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New FM 430

Postby applewood » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:20 am

Is there any information available on the new FM430(s)?

Also, we have heard that these new 430s will have the ability to deal with the power requirement issues of the Microhard x20 series radios. Can you provide any information on that as well?

Thanks

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Re: New FM 430

Postby aek » Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:38 am

http://www.cubesatkit.com/docs/datasheet/DS_CSK_FMB_710-00450-D.pdf

The image on the datasheet is for a Rev C FM430 ... a new image will be placed on the datasheet once we do a photo session with all the new hardware.

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Re: New FM 430

Postby applewood » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:41 pm

Thanks for the information and link.

Another question, does the Rev D FM430 have any new provisions for collecting I2C data from something like the Clyde Space EPS?

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Re: New FM 430

Postby aek » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:59 pm

In the Rev D architecture, the Flight Processor Module provides its own interface to the SCL_SYS and SDA_SYS signals. Since the MSP430F1611/1612 that we have been using doesn't have an elegant solution to "dedicated" I2C pins, the first FPMs based on the MSP430F1611/1612 (FPM A -- it's on the pricelist) employ a PCA9515A I2C isolator to talk to I2C.

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Re: New FM 430

Postby Albert » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:33 am

I have been working with an FM430 Rev C. Since this board is now obsolete, I want to know if I can use this new board the same way I used the previous one. I have looked at the documentation and it only says something about a missing RSSI signal from the transciever.

Can I expect the programs that already run in FM430 RevC also run in FMB Rev D? Are there many pinout differences?

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Re: New FM 430

Postby aek » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:47 am

Yes, your code is forward-compatible to the Rev D architecture.

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Re: New FM 430

Postby Albert » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:50 am

I entered into Pumpkin's Customer Download Area and I found files about the FMB. I've seen all the pins of the H10 connector where the FPM is connected. The problem is that I can't find no information about the FPM and what's de relation between H10 pins in the FPB and FPM pins (and specially the pin numbers of the MSP430).

I am used to FM430 Rev C, where the name of the pins where Px.y. It was easy to understand which pin of the MSP430 it was connected to. Now, with FMB, pins are named IO.n. I need the relations between IO.n and Px,y.

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Re: New FM 430

Postby aek » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:16 am

Hi Albert.

The (F)MB is now IO.n and not Pn.n because other processors (e.g. the 8051, now available on PPM B1) use a completely different I/O nomenclature and functional assignment, compared to the MSP430.

The best way to "map" them (for an MSP430 user like you) is to compare the Rev C FM430 datasheet with the (F)MB datasheet.

The PPM's pin numbers are the same as the H10 pin numbers on the MB.

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Re: New FM 430

Postby bgusat » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:45 am

Can you exlain us if can we use the "old" FM430 Development Board in order to work with new MSP430F2618.
our main issue moving from the MSP430F1612 is the 4 uart on the new one
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Re: New FM 430

Postby bgusat » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:55 am

About comparing the two documents, how can i know which pins on the MSP430F2618 are being used?
again my Q is in order to understand the communication pins, becouse only 2 of the 4 USART on the MSP can be async.
one is allready used for the MHX, and i need the other for my own use
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