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max32 and MAC and MPIDE

Created Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:19:11 +0000 by DandyDon


Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:19:11 +0000

I need some more help, please!

I got my max32 board working with Windows, but now I am trying to get it working using a Mac laptop.

I am trying to load the Blink sketch to the board but I keep getting messages

"avrdude: stk500_2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout"

I have the board plugged into a USB hub

I am not sure which COM port I'm using... When I click Tools -> Serial Port, I see the following:

/dev/tty.usbserial-AEOODDTZ /dev/cu.usbserial-AEOODDTZ /dev/tty.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync /dev/cu.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem

I selected the first one and the second one, but can't get anything working...

Any suggestions?


Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:41:15 +0000



Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:49:16 +0000

Did you select your board from the Tools>Board? If you did and it still doesn't work, try download this driver [url][/url]. I used /dev/cu.xxxx for my Fubarino SD on my Mac running OS X 10.8.3, so I think you might want to try that with the new driver.


Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:46:06 +0000

Thanks, Lambo, but that didn't work either...

I selected the chipKIT MAX32 & it didn't work. I tried the chipKIT MAX32-USB for Serial option also, but that didn't work...

I keep getting a message on the terminal at the bottom of MPIDE saying "avrdude: stk500_2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout" and the upload button at the top of MPIDE is yellow withe the progress bar stuck at ~90% complete.


Sat, 27 Apr 2013 21:12:57 +0000

Did you try the latest driver from the link I provided? Try this before you install the latest driver; go to 'System Preference>Network' and delete Stk500v2 then install the driver.


Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:01:05 +0000

Problem solved. I forgot that I had been using this board with MPLAB X & did not re-install the boot loader for MPIDE...

I downloaded the boot loader to the board & all works fine now. If all else fails, check the plug...