Simpliciti on MSP430-CCRF?

Started by lyassa, September 26, 2012, 05:46:12 am

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lyassa


LubOlimex

September 26, 2012, 04:51:01 pm #1 Last Edit: September 28, 2012, 10:57:31 am by lubolimex
Hello there,

I can confirm that MSP430-CCRF works with

http://www.ti.com/tool/smartrftm-studio

But notice that this is true only with TI JTAGs (not Olimex ones).

I have reasons to believe the case with Simpliciti is the same since it officially supports CC430 also.

Regards,
Lub/OLIMEX
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex

lyassa

I couldn't get the link_to/link_listen application that comes with SIMPLICITI to download to the board. The app compiles ok, but never downloads to the board. No error messages, it just freezes.

I really need SIMPLICITI to work with these boards. Please help.

LubOlimex

Hello there again,

Could you please tell me exactly what tools (both hardware and software) are you using? Is it possible to test the IAR projects located in \Projects\Examples\CC430EM?

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

lyassa

September 28, 2012, 09:25:07 pm #4 Last Edit: September 29, 2012, 10:12:05 am by lyassa
I am using this Texas Instrument JTAG programmer: http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP-FET430UIF
I am using IAR V5.50.2
Quote"Is it possible to test the IAR projects located in \Projects\Examples\CC430EM?"
It is the project that I am testing. It compiles ok, but refuses to download to the MSP430-CCRF board.

The CC430EM project works fine when I download it to the development boards I got from TI, EM430F5137RF900: CC430F5137 Wireless Development Tool

Note: I am able to compile and download to the Olimex board the blink LED example that you have on the Olimex website.

Please feel free to ask any questions if I were not clear in my answers above.

lyassa

I am starting to lose confidence in the MS430-CCRF board. The same board will download the application one time, and refuse to download it the next time!! very erratic!!!
I am using MSP-FET430UIF for a programmer, IAR v5.50.2 and the RF_Connection_Toggle_LED application that I downloaded from the Olimex website, unchanged.

I don't have the board connected to any battery. It is powered from the JTAG programmer.

Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:04: Firmware version 30204005
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:04: Interface dll version 3.2.4.5
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:05: Device : CC430F5137
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:05: External voltage : 1.8 V
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:05: VCC voltage : 1.9 V
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:12: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:24: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:45: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 14:59:56: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:00:18: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:00:37: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:00:56: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:01:17: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:01:29: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:01:29: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:01:51: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:02:02: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:02:18: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:02:18: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:02:25: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:02:46: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:03:07: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:03:29: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:03:55: Could not write device memory
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:03:55: Trying to initialize target failed
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:04:00: Fatal error: Closing debug session   Session aborted!
Sun Sep 30, 2012 15:04:00: Failed to load debugee: C:\ti\Olimex\MSP430-CCRF_DemoSoftware IAR for MSP v4.21\RF Connection_toggle LED\Debug\Exe\RF Connection_toggle LED.d43

lyassa

The board seems to function much better now after I powered it from a 9V battery. I wish Olimex included the proper power connector with the board. It would save your customers lots of frustration.

LubOlimex

Hello lyassa,

Glad you managed to solve the situation. Can you confirm that increasing the input voltage increased the stability of the board?

Regards,
Lub/OLIMEX
Technical support and documentation manager at Olimex

lyassa

October 02, 2012, 11:16:11 pm #8 Last Edit: October 06, 2012, 06:34:55 am by lyassa
Yes, powering the board from an external 9v battery solved the problems I had. I am now able to program the board using both CCS and IAR. It is also compatible, to some extent with the examples that came with SIMPLICITI. The radio functions work great, however, the LED and the button are not compatible with the examples. I will need to modify the header files. Hope that will not take much effort to figure out.

olimex

I'm not familiar with MSP-FET430UIF but from the log above it is seen that your JTAG power the board with 1.8V instead with 3.3V which MSP430-CCRF require, so when you added the external vltage you run the board with proper power supply