PC/Laptop Support Tools

Putty

PuTTY is a free (MIT-licensed) Windows Telnet client to communicate with Fenix Autopilot.

Configuration parameters in Putty

  • Session

    • Serial line: COM#

    • Speed: 9600

    • Connection type: Serial

  • Terminal

      • Implicit CR in every LF

      • Implicit LF in every CR

    • Local echo: Force on

    • Local line editing: Force on

  • Window

    • Selection

      • Auto-copy selected text to system clipboard

        • Mouse paste action: System clipboard

  • Connection

    • Serial

      • Serial line to connect to: COM#

      • Speed: 9600

      • Data bits: 8

      • Stop bits: 1

      • Parity: None

      • Flow control: RTS/CTS

# is the COM port number where Autopilot is connected. If you don't know the value, try numbers sequencialy starting from 1.

It is recommended to Save Session to ease recovery of settings at the begining of each session.

How to save the Serial I/F backlog

Move the cursor to the upper-left corner of PuTTY and left-click.

Select "Copy All to Clipboard".

Open Notepad and paste the Clipboard to a txt file.

Autopilot SW Uploader

Microsoft Windows Tool for flashing Fenix SW (HEX file) to Fenix autopilot (Arduino).

Configuration Parameters in XLoader

  • Hex file: Select HEX file from your file system

  • Device: Mega (ATMEGA2560)

  • COM port: COM#

  • Baud rate: 11520

# is the COM port number where Autopilot is connected. If you don't know the value, try numbers sequencialy starting from 1.

Flashing Steps

  1. Download xLoader.zip file.

  2. Unzip the xLoader.zip file

  3. Insert Fenix USB cable into an available USB port

  4. Wait for eventual drivers to be installed, if driver installation fail, goto USB Driver

  5. Execute the xLoader.exe file

  6. Select Configuration Parameters.

  7. Choose your COM port. If no COM port is available, goto USB Driver

  8. Click Upload

  9. Wait for the text Uploading... to be replaced by <nnnn> bytes uploaded

  10. Unplug USB cable.