SparkFun VS1000 Breakout

Andreas Watterott edited this page Mar 17, 2013 · 7 revisions


How to flash the Firmware?

  • Remove all connections from the Breakout Board.

  • Set CS1 to low: add a wire from GND to R5 (100k).

  • Connect the Board to the PC via USB and press the Power button on the Board.

  • Check the new drive. There should be only one file: NO_FLASH.

  • Run the VS1000D-Tool (vs1000d.exe)

  • Make the following settings and press USB Search:

      Nominal Size: 256 MByte
      Block Size:   128 kByte
      Page Size:      2 kByte

  • Select VS1000D -> Upload USB boot file and choose VS1000_B.RUN

  • Copy the file boot.img to the new drive with the Windows Explorer.

  • Select VS1000D -> USB Boot

  • Remove the USB connection from the Board.

  • Remove the short-circuit between CS1 and GND.

  • Now you can control the Board via Rx/Tx (UART).

      Baud rate: 115200
      Data:      8
      Stop:      1
      Parity:    None
      Voltage:   3.3V
  • The commands can be found in the file uartcontrol.txt.