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Discussion Groups | MSP430 | EZ430 firmware update?

The purpose of this group is to foster exchange of information on the Texas Instruments MSP430 family of microcontrollers and related tools. Everyone welcome, all levels of familiarity/expertise.

EZ430 firmware update? - Aaron Greer - Oct 3 17:44:47 2007

I have a big problem.

I was using IAR with a EZ430 debugging tool. I got an error message in IAR when I tried programming my 2012 which said my EZ430 firmware was not up to date, and asked if I wanted to update it now. I clicked yes to update the firmware and there was a progress box. The progress got about 75% done and froze. After about 10 minutes, I closed IAR and restarted it. Now, my EZ430 appears to be a brick. I can't see it in my device manager and IAR doesn't see it.
Does anyone know what has happened or have any suggestions for recovery?
thanks!

Re: EZ430 firmware update? - old_cow_yellow - Oct 3 17:56:39 2007

Others got trapped too. Your eZ430 is dead.

--- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> I have a big problem.
>
> I was using IAR with a EZ430 debugging tool. I got an error message
in IAR when I tried programming my 2012 which said my EZ430 firmware
was not up to date, and asked if I wanted to update it now. I clicked
yes to update the firmware and there was a progress box. The progress
got about 75% done and froze. After about 10 minutes, I closed IAR
and restarted it. Now, my EZ430 appears to be a brick. I can't see
it in my device manager and IAR doesn't see it.
> Does anyone know what has happened or have any suggestions for recovery?
> thanks!
>

_____________________________
 Free pdf download: Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430.


Re: EZ430 firmware update? - Grant Edwards - Oct 3 20:50:41 2007

On 2007-10-03, old_cow_yellow wrote:

> "Everytime IAR ask you to update firmware on ez430, you should
> unplug ez430 immediately. The default is "YES", and if you
> push wrong button or click, then your ez430 is gone. I have 5
> bad ez430s, and I am angry on this."

Sounds like it's time to switch to a different toolchain. :)

--
Grant Edwards grante Yow! UH-OH!! I put on
at "GREAT HEAD-ON TRAIN
visi.com COLLISIONS of the 50's"
by mistake!!!

_____________________________
 Free pdf download: Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430.


Re: EZ430 firmware update? - Aaron Greer - Oct 5 13:10:11 2007

I just received my new EZ430 by having it overnighted from Digikey.
I plugged it in this morning and the first thing that popped up was the dreaded "firmware update" dialog. I unplugged the EZ430 from the USB cable ASAP and nearly crushed my mouse when clicking on the "no" button.
Does anyone know anything about how to prevent this from happening? Or what causes it?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Greer"
To: m...
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 3:11:17 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
Subject: Re: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update?

Who do you suppose is responsible for this "feature"? IAR? TI? I think it needs to be fixed. Now I'm out of work for the next week while my replacement is shipped.

----- Original Message -----
From: "old_cow_yellow" < o...@yahoo.com >
To: m...
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 2:02:03 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update?

See msg #31356 (back in May)

"Everytime IAR ask you to update firmware on ez430, you should
unplug ez430 immediately.
The default is "YES", and if you push wrong button or click,
then your ez430 is gone.
I have 5 bad ez430s, and I am angry on this."

--- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> I have a big problem.
>
> I was using IAR with a EZ430 debugging tool. I got an error message
in IAR when I tried programming my 2012 which said my EZ430 firmware
was not up to date, and asked if I wanted to update it now. I clicked
yes to update the firmware and there was a progress box. The progress
got about 75% done and froze. After about 10 minutes, I closed IAR
and restarted it. Now, my EZ430 appears to be a brick. I can't see
it in my device manager and IAR doesn't see it.
> Does anyone know what has happened or have any suggestions for recovery?
> thanks!
>

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Re: EZ430 firmware update? - old_cow_yellow - Oct 5 13:46:10 2007

I use KickStart from IAR but supported by TI. I have never seen
"firmware update" popping up.

TI uses a file called MSP430.DLL and they updates it very often. I
never allow more than one version in my PC and I always make sure it
is from TI.

I know there are many other companies supply their own versions of
MSP430.DLL and Windows cannot tell which one to use (or not to use).

Do you know how many MSP430.DLL files are in your PC? Do you know
which one Windows is using?

I think (but not sure) that a crazy MSP430.DLL causes the problem.

--- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> I just received my new EZ430 by having it overnighted from Digikey.
> I plugged it in this morning and the first thing that popped up was
the dreaded "firmware update" dialog. I unplugged the EZ430 from the
USB cable ASAP and nearly crushed my mouse when clicking on the "no"
button.
> Does anyone know anything about how to prevent this from happening?
Or what causes it?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aaron Greer"
> To: m...
> Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 3:11:17 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: Re: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update?
>
> Who do you suppose is responsible for this "feature"? IAR? TI? I
think it needs to be fixed. Now I'm out of work for the next week
while my replacement is shipped.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "old_cow_yellow" < old_cow_yellow@... >
> To: m...
> Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 2:02:03 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update?
>
> See msg #31356 (back in May)
>
> "Everytime IAR ask you to update firmware on ez430, you should
> unplug ez430 immediately.
> The default is "YES", and if you push wrong button or click,
> then your ez430 is gone.
> I have 5 bad ez430s, and I am angry on this."
>
> --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> >
> > I have a big problem.
> >
> > I was using IAR with a EZ430 debugging tool. I got an error message
> in IAR when I tried programming my 2012 which said my EZ430 firmware
> was not up to date, and asked if I wanted to update it now. I clicked
> yes to update the firmware and there was a progress box. The progress
> got about 75% done and froze. After about 10 minutes, I closed IAR
> and restarted it. Now, my EZ430 appears to be a brick. I can't see
> it in my device manager and IAR doesn't see it.
> > Does anyone know what has happened or have any suggestions for
recovery?
> > thanks!
> > --
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Re: EZ430 firmware update? - Aaron Greer - Oct 5 14:00:15 2007

I have two files with similar names:
msp430.dll (company = TI)
sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".

I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have asked for any information that could help them figure out the cause.
If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve the problem for everyone.

----- Original Message -----
From: "old_cow_yellow"
To: m...
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2007 11:25:24 AM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update?

I use KickStart from IAR but supported by TI. I have never seen
"firmware update" popping up.

TI uses a file called MSP430.DLL and they updates it very often. I
never allow more than one version in my PC and I always make sure it
is from TI.

I know there are many other companies supply their own versions of
MSP430.DLL and Windows cannot tell which one to use (or not to use).

Do you know how many MSP430.DLL files are in your PC? Do you know
which one Windows is using?

I think (but not sure) that a crazy MSP430.DLL causes the problem.

--- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> I just received my new EZ430 by having it overnighted from Digikey.
> I plugged it in this morning and the first thing that popped up was
the dreaded "firmware update" dialog. I unplugged the EZ430 from the
USB cable ASAP and nearly crushed my mouse when clicking on the "no"
button.
> Does anyone know anything about how to prevent this from happening?
Or what causes it?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aaron Greer"
> To: m...
> Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 3:11:17 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: Re: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update?
>
> Who do you suppose is responsible for this "feature"? IAR? TI? I
think it needs to be fixed. Now I'm out of work for the next week
while my replacement is shipped.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "old_cow_yellow" < old_cow_yellow@... >
> To: m...
> Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 2:02:03 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update?
>
> See msg #31356 (back in May)
>
> "Everytime IAR ask you to update firmware on ez430, you should
> unplug ez430 immediately.
> The default is "YES", and if you push wrong button or click,
> then your ez430 is gone.
> I have 5 bad ez430s, and I am angry on this."
>
> --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> >
> > I have a big problem.
> >
> > I was using IAR with a EZ430 debugging tool. I got an error message
> in IAR when I tried programming my 2012 which said my EZ430 firmware
> was not up to date, and asked if I wanted to update it now. I clicked
> yes to update the firmware and there was a progress box. The progress
> got about 75% done and froze. After about 10 minutes, I closed IAR
> and restarted it. Now, my EZ430 appears to be a brick. I can't see
> it in my device manager and IAR doesn't see it.
> > Does anyone know what has happened or have any suggestions for
recovery?
> > thanks!
> > --
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Re: EZ430 firmware update? - Grant Edwards - Oct 5 20:38:56 2007

On 2007-10-05, Aaron Greer wrote:

> I just received my new EZ430 by having it overnighted from
> Digikey. I plugged it in this morning and the first thing
> that popped up was the dreaded "firmware update" dialog. I
> unplugged the EZ430 from the USB cable ASAP and nearly crushed
> my mouse when clicking on the "no" button. Does anyone know
> anything about how to prevent this from happening?

Use GCC. Or Rowley.

> Or what causes it?

IAR.

1/2 :)

--
Grant Edwards grante Yow! I'm imagining a surfer
at van filled with soy sauce!
visi.com

Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - old_cow_yellow - Oct 6 13:29:43 2007

--- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> I have two files with similar names:
> msp430.dll (company = TI)
> sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".

** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
dangerous.

> I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> asked for any information that could help them figure out
> the cause.

** Thanks.

> If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> the problem for everyone.

** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.

_____________________________
 Free pdf download: Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430.


Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - old_cow_yellow - Oct 10 15:06:18 2007

Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-tools use
TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use MSP430F1612
chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are capable
of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.

But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430 are
different. The consequence is that these two similar but different
tools need similar but different firmware.

I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF firmware.
If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is downloaded
into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.

I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect such dead
eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it myself. Is
there any body out there willing to try?

You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not killed by
other reasons.

You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer, or
others all can do the job.

You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the dead
eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.

If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try, I will
send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
--- In m..., "old_cow_yellow"
wrote:
>
> --- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
> >
> > I have two files with similar names:
> > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
>
> ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
> dangerous.
>
> > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > the cause.
>
> ** Thanks.
>
> > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> > the problem for everyone.
>
> ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
>

_____________________________
 Free pdf download: Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430.


Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - Microbit - Oct 10 15:11:40 2007

Hi Lichen,

> TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> same USB vender ID and same USB device ID.

That's pretty bad :-(
Does the UIF have a unique ID (USB)? I don't use it, so I don't know.
If it does, the enumeration can only confuse the 2 when the IDs match AFAIK.
Or at least, when the unique ID differs, you have to let WIN register the new (identical) device
to the same driver.

Best Regards,
Kris

-----Original Message-----
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of old_cow_yellow
Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2007 4:52 AM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking

Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-tools use
TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use MSP430F1612
chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are capable
of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.

But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430 are
different. The consequence is that these two similar but different
tools need similar but different firmware.

I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF firmware.
If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is downloaded
into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.

I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect such dead
eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it myself. Is
there any body out there willing to try?

You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not killed by
other reasons.

You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer, or
others all can do the job.

You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the dead
eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.

If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try, I will
send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
--- In m..., "old_cow_yellow"
wrote:
>
> --- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
> >
> > I have two files with similar names:
> > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
>
> ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
> dangerous.
>
> > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > the cause.
>
> ** Thanks.
>
> > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> > the problem for everyone.
>
> ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
>

_____________________________
 Free pdf download: Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430.


Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - old_cow_yellow - Oct 10 15:46:56 2007

I solder those 6 wires to a working eZ430 and got the image of its Flash.

--- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> To do this, I think you would either need the EZ430 JTAG firmware
image to download manually, or you'd have to try and program the EZ430
concurrently (in parallel) with the functioning tool. Is there any
other way to do this? If the first is the what you are trying to do,
where did you find the EZ430 firmware?
>
> Like I said before, I RMA'd my broken EZ430, but I'd like to know
what you've got in mind for the fix. I believe you are right about the
similarities and differences. I installed IAR on a different machine
today and noticed that the Windows Driver Installation dialog box
showed the UIF driver being loaded.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "old_cow_yellow"
> To: m...
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:52:14 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
>
> Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-tools use
> TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use MSP430F1612
> chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are capable
> of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.
>
> But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430 are
> different. The consequence is that these two similar but different
> tools need similar but different firmware.
>
> I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
> recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF firmware.
> If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is downloaded
> into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.
>
> I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect such dead
> eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it myself. Is
> there any body out there willing to try?
>
> You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not killed by
> other reasons.
>
> You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer, or
> others all can do the job.
>
> You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the dead
> eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.
>
> If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try, I will
> send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
>
> --- In m... , "old_cow_yellow"
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> > >
> > > I have two files with similar names:
> > > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> > > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
> >
> > ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
> > dangerous.
> >
> > > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > > the cause.
> >
> > ** Thanks.
> >
> > > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> > > the problem for everyone.
> >
> > ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
> >
>
> --
> CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication, and any files or
previous e-mail messages attached to it, is confidential information
and may contain information that is privileged. It is for use of the
named recipient(s) only.
> Do not read this e-mail if you are not the intended recipient. If
you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for
delivering it to the intended recipient, please do not copy or
disclose its contents to any person or body.
> If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately
notify us by e-mail and destroy the original transmission and its
attachments. Thank you.
>
>


Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - old_cow_yellow - Oct 10 15:58:58 2007

Kris,

One of my eZ430 has: USB\VID_0451&PID_F430\TUSB34103E410CDDC558FF43
Another eZ430 has--: USB\VID_0451&PID_F430\TUSB341017264545D858FFFB
And the UIP has----: USB\VID_0451&PID_F430\TUSB3410324B4534C255FFD9

-- Lichen

--- In m..., "Microbit" wrote:
>
> Hi Lichen,
>
> > TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> > same USB vender ID and same USB device ID.
>
> That's pretty bad :-(
> Does the UIF have a unique ID (USB)? I don't use it, so I don't know.
> If it does, the enumeration can only confuse the 2 when the IDs
match AFAIK.
> Or at least, when the unique ID differs, you have to let WIN
register the new (identical) device
> to the same driver.
>
> Best Regards,
> Kris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: m... [mailto:m...] On
Behalf Of old_cow_yellow
> Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2007 4:52 AM
> To: m...
> Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
>
> Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-tools use
> TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use MSP430F1612
> chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are capable
> of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.
>
> But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430 are
> different. The consequence is that these two similar but different
> tools need similar but different firmware.
>
> I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
> recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF firmware.
> If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is downloaded
> into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.
>
> I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect such dead
> eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it myself. Is
> there any body out there willing to try?
>
> You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not killed by
> other reasons.
>
> You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer, or
> others all can do the job.
>
> You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the dead
> eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.
>
> If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try, I will
> send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
> --- In m..., "old_cow_yellow"
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
> > >
> > > I have two files with similar names:
> > > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> > > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
> >
> > ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
> > dangerous.
> >
> > > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > > the cause.
> >
> > ** Thanks.
> >
> > > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> > > the problem for everyone.
> >
> > ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
> >
>
>


Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - Microbit - Oct 10 16:11:26 2007

Thanks Lichen,

That looks different.
Perhaps it's a bug in the driver code ? Dunno, but your theorem seems very plausible.
I use CrossWorks, so I don't suffer all those pains.

Best Regards,
Kris

-----Original Message-----
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of old_cow_yellow
Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2007 5:52 AM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking

Kris,

One of my eZ430 has: USB\VID_0451&PID_F430\TUSB34103E410CDDC558FF43
Another eZ430 has--: USB\VID_0451&PID_F430\TUSB341017264545D858FFFB
And the UIP has----: USB\VID_0451&PID_F430\TUSB3410324B4534C255FFD9

-- Lichen

--- In m..., "Microbit" wrote:
>
> Hi Lichen,
>
> > TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> > same USB vender ID and same USB device ID.
>
> That's pretty bad :-(
> Does the UIF have a unique ID (USB)? I don't use it, so I don't know.
> If it does, the enumeration can only confuse the 2 when the IDs
match AFAIK.
> Or at least, when the unique ID differs, you have to let WIN
register the new (identical) device
> to the same driver.
>
> Best Regards,
> Kris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: m... [mailto:m...] On
Behalf Of old_cow_yellow
> Sent: Thursday, 11 October 2007 4:52 AM
> To: m...
> Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
>
> Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-tools use
> TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use MSP430F1612
> chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are capable
> of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.
>
> But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430 are
> different. The consequence is that these two similar but different
> tools need similar but different firmware.
>
> I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
> recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF firmware.
> If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is downloaded
> into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.
>
> I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect such dead
> eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it myself. Is
> there any body out there willing to try?
>
> You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not killed by
> other reasons.
>
> You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer, or
> others all can do the job.
>
> You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the dead
> eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.
>
> If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try, I will
> send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
> --- In m..., "old_cow_yellow"
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
> > >
> > > I have two files with similar names:
> > > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> > > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
> >
> > ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
> > dangerous.
> >
> > > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > > the cause.
> >
> > ** Thanks.
> >
> > > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> > > the problem for everyone.
> >
> > ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
> >
>
>

_____________________________
 Free pdf download: Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430.


Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - old_cow_yellow - Oct 10 17:02:40 2007

IAR might work too. But I used the free version of FET-Pro430 from
www.elprotronc.com

--- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> Do you use the "memory dump" function in IAR or some other method to
get the flash image?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "old_cow_yellow"
> To: m...
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:10:38 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
>
> I solder those 6 wires to a working eZ430 and got the image of its
Flash.
>
> --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> >
> > To do this, I think you would either need the EZ430 JTAG firmware
> image to download manually, or you'd have to try and program the EZ430
> concurrently (in parallel) with the functioning tool. Is there any
> other way to do this? If the first is the what you are trying to do,
> where did you find the EZ430 firmware?
> >
> > Like I said before, I RMA'd my broken EZ430, but I'd like to know
> what you've got in mind for the fix. I believe you are right about the
> similarities and differences. I installed IAR on a different machine
> today and noticed that the Windows Driver Installation dialog box
> showed the UIF driver being loaded.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "old_cow_yellow"
> > To: m...
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:52:14 PM (GMT-0700)
America/Denver
> > Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-tools use
> > TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> > same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use MSP430F1612
> > chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are capable
> > of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.
> >
> > But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430 are
> > different. The consequence is that these two similar but different
> > tools need similar but different firmware.
> >
> > I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
> > recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF firmware.
> > If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is downloaded
> > into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.
> >
> > I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect such
dead
> > eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it myself. Is
> > there any body out there willing to try?
> >
> > You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not killed by
> > other reasons.
> >
> > You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer, or
> > others all can do the job.
> >
> > You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the dead
> > eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.
> >
> > If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try, I
will
> > send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
> >
> > --- In m... , "old_cow_yellow"
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I have two files with similar names:
> > > > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > > > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > > > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > > > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > > > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> > > > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
> > >
> > > ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
> > > dangerous.
> > >
> > > > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > > > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > > > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > > > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > > > the cause.
> > >
> > > ** Thanks.
> > >
> > > > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> > > > the problem for everyone.
> > >
> > > ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - Aaron Greer - Oct 11 19:58:02 2007

Do you use the "memory dump" function in IAR or some other method to get the flash image?

----- Original Message -----
From: "old_cow_yellow"
To: m...
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:10:38 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking

I solder those 6 wires to a working eZ430 and got the image of its Flash.

--- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
>
> To do this, I think you would either need the EZ430 JTAG firmware
image to download manually, or you'd have to try and program the EZ430
concurrently (in parallel) with the functioning tool. Is there any
other way to do this? If the first is the what you are trying to do,
where did you find the EZ430 firmware?
>
> Like I said before, I RMA'd my broken EZ430, but I'd like to know
what you've got in mind for the fix. I believe you are right about the
similarities and differences. I installed IAR on a different machine
today and noticed that the Windows Driver Installation dialog box
showed the UIF driver being loaded.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "old_cow_yellow"
> To: m...
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:52:14 PM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
> Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
>
> Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-tools use
> TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both use the
> same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use MSP430F1612
> chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are capable
> of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.
>
> But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430 are
> different. The consequence is that these two similar but different
> tools need similar but different firmware.
>
> I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
> recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF firmware.
> If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is downloaded
> into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.
>
> I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect such dead
> eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it myself. Is
> there any body out there willing to try?
>
> You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not killed by
> other reasons.
>
> You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer, or
> others all can do the job.
>
> You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the dead
> eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.
>
> If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try, I will
> send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
>
> --- In m... , "old_cow_yellow"
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> > >
> > > I have two files with similar names:
> > > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file property
> > > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
> >
> > ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are more
> > dangerous.
> >
> > > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > > the cause.
> >
> > ** Thanks.
> >
> > > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to solve
> > > the problem for everyone.
> >
> > ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
> > --
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Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - Hans - Apr 28 7:07:03 2008

Hello,

i dint use my EZ430 for several Months..today i connected it to my
PC ?? the PC asked for update the tool ..i agreed...and my EZ430 is
dead.
Could anyone tell me, where firmware for this tool can be found ?

Thanks
Hans

--- In m..., "old_cow_yellow"
wrote:
>
> IAR might work too. But I used the free version of FET-Pro430 from
> www.elprotronc.com
>
> --- In m..., Aaron Greer wrote:
> >
> > Do you use the "memory dump" function in IAR or some other method
to
> get the flash image?
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "old_cow_yellow"
> > To: m...
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:10:38 PM (GMT-0700)
America/Denver
> > Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I solder those 6 wires to a working eZ430 and got the image of its
> Flash.
> >
> > --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> > >
> > > To do this, I think you would either need the EZ430 JTAG
firmware
> > image to download manually, or you'd have to try and program the
EZ430
> > concurrently (in parallel) with the functioning tool. Is there
any
> > other way to do this? If the first is the what you are trying to
do,
> > where did you find the EZ430 firmware?
> > >
> > > Like I said before, I RMA'd my broken EZ430, but I'd like to
know
> > what you've got in mind for the fix. I believe you are right
about the
> > similarities and differences. I installed IAR on a different
machine
> > today and noticed that the Windows Driver Installation dialog box
> > showed the UIF driver being loaded.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "old_cow_yellow"
> > > To: m...
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:52:14 PM (GMT-0700)
> America/Denver
> > > Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-
tools use
> > > TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both
use the
> > > same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use
MSP430F1612
> > > chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are
capable
> > > of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.
> > >
> > > But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430
are
> > > different. The consequence is that these two similar but
different
> > > tools need similar but different firmware.
> > >
> > > I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
> > > recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF
firmware.
> > > If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is
downloaded
> > > into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.
> > >
> > > I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect
such
> dead
> > > eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it
myself. Is
> > > there any body out there willing to try?
> > >
> > > You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not
killed by
> > > other reasons.
> > >
> > > You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer,
or
> > > others all can do the job.
> > >
> > > You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the
dead
> > > eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.
> > >
> > > If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try,
I
> will
> > > send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
> > >
> > > --- In m... , "old_cow_yellow"

> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > --- In m... , Aaron Greer
wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I have two files with similar names:
> > > > > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > > > > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > > > > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > > > > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > > > > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file
property
> > > > > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
> > > >
> > > > ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are
more
> > > > dangerous.
> > > >
> > > > > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > > > > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > > > > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > > > > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > > > > the cause.
> > > >
> > > > ** Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to
solve
> > > > > the problem for everyone.
> > > >
> > > > ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
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> > previous e-mail messages attached to it, is confidential
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the
> > named recipient(s) only.
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If
> > you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for
> > delivering it to the intended recipient, please do not copy or
> > disclose its contents to any person or body.
> > > If you have received this transmission in error, please
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> > notify us by e-mail and destroy the original transmission and its
> > attachments. Thank you.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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immediately
> notify us by e-mail and destroy the original transmission and its
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> >
> >
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Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking - Aaron Greer - Apr 29 15:49:55 2008

I'm sorry to inform you that your EZ430 is dead.
The good news is that TI support should replace it for free. Create a service ticket and they should email you back with instructions for how to exchange it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hans"
To: m...
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 5:06:58 AM (GMT-0700) America/Denver
Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking

Hello,

i dinĀ“t use my EZ430 for several Months..today i connected it to my
PC ?? the PC asked for update the tool ..i agreed...and my EZ430 is
dead.
Could anyone tell me, where firmware for this tool can be found ?

Thanks
Hans

--- In m... , "old_cow_yellow"
wrote:
>
> IAR might work too. But I used the free version of FET-Pro430 from
> www.elprotronc.com
>
> --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> >
> > Do you use the "memory dump" function in IAR or some other method
to
> get the flash image?
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "old_cow_yellow"
> > To: m...
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:10:38 PM (GMT-0700)
America/Denver
> > Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I solder those 6 wires to a working eZ430 and got the image of its
> Flash.
> >
> > --- In m... , Aaron Greer wrote:
> > >
> > > To do this, I think you would either need the EZ430 JTAG
firmware
> > image to download manually, or you'd have to try and program the
EZ430
> > concurrently (in parallel) with the functioning tool. Is there
any
> > other way to do this? If the first is the what you are trying to
do,
> > where did you find the EZ430 firmware?
> > >
> > > Like I said before, I RMA'd my broken EZ430, but I'd like to
know
> > what you've got in mind for the fix. I believe you are right
about the
> > similarities and differences. I installed IAR on a different
machine
> > today and noticed that the Windows Driver Installation dialog box
> > showed the UIF driver being loaded.
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "old_cow_yellow"
> > > To: m...
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:52:14 PM (GMT-0700)
> America/Denver
> > > Subject: [msp430] Re: EZ430 firmware update? --hacking
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Both the MSP-FET430UIF (UIF) and the MSP-EZ430U (eZ430) USB-
tools use
> > > TUSB3410 chip to interface to the USB port of a PC. They both
use the
> > > same USB vender ID and same USB device ID. They both use
MSP430F1612
> > > chip to handle the JTAG signals for the target. They both are
capable
> > > of downloading firmware from the PC into the MSP430F1612.
> > >
> > > But the hardware interfaces to the target JTAG of UIF and eZ430
are
> > > different. The consequence is that these two similar but
different
> > > tools need similar but different firmware.
> > >
> > > I think (but not sure) the software in PC sometime mistakenly
> > > recognizes an eZ430 as an UIF, and offers to update the UIF
firmware.
> > > If the unlucky user accepts the offer, the UIF firmware is
downloaded
> > > into the eZ430 and it will not work anymore.
> > >
> > > I think (but again not sure) that I found a way to resurrect
such
> dead
> > > eZ430. I do not have such dead eZ430, thus I cannot try it
myself. Is
> > > there any body out there willing to try?
> > >
> > > You need an eZ430 that was killed by "firmware update", not
killed by
> > > other reasons.
> > >
> > > You need a working 4-wire JTAG tool. UIF, PIF, Gang-Programmer,
or
> > > others all can do the job.
> > >
> > > You need to solder 6 wires from 6 of the 7 Test Points on the
dead
> > > eZ430 to the JTAG connector of the tool.
> > >
> > > If you have the above and willing to spend half an hour to try,
I
> will
> > > send you more details for you to try at your own risk.
> > >
> > > --- In m... , "old_cow_yellow"

> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > --- In m... , Aaron Greer
wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I have two files with similar names:
> > > > > msp430.dll (company = TI)
> > > > > sbmsp430.dll (company = Softbaugh)
> > > > > Both are located in: C:\Program Files\IAR Systems\Embedded
> > > > > Workbench 4.0\430\bin\
> > > > > Could the second one be causing a problem? The file
property
> > > > > comments for smsp430.dll says it is a "USBP Emulation DLL".
> > > >
> > > > ** I think "similar" names are fine; "identical" names are
more
> > > > dangerous.
> > > >
> > > > > I have been in contact with TI tech support and they are
> > > > > aware of the problem, but aren't sure of the cause. They
> > > > > are replacing my damaged EZ430 module for free and have
> > > > > asked for any information that could help them figure out
> > > > > the cause.
> > > >
> > > > ** Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > > If we can pass on our findings to them, it might help to
solve
> > > > > the problem for everyone.
> > > >
> > > > ** I will try to dig into this problem and post my findings.
> > > >
> > >
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