You are commenting using your Twitter account. I got them when they were free too and I having a hard time to think of a use for them. We were pleased to see that dongle was recognized by Ubuntu It was a total surprise when I got the shipment email for the Stellaris. And this might be just the thing to use the 1.

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I think thats the real reason why they were just giving it away. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Email required Usg never made public.

The development board comes as a USB dongle. All it takes is wires from the programmer to the system.

The hind-end is small detachable board that hosts the F microcontroller. It was a total surprise when I got the shipment email for the Stellaris.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I mean, who could pass it up? Note the small-pitch 4-pin socket for connecting to the programmer board. Is it possible that row of five doughnuts on the side of the mainboard carries the programming signals as well?


When plugged in an LED on the daughter board happily blinks away as the example firmware intended. I just received my Stellaris robot development kit last week. I got the us deal, but I put mine on the top, so everything feels backwards. The actual dev board itself still only uses 4 pins but the 2 extra pins are for a UART.

It would have been nice to have a ground pin in that header J5. This is where we discovered a nice design consideration. We were pleased to isb that dongle was recognized by Ubuntu I got them when they were free too and I having a hard time to think of a use for them. Time to hook this up udb something and start coding. Granted, not as convenient as the extra ground pin on J5 would be, but works fine.

One trick to make the EZ easier to use for ISP is to sacrifice a target board by removing the MSP chip and installing a header as you sz430 in the article.

Now that event is merged with their regular TI Tech Day events. I really wanted to get one, but unfortunately I was too late and the coupon expired: At the beginning of the Month we came across a coupon code for a free eZF development stick.

Hands-on with eZ430-F2013

Either the EZ or the LaunchPad can be used to do in-system-programming. The newer EZF sticks like in the photos have 6 pins for the dev board connection J1 instead of just 4. Our Thoughts on the Hardware So what do we think about this as a development package?


I just have to separate the cable a bit at the LaunchPad end single ground connector to J6. TI has given these things now and again so we took the opportunity to acquire one.

GCL From my experience so far, TI has concentrated on satisfying the needs of their largest market segments first — most of which are companies that use Ueb. Join us after the break for our thoughts on the device, as well as more pictures and details. By using our website and services, you expressly agree to the placement of our performance, functionality and advertising cookies.

So yes, you can make connections via the breakout headers, but it would have been a good design consideration to include a programming header that you can plug in ze430 IDC connector to.