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madmartigan

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  1. Hi all, I would like to install the crystal that came with my EM430F6137RF900 development kit. I check the hardware reference design for this board and it says to install the crystal near this giant solder blob on the board. The labeling Q2/Q3 isn't entirely helpful either, because there doesn't appear to be a convenient pair of holes to solder the crystal into, and the crystal DOES have 2 wires sticking out. I found some youtube videos of installing a crystal on a board (not the EM430F6137RF900), and the crystal was just soldered onto the board right on the solder blob. This is quite confusing for me, although the packaging looks entirely conductive. I am not an analog guy, and I don't know crap about board design, or how crystals work. Does anyone have an idea how the crystal should get soldered to this board? FYI board design can be found in SLAU278F p. 117. Much thanks!
  2. I'm using the EM430F6137RF900 which I purchased from the TI "e-store". They look nice, with proper antennas.
  3. Hi guys, I'm just getting started with my CC430F6137 kit, and I really would appreciate some help. I have seen a fair number of tutorials on how to set up eclipse with the mspgcc toolchain, but there is one thing that escapes me... how do I get my code on the microcontroller??? My programmer thingy is the MSP-FET430UIF. I can get mspdebug to connect to it just fine like this: mspdebug -j -d /dev/ttyUSB0 uif Great. I can compile my code just fine like this: msp430-gcc -Os -mmcu=cc430f6137 -o test2.elf test2.c msp430-objdump -DS test2.elf > test2.lst msp430-objcopy -O ihex test2.elf test2.hex And I think this is the right order of operations here (but damned if I know what an elf file is, other than around x-mas time with santa). Great. So I am supposed to flash the hex file to my chip? I have no idea how to do this. Do I do this with mspdebug? Any help that could be given would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, -Madmartigan
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