Connecting using USB/RS232  
Please make sure that you are using the latest version of XConsole. (v9.04) and that the USB driver is also installed. (After successful software installation, the program will ask if you would also like to install the USB driver).  

  1. Connect the device to the computer. 
  2. Open up the XConsole software.
  3. Under the Setup tab at the top, select "Port Connection".  
  4. Select the type as: serial port/USB. 
  5. If you're using 1 device, make sure the device number is: 1. 
  6. Make sure the Online box is checked. 
  7. Then click on "Device Manager". 
  8. Under Ports (COM & LPT), a Silicon Labs device will display. If this is not displayed, try reconnecting the device (Disconnect and reconnect cable). 
  9. Please note the COM port of the device. The COM Port has to be COM1 to COM 8. 
  10. In XConsole, change the COM Port to the COM Port # that was listed in Device Manager. Then click Ok. 
  11. Restart XConsole. It should now be connected. 

If you are unable to connect, check if there is another software taking the COM port. 

  1. Open Terminal (Either click Command Prompt in XConsole or type Cmd in the Windows Start search bar. 
  2. Close XConsole if it is opened. 
  3. Type Mode COM# where COM# is the Com Port# shown in Device Manager for Silabs.
    If the port is available, it will show the serial port settings. (Don't worry about the values, they are not important.) If it says it is unavailable, then some software is taking up the port. If the port is available, then set this port number in XConsole. The device should connect successfully.
    If the device is still not connecting, try assigning an manual static IP Address to the device. Please note that this connection is done via Ethernet Cat5 cable. 


Connecting using Ethernet

The device IP address must be manually configured. 

  1. Connect the device to the computer. 
  2. Open XConsole. Under the Setup tab at the top, select Port Connection 
  3. Change the type to: CAT-5 Ethernet 
  4. If you are using 1 device, make sure the device number is: 1.  
  5. Make sure the online box is checked. 
  6. To set your IP address correctly, click on Command Prompt. 
  7. A window will pop-up. Type ipconfig then press Enter.
  8. From the list of values, locate the IP(v4) Address, Subnet mask and Default Gateway.  
  9. In XConsole, set the device IP Address to be the same first 3 group of digits as your computer IP Address but change the last group of digits. (Ex. Computer IP Address: 192.168.1.254 , Manual Device IP Address: 192.168.1.XXX  - where X is any value from 0-254)
    The Subnet is: 255.255.255.0
    The Gateway is the same first 3 groups of digits as your computer Address with the last number being 1. (Ex. Computer IP Address: 192.168.1.254 , Device Gateway is: 192.168.1.1
  10. Once done, click "Ok" and exit XConsole. 
  11. On the front panel of the device, set the network settings the same as you did previously. Press enter twice to confirm. Then reboot the device. 
  12. Re-open XConsole and the device should display as connected 

If you are unable to connect using Ethernet, try to ping your device. This will test the connection between the processor and the computer. 

  1. In the windows start menu, run cmd 
  2. Type ping(deviceIPaddress) then press enter.
    For example, ping192.168.1.253

If information populates, you have a good connection.
If no information populates, or it displays request timeout, try a different Ethernet cable or connecting using RS232/USB.

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