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Installation tips for Xtrinsic Sensor Fusion for Kinetis MCUs

Question asked by Mike Stanley Employee on Apr 17, 2014
Latest reply on May 23, 2014 by Mike Stanley

The CDC drivers from PE Micro occasionally hang up, which can cause a problem with the license generation stage of the sensor fusion library installation procedure. The problem is documented in the OpenSDA manual.  I have not been able to find a fix, but I do have a multi step workaround that usually works:

  1. Delete the OpenSDA ports in the device manager
  2. Reboot the PC
  3. Make sure the KL26Z re-enumerates and reinstalls the driver (you may have to unplug and re-plug the board)
  4. Re-run the installer

This is documented in the installation notes that appear right after you accept the license, but if you are like me and 99.9% of humanity, you blew right by it.  The good news is that you only need to go through this process once to create the license file.

 

By the way, if you REALLY want to clean out all “hanging, but inactive” serial ports, set DEVMGR_SHOW_NON_PRESENT_DEVICES = 1 in the System Variables section of the Environmental Variables popup that you get via System Properties->Advanced on your PC.  Do this before step 1 above.  On Windows 7, that process is:

  1. Right click "Computer" on the startup menu
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click Advanced system settingssystemProperties.jpg
  4. Click Envionmental VariablesenvironmentalVariables.jpg

We've also noticed that some laptops have different variants of USB present on the same computer.  Simply switching the USB port sometimes resolves the problem.

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