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PRGS430 Serial Shell
CMX Systems
Pumpkin, Inc.

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Our Serializing Shell allows production programming, with optional BYTE, WORD, or DWORD serial number anywhere in flash.

It features:

  • Our Serializing Shell allows production programming, with optional BYTE, WORD, or DWORD serial number anywhere in flash.

Pricing Information

Pricing for the PRGSS is:

  • Qty 1+, $495.00
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Ordering Information

To order this product, you may order directly from us (Net 30 or credit card) by phone or e-mail, or here via our e-store:

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Or, if you prefer, order via one of our distributors.

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Click here to read License Agreement - read before placing order.

Download a functional demo (v. 1.0.4) here

PRGS software (v. 1.2.0) - The demo requires an installed PRGS430 and this PRGS software (v. 1.2.0). This download includes the .cfg file required for proper operation of the PRGS430 with the 80-pin F437s.

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Q1: What is the yield rate?
A1: The yield rate is a function of the underlying PRGS430 system. We typically experience a yield of about 96% to 97% using the PRGS430 system. The serializing shell will allow you to easily rework verification failures for an effective yield very close to 100%. Note: some JTAG programming failures are unrecoverable.

Q2: I am getting a high rate of verification failures. What can be done?
A2: First, increase the VCC setting from the minimum default to a higher acceptable setting. For example, choose 3.3v instead of 2.7v. If this does not help, ensure that the JTAG interface on the target board complies with the recommendations from Texas Instruments.

Q3: Will the serializing shell work with with the older PRGs?
A3: Sorry, the newer PRGS430 is the only supported adapter for MSP430 flash parts.

Q4: I get continual failures to communicate with the adapter. What can I do?
A4: 1) Remove power from the adapter and reapply.
2) Ensure the comm port and baud rate are correct. Acceptable PRGS430 baud rates are 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200.

Q5: When I try to blow the fuse on my MSP430F1121 project, I get the message "Fuse blow failed". What causes this?
A5: Some MSP flash parts (F11x and F11x1) do not have a JTAG security fuse. Use the 'A suffix, or MSP430F1121A.

Q6: How do I prepare my target code for serialization?
A6: The serializing shell will attempt to write the serial number into an erased portion of flash. As a result, make sure that there is a "hole" of FFs in your target binary at the correct address for the serial number.

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We will gladly accept returns on products as long as you notify us for an RMA number within 30-days and the items are returned in a re-saleable condition. Non-defective returned products are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Items damaged due to misuse are not returnable.

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