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

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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.

Thanks,

Adrian Fernandez

ti.com/simplelink

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  • Hi Adrian,

    thank you for your update on this issue! Maybe you should mark this tread 'sticky' to ensure that every E2E member is aware of it.

    Rgds
    aBUGSworstnightmare

  • Adrian,

    Are we going to update the contents of the EEPROM for the TUSB3410 chip too?

    Or, is the update for the MSP430F16xx only?

    --OCY

  • So, will this update include support for the MSP430G2XX3 as well?

  • Hi,

     

    Could I ask a question regarding this update, and please excuse my ignorance, but will this update in any way solve the issue I'm experiencing with getting my Launchpad board to communicate with a Vista PC.

    I'm a complete Firmware\Software newbie, my experience is in hardware, but I'm trying to get the Temperature Demo running as an excercise in learning about the MSP430.  However I can't get this to run.  In the PC device manager, "Texas Instruments Emulators\Texas Instruments XDS560 PCIJTAG Emulator" there is a yellow warning symbol and looking at the properties for this, the Device Status shows "This device cannot start. (Code 10)".  On pressing the details button for this, Driver Files = "C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xds560.sys"

    I've tried to manually update this because the date shown in the properties is 2002 and on searching the MSP430 folder within the Ti emulation folder I see a file "xds560.sys" which is dated 2010.  On trying to update to this newer version Windows says something like PC determines it has the most suitable driver.

    Any help you can provide to get me going would be much appreciated.

    PS I've also installed CC V4 and my system is as per following:

    Processor: AMDTurion(tn)64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-58 1.9MHz

    RAM: 2GB

    System Type: 32-bit Operating System

     

    If non of the above is the source of my difficulty can you tell me what is and how I can fix.

     

    Many thanks,

    Jim

  • In reply to Mark Dailey:

    Mark Dailey

    So, will this update include support for the MSP430G2XX3 as well?

    Mark,

    yes, this update will support the MSP430G2xx3 devices as well.

    Regards,

    Dung

    www.ti.com/msp

  • Good to hear about the fix.

    Will it be this week or next  ?

    /Jonas

  • In reply to Jonas Palm:

    Hi Jonas,

    We expect a solution to be available middle of next week. Just to give a status update, we have a simple GUI that will walk through the firmware update process. However, our latest version only supports Windows XP. By middle of next week, we should have a version that will also work on Windows 7.

    Stay tuned, and thanks for the continued support!
    AdrianF

    ti.com/simplelink

  • In reply to AdrianFer:

    I have a Launchpad with S/N 100901938. It actually kind of works – not much worse than the MSP-FET 430UIF I have. But I will give the update a try if and when it is available.

    In case the update does not work, I dumped the current contents of the MSP430F1611 in that Launchpad. Here is the dump in three different formats.
    3060.LP100901938.zip

  • Adrian. this a very good news.

    Thank, you.

  • Will this update also for EZ430 device ?

    Best regards.

    pym

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