LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) firmware update will be available by end of this week! [Expand support for all new G2xx devices]

Hello LaunchPad users,

A firmware update for LaunchPad’s on-board emulation will be made available soon! This firmware update for LaunchPad will offer support for MSP430’s latest and future Value Line G2xx devices!

The Scenario:
As many e2e members have discovered, some LaunchPad kits are unable to debug and download code on the new MSP430G2xx2 Value Line microcontroller devices. We have identified the root cause, and the current firmware on some LaunchPad kits needs to be updated to support the latest G2xx2 devices.

Does my LaunchPad need to be updated?
Not all units are affected by this issue, and affected units can be identified by looking at your LaunchPad’s 9-digit serial number (sticker on the back of your LaunchPad kit). If your serial number falls between 1009xxxxx and 1101xxxxx, your LaunchPad will need a firmware update to support G2xx2 devices.

When will the firmware update be available?
We are currently developing/testing a solution, which will be a simple GUI that downloads the proper firmware to the LaunchPad emulator. We expect to have this solution ready by the end of this week. This update ensures that your LaunchPad supports all of the new MSP430G2xx devices moving forward.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will immediately notify the community once the fix is available. Thank you for your continued support.


Adrian Fernandez


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