Microchip Demo Images

We’ve made it easy for you and have pre-built images in Storyboard for different scenarios for the most popular Microchip hardware platforms. Simply select your Microchip hardware and download the demo images. Follow the instructions below to get up and running quickly.

SAMA5D2 7-inch Display Demo Image

Experience multi-market demo applications built with Storyboard on your favorite platform. Crank Software demo images showcase Storyboard's design and development capabilities and the application potential of popular platforms. Download the demo image that corresponds with your hardware, which includes everything you need to get and up and running in minutes.

Link: Demo Image Download

Image Name: CrankSoftware_Demo_sama5d2xplained_7.sdcard

Board: SAMA5D2 Xplained

Rendering Technology: Framebuffer

Demo Resolution: 800 x 480

Operating System: Linux

This demo image includes the following demos:

  • IoT - Home Automation

  • White Goods

  • Medical

Copying Image to an SD Card - Linux

To copy the demo image to an SD card under Linux you first need to find the name of the attached SD card located under /dev/. You can then use the dd utility to copy the demo image to a 4Gb (or greater) SD card.

dd if="CrankSoftware_demo_boardname.sdcard" of="/dev/sdX" bs=1M
Copying Image to an SD Card - Windows

To copy the demo image to an SD card under Windows you can use the Win32 Disk Imager utility.

  1. Specify the image file to copy

  2. Specify the SD card device

  3. Click the Write button

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Running the Image

Each demo image contains all of the software needed to boot and run the card on the supported devices. Simply place the card in the appropriate SD card slot and power on the board. The cards will auto boot into the Crank Software Demo Launcher.

SCP for Target Application Deployment

You can export a Storyboard application directly to a target from within Storyboard Designer.

When your application is ready to export, click on the Storyboard Application Export button.

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Choose SCP Transfer as the transfer method.

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Enter the export directory information for the application target. For this demo image we created a /usr/crank/scp directory.

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You can also execute your Storyboard application after it has been transferred to the target. Check the Execute after transfer checkbox and type the path to the script that will execute the application. For this demo image we created a /usr/crank/storyboard_scp.sh script for you.

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SAMA5D2 Demo Image

Experience multi-market demo applications built with Storyboard on your favorite platform. Crank Software demo images showcase Storyboard's design and development capabilities and the application potential of popular platforms. Download the demo image that corresponds with your hardware, which includes everything you need to get and up and running in minutes.

Link: Demo Image Download

Image Name: CrankSoftware_Demo_SAMA5D2_Small-v6.0.0.sdcard

Board: SAMA5D2 Xplained

Display: PDA TM4300B

Rendering Technology: Framebuffer

Demo Resolution: 480 x 272

Operating System: Linux

This demo image includes the following demos:

  • IoT - Home Automation

  • White Goods

  • Medical

Copying Image to an SD Card - Linux

To copy the demo image to an SD card under Linux you first need to find the name of the attached SD card located under /dev/. You can then use the dd utility to copy the demo image to a 4Gb (or greater) SD card.

dd if="CrankSoftware_demo_boardname.sdcard" of="/dev/sdX" bs=1M
Copying Image to an SD Card - Windows

To copy the demo image to an SD card under Windows you can use the Win32 Disk Imager utility.

  1. Specify the image file to copy

  2. Specify the SD card device

  3. Click the Write button

creating-an-image.png
Running the Image

Each demo image contains all of the software needed to boot and run the card on the supported devices. Simply place the card in the appropriate SD card slot and power on the board. The cards will auto boot into the Crank Software Demo Launcher.

SCP for Target Application Deployment

You can export a Storyboard application directly to a target from within Storyboard Designer.

When your application is ready to export, click on the Storyboard Application Export button.

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Choose SCP Transfer as the transfer method.

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Enter the export directory information for the application target. For this demo image we created a /usr/crank/scp directory.

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You can also execute your Storyboard application after it has been transferred to the target. Check the Execute after transfer checkbox and type the path to the script that will execute the application. For this demo image we created a /usr/crank/storyboard_scp.sh script for you.

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PIC32MZ Demo Image

Experience multi-market demo applications built with Storyboard on your favorite platform. Crank Software demo images showcase Storyboard's design and development capabilities and the application potential of popular platforms. Download the demo image that corresponds with your hardware, which includes everything you need to get and up and running in minutes.

Demo Details

Link:Demo Image

Image Name: CrankSoftware_demo_PIC32MZ-v6.0.0

Rendering Technology: swrender

Demo Resolution:480x272

Operating System: FreeRTOS

This demo image includes the following demos:

  • Coffee Maker

Flashing the PIC32MZ
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  • Then select "Prebuilt(...) Project"

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  • Browse to the sbdemo.elf file

  • For Device, select: PIC32MZ2064DAG169

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  • Once the project is ready, right click and select "Make and Program Device"

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  • For the Hardware Tool, select the Microchip Kits->Starter Kits (PKOB)-> PIC32 DA Starter Kit

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  • Once this is complete, the demo will be flashed and ready to autoboot

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