BBone communicating to TI eZ430-Chronos


I found a video showing Beagle running the demo software for the eZ430-Chronos watch.

and a post indicating interesting work on: MSP430 Chronos watch demo
Re: [beagleboard] Packages and sizes

Can some one tell me how the watch was connected? I want to make a cape that has a transciever to connect to the Chronos.

Is there a design using the Anaren Air module, like A110LR09 or A1101LR09


The watch comes with a USB dongle.


As I have a number of wireless kits from TI (ez430-Chronos, CC2530ZNP
mini, eZ430-CC2500, ...)
I would be happy to use them with the Beaglebone, not only with
Windows PC.
The problem is the driver (USB driver for CDC for Linux) is not
supplied by TI.
There are Windows drivers and the chip is TI's TUSB... series on all
of the USB dongles.
I did an extensive search both on Google and TI's E2E Community, but
was not able to find a solution so far.
Can you help?
Let's say I would like to be able to use the USB dongle of this one



Thanks, I know there is an USB solution, I have a couple of these watch kits. I want to know if anyone had used the radio modules, as this would result in a lower cost. I am looking at making several hundred boards.

It's supplied by the standard linux kernel for a few years now, it's the cdc-acm module :slight_smile:



Thanks Koen,

It does work, I just had to ignore the error messages and know how to test it.



An update on this one, it actually doesn’t work or maybe works 1 out of 10 times.
I am trying to use CC2530ZNP-mini kit USB dongle with Beaglebone and have a following:
root@beaglebone:~# [ 85.846944] musb_h_ep0_irq 1186: no URB for end 0
[ 86.075804] cdc_acm 1-1:1.0: This device cannot do calls on its own. It is no
t a modem.
[ 96.136987] generic-usb 0003:0451:F432.0002: usb_submit_urb(ctrl) failed
[ 96.144047] generic-usb 0003:0451:F432.0002: claimed by neither input, hiddev
nor hidraw

root@beaglebone:~# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0451:f432 Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

root@beaglebone:~# screen /dev/ttyACM0 9600
/var/run/utmp: No such file or directory

Was anyone able to use it successfully and if yes how?
Is there a proper Linux driver for TUSB3410?
If yes a link would be appreciated.

There are pakages listed here

kernel-firmware-ti-3410 kernel linux-efikamx version 2.6.31-r0
kernel-module-ti-usb-3410-5052 kernel ti-usb-3410-5052 kernel module; TI USB 3410/5052…

Is anyone good for Beaglebone?

After all TUSB3410 is a TI product found on many TI’s USB dongles.