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10/15/2013
Topic:
Moving FlashBurn to a different computer

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
FlashBurn 3.x and Flashburn 4.x are node licensed to a specific computer. If you need to move FlashBurn to a different computer, you can deactivate your current license and make it available for use on a different computer as follows:
  • Sign in and select the 'My Licenses' link under your username
  • In the My Licenses page, select the license for FlashBurn and click the 'Deactivate' button
  • Install FlashBurn on your new computer and obtain the license key for the new computer

You will be asked to verify that you are no longer using FlashBurn on the original computer, to meet the terms of the license agreement.

If you have recently deactivated your license, you will not be able to deactivate again. Simply send email to support@softwaredesignsolutions.com for assistance.
10/15/2013
Topic:
Getting a license for a computer with no internet

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
The licensing process for FlashBurn requires one-time access to the internet to obtain a Software Key. If the computer running FlashBurn has internet access, this is one simple step in the License Manager.

The SDS License Manager program has a button marked 'Obtain License via the Web' which redirects to the SDS web site and provides a license key for the serial number of software for the given computer.

If your computer running FlashBurn is not connected to the internet, the following process can be used:
  • On the computer running FlashBurn: Install the product and run the License Manager program. Write down the Serial Number for the product (20 alphanumeric digits)

  • On any internet-connected computer: Visit the SDS licensing URL: http://www.softwaredesignsolutions.com/licensing.aspx. This will require logging in with your username and password. Enter the serial number obtained in Step 1 above and press [Get License Key]. Write down the displayed Software Key (16 alphanumeric digits)

  • On the computer running FlashBurn: Enter the 16 digit Software Key into the SDS License Manager application and press Apply
10/15/2013
Topic:
License Terms for FlashBurn

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
The License Terms for FlashBurn are detailed in the End User License Agreement (EULA) that is displayed during installation. FlashBurn DSK may be installed on multiple computers. The FlashBurn Porting Kit product is node-locked to one computer per license.
12/23/2013
Topic:
Getting started

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello Maheem,

FlashBurn is separate from Code Composer Studio. It uses Code Composer to communicate with the hardware, but you launch and run FlashBurn independent of Code Composer. See this link for details: http://www.softwaredesignsolutions.com/References/FlashBurnHow.pdf

When you are connected to the DSK6416 with the DSK version of FlashBurn, you are programming the flash which is on the DSK6416 board.

If you have a custom board, then you will use the FlashBurn Porting Kit product to modify the flash programming algorithm to match your board and your flash.

Ed
1/8/2014
Topic:
no Examples-DSK folder

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello John,

The documentation and examples can be found in the directory SoftwareDesignSolutions\FlashBurn 4 in your My Documents directory.

The Examples were moved from Program Files to My Documents because Windows 7 does not by default allow editing of files in Program Files\.

Best regards,
Ed
6/26/2014
Topic:
no Examples-DSK folder

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
nn nn wrote:
where i find c6713 fbtc.out ?thank you !


Hello,

The 6713 DSK examples for FlashBurn 4.5 can be found in MyDocuments\SoftwareDesignSolutions\FlashBurn4\Examples-DSK\DSK6713 or DSK6713-16bit.

For FlashBurn3, they are in c:\ProgramFiles\SoftwareDesignSolutions\FlashBurn\examples
7/16/2014
Topic:
no Examples-DSK folder

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello,

The free DSK version of FlashBurn does not include source code. The FlashBurn Porting Kit version includes source code for all the examples.

Ed
6/23/2015
Topic:
fbtc download

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello,

The free FlashBurn DSK can be installed simply by moving the setup.exe to the offline computer. The offline computer still has to have Code Composer Studio on it.

The licensing FAQ describes the process for obtaining a license for the FlashBurn Porting Kit on an offline computer.
9/1/2015
Topic:
FlashBurn 4.6 is available

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
FlashBurn v4.6 has been released. This new version of FlashBurn has the following features:
- Support for Code Composer v6
- Improvements to the Flash Viewer
- Increased timeout on long erase and programming commands

FlashBurn v4.6 is available for all FlashBurn v4 users with up to date maintenance. To check the status of your maintenance, log and select the 'My Licenses' under your login id on the upper right of the page.
9/1/2015
Topic:
FlashBurn v4 Maintenance and Renewal

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
The purchase of FlashBurn v4 includes one year of maintenance. Maintenance includes:
  • Email support on the operation of FlashBurn v4
  • Easy move of licenses using the My License page
  • Updates to new versions of FlashBurn v4 as soon as they are available

As your maintenance nears expiration, it is recommended to renew the FlashBurn 4 maintenance, which may be renewed at $99/yr per license. Simply go to the My Licenses page and select 'Renew Maintenance'.


Users with multiple licenses of FlashBurn v4 have only one maintenance renewal date. Renewal is done for all licenses in sync. Purchasing a new copy of FlashBurn v4 will renew all the existing licenses for one year at no cost!
12/3/2015
Topic:
No internet access

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
See this FAQ for instructions: http://www.softwaredesignsolutions.com/Forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=7
12/14/2015
Topic:
Burn C6727

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Yes, We have an example available that works with the DSP Weuffen C6727 EVM board that you can use as a starting point. Send an email to support@softwaredesignsolutions.com and we will send you a link to the C6727 example.

Ed
1/22/2016
Topic:
Diagnosing FlashBurn 4 communication failures

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Verify Communications using Code Composer
FlashBurn uses parts of Code Composer Studio to communicate to the target hardware. The first thing to check is that Code Composer Studio can download and run a simple application on the target hardware. This will ensure that the emulation drivers are properly installed and the hardware is working.

Direct Connection with FlashBurn
For FlashBurn using Direct Connection, verify that the target configuration chosen in FlashBurn does work with Code Composer Studion on a computer that contains Code Composer Studio.

Follow the document 'Setting up FlashBurn for Direct Connection' to set up FlashBurn for use with Direct Connection.


Collecting and Sending Logging iInformation
If FlashBurn reports an error in target communication, it may be helpful to collect logging information and send that to support@softwaredesignsolutions.com.

To collect logging information, follow these steps:

  • Locate the file 'FlashBurnGUI.ini' in the directory where the FlashBurn executable is installed. On Windows 7, this is normally C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareDesignSolutions\Flashburn 4.

  • Edit the FlashBurnGUI.ini file in a text editor such as Notepad. Remove the # characters from the lines 2 and 3



The, start FlashBurn. The file 'FlashBurn.log' will be created in the same directory as FlashBurnGUI.ini. That file may provide some insight as to the problem. Send the file over to SDS, and we can assist.
edited by ed@softwaredesignsolutions.com on 1/22/2016
2/16/2016
Topic:
Flash Burn 4.6 trial version is not working

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello Ehsan,

What format .hex file are you using? FlashBurn 4.6 supports hex files built with TI's hex converters (hex55, hex6x) output in Motorola S record (-m1, -m2, -m3), Intel (-l), and ASCII hex format (-a)

Ed
3/15/2016
Topic:
flashburn_v4.6 device not connected

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello,

Thank you for your interest in FlashBurn. FlashBurn does not support the F28xx processor. You can program the internal flash on an F2811 using the tools which are built into Code Composer Studio.

Ed
3/21/2016
Topic:
Flashburn 4: GUI not opening

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello Rajan,

Try starting Code Composer Studio first and connecting to the target, then starting Flashburn. Let's see if that works.

Ed
5/10/2016
Topic:
FlashBurn 4.6 for NAND Flash

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello,
The I2C eeprom on the EVM6424 can be programmed with the FBTC named EVM6424-I2C-EEPROM.
5/11/2016
Topic:
FlashBurn 4.6 for NAND Flash

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello,

Thank you for the clarification. Yes, the examples provided for the C6424 EVM are for the Spansion NOR flash and the I2C flash. There is no example provided for the NAND flash on the C6424. You could use the FlashBurn Porting Kit to modify the erasing and programming support for the NAND flash. Please contact support@softwaredesignsolutions.com and we can send you the a copy Programmers Reference guide that you can see what is involved in the porting process.
5/12/2016
Topic:
FlashBurn 4.6 for NAND Flash

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Hello,

That is correct. The trial version handles only the NOR and I2C flash on that board. To use the NAND flash, the Porting Kit would be needed, and a porting effort on your part to handle the NAND flash.
6/8/2016
Topic:
Flashburn 4: GUI not opening

Ed Kuzemchak
Ed Kuzemchak
Administrator
Raj, When you selected the Code Composer in the Flashburn CCS Selector, was the choice already provided, or did you need to use the 'Browse' button? Thanks. Ed
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