*** DA14683 Development Kit-Pro - SMARTSNIPPETS TOOLBOX Not Working ***

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ALaMothe
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*** DA14683 Development Kit-Pro - SMARTSNIPPETS TOOLBOX Not Working ***

Hello,

We are developing a wearable device and decided to give the DA1468x SOC a try. However, we are more than frustrated with the SDK, docs, and tool chain. 

That said, we have worked out how to create copied workspaces, projects, figured out all the little quirks of the IDE and SDK, and written some very complex SD card driver code for example. 

Now, we would like to make some power measurements and we can't seem to get Smartsnippets Toolbox to work at all.

When we first installed the entire system (2 months ago) and went thru the painstakingly overlycomplex loading and installation of the 3rd party tools, dependancies, etc. we tried the "freertos" template, got an LED to blink, and everything worked.

We then tried running Smartsnippets Toolbox Power Profiler with the LED demo, it WORKED. As did ozone and systemview...

 

NOW, however, after a couple months of learning this SOC and SDK, when I try to get Smartsnippets Toolbox to measure power, it simply doesn't work.

The application loads and (extended sleep demo) launches, I create a NEW file, I select the correct SOC, then I select UART, UART/SPI, JTAG, HYBRID (I have tried them ALL).

The application opens, I go to the Profile Power tab, but everything is GRAYED out, the "Initialize" button is grayed out. 

No matter what, seems that the profiler application is not "connecting" to the Dev Pro Kit?? I have tried with half a dozen other projects, and demos, doesn't seem to matter what is loaded as firmware, the Smartsnippets Toolbox is not working..."

Very frustrated -- please help?

Thanks,

Andre'

 

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Hi ALaMothe,

Hi ALaMothe,

Thanks for your question and for your interest in our BLE solutions. Could you please indicate the SDK and the SmartSnippets Studio / Toolbox that you are using?

Please check also out the user guides :

UM-B-057 SmartSnippets Studio User Manual

UM-B-083 SmartSnippets Toolbox User Manual (HTML)

Thanks, PM_Dialog

ALaMothe
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@PM_Dialog,

@PM_Dialog,

To answer your question the latest of both SDK and IDE. 

I played around, and figured out that BOTH the UARTs are required for the power analysis to work. I would think it could use JTAG and be done with it, or simply send all the data over a single UART. But, you MUST use both UARTs, thus anything you have attached to a UART for debugging MUST be disconnected. When I did this, then I could get power logging to work. 

This is a nasty requirement and in a SINGLE line by a figure in one of the docs! Horrible. 

Anyway, please remember this, so others that have this problem can get help.

Andre'