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Software and Tools
All required software tools for your RP6 can be found on this page. Several of these files have to be extracted to a directory on your harddrive before you can use them. It depends on your browsers' security settings if you can start software installation directly from this CD.

NOTE: You need to be logged in as administrator in order to install some of the software packages on this site!

The RP6V2-WIFI expansion module documentation and software can be found here.

COMMON SOFTWARE


»www.adobe.com
ADOBE READER

You need the Adobe® Reader® to view the manuals and datasheets. You have to obtain the latest release directly from http://www.adobe.com/


»www.java.com
»java.sun.com
»JRE 7 (CD Folder)
Java Runtime Environment

You need the Java Runtime Environment version 6 or newer for RobotLoader.
If you are using Linux, you should install Java with the package manager of your specific Distribution. Please also read the notes in the RP6 manual! You may obtain new versions of the JRE directly from the SUN Microsystems / Oracle homepage: http://java.sun.com/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/

If you are using old Win98SE/ME or older Win2K (without SP4) systems, you can only use a JRE5. There is an alternative version of old RP6Loader that runs with Java 5, but this lacks a lot of features and support for newer devices.

»RobotLoader 2.4a
»RobotLoader 2.3c
»RobotLoader 1.5h
»Version 1.4c
»Version 1.2
»Version 1.1c
»Version 1.1e-JRE5

RobotLoader v.2.4a (20120924)

RobotLoader has been developed to allow easy and fast program upload to the microcontrollers on RP6 and all its expansion boards. It is written in Java and runs on Windows and Linux. You do not need to install it - you can simply extract it to a folder on your harddrive and start it from there.
If you are using Windows, you have to install the USB driver before you can use this program (s. below)!

If you are using an old Windows version prior to Win2K SP4, you may only use the JRE5 Version of the RobotLoader. For old Win98SE/ME Systems, SUN officially only provides Java 5.

Starting with version 1.5, the RP6Loader is now called RobotLoader as it also support various other robot products. Version 2.x supports the new RP6 WIFI expansion board.

»Version 20120725f
»Version 20080510
»Version 20071016
»Version 20070928
»Version 20070811
RP6Library, RP6ControlLibrary, RP6M256Library and Example Programs (20120725)

This archive contains the RP6 function library (RP6Lib) and related example programs. It also contains the RP6 CONTROL M32 and M256 function libraries (RP6ControlLib + RP6M256Lib) and example programs.
Note: Of course you can run example programs for RP6 CONTROL M32 ONLY on the RP6 CONTROL M32 and not on the microcontroller on the robot mainboard and vice versa!

Please note: With the newest RobotLoader, please also use the newest example programs (text interpreter supports CR+LF now, make sure the RobotLoader terminal is configured properly to send CR+LF on enter!).
For the RP6-M256 you MUST use example programs version 20120725 or newer.

»View Folder
Software Folder

Here you can view the complete software folder directly. It also includes Mozilla Firefox and some more things that are not listed here!
WINDOWS SOFTWARE

»winavr.sourceforge.net
»sf.net Download
»Install from CD
WinAVR Version 20100110

WinAVR is a suite of executable, open source software development tools for the Atmel AVR microcontrollers. It allows to run AVR-GCC (C-Compiler) and other open source tools on Windows. It is easy to install - just follow the instructions on your screen after launching the installer.

»CDM Treiber 2.08.28 (XP/Vista/Win7/8)


»FTDI Treiber
USB Interface Driver

This is the FTDI USB driver for Windows (you don't need a Driver for Linux as it is already included in all modern Linux Kernels). The CDM Driver is available for Win2k/XP/Vista/7/8 for 32 and 64 bit systems. You can use the CDM_Setup to install the driver BEFORE you attach the USB Interface for the first time! If you want to install it manually, you find the extracted drivers in the apropriate folders on the CD. The installation is described in the RP6 manual and there are also installation guides in the driver folders.

If you still use old Win98SE/Me, then you can only install the older D2XX drivers manually, because the CDM drivers are not available for Win98!

Newer versions of the drivers can be downloaded from our website or directly from FTDI: http://www.ftdichip.com/
LINUX SOFTWARE

»avr-gcc-4.3.4.i386.deb
»avr-gcc-4.3.4.x64.deb
avr-gcc, binutils and avr-libc

Here you can find .deb packages for Debian/Ubuntu Linux. They were taken from: http://www.wrightflyer.co.uk/avr-gcc/ After the installation you have to run "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/avr/bin" in order to be able to use the tools.

In case you want to compile avr-gcc on your own (no longer recommended!) like it is also described in the manual, here are the old (and OUTDATED!) instructions on how to do that:
This »RP6_avrgcc_patches_and_libc.zip (OLD!) archive contains everything required to compile and install the avr-gcc, binutils and avr-libc for Linux. There are several patches that need to be applied to these packages. There is an automatic script that can do this. Of course you can also compile and install everything manually. This is described very detailled in the RP6 manual! You should read it, this is not as easy as it is with WinAVR for Windows and you need to do several things on the commandline...

To install avr-gcc for Linux as described in the manual (p. 29 ff), you have to download the archive and extract it to your home directory in a new directory "RP6".

Then you need to download the following packages:

- Binutils 2.1.7:
binutils-2.17.tar.bz2 (13 MB)

- GCC 4.1.1:
gcc-4.1.1.tar.bz2 (38 MB, if the link is broken try another mirror:
http://gcc.gnu.org/mirrors.html )

Please do not extract any of the two archives - just store it along with the other files from the RP6_avrgcc_patches_and_libc.zip archive in the "RP6" directory.

Then you may continue as described in the manual (p. 29 ff)!

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