Other Parts Discussed in Thread: MSP-FET, MSP-FLASHER
Good Day. I have a customer who is working with MSP-FET430. Please see below the query of our customer for your reference.
We have been using MSP-FET for a long time with the x86 version MSP430Flasher_1.3.4 on Windows XP
We need to install to use on Linux and not abandon Windows XP
On the TI site, the MSP430Flasher available versions start at 1.3.10.
The bit depth of the installer is not specified. For example MSPFlasher-1.3.15-windows-installer.exe x86 or x64? Or both?
I downloaded the latest version 1.3.20. It was installed on Windows XP in a separate folder MSP430Flasher_1.3.20.
PROBLEM 1: MSP430Flasher_1.3.4 continues to work normally. MSP430Flasher_1.3.20 at startup gives an error "application not for Windows32"
Result: I cannot update my MSP-FET firmware with a fresh one.
Problem 2: I installed MSPFlasher-1.3.20-linux-x64-installer.run on Linux Mint 20. It starts up, detects the connected MSP-FET, informs about the need to update the firmware, starts updating the firmware and after several flashes of LEDs on the MSP-FET it aborts the update process. I receive a non-working MSP-FET. After that, MSP-FET is not found on Linux. I solved this problem three times by connecting MSP-FET to Windows XP and using the command "C:/ti/MSP430Flasher_1.3.4/MSP430Flasher.exe -n NO_TARGET " The firmware is being restored.
We get again a working MSP-FET with the old firmware up-to-date for version 1.3.4.
As a result, the more we delve into the details, the more questions arise.
1. Which last version of MSPFlasher supports Windows XP?
2. How to update the firmware and not get a brick?
2.1 I hope that with the latest firmware version 1,3,20 will work on Linux. Or is my hope unfounded?
3. Will updated MSP-FET with the latest firmware work well on Windows XP on the old version MSP430Flasher_1.3.4?
4. Why do we get a brick when we update the firmware on Linux? On Windows XP even MSP-FET with damaged firmware is detected and restored.
4.1 Script that adds UDEV-rules for the programmer to Linux will solve the problem? Where can I get it on TI site ?
I found a script msp430uif_install.sh in the / home / dg8357 / ti / MSP Flasher v1.3.20 / Drivers folder but it did not help me in any way.
We do not have Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 and will not appear.
I don't have time to experiment with finding a version that might suddenly work.
5. What options are there to use MSP-FET on both Windows XP and Linux?