Just got the RTL8195 and try to download sketches without success. Instead of uploading the sketches to the board it always looks like it is uploading the ram_all.bin file. The upload seems to be working fine since I see the light flashing during the process. What is weird, if I disconnect the board it still act the same way, pretending to upload the same file, but obviously, the lights are not flashing on the board. It looks like it can access the board in some way but doesn't care about it. I am using a Mac.. Any idea? When I use an Arduino Uno board everything works well.
That is a good timing. just 10 minutes ago I was able to run my first code with the Ameba RTL8195. I found out two things. First, I misread the instructions on installing the new firmware. On Step 2 I was not releasing the button after I clicked it. But now this worked.
On step 2 of the instructions it says "Press the button next to CON1" and I think it should say "Press and release the button next to CON1". Well, maybe I am a bit slow to understand. 🙂
And I struggled with the Arduino software until I realized that the file was uploading to the board but I had to push the reset switch on the board to activate it. It also copy a file at the same time on the MBED volume. It takes more time that a regular Arduino board but it works.
On the arduino board I dont have to push this reset switch. It reboots itself after an upload.
Thanks for inquiring.