fred at blakemfg.com
Fri Jan 28 19:07:34 UTC 2011
Warren Block wrote:
> 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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I will try installing the Xeltek software as you suggest and go from
there. If I get it to work ok I will post what I did.
I use 680x0 and 8051 so the avr program isn't useful at this time. I
need to program SPLDs and flash.
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