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So, I saw this neat little button in Code Composer Studio that is for 'EnergyTrace'. Very nice feature. However, when I try to use it I get "Error communicating EnergyTrace pod." I am currently using the Launchpad for MSP430. MSP-EXP430G2 Anyway, I was looking online and it says to use EnergyTrace you need the MSP-FET or the ez-FET-lite? I can't find how to buy the ez-FET-lite anywhere. Is there a way to use EnergyTrace with just the MSP-EXP430G2 launchpad, or do I actually need other hardware. What is the least expensive way to get EnergyTrace support with my MSP-EXP430G2 launchpad?
For those that don't follow the 43oh Blog: @@Fmilburn published a great write-up about how to use EnergyTrace to measure and improve power consumption and battery life of an Energia sketch. The article includes a nice demonstration of the effectiveness of sleep() vs. delay(). http://43oh.com/2015/09/how-to-measure-an-energia-applications-power-usage-with-energytrace/ He also shows how an EnergyTrace compatible LaunchPad (e.g. FR5969) can be used to measure power consumption of an older LaunchPad (e.g. G2553). This probably works for standalone projects as well.