I would like to Interface a BLE to a MSP432 microcontroller in serial. The BLE has a inbulit Atmel controller. I have a firmware for BLE in keil. Intially I have flashed the firmware to BLE directly from a debugger and worked on the BLE. Now I should have a MSP432 in btween debugger and BLE.

I should flash the BLE via MSP432 in serial. I am planning to connect the hardware as below image. Is this way work out?. My another important question is I have to write the firmware for MSP432 and then combne the BLE code in to the MSP432 code?.

If so How can I send the perticuler BLE portion of code to the BLE?.

If I dont connect the seial pins of debugger to MSP432 how can I see the serial data on terminal in PC?.

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    \$\begingroup\$ what is your BLE brand/model/reference? \$\endgroup\$ Jun 14, 2019 at 12:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ what do you want to program into your MSP432? just a bootloader? \$\endgroup\$ Jun 14, 2019 at 12:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ do you need to make any changes on your BLE or did you make all the changes needed for the firmware to be operationnal? \$\endgroup\$ Jun 14, 2019 at 12:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ what is the communication protocol between the BLE and the MSP432? AT-Commands? \$\endgroup\$ Jun 14, 2019 at 12:37

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The most simple method: after the firmware for the BLE-µC is created, convert the binary data to C-Array. Include this C-Array into your MSP432-firmware. Now you can transfer the BLE-firmware easily, as it is available as static resource.

The only limitation is the amount of storage available on your MSP-µC, it's firmware and the BLE-firmware both need to fit on the MSP433 flash.


By looking at the technical reference manual of your BLE-µC. The firmware-upgrade procedure is not very complex and Atmel's manuals are sufficiently detailed.


If I don't connect the serial pins of debugger to MSP432 how can I see the serial data on terminal in PC?.

You will need to find another interface to connect to your computer. UART is not a bus: you cannot connect more than 2 devices over the same wiring. Maybe your MSP432 has another set of UART-pins that you can use?

Or you could use Bluetooth, you just happen to have a BLE device in your design anyway.

Another possibility would be to pipe the UART-data over the SWD-connection of your debugger. This would at least work during development.


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