Topic : Primer2 + MB850 usage

Forum : ARM

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September 7, 2012 - 12:35pm

Hello everybody. I'm trying to figure out how to make the MB850 add-on board be programmed (and usable).
As for SimpleMAC guide, there should be an App inside CircleOS called ZB-test or something for displaying nodes joined in a star-network topology. I think it'd be using the SUN-PLANET example from SimpleMAC library.
The fact I worked on the Primer2 in the very first period of STM32 discovery and I deleted the original firmware therefore. I installed CircleOS 4.2 and there's no trace of the app for the MB850 usage.
Since manuals suggests the compatibility of Primer2 as a Virtual COM Port (I think it should be recognized with ST Virtual COM Port drivers, not the FTDI ones, since there's no FTDI chip in it), I thought it should have been available a Primer2 firmware for the STM321F103VET uC that will act as a Virtual COM relay, just as it's used in the MB950 and MB951 boards.
Is there really a firmware to do so? I thought it to be an app of CircleOS but it's not. I found a project for EVO Primer in the Project section that let's you have it as a Virtual COM handler, but that's it.
I'm sure there's more than this.
ANybody out there knows the truth? :D

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September 7, 2012 - 1:58pm
Raisonance Support Team


These are questions for ST support, not Raisonance, as ST developped and maintains the MB850 boards. The Primer2 is really just a base for it, and we don't even have MB850 samples here...

I think some of the answers are here:

Section 3.1:
It looks like the STM32F on the OP4 is not used at all in the process of reprogramming the STM32W on the MB850.

Section 2.3.1:
The "original" MB850-related STM32F firmware comes from ST too. It's not the original firmware that Raisonance programmed in it, and we don't have it. (neither binary nor sources) It is not included in any version of CircleOS.

To put it short... ask ST. ;)

Best Regards,


September 10, 2012 - 12:36am

Thanks a lot. I'll ask my m8s at ST then!