This project describes how to update GAINER v1. At current moment (2006.3.8), a update tool is provided on Windows.
Step 1: Download a Copy of Update Tool
First, point your web browser to http://www.cypress.com/, then type "AN2100" into the "Search" tex box. Then you will find the application note: Programming - Bootloader: PSoC - AN2100.
When you found the application note, please download the associated support file (BOOTLOADER UPDATE_020905.ZIP), then unzip the support file.
Step 2: Download a Copy of Firmware
Point your web browser to the following URL: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=147670
Then scroll down the web page to find a latest release. When you found a latest release, you will find that several files are attached to the release. Please donwload "gainer_firmware_version-number.zip," then unzip the file.
Step 3: Launch the Update Tool
Open the unzipped update tool. You'll see several folders, then please open "TerminalProgram_v2." Double click on "BootLoader_PSoC" to launch.
Step 4: Connect a GAINER I/O Module
Connect a GAINER I/O module to your PC via a USB cable with keep pressing the button of the module. With this action, the I/O module entered update mode, and the LED of the module should be light. If not, disconnect the cable and try again.
Step 5: Choose a COM Port
Choose a proper COM port from the pull-down menu on the right side, then press the button labeled "CONNECT". You will see a message as "CONNECTED." If not, please make sure to choose a proper COM port and try again.
Step 6: Select a Hex File
Press the button labeled "Select HEX File" to open a file load dialog, and choose the unzipped firmware. The name of the unzipped firmware file will be "gainer_firmware_version-number.hex."
Step 7: Let's Update the I/O Module!
Press the button labeled "Program Device" to start a update process. You will see a progress bar, then wait a few minutes. Please do not touch your PC nor your I/O module while updating.