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MSP-EXP432P401R: Unable To Download HEX File due to FET Driver Missing

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Part Number: MSP-EXP432P401R

Hi,

I have a HEX file that I need to download onto the MSP432 device using the MSP-EXP432P401R Development kit.

The kit is connected via the USB interface. Searching on the web, I get to understand that I will need to download the command line Flasher to download the Hex file.

While installing the MSP430 Flasher, it indicated it to me that I will need to download USB FET Drivers if not installed and the message has a link to download page.

When accessing that download page, I see no driver. Here is the link for the USB FET Drivers:

http://www.ti.com/tool/mspds#Low-Level_USB_CDC_or_VCP_Drivers

The get software buttons, are links to download progarm files not a driver.

Would you please help in getting this resolved?

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Best regards,

Ziggy

  • Hi Ziggy,

    Maybe obvious, but have you try the third "Get Software" button which links to http://software-dl.ti.com/msp430/msp430_public_sw/mcu/msp430/MSP430_FET_Drivers/latest/index_FDS.html ? It seems to be the MSP430_FET_Drivers installer you are looking for.

    Regards,

    __________

    Clément

  • In reply to Clément:

    Good morning Clement,

    I did installed the driver from the link you provided me. It installed well. However, it is still not working. There is still no support for FET debugger.

    C:\ti\MSPFlasher_1.3.20>MSP430Flasher.exe -n MSP432P401R -w Sample.hex
    * -----/|-------------------------------------------------------------------- *
    * / |__ *
    * /_ / MSP Flasher v1.3.20 *
    * | / *
    * -----|/-------------------------------------------------------------------- *
    *
    * Evaluating triggers...done
    * Checking for available FET debuggers:
    * Couldn't find any connected USB FETs!
    * Powering down...done
    * Disconnecting from device...done
    *
    * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    * Driver : closed (MSP DebugStack not initialized)
    * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    */


    I then invoked the following command to see if a driver is installed and if needs updating.

    C:\ti\MSPFlasher_1.3.20>MSP430Flasher.exe -n NO_TARGET -s
    * -----/|-------------------------------------------------------------------- *
    * / |__ *
    * /_ / MSP Flasher v1.3.20 *
    * | / *
    * -----|/-------------------------------------------------------------------- *
    *
    * Evaluating triggers...done
    * Checking for available FET debuggers:
    * Couldn't find any connected USB FETs!
    * Powering down...done
    * Disconnecting from device...done
    *
    * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    * Driver : closed (MSP DebugStack not initialized)
    * ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    */

    That said, would you please give me set of  steps to install the MSP flasher and FET Debugger ((if the link is different from the above).

    Just to re-iterate. I am using a USB cable to interface to the MSP-EXP432P401R development kit.

    The download link I used for the flasher was:

    http://www.ti.com/tool/MSP430-FLASHER

    Thanks again and look forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Ziggy

  • In reply to Zegeye Alemu1:

    Hi,

    From my understanding the problem is now to detect the MSP-EXP432P401R Launchpad.

    This problem can have several sources.

    -        You should try the easiest solution: simply change your USB cable (verify as well if all the jumpers are well positioned)

    -        Try to detect your MSP-EXP432P401R using CCS, this would probably give you more hints and maybe help you to update the firmware

    -        Try as well to verify if your device is detected by Windows (you can use the Device Manager)

    To finish, you can also try to use a different tool to flash your device. You should for example have a look to Uniflash (http://www.ti.com/tool/UNIFLASH).

    Regards,

    __________

    Clément

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