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Program MSP430 with Bootstrap loader

Other Parts Discussed in Thread: MSP430F5507


I have an MSP430F5507 which I have up until now programmed via a JTAG debugger. On my custom PCB I only have a UART via RS485 connection to my MSP on the  UCA1 module. So the only connection I have to the external main unit is via UART. So my question is how can I program my MSP430 via this UART channel? I read about the bootstrap loader and I wonder if I can use the UCA1 UART module for this purpose instead of the other pins on P1 as was stated in your document? And there is some sort of sequence I need to apply to the RST and TEST pins in order for the bootstrap loader to run and how can I easily apply this sequence to the pins? And finally how does the bootstrap loader work in terms of code. Even if I get the bootstrap loader to start how do I program the flash memory with the BSL?


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