Logic Sniffer test release 2.11

The Logic Sniffer is an open source logic analyzer. It’s designed to support the SUMP logic analyzer software at the lowest possible cost. This project is a collaboration between the Gadget Factory and Dangerous Prototypes. Jack posted Logic Sniffer bitstream test release 2.11 with bigger samples and RLE improvements: Extends memory depths from 8k and […]

Bus Pirate: Bootloader v4.3/v4.4 upgrade

See the latest version in the documentation wiki. Bus Pirate developers have been using an updated v4 bootloader for several months. It’s tested really well, so we packaged it in an installer. Bootloader v4.3/v4.4 is a minor update of v4.1/4.2. It is not a required update. Any v4+ firmware will work with any v4+ bootloader. […]

Logic Sniffer: Major update, testers needed

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. This week there should be a major update for the Open Logic Sniffer that fixes a communication problem on some boards when alternate bitstreams are loaded. This fix implements the SPI connection between the PIC and FPGA.  The update improved sample download […]

Bus Pirate: Firmware updates with ds30 Loader

See the latest version in the documentation wiki. In preparation for the v4.2 Bus Pirate firmware release, here’s an instruction guide for upgrading with the ds30 Loader GUI. Firmware v4+ requires a new bootloader. The new bootloader is an adaptation of the open source ds30 Loader. The new bootloader v4+ uses a new upgrade application, […]

Bus Pirate: Pirate-Loader for Linux, Mac, Windows upgrades

See the latest version in the documentation wiki. This how-to describes the Pirate-Loader console program that uploads new firmware to Bus Pirates with bootloader v4+. Piotr whipped up this easy to use console app with versions for Windows, Linux, and Mac (source). The first release is here, though the latest console app will be included in […]

Bus Pirate bootloader/firmware v4 testing complete

Bus Pirate bootloader v4 upgrades have gone great so far. We’d like to invite most users to upgrade now, though if you’re in the middle of a project it might be best to wait. Resources: v2 to v4 bootloader upgrade instructions Alternative console upload utility for Linux, MacOSX, Windows v4.1 firmware feature overview

Bus Pirate firmware v4.1

Bus Pirate firmware v4.1 is now available for download. Firmware v4+ requires a bootloader upgrade. Firmware v4+ will not work with the original v2 bootloader. This release includes several new features: Voltage readings to two decimal points of precision Continuous ADC probe reading mode Print bootloader version info Enter bootloader without a jumper First major […]

Bus Pirate firmware v3.0 released

Bus Pirate firmware v3.0 is available for download. This release has a new logic analyzer function, improvements to the SPI and I2C bus sniffers, and many bug fixes. See the commit log for a complete list of updates. The download includes English, Spanish, and Italian language firmware for hardware v3, v2go, and v1a. We’ve stopped […]

#twatch network firmware upgrades

See the latest version on the documentation wiki. The #twatch can be updated from a PC on the local network thanks to Microchip’s network bootloader. Bug fix updates, new features, and alternate functions can be programmed into the #twatch using the bootloader. The 18F ethernet PICs can only be programmed an average of 100 times, […]