Thursday, March 31, 2016

Check PCLK measurement

Check if the user code measures PCLK properly. If it doesn't, then the baud rate calculation will be wrong. Since one of the symptoms that has been seen is that the RX light on the FT232 doodad flickers, but no characters appear in putty, it is possible that the baud rate isn't what we think it is.

Consider also calculating the baud rate registers and stuffing them manually. If this works, then it's the PCLK stuff that is broken.

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Secret to Success

  1. Pick something you like doing.
  2. Do it and do it and do it until you don't like doing it any more. This will always happen at some point.
  3. Keep doing it.
Following these steps don't guarantee success, but failing to follow them guarantees failure.