The ATC Protocol is a method of controlling an Equinox programmer via a simple set of ASCII commands sent via an RS-232 communications link. It is ideal for use with In-Circuit Test (ICT) equipment which does not support Microsoft Windows control. The ATC protocol can be esily tested in any Terminal Emulation Software e.g. Hyperterminal, making it an ideal way to test a Programming Project.
A simple example of how to start a programming operation and then monitor the staus of the programmer is as follows:
Example 1 - to start a programming operation...
SEND --> PROGRAM PROJECT1[CR]
Example 2 - to poll the programmer status...
SEND --> INFO[CR]
RECEIVE --> BUSY or PASS or FAIL
Where [CR] is 'Carriage Return'
If the programming operation fails, a single byte Error Code is output from the programmer to indicate the failure mode.
For a complete list of ASCII commands, please see the Application Note in the Downloads section.