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Max 32 and Macbook?

Created Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:49:35 +0000 by c12mech


Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:49:35 +0000

I got a Max32 board last week and have not been able to get it to work yet. I'm using a Macbook with MPide 0022-macosx-20110822 installed. When I plug the board in LD3 stays on and LD4 blinks constantly at about .5 second intervals. If I press the reset it stops blinking but starts up immediately after let off the switch. I've tried to upload several of the sample sketches and get a timeout error with them all and the upload button stays orange. The only way I can get it to stop is to exit out of MPide. It acts like the board is not being recognized. I have it set for Max32 USB for serial.

This is my first adventure into these boards so I am completely lost at the moment.


Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:39:02 +0000

The most common problem is the serial com drivers not installed properly

Plug the board in and bring up a terminal window

type in

ls /dev | grep usb

you should see something like this

cu.usbserial-A600feRA tty.usbserial-A600feRA

If you dont, then the drivers arent installed and it wont work until they are.



Tue, 03 Jan 2012 04:04:31 +0000

Thanks for that Mark. When I typed that into terminal I got nothing. Now where would I find the appropriate drivers to make this work? Google gave me a lot of information I already have but nothing about drivers.


Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:45:02 +0000

It works now.

After I got over the case of Cranial-Rectal inversion that was going on I went back and looked at the download folder. I felt like a complete fool when I noticed the folder with the drivers that I had not even looked at before. That's what I get for being in a hurry to try it out. I ran a couple of the examples and everything seems to work just fine now. Please excuse my ignorance.


Sat, 07 Jan 2012 12:49:04 +0000


I just bought a chipKIT Uno32 and i'm trying to upload my programs to the board. When i do that at mpide on my windows 7 appears a message of error like this:

unknown status 0xc8, cannot get connection status; initialization failed, rc=-1

If someone can help me, please. Thaks