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I recently bought This MCU and in another question asked how I could flash it. The response was to use a USB to serial Connector (which I wanted to find on newark.com but could not). I wanted to know if I could solder This microUSB female connector to the io pins of my MCU and be able to flash the MCU to over microUSB from my raspberry pi. Can I?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Please explain - is it just that microcontroller IC you have, or is there a development board as well? If it is just the IC, you will need some form of programmer, either one with a ZIF socket to insert the IC into, or something you just solder the IC onto. \$\endgroup\$ – Anindo Ghosh Apr 13 '13 at 17:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AnindoGhosh Its just the MCU. \$\endgroup\$ – Coder404 Apr 14 '13 at 0:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ +1, full marks for adventurousness! I'm actually intrigued by this exercise, please do let us know how it turns out. \$\endgroup\$ – Anindo Ghosh Apr 14 '13 at 5:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Your first link seems to be broken (the page says "0 product results"). \$\endgroup\$ – Dmitry Grigoryev Sep 25 '15 at 6:29
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You can't use a USB connector to download code to one of those ARM chips, the flash bootloader uses the UART.

I've used one of these USB to serial adapters:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180836792643?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

with Flash Magic to download code to an LPC810 chip via the UART connections. You have to connect a pin to ground when applying power to enable flash downloading, details will be in the data sheet.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok. So is there a tutorial online that I can follow or a document that I can read? And also What do you mean by UART? \$\endgroup\$ – Coder404 Apr 18 '13 at 21:13
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This is possible to flash microcontroller using USB to Serial Converter using FLASH MAGIC tool. Here is article this might help you: Flashing MCU over Serial Cable

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You can use secondary boot loader to flash MCU using Rashpberry Pi over microUSB Secondary bootloader video to flash MCU over USB

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