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Error initializing emulator: No USB FET was found on CCSv5

Hi everyone!

I am experiencing a (very) annoying problem. I have read a few topics and especially that wiki : http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP_Debug_Stack 
but it didn't help...

I was first programming the target board of the eZ430 and it was working great but now I built my board with a CC430 and I am trying to program it with MSP-FET430UIF (v1.4a) and nothing works anymore :-(

From what I read, I understood that with CCSv5.3 should propose me to upgrade the FET430 when I plug it in and try to debug a project. But it doesn't do anything when I plug it it. I only had the Windows installation of the new device. And when I debug, I have that message "Error initializing emulator: No USB FET was found".

I installed the Elprotronic app to see which firmware is installed on the debugger but it tells me "msp430.dll initialization error ..."

Now I don't really know what to do since with CCSv5 the upgrade of the debugger should be automatic and it's not the case with me.... In "Ports (COM and LPT), I can see that there is MSP-FET430UIF - VCP (COM4) and there is also MSP-EXP430F5438 USB - Serial Port (COM5).

Anyone could help me ?

Thanks a lot for the help ! Samy. 

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    Hi Samy,

    can you please confirm in your device manager whether your FET appears as a CDC or HID type USB device?  Can you confirm you only have the one device plugged in.

    Some things to check

    - permissions or antivirus interfering with the drivers?

    - if at all possible try another FET

    Please keep us informed.

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

  • In reply to Lisa TI:

    Thanks for your reply Lisa!

    In the device manager, the FET appears in Ports (COM and LPT) > MSP-FET430UIF - VCP (COM4) but I don't know if it means that it is CDC or HID type ? :-s

    There is only 1 device plugged in, and there in no other antivirus that the windows xp one... 

    I will find to try someone who has another FET but this one is a brand new one, I am the first to use it...

    Thanks,

    Samy

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    In reply to Samy Bertrand:

    Hi  Samy,

    this is odd.   Can you please confirm you used the elprotronic lite version for the TI USB FET?  They have a version for their own FET as well.

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

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    In reply to Lisa TI:

    Hi Samy,

    just thought I would check for any updates.

    Best Regards,

    Lisa

  • In reply to Lisa TI:

    Hi Lisa!

    Well at the end I am using an ez430 and it's working great...I will never know  what went wrong with that debugger :-p

    Thanks for your concern,

    Samy

  • Guru 130905 points

    In reply to Samy Bertrand:

    Hi Samy,

    great, very glad to hear.

    thanks for the update and all the best with development.

    Best Regards,
    Lisa

  • In reply to Lisa TI:

    Hi All with "NO USB FET found" issues.

    Once I had my FET reprogrammed. 

    http://e2e.ti.com/support/microcontrollers/msp430/f/166/p/49358/243591.aspx#243591,

    I was able to get FET back to life after it was totally DEAD!.

    Then I used Elpotronic tools to bring it version 3.0. It may complain it needs to downgrade to 2 first.

    Now my FET works with CCS5.4.


    Hopefully it is smooth sailing from now on.

    Mohan


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