MSB-A2

Support for the ScatterWeb MSB-A2 board. More...

Detailed Description

Support for the ScatterWeb MSB-A2 board.

Overview

MSBA2 image

Hardware

MCU: LPC2387 ARM7-TDMI
RAM: 96kb
Flash: 512kb

More info

Board Schematics

Board schematics

Circuit Diagrams

Circuit Diagram
Circuit Diagram II

MSB-A2 page @ Freie Universität Berlin/CST

Flashing

The MSB-A2 is programmed via an ISP bootloader over UART. The board includes an FTDI USB-TTL converter, which is connected to the left USB Mini-B connector (see picture above). Connect the MSB-A2 using that connector to your PC and run from within the folder of your application to flash:

BOARD=msba2 make flash

You'll notice that during the first invocation takes a bit longer, as the tool lpc2k_pgm used to flash the MSB-A2 is also compiled.

You can connect to the shell by running:

BOARD=msba2 make term

Debugging

Some rigorous hardware modification is needed to access the JTAG interface of the MSB-A2.

MSB-A2 modified to access JTAG

The following wires need to be soldered on:

Signal Place
JTAG-TDO IC2, Pin 1
JTAG-TDI IC2, Pin 2
JTAG-TMS IC2, Pin 3
JTAG-TRST IC2, Pin 4
JTAG-TCK IC2, Pin 5
JTAG-RTCK (*) IC2, Pin 100
RESET right pad of R6 (easier to solder) or IC2, Pin 17
GND The bottom left through-hole pad

(*) You can safely omit the connection to JTAG-RTCK.

As debugger an FT2232HL is used, the cheapest version costs less 10€ (often nicknamed CJMCU-2232HL).

Connect as follows:

FT2232HL MSB-A2
GND GND
AD0 JTAG-TCK
AD1 JTAG-TDI
AD2 JTAG-TDO
AD3 JTAG-TMS
AD4 JTAG-TRST
AD5 RESET

Once this is done, debugging is as simple as running:

BOARD=msba2 make debug

Flashing via OpenOCD

Theoretically you should be able to flash also via JTAG. But do not expect this to be faster. Also: Do you really want to risk bricking the MSB-A2 you spend so much time to modify? The author of this text surely didn't want to risk that...

Files

file  board.h
 Basic definitions for the MSB-A2 board.
 
file  periph_conf.h
 MSB-A2 peripheral configuration.