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uC32 correct bootloader


A customer asked the following question on our website:

Dear Digilent, A while back, I purchased a uc32 from Amazon which I could not load and test with the blink demo. After various trials I posted to the forum and received:
Yes, the board will most likely have the wrong bootloader on it.
A batch of about 1600 of them came out of the factory with the wrong bootloader on.
It works most of the time, but with PIC32PROG under Windows it fails.

When should I order another as a prototype? What is the production number range which encompass the incorrect firmware?

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I talked to the appropriate engineer and found out that any chipKIT uC32 purchased from the Digilent Store (http://store.digilentinc.com/chipkit-uc32-basic-microcontroller-board-with-uno-r3-headers/) have all been ensured to have the correct bootloader loaded. We do not know the status of other uC32's sold by other companies.


Alternatively, you could use a chipKIT programmer (http://store.digilentinc.com/chipkit-pgm-programmer-debugger-for-use-with-digilent-chipkit-platforms/) to then upload the new bootloader available on the uC32 resource center here: https://reference.digilentinc.com/chipkit_uc32:chipkit_uc32. There is also a guide available on uploading the new bootloader on the resource center as well.


Let me know if you have any more questions.




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