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FET430UIF to Dev Board Interface

Postby applewood » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:17 am

I'm trying to connect the MSP-FET430UIF to the 430 Development Board using a PC with Windows Vista.

The drivers appear to be ok per AN35. Also, using the CrossWorks 1.4 Build 2 Terminal Emulator I can see the standard temperature data output by the board.

Everything appears to be configured properly per AN-27, AN-34, and AN-35 as well as articles on the forum. Yet, when I try to select the FET430UIF as the Target from CrossWorks, I get a "Firmware Upgrade Required" message at the bottom of the screen as well as a red Mode indicator light on the FET itself.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: FET430UIF to Dev Board Interface

Postby aek » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:53 am

Hmmm... we don't use Vista here ...

I'm not sure why you would need to upgrade the firmware, since the MSP430 variants that are currently used in the CubeSat Kit are relatively "old" and do not make use of some of the newer features that TI is using on newer MSP430 variants.

1) Ask Rowley. Remove the daughterboard from the CSK Dev Board and do all your tests that way (so that the CSK is not part of the equation).

2) If you download and install IAR's (free) Kickstart for MSP430 you'll find that it will automatically update the firmware on the FET if required. Then you can go back to Rowley for development, etc.

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Re: FET430UIF to Dev Board Interface

Postby applewood » Fri May 02, 2008 8:59 am

We switched to an XP machine but got the same results. Tried your other suggestions with no success.

Ultimately we contacted Rowley and they sent a file that updates the firmware on the FET.

After installing the update, everything connected as it should.

Thanks

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Re: FET430UIF to Dev Board Interface

Postby aek » Fri May 02, 2008 9:20 am

If you email us that file we'll place it in the CSK download area for other CSK users to use if required ...

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Re: FET430UIF to Dev Board Interface

Postby applewood » Mon May 05, 2008 8:52 am

I have forwarded the information to you. Hope this saves some folks a little time.

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Re: FET430UIF to Dev Board Interface

Postby aek » Mon May 05, 2008 9:31 am

Thanks -- here's the link for all concerned:
http://ccgi.rowley.co.uk/support/view.php?ticketref=7593-QJZX-4377&pass=4a6a10c4

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