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Read Me

    cp210x-program
    ==============

ATTENTION: THIS VERSION OF cp210x-program IS NOT FULLY TESTED. IT MAY RENDER
           YOUR CP210x USELESS OR DESTROY IT.

Be aware that the current version is only tested on CP2102.

The goal of this library is to provide access to the EEPROM of an Silabs CP210x
under Linux. 

The CP210x is an USB-to-serial chip used in a lot of USB devices (similar to
FTDIs and PL2303). The CP210x has a EEPROM on the chip which can be programmed
via USB. Silabs provides already a library and gui programm to program this
EEPROM, but only for windows. 

This project uses results from monitoring the USB bus when the windows library
programms an CP210x. The windows library was not disassembled for this protocol
analysis.

When the programm is finished, a later goal would be to provide a library which
can be used to access further functions of the CP210x like the general IO pins
of the CP2103. The goal is not to provide an tty driver, such driver exists
already for linux and BSD.

Version: 1.0
Author: Johannes Hölzl <johannes.hoelzl@gmx.de>
Maintainer: Petr Tesařík <cp210x@tesarici.cz>

Dependencies
------------

 * Python >= 2.4
 * PyUSB
 
Since libusb is available on most Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD cp210x-program
should run flawlessly on these platforms. Currently it is only tested on
Linux 2.6 (Ubuntu).

If cp210x-program should run as non-root user, add the udev rule found in
doc/45-cp210x-programming.rules to /etc/udev/rules.d. When devices with already
programmed IDs are reprogrammed at this IDs to 45-cp210x-programming.rules.

Usage
-----

Read EEPROM content into hexfile:
$ cp210x-program --read-cp210x -F eeprom-content.hex

Show EEPROM content from device 002 on bus 001:
$ cp210x-program --read-cp210x -m 001/002

Write some data to device with vendor id 0x10C4 and product id 0xEA62:
$ cp210x-program --write-cp210x -m 10C4:EA62 \
                 --set-product-string="Product String" \
                 --set-max-power=100 \
                 --set-bus-powered=no

TODO
----

 * Test on other than CP2102

 * Implement CP2103 GIOP settings
 
 * Implement GUI
 
Links
-----

 * CP210x Product page on Silicon Labs:
    http://www.silabs.com/tgwWebApp/public/web_content/products/Microcontrollers/Interface/en/interface.htm
    
 * AN114 Customization Guide:
    http://www.silabs.com/public/documents/tpub_doc/anote/Microcontrollers/Interface/en/an144.pdf
    http://www.silabs.com/public/documents/software_doc/othersoftware/Microcontrollers/Interface/en/an144sw.zip
    
 * AN205 CP210x Baudrate Guide:
    http://www.silabs.com/public/documents/tpub_doc/anote/Microcontrollers/Interface/en/an205.pdf
    http://www.silabs.com/public/documents/software_doc/othersoftware/Microcontrollers/en/AN205SW.zip
    
 * AN223 Port Configuration and GPIO for CP210x
    http://www.silabs.com/public/documents/tpub_doc/anote/Microcontrollers/Interface/en/an223.pdf
    http://www.silabs.com/public/documents/software_doc/othersoftware/Microcontrollers/Interface/en/AN223SW.zip

License
-------

The python package 'cp210x' and the python script 'cp210x-program' are provided
under the terms of the GNU LGPL. See LICENSE.