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pharaohamps

I'm running into a strange issue related to USB VID / PID.

I'm developing a product based on Arduino that is designed to work as a USB device.  I was previously using a hacked core to allow for USB MIDI on the 32U4 / Leonardo platform but I've been experimenting with the ATSAMD21 / Zero boards for a couple of days.  The new pluggable USB stuff is nice, it allows me to use my boards with the standard IDE and core and everything seems to work.

I've changed the USBCore.h to include my VID as follows:

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#if USB_VID == 0x2341
#  if defined(USB_MANUFACTURER)
#    undef USB_MANUFACTURER
#  endif
#  define USB_MANUFACTURER "Arduino LLC"

# elif USB_VID == MY_VID
# if defined(USB_MANUFACTURER)
# undef USB_MANUFACTURER
# endif
# define USB_MANUFACTURER "MFG_NAME"
#elif !defined(USB_MANUFACTURER)
// Fall through to unknown if no manufacturer name was provided in a macro
#  define USB_MANUFACTURER "Unknown"
#endif


Where MY_VID is replaced with my USB VID, and MFG_NAME is replaced with the company name.

I've also edited boards.txt to add a device based on the Leonardo platform but with my VID and PID as follows:

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myboard.build.mcu=atmega32u4
myboard.build.f_cpu=16000000L
myboard.build.vid=MY_VID
myboard.build.pid=MY_PID
myboard.build.usb_product="MFG_NAME"
myboard.build.board=AVR_LEONARDO
myboard.build.core=arduino
myboard.build.variant=leonardo
myboard.build.extra_flags={build.usb_flags}


The remainder of the board definition is identical to the standard Leonardo, including fuses, lock bits, protocol, etc.

If I compile and upload this to a 32U4, the device is enumerated correctly, the VID and PID are changed to my chosen values, and the manufacturer name is displayed.  Everything works just fine.

Moving on to the Zero, I can change the VID and PID by tweaking USBCore.cpp in the samd folder (inside Arduino15) but the manufacturer name does not update.  Additionally, even if I program the board as an Arduino Zero with USB MIDI selected the device name is still blank.

Here's the excerpt from boards.txt for the SAMD hardware:

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# My G3 (Native USB Port)
# ---------------------------------------
my_g3.name=My G3 (Native USB Port)
my_g3.vid.0=0x16d0
my_g3.pid.0=0x08b0

my_g3.upload.tool=bossac
my_g3.upload.protocol=sam-ba
my_g3.upload.maximum_size=262144
my_g3.upload.use_1200bps_touch=true
my_g3.upload.wait_for_upload_port=true
my_g3.upload.native_usb=true
my_g3.build.mcu=cortex-m0plus
my_g3.build.f_cpu=48000000L
my_g3.build.usb_product="My G3"
my_g3.build.usb_manufacturer="My Company"
my_g3.build.board=SAMD_ZERO
my_g3.build.core=arduino
my_g3.build.extra_flags=-D__SAMD21G18A__ {build.usb_flags}
my_g3.build.ldscript=linker_scripts/gcc/flash_with_bootloader.ld
my_g3.build.openocdscript=openocd_scripts/arduino_zero.cfg
my_g3.build.variant=arduino_zero
my_g3.build.variant_system_lib=
my_g3.build.vid=MY_VID
my_g3.build.pid=MY_PID
my_g3.bootloader.tool=openocd
my_g3.bootloader.file=zero/samd21_sam_ba.bin


Am I missing something here?  The VID and PID are being changed, but the SAMD core doesn't appear to populate the build.usb_product or build.usb_manufacturer correctly.  The AVR core is working fine, though.

Dirk67

you use the native USB and you got a "original" Zero (from arduino.cc) ?
which OS (on the Host PC) do you use ?
arduino powered car relais / car "micro PLC" / with USB --> http://goo.gl/ofWFW3

pharaohamps

The board I'm using for testing is an M0 Pro with the Zero bootloader flashed.  The end product will not be an Arduino at all but a standalone board with an ATSAMD21G18A, just like I have been making a standalone board with an ATMEGA32U4 for a couple of years now.

SurfingDude


I'm not an expert on USB but I can offer some data for you:

The Arduino.cc ZERO comes out-of-the-box with the following:
   EDBG PORT VID=03EB, PID=2157
   Native port  VID=03EB, PID=6121

The Arduino.org ZERO PRO came out-of--the box with:
   EDBG PORT VID=03EB, PID=2111
   Native port  VID=2A03, PID=804D

Other point of reference is that the Atmel SAMD21XPlained board comes with:
   EDBG PORT VID=03EB, PID=2111

And the USB organization thinks that VID 03EB is Atmel.
 
I don't know what the .org M0 PRO and M0 use, you could report this and help solve a puzzle.

I don't know how to change the VID and PID, and whether flashing drivers changes this. Please if you know how let me know, as the Arduino.org board conflicts with the Atmel reference board on my Windows computer.


pharaohamps

Changing the VID and PID aren't the issue - it's not that hard to change the VID and PID of the user application / sketch.  Edit the VID and PID in boards.txt and in USBCore.cpp.  Flashing the M0 Pro with the Zero bootloader, then uploading a sketch will set the VID and PID to the Zero standards.  Honestly they're pretty much the same in terms of hardware.

No, my issue is that the IDE doesn't change the USB manufacturer and device name on the Zero in the same way as it does on the Leonardo.

As to changing the VID and PID of the EBDG, that's hard-coded in the debugger.  You might be able to change it using a JTAG cable and the Atmel ICE but that's a bit beyond what I want to accomplish.

pharaohamps

This has been fixed with the 1.6.5 core.  Adding USB descriptors via the boards.txt file now works as expected.

sanotronics

#6
May 18, 2016, 05:47 pm Last Edit: May 18, 2016, 06:03 pm by sanotronics
Pharaohamps,

did you finally make the standalone product with this uC?

did you include the embedded debugger?

It seems the 4-layer pcb it results of having both chips could be somewhat expensive if the final product is U$D 50.-, since the uC is not much more expensive than the atmega328

I want to make a standalone (but IDE compatible) board as well, but a 4 layer pcb is not within my capabilities, and I am wondering if the compatibility would be compromised if I exclude the Embedded debugger

pharaohamps

Pharaohamps,

did you finally make the standalone product with this uC?


did you include the embedded debugger?

It seems the 4-layer pcb it results of having both chips could be somewhat expensive if the final product is U$D 50.-, since the uC is not much more expensive than the atmega328

I want to make a standalone (but IDE compatible) board as well, but a 4 layer pcb is not within my capabilities, and I am wondering if the compatibility would be compromised if I exclude the Embedded debugger
Yes, I did.  I did not include the debugger, as I implemented a bootloader that acts as a USB Mass Storage Class device.  It breaks compatibility with the IDE but that's not a concern for me.  SparkFun and others have made Zero clones and derivatives that do not include the EDBG but rather use the Native USB port for firmware upload.  I did most of my development using the SAM-BA / CDC bootloader, and then switched to the USB MSC for deployment.

USB MSC is very easy for my customers to update in the field, since I can just export a .BIN file and they can update in 5-7 seconds without needing to have the IDE, my libraries, board files, etc.

mbanzi

Can you share the code for the mass storage bootloader? I think it would be a great feature that a lot of people would like to use.


AloyseTech

#9
Jun 06, 2016, 09:41 pm Last Edit: Jun 06, 2016, 09:47 pm by AloyseTech
@Massimo
Here is the MSD bootloader from Justin M. :)
I don't know if pharaohamps has another one.
Atmel also provide an application note for an MSC Bootloader, which could also be used for field programming.

pharaohamps

Atmel have an MSC bootloader that works as a host, you connect a USB flash drive to the native USB port.  That's one way to do it, but my application uses a modified version of Justin Mattair's bootloader and requires connection to a computer.  The only changes for my application are the addition of my USB VID and PID, and changing some of the text strings to display my product name and information.  Justin helped me out by customizing the bootloader but the Arduino Zero version works fine and may be used without changes.

sanotronics

Pharaohamps, congrats on the achievement!

Is the final schematic exactly like this https://www.arduino.cc/en/uploads/Main/ArduinoZero-schematic.pdf, but without page 3?

Would you be willing to sharing yours?


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