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Texas Instruments With EEMBC® ULPBench™ on MSP-EXP432P401R, Getting Started With EEMBC® ULPBench™ on MSP-EXP432P401R User manual
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Getting Started With EEMBC ULPBench™ on
MSP‑EXP432P401R
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ABSTRACT
This is a getting started guide for obtaining the ULPMark™-CP score using the Embedded Microprocessor
Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) ULPBench™ and EnergyMonitor with the MSP432P401R
microcontroller (MCU). This document uses the MSP‑EXP432P401R LaunchPad™ development kit as the
target evaluation module (EVM) for performing the benchmark. ULPBench is an EEMBC benchmark that
provides an industry-standard method to measure the ultra-low-power capabilities of MCUs.
The ULPBench firmware can be downloaded from the EEMBC website.
Contents
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The MSP‑EXP432P401R LaunchPad Development Kit ................................................................
2
Download ULPBench and Setting Up .....................................................................................
3
Modifications Required to Use EnergyMonitor ...........................................................................
4
Programming ULPBench Firmware .......................................................................................
5
Execute ULPBench Test ....................................................................................................
6
References ...................................................................................................................
Appendix A
Installing the USB Drivers .........................................................................................
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List of Figures
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Default Configuration ........................................................................................................ 2
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External Programming Connection ........................................................................................ 3
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Onboard Programming Connection ....................................................................................... 4
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Selecting Debugger.......................................................................................................... 5
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MSP-EXP432P401R Connections for ULPBench Measurement ...................................................... 6
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EEMBC EnergyBench Monitor Software
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List of Tables
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The MSP‑‑EXP432P401R LaunchPad Development Kit
The ULPBench-ready MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad kit features the MSP432P401R microcontroller
and onboard XDS110-ET emulator for programming and debugging. The MSP432P401R, TI's first 32-bit
Low-Power + Performance MCU, features:
• 256KB of flash, 14-bit 1-MSPS ADC, timers, IP protection, AES256 module, comparators, serial
communication (SPI, UART, I2C), and more
• High performance with up to 48-MHz CPU and floating point unit
• Low-power active and LPM3 modes
– Active: <100 µA/MHz
– RAM retention with RTC: <1 µA
LaunchPad is a trademark of Texas Instruments.
ULPMark, ULPBench are trademarks of Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium.
IAR Embedded Workbench is a registered trademark of IAR Systems AB.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Download ULPBench and Setting Up
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ULPBench firmware can be downloaded from the EEMBC website. Create a new folder where the files
can be extracted on your local computer. The MSP432 ULPBench project can be located at:
<EXTRACT ROOT FOLDER>\ulp_1.1.11\Platforms\TI-MSP432\ULP_StateMachine.eww
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Modifications Required to Use EnergyMonitor
No physical hardware modification is required to use this EVM with EEMBC EnergyMonitor v1.0. For
ULPBench measurement, remove all jumpers from the LaunchPad and configure the JTAG switch as
described in Section 4.1, to program the device with the ULPBench firmware. Then, the JTAG and USB
cables must be disconnected to perform ULPBench measurements, as described in Section 5.
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Programming ULPBench Firmware
The MSP432P401R device must first be programmed with the ULPBench firmware. This LaunchPad has
an onboard emulator that is used to program the device. The LaunchPad, by default out-of-the-box, is
configured ready for programming.
For all ULPBench procedures, all jumpers can be unpopulated except for the LED1 jumper, which can be
used during programming, debug, and verification but should be unpopulated before measurement.
Connect the Micro-USB from the EEMBC EnergyMonitor board to the PC. If this is the first time
connecting this board, see Appendix A on installing the USB drivers.
4.1
Hardware Configuration
Figure 1. Default Configuration
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Option 1: Using an external debugger
1. Ensure all jumpers are removed except for LED1 used for ULPBench verification.
2. Set JTAG switch to the RIGHT position.
3. Supply power and ground to the 3V3 and GND pins, respectively.
4. Connect the JTAG header for the external bugger, orienting the 10-pin cable to the right of the board,
pin 1 (usually the red line on the ribbon cable) should be at the bottom.
Figure 2. External Programming Connection
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Option 2: Using the onboard debugger
1. Ensure all jumpers are removed except for LED1 used for ULPBench verification.
2. Set the JTAG switch to the LEFT position.
3. Supply power and ground to the 3V3 and GND pins, respectively.
4. Ensure the JTAG header for the external bugger is not connected to any cable.
Figure 3. Onboard Programming Connection
4.2
Software Requirements
To install the ULPBench firmware, IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM v7.30 or newer is required.
Download and install the integrated development environment (IDE) from www.iar.com.
4.2.1
IAR Embedded Workbench
1. Open the IAR ULP_StateMachine.eww workspace project.
2. Select the debugger. Click Project > Options > Debugger.
Note that the onboard debugger can be selected as CMSIS-DAP.
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Figure 4. Selecting Debugger
3. Click the Download and Debug button
, which downloads the ULPBench firmware to the device.
4. Terminate the debug session by clicking Stop Debugging
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Execute ULPBench Test
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The EEMBC EnergyMonitor is used to source power to the target device and measure the energy
consumed. The LaunchPad must be configured through several jumper configurations such that the
EnergyMonitor does not back-power the emulator circuit, which would skew the measurements.
5.1
Hardware Configurations
Remove all jumpers, disconnect the USB and JTAG cable, and set the JTAG switch to the RIGHT
position. Perform this step only after the device has been programmed with the ULPBench firmware as
described in Section 3.
Figure 5. MSP-EXP432P401R Connections for ULPBench Measurement
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5.2
Software Tools
To measure the energy and obtain the ULPMark-CP score, open EnergyMonitor.exe software under the
bin folder.
In Figure 6, showing the Configuration Options section, if you see a red light (and have completed the
steps in Appendix A), close the EnergyMonitor graphical user interface (GUI) and restart it.
Push the Run ULPBench button. When the Accumulated Energy window displays a staircase line, the
ULPBench is started. You will also be able to see the energy consumption of the device in the History
window and the Intermediate Results window.
The energy measurements would then run several times before reporting a score.
Figure 6. EEMBC EnergyBench Monitor Software
Once the test is completed, the final score will appear in the Benchmark Status window.
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References
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EEMBC ULPMARK-CP http://www.eembc.org/ulpbench/
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Appendix A
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Installing the USB Drivers
If this is the first time connecting the EnergyMonitor to the computer, the EnergyMonitor is an
unrecognized USB device to that computer.
1. Click on Next and choose the option to manually locate USB drivers. The USB drivers are included in
the ULPBench zip files: EEMBCmonitor_drivers.cat and EEMBCmonitor_drivers.inf.
2. If the message to locate drivers is not displayed, go to the Device Manager and locate the devices that
are labeled EEMBC Application UART1 and EEMBC Energy Tool V1. Click on each to install the
driver.
3. After starting the driver installation, Windows security displays a message that it cannot verify the
publisher of this driver software. Click on Install this driver software anyway.
4. After Windows has successfully updated the driver software, close the update window.
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