SAM-BA hangs after board selection (USB)

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SAM-BA hangs after board selection (USB)

Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:18 pm


I am running SAM-BA version 2.15. The board is AT91SAM7S256-EK and connected to the computer via USB. The computer is running Windows 7 64 bits on Intel processor.

After double clicking the "SAM-BA v2.15" desktop icon, I select the board model in the drop down and click connect. The window closes and nothing happens. No sam-ba application is running in the task manager, however the "ProcessExplorer" free ware indicates that it's still running. Thoughts anyone?

I have tried starting the SAM-BA from Windows powerShell and redirect the output with the following command: .\sam-ba.exe > C:\Windows\Temp\a.txt 2>&1. I get the following as output in the "a.txt" file:
-I- Waiting ...
-I- TCL platform : Windows NT
-I- SAM-BA 2.15 on : windows
-I- Connection : \USBserial\COM4 (target(comType) = 0)
-I- Board : at91sam7s256-ek
-I- Traces Level : 4
-I- target(handle) : 60168904
-I- sourcing board description file C:/Program Files (x86)/Atmel/sam-ba_2.15/sam-ba.exe/../tcl_lib/at91sam7s256-ek/at91sam7s256-ek.tcl. USB information on the computer: Name: Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Series USB EHCI #1 - 8C26

Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C26&SUBSYS_221117AA&REV_04\3&E89B380&0&E8
Driver: n/a.

My colleague tells me he never managed to make SAM-BA work on the "Intel(R) 8" USB version. It works fine on version 7.

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