Bus Pirate firmware v5.9 is ready to download. It’s been a while since the last release, this time we have some exciting new features and bug fixes. The Bus Pirate documentation has been updated to reflect these changes.
This version includes awesome new terminal features. Up/down arrows scroll through the history, and left/right/delete/insert are supported for editing. The download also includes the first Bus Pirate bonus firmware. It includes a few extra modes we couldn’t fit into the main firmware.
- New VT100 terminal support: up/down arrow keys scroll through history; left/right arrow key, delete/insert support for editing (thanks Eric!)
- Bulk SPI write/read command fix
- Bulk I2C write/read command added
- Removed reset confirmation to restore AVRdude compatibility
- First bonus firmware
- Source includes support for hardware v4
Read about the firmware update process for the ds30 Loader GUI (Windows/Linux) and pirate-loader console app (Windows/Linux/Mac). This firmware requires the v4+ bootloader, be sure you upgrade to the v4 bootloader first if you still have bootloader v2.
What do you want in firmware v6?
Get a Bus Pirate v3b for $30, including worldwide shipping at Seeed Studio. Also available at Adafruit and Open Source Control Systems. Each purchase supports further development of this open source project.
This release is way overdue. We didn’t realize the last release didn’t include features we’ve been lovin’ like the new arrow key support.
Enjoy the new bonus firmware too, it’s got the PC keyboard mode, and a user terminal mode that’s similar to the binary IO mode.