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Serial Communication Problem

Created Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:48:41 +0000 by cjusto


Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:48:41 +0000

Hi everybody!

I'm using a Chipkit Max32 and experiencing some problem with serial communication.

MPIDE works fine, and I can program the bard. the problem is that I can't receive data sent from the ChipKit.

This problem occurs in Windows 8. I updated the drivers, with FTDI recent driver. Plus, it works fine in a computer runnning Windows 7.

Any help?

Thanks in advance.


Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:29:08 +0000


Can you post your test sketch here? We can look at it or try it out and see if we can see the problem.



Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:33:23 +0000

Hi Brian!

the sketch is the example "AnalogInOutSerial".

the code is working as i tested it on a computer running windows 7.

it is not working on a computer running windows 8.

After installing the newest FTDI driver, the problem remains.


Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:45:23 +0000

Does it work if you use a third party serial application, such as Tera Term or Putty?


Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:16:59 +0000


Which version of MPIDE are you running?