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Adding support for MSP430G2955 to the Launchpad 1.5?

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Is there a way to reflash the emulator on the launchpad 1.5 so it can support the g2955?  I can only get it to see up to a 2744.

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  • In reply to Jens-Michael Gross:

    Please see this thread for a more official comment from Dietmar on this topic: http://e2e.ti.com/support/microcontrollers/msp430/f/166/p/254008/897717.aspx#897717

    Regards,

    Katie

  • In reply to Jens-Michael Gross:

    I had hobby/student user's in mind when writing about equipment affordability. 

  • In reply to Rob G:

    Robert Gasiorowski1
    I had hobby/student user's in mind when writing about equipment affordability.

    In that case, there is no reason to pay full price for a FET debugger. They can be found used online starting at ~$50 USD.

    Yes, that is more than a Launchpad board, but a lot less than the $175 USD for a new one on the TI store.

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  • In reply to Rob G:

    Robert Gasiorowski1
    I had hobby/student user's in mind when writing about equipment affordability. 

    But students want same funcitonality as non-students. so for hardware (FET) why should they get it at a better price njsu tbecause they are students (= low-volume customers)?
    For compiler (student license with limited, non-commercial use) this might be different. But why should someone sell something that costs real money per piece for less just because someone is a student?
    Maybe the university can get a discount on a larger order.

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  • In reply to Jens-Michael Gross:

    Jens-Michael Gross
    why should they get it at a better price njsu tbecause they are students

    Because then they learn on TI hardware and are more likely to use that when they become employed and are making decisions on what microcontrollers to use.

    This is the exact reasoning that Xilinx uses with their XUP (Xilinx University Program) which provides discount tools and dev kits to university students.

    It's called "Building Brand Loyalty".

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  • In reply to Brian Boorman:

    Brian Boorman
    Because then they learn on TI hardware and are more likely to use that when they become employed and are making decisions on what microcontrollers to use.

    THat why I said the university should be able to get better prices on larger counts.

    However, the LaunchPad is exactly for this purpose. YOu can't say that <$5 is too much for a programmer, USB cable, and two MCUs. That's more than enough for an entry point.

    If you want "the real thing", you'll have to pay "the real price".  TI cannot afford giving everyhting away for free jsu tbecause perhaps one more custome will then later buy a few mroe MSPs.

    Imagine how many MSP you'll have to buy to make up for the loss on the cheap equipment. It surely doesn't pay to stuff all students worldwide with virtually free hardware.
    Software (where a copy doesn't cost anything but some bandwidth), things are different. But hardware does cost. Real money. TI's money.
    Whjile I too would like to get everything for free (well, regarding MSP products, I actually do, but that's a different story) I can fully understand why this isn't an offer for everyone (student or not).

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  • In reply to Jens-Michael Gross:

    Hi Folks, 

    We launched MSP-EXP430G2 a couple of years ago. The intend of the emulator was for it to be used with the chip that ships with the board. To achieve this goal we did not need an update function for the emulator and made it fixed function. 

    As stated in this post a couple of days ago:

    we are taking input from the field serious - our next generation on-board emulator will be update able and will support all MSP430 devices. From the results I have seen so far i think you will all like the new emulator - more on that later this year.

    Happy coding!
    Dietmar 

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