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A new WIN32 version of BSL-Scripter.exe has been compiled which allows BSL flashing using generic USB-to-UART adapters such as the FT232, CP2102 and CH430 as the hardware interface. It can be used with MSP430 F5xx F6xx, and FRxx parts with UART BSL. This version has a new MODE line option "INVOKE", which causes Scripter to directly generate the BSL hardware invocation sequence on the adapter's DTR and RTS outputs, which in turn are connected to the /Reset and Test pins on the target device. It produces the pattern shown in Figure 2 of slau319w.pdf and slau550s.pdf, which is normally generated by the Rocket or MSP-FET. If the INVOKE option is used, you must include the PARITY option as well. I have successfully tested the new Scripter on an MSP430FR2311 using all three adapter types. It would be helpful if others could test other relevant MSP430 parts and report the results. This has finally come about as a result of the generous efforts nagaokanchi, also known as "drcrane" on Github, who not only got TI's source code to compile with new versions of all the dependencies, but also navigated the mysteries of BOOST to control the DTR and RTS lines. The new Scripter and a related Instructions file are contained in "BSL-Scripter-v3.4.1.zip" in the Releases folder of his repository, which also contains the source code: https://github.com/drcrane/bslscripter-vs2017/releases For those who must run an official TI version of Scripter, I will leave on my Github the now-deprecated kludge option for using these adapters with the official Scripter, but of course it requires either manual intervention or an additional circuit: https://github.com/gbhug5a/CP2102-with-BSL-Scripter-for-MSP430 And finally, a reminder that the older MSP430 parts which use BSLDEMO2 for flashing, including the F1xx, F2xx, F4xx, and G2xx parts with BSL, can also be flashed with these adapters if a modified version of BSLDEMO is used, such as the "BSLDEMO-2.01C.exe" found in my other repo: https://github.com/gbhug5a/MSP430-BSL Texas Instruments has neither reviewed nor approved any of this. But I continue to hope TI will officially make similar changes to BSL-Scripter and BSLDEMO to support the use of these generic adapters.
In this tutorial we will interface a 7 Segment LED display serially using FT232 USB to serial converter chip and D2XX library from FTDI. D2XX is a library released by FTDI international,makers of FT232 and other FT series chip to access the advanced functions of the FT232 chip. The control program is written in standard C using D2XX library and is compiled using opensource GCC compiler on a windows 7 machine. Please note that this tutorial is specific to FT232 chip and will not work with USB to serial converter chips manufactured by other companies( like TUSB3410 from TI). Full Tutorial is available here
Energia's installation instructions for Mac specify a USB FTDI driver that apparently hasn't been updated since OS 10.7. Has anyone verified that it works on Mavericks and/or Yosemite? I believe that Yosemite in particular now requires "kext signing" of drivers, which has apparently caused a lot of problems for third-party software.
Hello, I found some devices which should allow me to connect naked MSP430G2553 chip to PC over USB. But here is one problem I don't really understand. I found devices with FTDI chip (I know it's a brand name) and devices which I found under "TTL UART" or "USB to TTL". Here is link to the FTDI one: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9873 Here is link to the TTL one: http://dx.com/p/usb-2-0-to-ttl-uart-5-pin-cp2102-module-serial-converter-blue-152317 So, my question is: is there any difference between those two? Because there is huge difference in price. Thanks for replies