I have a Mix 3 motherboard and I want to flash the CANOpen fiwmare. I see that it is said that CANOpen firmwares are normally used with the evaluation board but is it not possible to flash it now with PEAK-FLASH directly?
Thank you for your help.
If you have a MicroMod with standard Firmware, you can flash the CANOpen-Firmware in the same way you would flash a MicroMod Firmware update, except that you have to specify the CANopen firmware file. (The latest standard firmware is always emebedded into the Flash tool)
Once the CANopen Firmware is flashed, you cannot use PEAK-Flash to return to the standard firmware, because the CANopen-Firmware does not support the required flash tool. In this case it is required to plug the MicroMod onto the Evalboard and use a serial connection to flash MicroMod again (either another CANopen Firmware or the standard firmware)
Regards, Gunnar Bohlen
You could then easy flash the CANopen Firmware via CAN
BUT - you could not go back to the Standard Firmware, because the CANopen Firmware use a differnt Bootloader (this Firmware is from EmSA not from PEAK!)
You need a EVAL Board to Flash with the NXP Tools the PEAK original Firmware back.
The question is, if you made your choice to use the CANopen Firmware - then do it and all is fine.
If you do not want to use the CANopen Firmware- simply leave the Module as it is and use our Config Tool.
And yes, you also could build a own cabeles etc. for flash a MM-CPU via RS232 without our boards and Tools - but we do not offer any support for that.
As the Eval Baseboard schematic is part of the manual, it is not so hard to see how to setup it, if you could read a schematic.
Technical Support Team