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CCS/MSP430F2012: CCS V8.3 Under MSP430 properties, the "download options" is missing

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Part Number: MSP430F2012

Tool/software: Code Composer Studio

Using previous versions of CCS 7, one could select various Erase Options when using a MSP430F2012 device.

Using CCS V8.3 there are no "Download Options" or "Erase Options" - where do I find these settings?

I have read through the documentation but there is no mention of the problem I am experiencing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

MM

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    Michael,

    There should be a whole section there in CCSv8.3

    If I go to the Debug settings for an MSP430 project this is what I see:

    If I go to the debug configuration dialog I see them there as well:

    Maybe try deleting the debug configuration. In my second screen shot you can select the debug configuration on the left and then click on the red X.  Close the dialog. The next time you launch a debug session for the project it will regenerate the configuration. For some reason yours seems to be missing the entire section for flash options.

    Regards,

    John

     


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  • In reply to JohnS:

    Hi John,
    Thanks for your reply.
    I did as you suggested, however the problem remains.
    I even created a new Workspace and a skeleton program but the problem is still there.

    If I repeat this in CCSV7.x then I get the correct (expected) "Options".

    Going back to CCSV8.3 if I change the device from a MSP430F2012 to a MSP430F2013 then all is well.

    Thanks for your suggestions, I'll have to sleep on this one a bit.
    Regards,
    Michael
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    In reply to Michael Moyes:

    Michael,

    Interesting. If I do the switch between 2012 and 2013 I can see the same issue. This has got to be an issue in our device support files. I will take a look and see if I can figure out where the problem is.

    John

     


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    In reply to JohnS:

    I have filed CCBT-2399 to track this. If I figure out a workaround (other than changing the device) I will let you know.

    Regards,
    John

     


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    In reply to JohnS:

    MSP430F2012.xml.zipOk I have a workaround.  In the attached zip file there is an updated MSP430F2012.xml file.

    Close CCS

    Copy this file into <install dir>/ccsv8/ccs_base/common/targetdb/devices and replace the file that is there.

    Restart CCS

    For me doing that triggered CCS to pickup the new file and use it.  If it doesn't for you then exit CCS and then launch CCS from the command prompt Ccstudio.exe -clean   That will flush the cache of those files.

    Regards,

    John

     


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  • In reply to JohnS:

    Good Day John,

    I followed your instructions and everything is now working as it should.

    Thanks very much for your prompt response !

    Regards,

    Michael

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    In reply to Michael Moyes:

    Great. Thanks for bringing the issue to our attention.

    John

     


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  • In reply to JohnS:

    Good Day John,

    There seems to be a side-effect to the new xml file.

    When I launch the debugger I get the message as below.

    If I press "Ignore" the debug session continues without any obvious problems.

    However, we use this device in production quantities (1k+ per month) and we need to keep a sharp eye out for anything out of the ordinary.

    If I use the "old" xml file then I don't get this message, and the debug session continues as normal.

    Regards,

    Michael

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    In reply to Michael Moyes:

    That F20x2_G2x2x_G2x3x string that it is looking for is what I replaced in the xml file. It should be fine to ignore this. I will pass this on to the guys who will be doing the proper fix. Unfortunately I don't have an F2012 so I was not able to try to connect.

    Regards,
    John

     


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