E2E Maintenance Alert: Please be aware that we are updating our site today at 11 AM CST. During this time, users will be able to browse current site content and perform searches to find your solutions. We expect the Maintenance to be completed by 8 PM CST.
TI E2E Community
Code Composer Studio
Code Composer Forum
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.
All content and materials on this site are provided "as is". TI and its respective suppliers and providers of content make no representations about the suitability of these materials for any purpose and disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to these materials, including but not limited to all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement of any third party intellectual property right. TI and its respective suppliers and providers of content make no representations about the suitability of these materials for any purpose and disclaim all warranties and conditions with respect to these materials. No license, either express or implied, by estoppel or otherwise, is granted by TI. Use of the information on this site may require a license from a third party, or a license from TI.
TI is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company. Innovate with 100,000+ analog ICs andembedded processors, along with software, tools and the industry’s largest sales/support staff.