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Error initializing emulator: No USB FET was found on CCSv5
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.
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.
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...
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.
just thought I would check for any updates.
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,
great, very glad to hear.
thanks for the update and all the best with development.
Hi All with "NO USB FET found" issues.
Once I had my FET reprogrammed.
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.
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