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T5510 BSL

Started by rampadc, November 14, 2013, 04:03:50 pm

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rampadc

Hi, can anyone show me how to use USB BSL on the T5510? There are already Reset and Boot buttons on the board, and it's already using the 5510 on the MSP430 Rocket.

I followed the directions on the user guide but Windows gives me an "Unknown Device". I have an Olimex Tiny JTAG handy.

So how can I use USB BSL with this board?

LubOlimex

Hey rampadc,

If you go for the general purpose programming way then the Olimex Tiny JTAG would come in handy. Not only it is faster and easier to use but the demo examples for T5510 are both for IAR EW.

Which PC application are you using with T5510 for a BSL communication via USB? T5510 can communicate via USB with a computer directly with the proper PC application - no real need of rocket attached to it.

If you are also using a rocket, then consider the official application pack for the "rocket": http://www.ti.com/general/docs/lit/getliterature.tsp?baseLiteratureNumber=slau319&fileType=zip and this is the official literature: http://www.ti.com/lit/pdf/slau319.

Texas Instruments provides all software that is available for the MSP430-BSL board and I recommend you to check this wiki article: http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/BSL_(MSP430). The firmware is supported by Eric Loffler from Texas Instruments. His repository might be found here: https://github.com/MSP-EricLoeffler/MSPBSL_USB_Tool. I suggest you contact Texas Instruments for further software instructions.

Best regards,
Lub/OLIMEX
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex

rampadc

Quote from: LubOlimex on November 15, 2013, 03:54:16 pm
If you go for the general purpose programming way then the Olimex Tiny JTAG would come in handy. Not only it is faster and easier to use but the demo examples for T5510 are both for IAR EW.


The Olimex Tiny JTAG works very well for general purpose, however, I found that when programming the 5510 for USB communication, if the USB cable is plugged in, CCS will take a very long time to initialize and eventually crash. This problem happens with both of my PCs so I find it to be a hassle to remove the USB cable for programming and plugging it back in every time.

Quote from: LubOlimex on November 15, 2013, 03:54:16 pm
Which PC application are you using with T5510 for a BSL communication via USB? T5510 can communicate via USB with a computer directly with the proper PC application - no real need of rocket attached to it.


I'm not sure. I'm new to the BSL universe and I was hoping using BSL is a simple process (turning out not to be).