Installing the LaunchPad drivers

To use Energia you will need to have the LaunchPad drivers installed. The drivers allow your PC to "see" the LaunchPad on a serial COM port when it is connected.

Energia (MT) uses a different method for building Sketches for the MSP-EXP432P401R. Because of a limitation in this method you must install Energia in a location without spaces.

If you have already used the MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad with TI’s Code Composer Studio then you probably already have the driver installed. If not, then follow the steps below to install the driver.

  1. Do not connect your MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad to your PC. If you already plugged it into your PC then unplug it before proceeding to step 2.

  2. Download the LaunchPad drivers for Windows: MSP-EXP432P401R XDS110 Driver Package

  3. Unzip and double click DPinst.exe for Windows 32bit or DPinst64.exe for Windows 64 bit.

  4. Follow the installer instructions.

  5. Connect your MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad to your PC. The MSP-EXP432P401R will be automatically recognized.

  6. All done, you are now ready to program the MSP-EXP432P401R with Energia. For Windows 8 and 10 users you may need to disable your signed driver feature, follow this guide: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/disabling-driver-signature-on-windows-8

Troubleshooting (Not seeing your Serial Port in Energia? Driver not correctly installed?)

  • Make sure jumpers are connected on LaunchPad and you get a green power LED turning on when connected via USB

  • Restart Energia

  • Restart computer (shouldn’t be required but may help)

  • Right click and run DPinst.exe or DPinst64.exe as administrator

Follow the instructions on this page for important jumper settings and firmware upgrade instructions.

  1. Do not connect your CC3200 LaunchPad to your PC. If you already plugged it into your PC then unplug it before proceeding to step 2.

  2. Download the CC3200 Drivers for Windows: CC3200 LaunchPad CDC drivers zip file for Windows 32 and 64 bit

  3. Unzip and double click DPinst.exe for Windows 32bit or DPinst64.exe for Windows 64 bit.

  4. Follow the installer instructions.

  5. Connect your CC3200 LaunchPad to your PC. The CC3200 will be automatically recognized.

For Windows 8 and 10 users you may need to disable your signed driver feature, follow this guide: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/disabling-driver-signature-on-windows-8

Troubleshooting (Not seeing your Serial Port in Energia? Driver not correctly installed?)

  • Make sure jumpers are connected on LaunchPad and you get a green or red power LED turning on when connected via USB

  • Restart Energia

  • Restart computer (shouldn’t be required but may help)

  • Right click and run DPinst.exe or DPinst64.exe as administrator

If TI’s Code Composer Studio with MSP430 support is already installed on your computer then the drivers are already installed. Skip to the download step. Otherwise follow steps 1-3 below. For more details on MSP430 USB drivers and debug stack, go to http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP_Debug_Stack#Windows.

  1. Download the LaunchPad drivers for Windows: LaunchPad CDC drivers zip file for Windows 32 and 64 bit

  2. Unzip and double click DPinst.exe for Windows 32bit or DPinst64.exe for Windows 64 bit.

  3. Follow the installer instructions (should be one click and done)

For Windows 8 and 10 users you may need to disable your signed driver feature, follow this guide: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/disabling-driver-signature-on-windows-8

Troubleshooting (Not seeing your Serial Port in Energia? Driver not correctly installed?)

  • Make sure jumpers are connected on LaunchPad and you get a green power LED turning on when connected via USB

  • Restart Energia

  • Restart computer (shouldn’t be required but may help)

  • Right click and run DPinst.exe or DPinst64.exe as administrator

If TI’s Code Composer Studio with MSP430 support is already installed on your computer then the drivers are already installed. Skip to the download step. Otherwise follow steps 1-3 below. For more details on MSP430 USB drivers and debug stack, go to http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP_Debug_Stack#Windows.

  1. Download the LaunchPad drivers for Windows: LaunchPad CDC drivers zip file for Windows 32 and 64 bit. Note that these driver files are different then the ones for the MSP-EXP430G2 and MSP-EXP430FR5739 LaunchPad!

  2. Unzip and double click DPinst.exe for Windows 32bit or DPinst64.exe for Windows 64 bit.

  3. Follow the installer instructions (should be one click and done)

For Windows 8 and 10 users you may need to disable your signed driver feature, follow this guide: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/disabling-driver-signature-on-windows-8

Troubleshooting (Not seeing your Serial Port in Energia? Driver not correctly installed?)

  • Make sure jumpers are connected on LaunchPad and you get a green power LED turning on when connected via USB

  • Restart Energia

  • Restart computer (shouldn’t be required but may help)

  • Right click and run DPinst.exe or DPinst64.exe as administrator

If TI’s Code Composer Studio with TivaC support is already installed on your computer then the drivers are already installed. Skip to the download step. Otherwise follow steps 1-3 below.

  1. Download the LaunchPad drivers for Windows: LaunchPad ICDI driver files for Windows 32 and 64 bit.

  2. Unzip and double click DPinst.exe for Windows 32bit or DPinst64.exe for Windows 64 bit.

  3. Follow the installer instructions (should be one click and done)

For Windows 8 and 10 users you may need to disable your signed driver feature, follow this guide: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/disabling-driver-signature-on-windows-8

Troubleshooting (Not seeing your Serial Port in Energia? Driver not correctly installed?)

  • Make sure jumpers are connected on LaunchPad and you get a green power LED turning on when connected via USB

  • Restart Energia

  • Restart computer (shouldn’t be required but may help)

  • Right click and run DPinst.exe or DPinst64.exe as administrator

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