problems with IAR kickstarter and MSP430FR2111

Started by "'Pe...@ozemail.com.au [msp430]" April 1, 2017
I am using a MSP430FR2111 with IAR Workbench 6.5 or 7.4 when it is
installed. I find that I cannot alter the pins to toggle up and down. I have
cleared the lock. There is no problem with my PCB as I can toggle a led
artificially. If I remove all components and the track for the pin, it still
does not toggle. I have tried a number of pins and also a number of boards.
I was concerned about the clock frequency and wanted to observe MCLK and
SMCLK but when I select this function I see ground on both pins when I use a
CRO. I cannot use an earlier version of Kickstarter as it does not include
this MCU. Has anyone experienced anything like this?

TIA

Peter

Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430

I've never used it, but have you checked the default port configuration
is byte and not word. That may have an effect.

Al

On 1/04/2017 2:13 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au [msp430] wrote:
> I am using a MSP430FR2111 with IAR Workbench 6.5 or 7.4 when it is
> installed. I find that I cannot alter the pins to toggle up and down.
> I have cleared the lock. There is no problem with my PCB as I can
> toggle a led artificially. If I remove all components and the track
> for the pin, it still does not toggle. I have tried a number of pins
> and also a number of boards. I was concerned about the clock frequency
> and wanted to observe MCLK and SMCLK but when I select this function I
> see ground on both pins when I use a CRO. I cannot use an earlier
> version of Kickstarter as it does not include this MCU. Has anyone
> experienced anything like this?
>
> TIA
>
> Peter
Hi Al

Yes I have checked this. Usually IAR shows up an error if you address a Word register as byte or vice versa. Another funny thing is that the password in PMMCTCL0 reads out as 0xA5 rather than as 0x96 as it should. I am trying to download a later version of IAR but I cannot register a license yet.

Thanks

Peter

From: m... [mailto:m...]
Sent: Saturday, 1 April 2017 1:58 PM
To: m...
Subject: Re: [msp430] problems with IAR kickstarter and MSP430FR2111

I've never used it, but have you checked the default port configuration is byte and not word. That may have an effect.

Al

On 1/04/2017 2:13 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au [msp430] wrote:

I am using a MSP430FR2111 with IAR Workbench 6.5 or 7.4 when it is installed. I find that I cannot alter the pins to toggle up and down. I have cleared the lock. There is no problem with my PCB as I can toggle a led artificially. If I remove all components and the track for the pin, it still does not toggle. I have tried a number of pins and also a number of boards. I was concerned about the clock frequency and wanted to observe MCLK and SMCLK but when I select this function I see ground on both pins when I use a CRO. I cannot use an earlier version of Kickstarter as it does not include this MCU. Has anyone experienced anything like this?

TIA

Peter
The only other time I have ever seen this problem was when i forgot the
options set up, and left the debugger on simulation and not FET, but
that seemed too obvious, especially since the blinky LED works, which I
assumed used the same project/code.

Al

On 3/04/2017 12:05 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au [msp430] wrote:
> Hi Al
>
> Yes I have checked this. Usually IAR shows up an error if you address
> a Word register as byte or vice versa. Another funny thing is that the
> password in PMMCTCL0 reads out as 0xA5 rather than as 0x96 as it
> should. I am trying to download a later version of IAR but I cannot
> register a license yet.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
> *From:*m... [mailto:m...]
> *Sent:* Saturday, 1 April 2017 1:58 PM
> *To:* m...
> *Subject:* Re: [msp430] problems with IAR kickstarter and MSP430FR2111
>
> I've never used it, but have you checked the default port
> configuration is byte and not word. That may have an effect.
>
> Al
>
> On 1/04/2017 2:13 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au
> [msp430] wrote:
>
> I am using a MSP430FR2111 with IAR Workbench 6.5 or 7.4 when it is
> installed. I find that I cannot alter the pins to toggle up and
> down. I have cleared the lock. There is no problem with my PCB as
> I can toggle a led artificially. If I remove all components and
> the track for the pin, it still does not toggle. I have tried a
> number of pins and also a number of boards. I was concerned about
> the clock frequency and wanted to observe MCLK and SMCLK but when
> I select this function I see ground on both pins when I use a CRO.
> I cannot use an earlier version of Kickstarter as it does not
> include this MCU. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
>
> TIA
>
> Peter
Hi Al

That hit the nail right on the head!!

Mucho gracias.

Peter

From: m... [mailto:m...]
Sent: Monday, 3 April 2017 3:23 PM
To: m...
Subject: Re: [msp430] problems with IAR kickstarter and MSP430FR2111

The only other time I have ever seen this problem was when i forgot the options set up, and left the debugger on simulation and not FET, but that seemed too obvious, especially since the blinky LED works, which I assumed used the same project/code.

Al

On 3/04/2017 12:05 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au [msp430] wrote:

Hi Al

Yes I have checked this. Usually IAR shows up an error if you address a Word register as byte or vice versa. Another funny thing is that the password in PMMCTCL0 reads out as 0xA5 rather than as 0x96 as it should. I am trying to download a later version of IAR but I cannot register a license yet.

Thanks

Peter

From: m... [mailto:m...]
Sent: Saturday, 1 April 2017 1:58 PM
To: m...
Subject: Re: [msp430] problems with IAR kickstarter and MSP430FR2111

I've never used it, but have you checked the default port configuration is byte and not word. That may have an effect.

Al

On 1/04/2017 2:13 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au [msp430] wrote:

I am using a MSP430FR2111 with IAR Workbench 6.5 or 7.4 when it is installed. I find that I cannot alter the pins to toggle up and down. I have cleared the lock. There is no problem with my PCB as I can toggle a led artificially. If I remove all components and the track for the pin, it still does not toggle. I have tried a number of pins and also a number of boards. I was concerned about the clock frequency and wanted to observe MCLK and SMCLK but when I select this function I see ground on both pins when I use a CRO. I cannot use an earlier version of Kickstarter as it does not include this MCU. Has anyone experienced anything like this?

TIA

Peter
First make sure it's plugged in at the wall... :). Did this a few times
myself.
Al

On 4/04/2017 12:21 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au [msp430] wrote:
> Hi Al
>
> That hit the nail right on the head!!
>
> Mucho gracias.
>
> Peter
>
> *From:*m... [mailto:m...]
> *Sent:* Monday, 3 April 2017 3:23 PM
> *To:* m...
> *Subject:* Re: [msp430] problems with IAR kickstarter and MSP430FR2111
>
> The only other time I have ever seen this problem was when i forgot
> the options set up, and left the debugger on simulation and not FET,
> but that seemed too obvious, especially since the blinky LED works,
> which I assumed used the same project/code.
>
> Al
>
> On 3/04/2017 12:05 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au
> [msp430] wrote:
>
> Hi Al
>
> Yes I have checked this. Usually IAR shows up an error if you
> address a Word register as byte or vice versa. Another funny thing
> is that the password in PMMCTCL0 reads out as 0xA5 rather than as
> 0x96 as it should. I am trying to download a later version of IAR
> but I cannot register a license yet.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
> *From:*m...
> [mailto:m...]
> *Sent:* Saturday, 1 April 2017 1:58 PM
> *To:* m...
> *Subject:* Re: [msp430] problems with IAR kickstarter and MSP430FR2111
>
> I've never used it, but have you checked the default port
> configuration is byte and not word. That may have an effect.
>
> Al
>
> On 1/04/2017 2:13 PM, 'Peter Grey' m...@ozemail.com.au
> [msp430] wrote:
>
> I am using a MSP430FR2111 with IAR Workbench 6.5 or 7.4 when
> it is installed. I find that I cannot alter the pins to toggle
> up and down. I have cleared the lock. There is no problem with
> my PCB as I can toggle a led artificially. If I remove all
> components and the track for the pin, it still does not
> toggle. I have tried a number of pins and also a number of
> boards. I was concerned about the clock frequency and wanted
> to observe MCLK and SMCLK but when I select this function I
> see ground on both pins when I use a CRO. I cannot use an
> earlier version of Kickstarter as it does not include this
> MCU. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
>
> TIA
>
> Peter
>