Installation

This installation page is grouped under “Software” Though it covers the upgrade process of the firmware too.

Installation on Linux (Ubuntu)

  • Download this script
  • make it executable:
  • chmod +x ubuntu-usbpicprog-install-script.sh
  • execute the script
  • From now on you will receive automatic updates for usbpicprog. (Currently only Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04, and 10.10
  • Restart your system to give yourself access to the usbpicprog hardware as a general user in the plugdev group.
  • Instructions on how to upgrade the firmware can be found below

Installation on Linux (All versions)

  • Install the following packages:
    • wxWidgets 2.9.0 or later
    • libusb 1.0
    • All common development files like gcc, libglib2, libtool, intltool and all your other build friends
  • Download the usbpicprog-src archive and uncompress it into your home directory
  • pop up a terminal and cd to the newly made directory. now run the following commands:
    • ./configure
    • make
    • su
    • ***now type your password when asked, if it doesn’t work try sudo -s***
    • make install
  • Make sure you are a member of the plugdev group
  • Restart your system to give yourself access to the usbpicprog hardware as a general user in the plugdev group.
  • Instructions on how to upgrade the firmware can be found below

Installation on Windows (XP, Vista, 7) Windows 8 users should read this page first

  • Download and install the Windows installer (32 or 64 bit according to your system), containing the usbpicprog driver, libusb and the usbpicprog installer.
  • Run the usbpicprog windows installer
  • Plug in your usbpicprog programmer, if it doesn’t work right away, or if you are getting a message like “could not load libusb”, launch the device manager, find the usbpicprog programmer and choose “re-install driver”. Now point to the driver which is located in “c:\program files\usbpicprog\driver”
  • Instructions on how to upgrade the firmware can be found below

Installation on Macosx

  • Download and install the usbpicprog-macosx binary package
  • Instructions on how to upgrade the firmware can be found below

  • Put one jumper on the usbpicprog programmer, in order to start the hardware in bootloader mode (as shown in the image below)

  • Plug in usbpicprog
  • Launch the usbpicprog application, download the latest usbpicprog firmware and open the .hex file for the firmware upgrade, now choose Actions –> Program to write the firmware into the usbpicprog hardware.
    (make sure that the option “erase before programming” is on in Options –> Preferences)
  • Unplug usbpicprog, put the second jumper as shown on the image below and plug it in again. Usbpicprog is now ready to use