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I am trying to get my DRV8313EVM loaded with some custom firmware and get told no USB FET could be found in CCS when going to debug. I hooked up my MSP430 launch pad, hit debug and it worked.
This tells me CCS is configured correctly. I think either what I'm trying to do is not going to work or there is a driver issue. Energia see's the USB connection, in device manager it is listed as a "USB SERIAL PORT (COM65)" under "Ports (COM & LPT)".
The are numerous references to J4 in document SLVU815 but does not give any indication on its use (at least not to a newbie like me).
I have J2 open.
This makes me think the following
1) The USB interface is for the GUI only
2) An extra piece of hardware is required to interface with J4 and the computer.
Can somebody please confirm if those 2 points are true if so what extra part do I need to get? If I can use the USB interface with CCS, do I need an additional driver?
You are correct. The USB is for the GUI only and you do need an extra piece of hardware.
The documentation does not mention that you will need a LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) with a 4-pin header soldered to J4. This will be added to the User's Guide.
Please see the link as an example: https://e2e.ti.com/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/38/DRV8308EVM_5F00_TEST.pdf
This link is for the DRV8308EVM but the concepts are similar. The connections are different.
Our apologies for the omission.
Rick DuncanMotor Applications Team
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In reply to Rick Duncan:
Thanks again for your answer and working on a Saturday! If I could, I'd send a beer.
I have the MSP-EXP430G2 so maybe I can do this today.
From that are the following true:
1) I need to rotate the 2 far left (RXD/TXD) jumpers 90degrees as they are in the picture in your document (highlighted in green below)
2) The pins connect straight across if both J4 jumpers are in parallel (highlighted in yellow below).I tried to determine from both schematics which pin connects where but couldn't quite figure this out so I have assumed that the example in your document (J4-J2) is the same for the J4-J4 on the DRV8313EVM.
In reply to Adam Croot:
Hi Rick, After doing some extra research your comment about the connections finally clicked. I see it now looking at the schematic for DRV8308EVM and MSP-EXP430 design docs. I've pieced my understanding together from various sources. Source docs: www.ti.com/.../msp430g2553.pdf www.ti.com/.../msp-exp430g2 (slac437-1.zip/MSP-EXP430G2_Schematic+Silkscreen.pdf) www.ti.com/.../slvc552 (SLVC597.ZIP/schematic.pdf) IN 8313EVM Pin 1 is 3.3v Pin 2 is labeled TEST, which is labeled "TEST/SBWTCK" on MSP430G2553. Pin 3 is labeled UC_RST which is labeled "RST/NMI/SBWTDIO" on MSP430G2553. Pin 5 is GND J4 of DRV8308EVM PIN4=V3P3X PIN3=SBWTCK PIN2=SBWTDIO PIN1=GND MSP-EXP430G2 J2: Pin 2 is EZ_VCC Pin 3 is SBWTCK Pin 4 is SBWTDIO Pin 5 is GND So from this I conclude that: Pin 1 on 8313EVM should connect to EZ_VCC (2) on J4 of MSP-EXP430G2 Pin 2 on 8313EVM (TEST/SBWTCK) should go to J4/Pin 3 on MSP-EXP430G2 Pin 3 on 8313EVM (UC_RST/SBWTDIO) should go to J4/Pin 4 on MSP-EXP430G2 Pin 4 on 8313EVM should connect to GND of J4 on MSP-EXP430G2 I think that through various PDFs I think this is correct although most of this is done on the assumption that naming convesions are broadly similar (IE UC_RST is same as RST)
So In my image, pin 1 on the 8313EVM (bottom pin) should go to pin 2 on the MSP (Second from top) etc.
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