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CCS/MSP430G2102: Test Connection problem

Part Number: MSP430G2102
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: MSP-FET,

Tool/software: Code Composer Studio

I am using the MSP430G2102 MCU on my test board. I purchased a MSP-FET device and I want to flash it with the CCS V.7 tool with the project file that was created from the older version of CCS by our contractor. After powering on the test board and importing the project file, I found the Test Connection button is grey-out and I cannot test the connection to the MCU chip.  I have the RC circuit installed for the RST line and I also connected the test board's 3.3V to the VCC_Target pin 4 on the 14 pin connector.  I connected the SBWTCK line to pin 7 and RST/SBWTDIO line to pin 1 on the 14 pin connector. The TargetConfigs setup shows the Connection to TI MSP430 USB1 (Default) and the Device to MSP430G2102.  I power cycled the test board a few times but it did not help.  The CCS tool also shows a warning message saying the project was compiled with the older version compiler 4.4.3 and that is not currently installed.  Does the CCS V.7 has a built-in newer compiler?  Do I have to find the compiler 4.4.3 and install it?  I am new to the CCS tool and I need help to resolve this issue.

  • Tung,

    The Test Connection features is only available on some of our debug probes. It tests the JTAG scan chain and ensures that it matches what you have configured in CCS. This feature is not present for the MSP-FET.

    As far as the warning about the 4.4.3 compiler, this is happening because the project is set to use this compiler but the one that is installed on your machine is much newer. There are a couple solutions to this. One you can change the project to use the compiler that you have installed and the warning will go away.

    You can change the compiler version used by the project in the properties here:

    The other option is to install the 4.4.3 compiler and CCS will then use that. If you go to Help -> Install New Software. Choose the Code Generation Tools Update site. It then should give you the option of installing the 4.4.x compiler (4.4.8 is the latest in that stream I believe).