-5000. This unit will alsowork
> stand-alone with a CF card programmed by the PC in addition to usb. I
> believe the user software downloads a set of programming parameters and the
> file to be programmed rather than driving the programmer directly or
> otherwise do low level hardware stuff. I am going to ask Xeltek if they will
> give a refund if I can't get the unit working in a reasonable time. If it
> doesn't work I would otherwise be out of $1500. I will not use Windows.
There's a downloadable version of the software on the site. If that
works acceptably, the final hurdle would be whether it can communicate
with the programmer by USB. The site says it's USB 2.0 and installs
drivers on Windows, which doesn't bode well for the Wine/FreeBSD setup.
It may work, although you have to expect that any support call will
blame problems on the non-standard setup.
It might be easier to start with open software and choose a programmer
that is supported by it. For instance, devel/avrdude supports some
faster programmers. Depends on what you need.
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