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CCS5.1 issue with MSP430 4xxx

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Hi

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?

regards,

B.

  • Hi

    I am also having same problem in new IAR 5.40.2 and CCS5.1. 

    I am using MSP430F5438 based TI development board and MSP430BT5190 based TI development board for my product development.

    IAR 5.30.3 and CCS4.2 are working in both development boards, but new IAR 5.40.2 and CCS 5.1 are working only in MSP430F5438 board and I am getting same error message " MSP430: Error connecting to the target: Unknown device" if i try to use MSP430BT5190 board.

    Please let me know if anyone has a idea to solve this issues.

    Regards,

    Senthil.

     

     

  • In reply to srisenthilkumar chandrasekaran:

    I have the same problem attempting to upgrade to CCS5 from CCS4. But after I do, CCS5 can no longer connect to my MSP430BT5190.

    My setup: Windows XP -> USB -> FET430UIF connected through JTAG to the MSP. With CCS 4.2.4 it works fine. CCS5 requires a firmware upgrade to the FET which seems to work but then when attempting to debug CCS5 can not connect:

    MSP430:  Error connecting to the target: Unknown device

    If I downgrade the FET firmware and use CCS4 it is able to connect and debug without a problem.

    I've tried powering my hardware via the FET and externally both with same results. (With CCS4 either power configuration works.)

  • In reply to Carl19357:

    I have the same problem with MSP430F4793 Device......

    Please reply if any of you get the way out from this problem in CC5.1

  • In reply to Yatendra Bhaskar:

    We can confirm the issue of not being able to access MSP430BT5190 devices using the current version of CCSv5.1. This issue has since been addressed and the fix will be part of the next official releases of TI's Code Composer Studio and the IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430. Until this official version is available we can offer the attached patch for both CCS and IAR which will add MSP430BT5190 support to an existing installation. Please refer to the "CCS and IAR support packages.pdf" document included in the attached ZIP file for further instructions.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Andreas  Dannenberg
    MSP430 Applications Team

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  • In reply to Andreas Dannenberg63:

    hi Andreas,

    Please help if you have any solution for MSP430F4793, The Problem is same as with MSP430BT5190 with other users....

  • In reply to Andreas Dannenberg63:

    Andreas,

    There is a new release for IAR. Does it include this fix? It is not clear in the IAR Release Notes.

    IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430 version 5.40.3

    Thanks,

    Miguel

  • In reply to Miguel:

    Hi Andreas,

       We have tried BT5190 with latest IAR 5.40.3 version, still i am getting same error (Fatal error: Could not find device (or device not supported)   Session aborted)

     

    Regards

  • In reply to Andreas Dannenberg63:

    Hi

    Just received a brand new devboard: MSP-TS430PZ100 (http://www.ti.com/tool/msp-ts430pz100)

    Every jumper is left as it is from factory (J6,J7 on), no external power, just the FET430UIF connected to the JTAG port.

    Brand new MSP430F4784 introduced in it.

    CCS5.1: Error connecting to the target: Unknown device

    CCS4.2: Programming works well - no problem.

    So it's not a hardware design - the TI devboard reacts in the same way - doesn't work with CCS5.1, v3 FET-UIF firmware

    Tried Andreas's fix as well from this link: http://e2e.ti.com/support/microcontrollers/msp43016-bit_ultra-low_power_mcus/f/166/t/155784.aspx

    The results are the same - probably it fixes only for BT5xxx family (if it does).

    Regards, B.

  • In reply to Brown59592:

    Hi,

      SP_MSP430BT5190_Tue001_17_2012__11_16.zip patch is working fine with 5.40.2, But in IAR 5.40.3 fails(Fatal error: Could not find device...)

      Could you please solve our problem asap.

    regards,

  • In reply to srisenthilkumar chandrasekaran:

    Folks,
    our apologies for the continued trouble. Unfortunately my initial statement ("fixed with the next release...") was a little too optimistic,  not considering the flurry of updates that is currently coming out due to various new MSP430 devices being released . I discussed with our tools team and basically it was too difficult to put the brakes on those already ongoing immediate releases. A fix regarding MSP430BT5910 along with a fix for MSP430F47x3 in our mainstream MSP430.DLL debug driver is currently scheduled for 02/17, with CCS and IAR IDE release updates soon thereafter. I'll update this thread as soon as I have any more specifics.

    I understand that the current situation is far from ideal. As an interim solution I would recommend not upgrading the IDE or re-applying the MSP430BT5190 patch provided earlier to a new IDE.

    As for the MSP430F47x3 I do not have specifics other than this is also a confirmed issue and that we are working on a fix. I'll go and check with our tools team and get back to all of you.

    Regards,
    Andreas

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