Getting Started

Prior to connecting GALEP-5/5D to the PC, install the GalepX software from the CD. Typically the software is installed in the subdirectory C:\Program Files\Conitec\GalepX.

Installing GALEP-5/5D for the USB port : Windows XP and higher

The setup of the software from the CD suggest on default to install the USB driver at once with the software. You can also install the USB driver later manually as well. For that, change into drivers folder from the directory wehere you insalled the GALEP software in ( typically C:\Program Files\Conitec\GalepX ), and run the installx86.exe for 32 bit Windows or installx64.exe for 64 bit Windows.

Installing GALEP-5/5D for the USB port : Windows 2000 and older

1. Power up GALEP-5D by connecting it to the power adapter, or - in case of GALEP-5 - to an USB port. A few seconds later the white LED will blink, indicating the start of the embedded LINUX boot process. After a while the white LED will light steadily. When the boot process is complete, the red LED lights up. GalepX is now ready to run.

2. Connect GALEP to the PC through an Ethernet or USB cable (if it isn't already). When a GALEP-5/5D programmer is connected via USB to a Windows PC the first time, some seconds after the boot process described above the Windows Hardware Assistant will automatically open for installing the USB hardware drivers. You can also start the Hardware Assistant manually: open the Windows Hardware Manager, identify the GALEP-5 or GALEP-5D device, and select Update Driver.

3. The Windows Hardware Assistant dialogue will vary slightly depending on your Windows version. When asked if you wish to automatically search for the newest driver version, click [No]. In the next dialog select the option to install the driver from a specified folder on your PC. Navigate to the driver folder of your GalepX or Galep5 software (typically C:\Program Files\Conitec\GalepX\drivers\legacy, or C:\Program Files\GALEP5\G5driver\legacy). Conclude this step by clicking [Ok].

3. From the drivers list, select the option

      Conitec GALEP-5 programmer  - for GALEP-5,
      Conitec GALEP-5D programmer  - for GALEP-5D.

Proceed then by clicking all the following [Continue] buttons until the driver installation is complete. After a successful installation, you'll find an entry for GALEP-5 in the Windows Network Environment. This connection is used by the Galep software. You can use any web browser with the IP address to open GALEP's maintenance page.

Using GALEP-5D with Ethernet port

Alternatively, GALEP-5D can be connected via Ethernet. The default IP address on the Ethernet port is and can be changed with a web browser. No USB driver is need in that case.

Starting GalepX

Power up GALEP as described above, and connect it to the PC through an Ethernet or USB cable. Start the GalepX software by double clicking the EXE file in the GalepX folder. Normally, all GALEP devices connected to the PC or anywhere on the LAN are now automatically detected. Otherwise open the Connect Programmers panel (Programmer / Search Programmers), select Connect manually and click on Connect. If your firmware is still version 4, you'll see a message that a new firmware needs to be transferred temporarily. After connection, your GALEP should show up under the Programmers tab.

If your GALEP is the only connected programmer, it's automatically activated. Otherwise activate your programmer by selecting it in the drop-down menu below the menu bar. Under the Programmers tab it should now have a Yes under Current.

Connecting several programmers

You can connect several GALEP-5/5D programmers either to the same PC, or to other PCs in the network. The GalepX software can automatically select any of the connected GALEPs, or use them as a programmer cascade for gang programming.

Programmers connected through the USB port must be assigned a different IP address for connecting several programmers to the same PC. This is not necessary for programmers connected through the Ethernet port when the server assigns them different IP addresses. The default USB address of GALEP-5 is For assigning a different USB address, select the programmer in the Programmers List, click [Properties], enter a different IP address under [Configuration], then click [Apply & Reboot]. IP Adresses on a LAN must begin with 192.168. Make sure not to select an address that is already occupied by another device on your network.

When the programmers are connected and appear in the Programmers List, click [Gang Programmer...] to combine them to a Gang Programmer. It will then appear as a new programmer in the list. Actions in the Device Window are then performed simultaneously on all combined programmers.

The GALEP maintenance page

When connected to the PC through USB or Ethernet, GALEP-5/5D acts as a HTTP server. You can open its web page by entering its IP address - for a USB connection, for an Ethernet connection - into the address field of your browser. The web page provides hardware information and allows updating the firmware.

Resetting GALEP to factory settings

If you assigned different IP addresses, but don't remember them anymore, you can reset GALEP-5/5D to its factory settings.
  • Use two wires to connect pin 1 and pin 8 of the DIL socket with the pins on the opposite side (see image).
  • Power up GALEP by connecting it to a USB port or the power supply
  • Wait until you see a moving light on all 3 LEDS.
  • Remove the wires.
  • Switch off GALEP by disconnecting it from the USB port or power supply.
  • Start GALEP again. Now its IP addresses are reset to (USB) resp. (Ethernet).

GALEP socket test

GALEP-5/5D can perform an extended self test that checks the connection of all socket pins.
  • Use ~100 Ohm resistors to connect all pins of the DIL socket with the pins on the opposite side.
  • Power up GALEP by connecting it to a USB port or the power supply
  • Wait until you see either a moving light on all 3 LEDS that indicates success, or a blinking red LED that indicates a problem with one of the socket pins or with the power supply.
  • Remove the wires and restart GALEP.

LED blink codes

On startup GALEP performs a self test and self calibration. A hardware error is indicated with the three LEDS. Here's a list of the 'blink codes' and their meaning:

LED Blink codes immediately after power up

Code State
White blinks Loading second stage from flash
White on Starting Linux kernel
All three blink Memory test failed (Hardware failure)
Red on, White on Device successfully started and ready for connection
White on, Green on Device connected with PC software
Green on, Red on Power on self test in progress.

LED Blink codes during power on selftest

Code State
Red blinks 5 times Discharge test failed
Red blinks 3 times Pindriver test failed
Moving light Self test success

LED Blink codes in conjunction with Web Frontend

Code State
Green on, Red on Firmware upgrade in progress (Don't turn off!)



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