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WF32 Bootloader?

Created Wed, 25 Dec 2013 21:05:17 +0000 by nullbrains


Wed, 25 Dec 2013 21:05:17 +0000

Can anyone help me find the oficial firmware for the chip kit wf32 board? i have can't find it in digilent's website.


Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:40:39 +0000

I haven't looked too deep, but it uses the same chip as the MAX32. It probably uses the same bootloader too.


Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:48:55 +0000

Thank you for your time, but i think they use different MCU. The MAX32 uses a PIC32MX795F512 and WF32 uses a PIC32MX695F512L.


Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:55:22 +0000

The only difference between them (IIRC) is the lack of a CAN module in the 695. Other than that they are interchangeable.


Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:11:54 +0000

Do you think is safe using MAX32's firmware? I do not want to void an warranty, i have just bought this board and i am getting an "avrdude: verification error; content mismatch" error. Do you this will solve the problem, or is this risky to void warranty and end up with a faulty board?


Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:19:51 +0000

Well, it won't physically break it, but if it doesn't work your board won't work until you put the right bootloader on. Either way the bootloader is software, and I don't believe the warranty would have anything to do with it.

If you have MPLAB-X and XC32 (both freely downloadable) you can download the source code for the chipKIT bootloaders and create your own from [url][/url] - it would just be a case of copying the configuration for an existing one and making any necessary changes (if any are in fact needed).


Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:24:29 +0000

I will try it. Thank you for your time and happy holidays. Have a nice day.


Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:22:53 +0000

Digilent has now posted the WF32 bootloader.