DA16200 Thing Plus Hookup Guide

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Software Overview

Driver

Users will need to install the CH340 driver to allow their computer to recognize the serial-to-UART chip on the board. Most of the latest operating systems will recognize serial-to-UART chip and automatically install the required driver. However, users can also download the driver from the WCH website to manually install it on their computer. For more information, check out our How to Install CH340 Drivers Tutorial.

How to Install CH340 Drivers

August 6, 2019

How to install CH340 drivers (if you need them) on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Program and Interact

Note: Users need to update the firmware on the DA16200MOD first, after installing the required driver(s).

There are several methods in which users can program and/or interact with the DA16200MOD module. To get started, users should use the serial debug interface to update the firmware on the module before anything else.

Serial Debug Interface

The DA16200 module provides a command/debug interface on UART0 for performing configuration and diagnostic functions. Users can send basic commands through the USB connection to access the basic functions on the DA16200 module. To update the firmware/bootloader on the DA16200 Thing Plus, a serial terminal application that supports Y-Modem is required.

Once installed, users will need to configure the serial terminal with the following settings for the COM port they are utilizing:

  • Baud Rate: 230400 bps
  • Data Bits: 8 (8-N-1)
  • Parity: None
  • Stop Bits: 1
  • Flow Control (HW/SW): None

For a full list of the available debug interface commands, please refer to Appendix B of the DA16200 FreeRTOS Getting Started Guide. Users can also refer to sections 4.4 - 4.6 and section 6 of the DA16200 FreeRTOS Getting Started Guide for more examples of how to utilize the serial debug interface.

Dialog DA16200 SDK

For those who are interested using the Dialog DA16200 FreeRTOS SDK, check out our getting started tutorial:

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AT Commands

Users can still utilize AT Commands to control the DA16200 Thing Plus; however they will need to reprogram the bootloader and firmware on the board. For more information on using AT commands check out the tutorials for our other DA16200 boards:

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Demos

Here are a few webinar demonstrations from Arm, utilizing the DA16200 module with AT commands:

Source: Youtube