How to Install GIMX Firmware on TIAO GBoard/GIMX Adapter

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How to Install GIMX Firmware on TIAO GBoard/GIMX Adapter

TIAO GBoard/GIMX Adapter is a combined development board, integrates USB to COM converter, and an ATMEGA32U4 chip. This is great for AVR development. However it is also very easy to use it as a GIMX adapter, no need to solder anything!

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install GIMX firmware on to TIAO GBoard/GIMX Adapter

Required Hardware

Required Software

Install the Windows Driver

  • First we need to connect the board to your computer, use the USB to Mini USB B cable to connect the ATMEGA32U4 USB port to your PC's USB port:
    Gimx-firmware-connection.png
  • Once the board is connected to your PC, you will notice this notification:
    Newdevice.png
  • Click it and you will see this:
    Atmega32u4-dm.png
  • Right mouse click on it and select update driver...
  • Select Browse my computer for driver software:
    Updatedriver.png
  • Use the browse button to locate the driver software:
    Driverlocation.png
  • Click install
    Driverwarning.png
  • Windows driver installed
    Dirverdone.png

Install Firmware Using Flip

If you plan to use dfu-programmer, please skip this step and go to next step.

  • Run flip software, click the chip icon to select the chip:
    Fliptargerdeivce.png
  • In the target device list, select ATMEGA32U4
    Flipatmega32u4.png
  • Select USB as the communication protocol
    Flipcomm.png
  • Click Open to use the USB port
    Flipcommopen.png
  • Load the HEX firmware from to Flip software so we can flash it
    Fliploadhex.png
  • Select the firmware for ATMEGA32U4
    Flipselectfw.png
  • Make sure Erase, Blank Check, Program and Verify are all checked and click Run button
    Fliprun.png
  • If everything goes OK, you will see this:
    Flipdone.png
  • Done

Install Firmware Using DFU-Programmer

If you plan to use Flip, you can skip this step.

You can use the following command to install the firmware on ATMEGA32U4 using dfu-programmer:

To erase the chip:

dfu-programmer.exe atmega32u4 erase

To program the chip:

dfu-programmer.exe atmega32u4 flash <path to firmware>

To reset the chip:

dfu-programmer.exe atmega32u4 reset

For example:

Dfu-programmer-win.png










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10 PCS, 10cm x 10cm, 2 layers prototype for $38.80 shipped!