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MSP430FR5969 Launchpad with Energy Trace on Mac

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Hi all,

 

I've been lurking for a while but I finally joined up! I recently received the MSP430FR5969 FRAM Launchpad with EnergyTrace, and I'm trying to upload code to it with OS X 10.9.4 and mspdebug. I am successfully able to upload code to the standard Launchpad with the MSP430G2553 but I cannot upload to the FRAM Launchpad. Looking at this makes me think that a work around has not been found yet, is this true? Or has someone gotten the new FRAM Launchpads working with OS X?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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@@bobnova & zborgerd

 

Thank you for your reply! To answer both of your questions at once, I did try to update the EZ-FET firmware on the Launchpad by first pulling the libmsp430.so from energy, and then running mspdebug --allow-fw-update tilib. I even ran it three times as outlined here but each time it did not work, and did not let me upload.

 

I may try to compile the MSP Debug Stack for mac, but I do not know how successful I will be.

 

Thanks again!

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@@bobnova & zborgerd

 

Thank you for your reply! To answer both of your questions at once, I did try to update the EZ-FET firmware on the Launchpad by first pulling the libmsp430.so from energy, and then running mspdebug --allow-fw-update tilib. I even ran it three times as outlined here but each time it did not work, and did not let me upload.

 

I may try to compile the MSP Debug Stack for mac, but I do not know how successful I will be.

 

Thanks again!

 

I think that Energia will get an update soon.  If you want to compile the library, you may be able to do it with hidapi and libboost.

 

You may be able to loosely follow the Linux instructions here:

 

http://forum.43oh.com/topic/5706-use-mspdebug-to-upgrade-msp430fr5969/

http://www.colotronics.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/msp430-toolchain-in-ubuntu-1404-with.html

 

Be aware that even if you can flash the board, you may run into problems with corruption and other issues that I've mentioned in other threads,.  I guess that using TI's MSP-GCC-ELF compiler might resolve some of this as well as using a patched version of mspgcc, such as the version included in Energia.  I've had to debrick my board with a BSL flash no less than 5 or 6 times so far, but I'm using the old MSPGCC  LTS 20120406 because I still trust it more than RedHat / TI's GCC compiler.

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@@zborgerd, thank you for the links. If I have enough time I will try to adapt the Linux instructions for Mac. Otherwise, I'll just wait until the new energia release. Thanks again!

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