mos1100

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  1. Hi all!

    i started with a papilio pro a couple of years ago (2016) and everything worked fine. doing other things in the meantime,  i again (2018) decided to dive into it with a specific project.

    i downloaded the latest designlab 1.0.8 and papilio downloader 2.8, again everything worked fine until a week after installation !!

    suddenly i cant open or save a file anymore, when i try designlab close down immidiately, also papilio loader does not start (no error messages)

    The thing is, i can start designlab and open a projectfile via filemeny>sketchbook>"existing file" and edit it ,download to papilio pro and everything works.(the file will be saved when i exit designlab)

    but as soon as i try 'open' or 'save as'  designlab closes without saving ('save' seems to work) and neither compile or download buttons saves the file.

    (i am running all programs as admin)

    greatful for any tip


  2. Hello Jack

     

    its all starting to clear up in my head now, works fine.

     

    the mistake i did was that i did not change the lines in demo file concerning logicstart megawing until the second stage when i uploaded it.

     

    now i can get up to 1024x768, but it seems like thats also the limit of the unbuffered VGA output.

     

    the next stage would require a VGA DAC/line driver i think, or maybe HDMI output.

     

    many thanks for getting me going

     

    Mats


  3. Hello Jack

     

    1) the 2.8 loader seems to work better, i did as you said and set it into expert mode which seems to work fine

    i still have the problem with dual FTDI drivers but i scrapped the spectrum analyzer for the time being.

     

    2) i missed out on the "load circuit button" which solved the problem of getting the soft processor into the chip.

    its a bit confusing beacuse most of the help texts is about papilio duo and i have a papilio pro

    anyway i opened the papilio quickstart and hit the load circuit which proceeded OK

    then i tried uploading both ZPUino_VGA_adapter and ZPUino_GFX and both seems to upload fine

    i cant get any VGA out but i have text on the serial monitor so the processor is running.

    maybe the VGA output is not hooked up in the FPGA circuit

     

    is there any demo that are ready to go with Papilio Pro/logic start Megawing and VGA out ?

     

    3) OK i understand

     

    P.S. for a newbie its a little bit confusing in designlab wihch file is the softprocessor and which is a sketch only.

           that was easyier to understand in ZAP

     

    thank you for helping

     

    Mats


  4. Hi Jack

     

    thanks for quick reply, i still have problems though, maybe i have to take them step by step.

     

    1.

    i had big problems getting the USB drivers to work, beacuse i had signalhound spectrum analyzer installed with the same(i think) FTDI drivers installed PID0403 VID6010

    after some (many)hours i got rid of them and installed the drivers from loader 2.8 package

    the loader as standalone works fine loading to FPGA ,to make it work to flash i have to do erase(it seems) then upload and recycle power then its fine.

     

    2.

    next thing was to install Design lab 1.0.5 (i kept the drivers from loader2.8 package)

    first i tried to upload the Adafruit GFX demo, but uploader says :

    Board mismatch!!!.
    Board is:      0xa4041700 'GadgetFactory Papilio Pro LX9'
    Sketch is for: 0xb4041700 'GadgetFactory Papilio Pro LX9 (ZPUino 2.0)'

     

    then i thougt maybe i have to burn bootloader but that returns a lot of java errors

    another thing i noticed is that designlab only has a programmer for papilio duo (maybe not a problem?)

     

    next thing was to replace the drivers from the designlab package, same results.

     

    3.

    then i downloaded ZAP 2.3.0 which seems to work.

    i burned the bootloader(OK) then i uploade several VGA demos(OK)

    but i cant find the newer VGA demos in ZAP)

     

    so the conclusion is that ZAP and standalone Loader seems to work fine but not designlab(where the goodies are)

     

    my setup:

    HP workstation , WIN7/64 ,Papilio Pro with Logicstart Megawing

     

    greatful for any tip on how to proceed

     

    Mats


  5. Hi all

     

    i am new to Papilio, so this could be a case of not finding the correct files/software/procedures.

     

    i downloaded the VGA demos to papilio pro(logic start megawing) with ZAP 2.3.0 and got them to work.

     

    my question is why the graphic resolution is 160x120 though the VGA generator seems to output something like 640x480,

    when i use "put_pixel" it generates blocks of 5x5 real pixels.

     

     

    i then looked to designlab 1.0.5 (which is supposed to replace ZAP), but i cant find any papilio pro programmer,

    and shure enough downloading to papilio pro dosnt work,

     

     

    greatful for any enlightment

     

    Mats