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CCS5.1 issue with MSP430 4xxx
I have a problem with MSP430F4784 but only when using CCS5.1 (works well with CCS4.2).
The error what I get: MSP430: Error connecting to the target: Unknown device
What I already checked:
- the same project and the same board with CCS4 - it does works well (tried more times switching between CCS versions).
- does not works with CCS5 (FETUIF firmware upgraded automatically by the latest CCS5.1 as described at http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP_Debug_Stack#Upgrade_process_to_MSP430.DLLv3)
- tried another MCU (MSP430AFE253 in a TI devboard - MSP-TS430PW24) - works in both JTAG and SBW mode on both CCS4 and 5.1
My board has the same setup as the TS430PW24 except the TEST/VPP pin on the JTAG 8 which is not connected since there is no such pin on the F4784. Same drawing is present in the SLAU278f.pdf on page 25 where it does confirms the missing TEST pin on some MSP variants.
Since CCS5.1 & FET-UIF is working with 2xx MCU I would like to know if anyone experienced such thing with 4xx/5xx MSP's?
have you (or can you) tried a different MSP430 device to see if the tool chain is generally working? For example you could use an MSP430F5438A (pretty much exactly the same device as the BT5190) in your target board to see if this is a general issue or something specific to the BT5190.
Thanks and Regards,Andreas
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I cannot try other MSP430 devices as I am using the ez430-rf256x with the BT5190 chips. Sorry that I did not mention that in the initial inquiry.
good info, I can confirm the issues that you are seeing with the eZ430-RF256x development tool and I reported them to our tools team. If this is a blocking issue for you now you could use the latest code size limited version of CCSv4.2 Let me know if the code size limitation is an issue for you.
I am still having some troubles, Andreas, so I took a snap shot of my MSP-FET430UIF aggregate device of all installed devices for the ez430-rf256x. Can you confirm that this is what I should have installed for proper operation?
I am still running into problems with the MSP-FET430UIF not being recognized on the specified com port.
I find it curious that the ez430 demo program runs flawlessly (im using the RF256x) and information is sent between the boards wirelessly and the incoming data is understood by the PC application. However connecting with ANY program for software flashing(fet-pro430, IAR,CCS) bounces back an error that the fet devices cannot be found on the specified COM port.
I've tried everything from different drivers to uninstalling all USB drivers on the system and starting from scratch, I even did a fresh install of Win7 to wipe out any programs I forgot about that might be causing a conflict. No progress. I've been doing this for about 3 weeks now and I'm at my wit's end.
I had read that some others had success by uninstalling cell phone sync software and certain mouse drivers, however since I am on a new install of Win7 these should not be an issue.
I am leaning towards the issue being USB driver related, however I cannot find any USB drivers to install. I only find the MSP430 UART driver to estalish a VCP/COM port relation.
I did some more testing here with different production eZ430-RF256x tools and I do not see any issue with an off-the-shelf CCSv5.1 install (no patches) as well as an EW430v6.0 install accessing this tool. The board that I initially used was a bad prototype.
Also, on a related note the emulators that are on the memory-stick type of development tools ("eZ430") as well as on the LaunchPads have a different architecture as compared with the standalone MSP-FET430UIF. The eZ430 tools use a HID-type interface for the emulation connection whereas the UIF uses a VCP. Attached a screenshot from the device manager how an eZ430-type emulator should look like.
All this being said and considering your device manager screenshot it looks like you have a bad tool (corrupted emulator firmware) that needs to get replaced.
We are facing the same "unknown device" problem.
Is there any patch for the MSP430G2153 device?
We are using the CCSv5.1 and the MSP-FET430UIF tool.
Thanks in advance,
I have same error message with MSP430F5528. CCS version 5.1.1.00031, MSP-FET430UIF. No patches installed. Could it be the same problem? If yes, should I install the patch found earlier in this thread? Or do something else?
I seem to have the same problem with a CC430F6137 device, CCS v5.1.1.00031 and MSP-FET430UIF rev1.14a running the v3 DLL.
Same question ... should I try the patch in this thread, or wait for other instructions?
Have already had communications with TI about this in another post (http://e2e.ti.com/support/development_tools/code_composer_studio/f/81/t/179058.aspx#644872) but have just found this post and thought that it may be useful to add this device to the ever growing list of "unknown devices".
I have same problem with MSP430F4784 in CCSv5.1 .
installed all patches its works fine .
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