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Microcontrollers => MSP430 => Topic started by: tld on December 12, 2013, 12:21:22 pm

Title: MSP430-JTAG-ISO-MK2 firmware, without DLL?
Post by: tld on December 12, 2013, 12:21:22 pm
Hi,

I'm wondering if the firmware for the MSP430-JTAG-ISO-MK2 is available outside of the DLL-files?

I know of the driver/ddl/firmware pack: https://www.olimex.com/Products/MSP430/JTAG/MSP430-JTAG-ISO-MK2/resources/OLIMEX_MSP430-DLL_drivers.zip

But I don't currently have any windows machines around, and I'm wondering if it'd be possible to get firmware that could be uploaded to the programmer using mspdebug or similar.

tld
Title: Re: MSP430-JTAG-ISO-MK2 firmware, without DLL?
Post by: olimex on December 12, 2013, 12:55:27 pm
I do wonder why would you need the firmware?
if you want to use the device MSPDEBUG is open source and do not use the DLL at all so you can see how it talks to our firmware
Title: Re: MSP430-JTAG-ISO-MK2 firmware, without DLL?
Post by: tld on December 13, 2013, 11:19:28 am
Quote from: olimex on December 12, 2013, 12:55:27 pm
I do wonder why would you need the firmware?
if you want to use the device MSPDEBUG is open source and do not use the DLL at all so you can see how it talks to our firmware


Many thanks for your quick response. :)

I was wanting to use mspdebug to upgrade the firmware of the programmer, similar to the instructions presented here:
http://mspdebug.sourceforge.net/power.html

I was however able to use the Olimex-programmer in vmware, to upgrade the firmware, so I'm now running Olimex firmware 1312d07, and FET protocol version 20000007.

Upgrading this way isn't a huge problem, but it would be nice if the firmware was available as .bin-files as well, so users could upgrade with 3rd party tools like mspdebug, without needing to locate a windows-installation to upgrade using the Olimex-tools.

Not a huge problem though, would just be nice.

Also, many thanks for a good tool!  I can see a lot of though has been put into this programmer/debugger, and I'm looking forward to working more with it. :)

tld