This blog demonstrates on testing the freedom KW41Z board using NXP’s Test and Tool utility software. We are testing the board using MAC2006 FSCI packet error rate.
The Test Tool utility is a Windows based graphical interface that communicates via serial interface to NXP development boards. This tool support to test NXP hardware with either the 802.15.4 MAC, Simple MAC (SMAC), SynkroRF, BeeStack, BeeStack Consumer ZigBee, Thread and Bluetooth Low Energy software.
The Test Tool provides the following applications:
• Command Console
• Script Server
• HCS08 Firmware Loader
• Kinetis Firmware Loader
• MC1322x Firmware Loader
• Protocol Analyzer
• Coexistence Tool
• Radio Test
• OTA Updates
Test Tool allows users to generate commands to control the interfaces between the software protocol layers on devices under test. The NXP Test Tool is a Windows based graphical interface that communicates with various NXP development boards. The Test Tool provides the specialized views with different functionality:
- Two freedom board
- NXP Test Tool software (download link: http://www.nxp.com/webapp/sps/download/license.jsp?colCode=TESTTOOL_SETUP )
Let’s begin our Radio test for demo board
We will be following below steps to test this:
1. Loading Firmware to two boards separately.
2. Perform Radio test FSCI Packet error rate using one board as coordinator and another as End Device
Loading Firmware to two boards separately
Open Test Tool software and connect one of the board to your computer, click on Firmware loader and select kinetis firmware loader option as shown:
Next select “MAC_2006_FSCI_115200_FRDMKW41Z_RadioTest.srec” file to be loaded and click on upload the file
First time user will get below J-link firmware update click the selection as shown:
Now your board will get programmed as shown below:
You can unplug the board and connect the second board to program as we did earlier with first one.
Now click on Radio Test button as shown below:
You can see both the boards have been detected in device list:
You need to select one board as coordinator and other as End Device as shown
Once selection is done first click on start coordinator and then click on Start as Device
You can see the progress status of packet error rate test
The result can be seen on Test result column as shown below:
You can see the video of project execution here