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\begin_layout Title
Toprammer - TOPxxxx OpenSource suite
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Copyright (c) 2009-2015 Michael Buesch <m@bues.ch>
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Dependencies
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Python 2.7 is required
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https://www.python.org/
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python-usb module is required:
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https://walac.github.io/pyusb/
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python-pkg-resources module is required 'pkg_resources' is part of the Python
 'setuptools' package.
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https://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools
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PySide is required for the graphical QT user interface (optional):
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https://pypi.python.org/pypi/PySide
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\begin_layout Section
Supported chips
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\begin_layout Standard
Just execute the following command to get a list of supported chips:
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toprammer --list
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For a more verbose list, also pass the -V parameter with a verbosity level
 number:
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toprammer --list -V99
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\begin_layout Section
Installation
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Just execute
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python ./setup.py install
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as root inside of the toprammer distribution package's root directory.
 Note that 
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setuptools
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 have to be installed on your system.
 See dependencies.
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\begin_layout Section
Graphical user interface tool usage
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The toprammer GUI tool is called 
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toprammer-gui
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.
 To start it just run:
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toprammer-gui
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Note that, depending on your system config, you might need to run toprammer-gui
 as root to allow USB hardware access.
 If you get 
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Operation not permitted" errors, try to re-run toprammer-gui as root.
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\begin_layout Section
Commandline tool usage
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Toprammer needs the identification string of the chip that is inserted into
 the ZIF socket.
 Additionally it needs an action to be performed on the chip.
 So a call to toprammer might look like this:
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toprammer --chip-id atmega32dip40 --read-prog flash.img
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That command selects an Atmel AtMega32 DIP40 chip and reads its flash contents
 into the flash.img file.
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For a list of supported chips, see the
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topgrammer --list
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command.
 It will print a list of supported chip-IDs.
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\begin_layout Section
ZIF socket layout
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The ZIF socket layout generator "toprammer-layout" will try to generate
 a chip-insert layout with the given parameters and print it as ASCII-art
 to the console.
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For example, if you have a DIP28 packaged chip, that needs VCC on pin 7,
 VPP on pin 1 and GND on pin 8, you'd issue the following command:
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toprammer-layout -d top2049 --package DIP28 --vcc 7 --vpp 1 --gnd 8
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This will show you a layout of how to insert the chip into the programmer.
 It will also show which pins of the ZIF are powered.
 This will hopefully match your request.
 :) Alternatively, it will yield an error message, if it was unable to find
 a layout that fits the contraints.
 Note that the --vcc, --vpp and --gnd pins specified on the commandline
 are with respect to the package (_not_ the ZIF socket).
 The whole purpose of the tool is to map the package and its pin layout
 to the ZIF socket, while obeying the programmer constraints.
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Alternatively you can specify one of the supported chip-IDs to toprammer-layout:
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toprammer-layout -d top2049 --package atmega8dip28
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This will show you the layout of the AtMega8 DIP28.
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