Hardware Wsn430 dock
The WSN430 can be used stand-alone using an additional board called "Dock" and a JTAG programmer which allows to program and debug software on the WSN430.
We use the MSP430 USB-DEBUG-Interface MSP-FET430UIF from Texas Instrument.
There are two versions of the dock board :
- Version 1 'WSN430 JTAG adapter' with 3 connectors : serial, JTAG, external power (+5v)
- Version 2 'Senstools WSN430' with 4 connectors : USB, JTAG, external power (+5v)
TBD: Need to find the schematics of the Version1.
Concerning the external power, it is mandatory on the Version 1 and due to a hardware bug, the WSN430 battery must be connected. For the Version 2, the power can be bring by the USB link.