Other Parts Discussed in Thread: CC1101, CC110L, CC115L
Can SmartRF Studio 7 be run under Windows 10, I have been using Windows XP successfully...
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I loaded SmartRF Studio 7 on my PC (running Windows 10), and it loaded until it came to loading the USB driver...
It gave me a message "unable to load Driver xx".... I pressed continue, and it loaded more and again issued the
same message. The software fails to "recognise" the connected module... it seems to be just a driver issue ??
Many thanks for your help...
First, the software version I have is "SmartRF_ Studio_7-1.10.3".... The exact message I get is "Not able to install driver for C:\Program Files (x86)\Texas Instruments\SmartRF Tools\drivers\vcp\srf05eb_uart.inf" I have now tried to load on my other half's laptop (running 10)... and I got exactly the same result.
Hope this makes some sense to you...
I installed what I assume is the latest version (6.13.1)... This loaded without error, I selected for the CC1101 (the CC110L is the chip in the TrxEB),
connected the TrxEB module... USB ack'd OK but nothing appeared "connected" (as before). I dug out an old laptop running Windows 7... again the
"new" version loaded without error, but the same result... no connect. The TrxEB's I have are rev. 1.7, and these appear to be working OK... they will
talk to each other in "Easy_link mode. Could these modules need to be updated ??
Sorry... I thought it was Zack back to me... Could it be the "old" driver interfering with the "new" one ?? How do I remove the driver in Windows 10 ??
(the "uninstall" does not seem to remove the driver, but I could be wrong about that ??
Just to avoid confusing the SmartRF Studio version and the driver error message, it's best to check your SmartRF Studio installation first:
If you are running an EB board with a CC110L then you will need to use SmartRF Studio 7 (the latest version on https://www.ti.com/tool/SMARTRFTM-STUDIO#downloads as of posting this is 2.24.0); if I understand your post correctly, I think you have accidentally installed SmartRF Studio 6 (v6.13.1) instead.
For reference, there is a list of devices supported by SmartRF Studio 6 and 7 on the overview of the page above.
Please can you confirm (or not) that v2.24.0 of SmartRF Studio 7 successfully installs (ideally from a "clean" install) and if your CC110L device is recognised? The CC110L is selectable in the GUI, separate to the CC1101.
I did reckon there was something wrong with the "6"... I installed v2.24.0 of SmartRF Studio 7 successfully, I uninstalled all the
previous attempts to try and make it a "clean" installation. The problem is still there..!!! no response (other than the #10 ack) when
I plug in the EB... (I tried both of them)... Any other way I can check the Installation... ??
Just to let you know... I installed the latest version on a couple of laptops... one running "7" and the other running "10".... both
installed without error, and both failed to recognise the EB... I noticed on the "7" version that the "refresh list" Icon (bottom right
of the startup menu page) responded briefly but did not register the EB... so the software (on the "7" in any case) does "see"
the device connected to the USB ?? yet another Microsoft Triumph no doubt... I'll see if I can get my hands on a "virgin" "10"
PC... I have a feeling that all three machines here have had TI S/W in and out... so may not be "clean"...
I have now installed this software on a laptop PC that was "clean" (never had this software installed), with the same result.
The EB is not recognised, Is it possible that the EB's are the trouble ??... I don't have any other module(s) to try, and I don't think
there are any replacements in stock ??.
Apologies if I am repeating things but just to clarify:
If so, I will first see if I can find some of the same EMs and TrxEB board revision and see if the issue is repeatable on my end.
First, please can you check that the "USB mode" hadware switches on your TrxEB are set to "SmartRF" and "Enable" (the top setting in the attached table)? You'll have to turn the power on your TrxEB board off/on again once the CC110LEM is inserted if you do need to change this for the device to be recognised.
Additionally, if this does not solve the issue please go through the TrxEB User Guide: https://www.ti.com/lit/ug/swru294a/swru294a.pdf first as it contains information on installation. Section 4.2 has information on driver installation(s).
Yes.... all OK except that the EM plug-in modules in use are 434 Mhz. The TrxEB's were last used on a PC
running Windows XP... with no problems. The EM PCB's are marked CC115L and CC110L V1.0. I do have 868 Mhz modules,
but can't see that they would be the problem. The EB's run 100% on all "manual" functions... ??? The venerable XP PC was
only dumped a few weeks ago..!!!
I have just tried with a CC110L v1.0 (also marked with CC115L) 434 MHz module too using a TrxEB v1.7 and SmartRF Studio 7 v2.24.0 on a Windows 10 PC, it was recognised successfully.
To add to the User Guide above, there is also an App Note with information on installing the drivers (SWRA366): www.ti.com/.../swra366.pdf
After checking the TrxEB switch settings, please go through the App Note and User Guide linked above and let me know if that solves the issue.