02 | Setup

In this tutorial we'll learn how to download and install LINX from the LabVIEW Tools network. Then we'll setup the chipKIT WF32, load the LINX firmware onto the board and run a simple Blink example.

Prerequisites

Hardware


Parts List

Software

Procedure




Install LINX
  • Install LINX using VIPM

  • Restart LabVIEW
    • This ensures that the LabVIEW palettes and menus are updated with LINX components).
Setup the chipKIT WF32
  • Download and Install MPIDE.

  • Connect the chipKIT WF32 to your PC.

  • Ensure that the drivers installed correctly.

  • Adjust the chipKIT WF32 driver latency time to 1ms.
Load the LINX firmware
  • Use the LINX Firmware Wizard to deploy firmware to the chipKIT WF32.

  • Run the Blink example.