Support Software / Hardware
Required Software and Tools
- Install C compiler (MSP430-GCC) and JTAG tools. Download WIN32 (mspgcc-20050614.exe) from dIDEAS or All platforms (mspgcc) from Sourceforge
To install - unzip into a known location - then connect the Adapt3 device USB cable. Windows will prompt for driver installation. Instruct windows to look for the drivers in the previous unzip extraction location.
Alternatively - from the extraction direct - "right click" on each of the 3 INF files and select install. When the Adapt3 USB cable is connected, the drivers should be installed.
- MSP430 firmware, Download and extract source code for the datalogger. (Contact me for the latest firmware)
optional / informative
- PC Hardware clock synchronization : http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/download.htm
- Parallel port J-TAG cable : http://www.olimex.com/dev/msp-jtag.html
- Windows sync utility (explorer eject replacement) : (UNVERIFIED) http://www.only4gurus.com/v3/download.asp?ID=2443
- Software for PC serial port terminal emulator for RS-232 debugging - SecureCRT
- 1.5mm "straight" 10 pin programming cable - custom built from http://www.jst.com/ - based on 10ZR-8M
- To unlock the MSP430 due to firmware bug use Imagecraft ICC-MSP : ICC-MSP setup
- My programs - Sync and Cygintl-3.dll are used to flush the windows filesystem buffers. They automate the process of making safe the removal of the SD card after writing it. These tools are used by the makefile targets "file" and "SD". Place both of these in your executable path.
My Tools Setup
Executable binaries and source code are available from : http://www.dideas.com/docs/datalogger
At minimum download each of the binaries and copy into either the "working directory" or better yet or somewhere in your executable path. I keep them in c:\bin
Hardware Setup for MSP430 Programming
- Connect the JTAG programming cable to the PC parallel printer port and the "Adapt3" PCB. The JTAG cable is polarized to help connect it properly.
- Optionally connect "Adapt3" to the PC via the USB cable (you many need to install drivers). USB will provide power to the board - however the parallel port can also do this (but may not be reliable). This USB interface is also used for debugging.
- Connect the 1.5mm cable (10 pins) to the "Adapt3" PCB and to the datalogger board requiring programming.
- When programming firmware and the time/serial string - it is WISE to observe the USB / serial port output from the datalogger. Only this way can successful programming be confirmed.