Flashing firmware to the RDDRONE-BMS772

This page will provide all the information needed to flash the BMS

Download J-Link Software and Documentation Pack

J-Link Commander is used to flash binaries onto the RDDRONE-BMS772 board. The latest (stable) release of the J-Link Software and Documentation Pack is available at the SEGGER website for different operating systems.

Connecting the programmer to the BMS

The software can only be written to the board using a debugger. The HoverGames drone kit includes a J-Link EDU Mini debugger. To use it, you need to install the J-Link Software Pack.

The debugger can be plugged into the BMS using a small adapter board. This small PCB comes with a 3D printed case that can easily be put together. The J-Link debugger can be connected using an SWD cable. The connectors have to be oriented such that the wires directly go to the side of the board, as shown in the picture below.

While you do not need it right now, the adapter board also has a 6-pin connector for a USB-TTL-3V3 cable, which you can use to access the system console (CLI) of the BMS. The 3D printed case has a small notch on one side of the connector. The USB-TTL-3V3 cable needs to be plugged in such that the black (ground) wire is on the same side as this notch in the case. Make sure the cables are plugged in as shown in the picture below. Connect the 7-pin JST GH to the programming header of the BMS, J19.

Flashing the firmware

A guide for flashing firmware to this board is outlined in one of our consolidated GitBooks for flashing a multitude of NXP hardware. The link to this GitBook is below.

Next steps

Once you're done flashing your board, you may continue to the Accessories and tools for development tutorial.

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