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Installation on MacOS

Installation on MacOS



  • developer tools higher 3.8.1.
    To find out the version use the commandline make --version
  • FTDI drivers for the communication with the usb interface
  • Terminal programm of your choice. Like TerraTerm
  • a virtual windows machine for programm upload

1. Cross-compiler Setup for microcontroller

Download all 5 programms linked below:


  1. upack and install binutils
    With the following commands

    tar -xjvf binutils-2.17.tar.bz2
    cd binutils-2.17
    ./configure --prefix=/opt/msp430 --target=msp430
    sudo make install
    cd ..

  2. extend the path to find the binutils

    export PATH=$PATH:/opt/msp430/bin
    close and reopen the terminal!!!

  3. unpack the compiler programms

    tar xvzf msp430-gcc.tgz

  4. unpack and install the cross-compiler

    tar -xjvf gcc-core-3.3.6.tar.bz2
    cd gcc-3.3.6/
    cp -R -L -p ../gcc/gcc-3.4/* .
    ./configure --prefix=/opt/msp430 --target=msp430
    sudo make install
    cd ..

  5. unpack and install the libc cross compiler

    tar xvzf msp430-libc.tgz
    cd msp430-libc/src/
    cp ../../mspgcc-Makefile.patch .
    patch Makefile mspgcc-Makefile.patch
    mkdir msp1
    mkdir msp2
    (edit Makefile ‘prefix’ if needed)
    sudo make install
    cd ../../

  6. cleanup

    rm -rf binutils-2.17 gcc gcc-3.3.6 msp430-libc

2. Setup of ScatterWeb development software


Download the development software

  1. unpack ScatterWeb software

    mkdir scatterweb
    cd scatterweb/
    unzip ScatterWeb2_Source_v1.1.zip

  2. patch the config file here with vi ( any other editor will do too)

    cd 1.1/System/
    vi +81 makefile.application
    comment lines 81,82,83
    save and exit the editor and go back
    cd ../..

  3. Compile demo application

    cd 1.1/Applications/sd_sample/
    The hex SDDEMO.hex file is now in the out sub-directory.

3. Setup Mac Driver



Install both and restart your computer.
Connect the node through the debug device, (the olimex programmer must be disconnected), open zterm and select usbserial as serial port.
Change settings>connections as in figure
Turning up the node should print some messages.
You can try to interact by entering “id” followed by ctrl-m, ctrl-j, the node should print its ID.
Quit Zterm and answer YES to save the settings for the next time.

4. Prepare a virtual windows machine for file upload

USB Xpress


Unpack usb_flashing.zip and move the extracted directory to C:\
Start the installer USB Xpress Installer
Connect the flash-module to your computer and wait from the hardware wizard to ask you
for a driver.
Select advanced/manual mode and install the drivers from the USB Xpress install directory.
Restart windows.
Copy the out\SDDEMO.hex file from the previous part to the windows desktop in C:
Edit (add your hex filename) and run in a command prompt the file C:\USBFLASHING
\flash.bat to upload your image.

5. Create your own program

Now, you can copy and rename the sd_sample directory and start with your own project.
It is recommended to change the application name and to exclulde unused libraries in the
makefile. The main file is in the src directory and is named ScatterWeb.Process.c.
Often, the sd card is unused and you can remove the library from the library list and the
related lines in the main file.