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Tools & Software for MSP430 Ultra-Low Power 16-bit MCUs

Kits & Evaluation Modules

MSP430 Kits & Evaluation Modules consist of an array of boards ranging from 'eZ' to full-blown user experience. Depending on the user's needs, the list of hardware products has several features to help move forward to production.

Kits & Evaluation Modules for MSP430 Microcontrollers

MSP430 kits & evaluation modules consist of an array of boards ranging from 'eZ' to full-blown user experience. Depending on the user's needs, the list of hardware products has several features to help move forward to production.

MSP430 LaunchPad Design and Evaluation Kits & BoosterPack Plug-in Modules

LaunchPad is an easy-to-use development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating microcontroller-based applications. At $9.99 and $12.99, the MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad Design Kit and the MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit offer everything you need to get started with your projects, and provides a complete hardware and software reference design for MSP430. BoosterPacks are plug-in boards for the LaunchPad that expand the LaunchPad's functionality to explore different applications such as capacitive touch, temperature sensing, wireless sensing and more.

For more information and a complete list of available BoosterPacks, please visit http://www.ti.com/boosterpacks.

For more information, go to ti.com/launchpad and ti.com/launchpadwiki.

MSP430 LaunchPad
Part Number Featured Devices Features Price
MSP-EXP430F5529LP MSP430F5529
Integrated USB 2.0-enabled MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU, 40-pin interface, 28KB Flash, 8KB RAM, 25MHz CPU speed $12.99
MSP-EXP430G2 MSP430G2452
Integrated flash emulation tool, 14/20-pin DIP target socket, 2 buttons, 2 LEDs, and PCB connectors. Also comes with MSP430G2452 and MSP430G2553 devices. This tool also supports all G2xx2, G2xx3, and F20xx devices in 14 and 20 pin dip packages. $9.99
MSP-EXPFR5969 MSP430FR5969 Integrated FRAM based MSP430FR5969 16-bit MCU, a SuperCap allowing standalone RTC operation without an external power supply, as well as on-board buttons and LEDs. Currently sold as bundle only with 430BOOST-SHARP96 Bundle Only. $29.99
Capacitive touch button, scroll wheel, and proximity sensor; on-board LEDs; interface to PC GUI $10
430BOOST-TMP006 TMP006 The TMP006 BoosterPack is a simple adapter board that allows the TMP006EVM circuit board to be used with the MSP430 LaunchPad. $25
430BOOST-CC110L CC110L
The CC110L RF BoosterPack is a low-power wireless transceiver extension kit to be used with the MSP430 LaunchPad. $19
430BOOST-C55AUDIO1 TMS320C55xx The kit offers a complete reference design for capacitive touch solutions, using the capacitive touch I/O ports of select MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers. $35
430BOOST-SHARP96 MSP430FR5969 1.3” Sharp ® LS013B4DN04 display offering 96x96 pixels, 2 capacitive touch sliderstd> $19.99

eZ430™ Development Platform

eZ430 development tools includes all the hardware and software needed for a complete MSP430 project in a portable USB stick. The eZ430 tools includes a free IDE, provide full emulation capabilities and include detachable target boards.

Part Number Description Price
eZ430-Chronos Highly-integrated wireless sports watch development system.  Includes a CC430-based RFcapablewatch, a USB RF Access Point and a USB emulator.
For more information, go to ti.com/chronoswiki
EZ430-RF256x MSP430 + CC2560Bluetooth® evaluation tool and software development tool for the MSP430 and CC2560 that includes all the necessary hardware and software in a convenient USB stick. $99
eZ430-F2013 Complete development system with detachable target board and USB emulator. Ideal for new users. $24
eZ430-RF2500 Wireless development system including two detachable 2.4GHz wireless target boards and USB emulator.  Ideal for new users working with wireless. $58
eZ430-RF2500- SEH
Solar Energy Harvesting development system. A self-powered wireless sensor network. $149
eZ430-T2012 3 MSP430F2012 target boards (emulator required). $15
eZ430-RF2500T 2.4GHz wireless target board for expanding your wireless network (emulator required). $20
900MHz wireless target board for expanding your wireless network (emulator required). Call

Experimenter Boards

Experimenter Boards from Texas Instruments feature selected MSP430 devices and additional hardware components for full system evaluation and prototyping. They are the ideal platform for learning a new architecture or testing the capabilities of a device. These tools also feature code examples and schematics which make it easier to implement similar features in your own design.

Experimenter Boards

Part Number Featured Devices Features Price
MSP-EXP430FR5739 MSP430FR5739 FRAM-based experimenter's board, accelerometer, thermistor, LEDs, switches, connections for RF modules, integrated Flash Emulation Tool. $35
MSP-EXPCC430RFX CC430F5137, CC430F6137 The kit provides two sub-GHz wireless modules: the MSP-EXP430F6137Rx Base Board with the CC430F6137, and the MSP-EXP430F5137Rx Satellite Board with the CC430F5137. $149
MSP-EXP430F5438 MSP430F5438 Dot-matrix LCD, 3-axis accelerometer, microphone, audio output, USB communication, joystick, 2 buttons, 2 LEDs $175
MSP-EXP430FG4618 MSP430FG4618,MSP430F2013 LCD, capacitive sensitive input, audio output, buzzer, RS-232 communication, 2 buttons, 3 LED $117
MSP-EXP430F5529 MSP430F5529 Complete USB development board, Dot Matrix LCD, microSD card, 3-axis accelerometer, 5-pad capacitive touch slider, RF Module connectors, LEDs, Integrated Flash Emulation Tool $149

Design Kits: Programmer + Target Board + IDE

Design Kits come with everything required to complete an entire project including a target board, USB debugging and programming interface, free IDE software, MSP430 samples, and cables. Target boards are breakout boards for your MSP430 that include a socket for a specific package and pin count. Please double check the recommended tool for the device you intent to use on the device's web page.

Design Kits: Programmer + Target Board + IDE
Socket Pin-Count Package  Supported Target Board & Programmer Target Board Only PRODUCTS Supported Included Products
8-pin SOIC (D) MSP-FET430U8 MSP-TS430D8 MSP430G2210, MSP430G2210 MSP430G2210 , MSP430G2230
14-pin PW (TSSOP) MSP-FET430U14 MSP-TS430PW14 MSP430F20xx, MSP430G2x01, MSP430G2x11, MSP430G2x21, MSP430G2x31 MSP430F2013
PW (TSSOP) MSP-FET430U092 MSP-TS430L092 MSP-TS430L092 MSP-TS430L092
24-pin PW (TSSOP) MSP-FET430U24 MSP-TS430PW24 MSP430AFE2xx MSP430AFE253
20-/28-pin DW (SOIC) -- MSP-TS430DW28 MSP430F11x1, MSP430F11x2, MSP430F12x, MSP430F12x2, MSP430F21xx MSP430F123
PW (TSSOP) MSP-FET430U28 MSP-TS430PW28 MSP430F11x1, MSP430F11x2, MSP430F12x, MSP430F12x2, MSP430F21xx MSP430F2132
TSSOP (PW) MSP-FET430U28A MSP-TS430PW28A MSP430F20xx, MSP430G2xxx MSP430G2452
38-pin DA (TSSOP) MSP-FET430U38 MSP-TS430DA38 MSP430F22xx, MSP430G2x44, MSP430G2x55 MSP430F2274, MSP430G2744, MSP430G2955
40-pin RHA (QFN) MSP-FET430U40A MSP-TS430RHA40A MSP430FR572x , MSP430FR573x MSP430FR5739
RHA (QFN) MSP-FET430U23x0 MSP-TS430QFN23x0 MSP430F23x0 MSP430F2370
RSB (QFN) MSP-FET430U40 MSP-TS430RSB40 MSP430F51x1 , MSP430F51x2 MSP430F5172
48-pin DL (SSOP) MSP-FET430U48 MSP-TS430DL48 MSP430F42x0 MSP430F4270
QFN (RGZ) -- EM430F5137RF900 CC430F513x CC430F5137
QFN (RGZ) MSP-FET430U48B MSP-TS430RGZ48B MSP430F534x MSP430F5342
QFN (RGZ) MSP-FET430U48C MSP-TS430RGZ48C MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx MSP430FR5969
64-pin PM (LQFP) MSP-FET430U64 MSP-TS430PM64 MSP430F13x, MSP430F14x, MSP430F14x1, MSP430F15x, MSP430F16x, MSP430F16x1, MSP430F23x, MSP430F24x, MSP430F24xx, MSP430F261x, MSP430F41x, MSP430F42x, MSP430F42xA, MSP430FE42x, MSP430FE42xA, MSP430FE42x2, MSP430FW42x MSP430F13x
PM (QFP) Pinout A MSP-FET430U64A MSP-TS430PM64A MSP430F41x2 MSP430F4152
RGC (QFN) MSP-FET430U64USB MSP-TS430RGC64USB MSP430F550x, MSP430F551x, MSP430F552x MSP430F5510, MSP430F5528
RGC (QFN) FET430F6137RF900 EM430F6137RF900 CC430F614x CC430F6147
QFN (RGC) MSP-FET430U64B MSP-TS430RGC64B MSP430F532x, MSP430F530x, MSP430F5310 MSP430F5310
QFN (RGC) MSP-FET430U64C MSP-TS430RGC64C MSP430F522x, MSP430F521x, MSP430F523x, MSP430F524x, MSP430F525x MSP430F5229
80-pin PN (LQFP) MSP-FET430U80 MSP-TS430PN80 MSP430F241x, MSP430F261x, MSP430F43x, MSP430F43x1, MSP430FG43x, MSP430F47x, MSP430FG47x MSP430FG439
PN (TQFP) MSP-FET430U80USB MSP-TS430PN80USB MSP430F552x, MSP430F551x MSP430F5529
PN (LQFP) MSP-FET430U80A MSP-TS430PN80A MSP430F532x MSP430F5329
PZ (TQFP) MSP-FET430U100 MSP-TS430PZ100 MSP430F43x, MSP430F43x1, MSP430F44x, MSP430FG461x, MSP430F47xx MSP430FG4619
PZ (QFP) MSP-FET430U100B MSP-TS430PZ100B MSP430F67xx MSP430F6733
PZ (QFP) MSP-FET430U100C MSP-TS430PZ100C MSP430F645x, MSP430F643x, MSP430F535x, MSP430F533x MSP430F6438
PZ (QFP) MSP-FET430U100USB MSP-TS430PZ100USB MSP430F665x, MSP430F663x, MSP430F563x MSP430F6638
PZ (LQFP) MSP-FET430U100A MSP-TS430PZ100A MSP430F471xx MSP430F47197
PZ (LQFP) MSP-FET430U5x100 MSP-TS430PZ5x100 MSP430F543x, MSP430BT5190, MSP430SL5438A MSP430F5438
128-pin PEU (QFP) MSP-FET430U128 MSP-TS430PEU128 MSP430F677x, MSP430F676x, MSP430F674x, MSP430F677x1, MSP430F676x1, MSP430F674x1 MSP430F67791

Debugging & Programming Tools

Thanks to its on-chip Embedded Emulation, only one development tool is required forallMSP430 flash devices. It provides full access to real-time, in-system debugging with multiple hardware breakpoints, trace capability, clock control and other advanced debugging features typically only found on high-end development systems.

Debugging & Programming Tools
Part Number PC Port Programming Interface Price Provider
MSP-FET430UIF USB JTAG, Spy Bi-Wire $115 Texas Instruments
FlashPro430 USB JTAG, Spy Bi-Wire, BSL $219 Elprotronic
REP430 N/A JTAG, Spy Bi-Wire, BSL Provider $149 Elprotronic

Production Programmers

MSP430 Production Programmers expedite the time to download firmware to your target device by programming several devices simultaneously. Production programmers are easy to setup and can be used in conjunction with a PC using automation software or as a stand-alone programming station that programs multiple devices with a single button.

Production Programmers

Part Number PC Port Features Price Provider
MSP-GANG Serial & USB Recommended
Program up to 8 devices at a time. Works with PC or standalone.
3x faster than original MSP-GANG430
$249 Texas Instruments

Development Tools for MSP430 Microcontrollers

IDEs, compilers, and tool chains from TI and TI Design Network members.

Energia – A simple IDE for LaunchPad

  • Open source & community-driven
  • Simple code editing tool with built-in serial monitor
  • Compile & download your code directly to the LaunchPad
  • Supported by a robust framework of intuitive APIs, function calls & large repository of code examples
  • Currently only supports select MSP430 devices

Learn more about Energia

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Code Composer Studio™ (CCStudio) IDE

Code Composer Studio (CCS) is a complete, Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) that supports all MSP430 microcontroller devices and the rest of TI's Embedded Processors portfolio, offering a consistent development experience.

When using CCS with an MSP430 MCU, a unique and powerful set of plug-ins and tools are made available to fully leverage the MSP430 microcontroller.

Learn more about Code Composter Studio for MSP430

Download CCS

Code Composer Studio

IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart

IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart for MSP430 is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building and debugging embedded applications for MSP430 microcontrollers. The IDE includes a code size limited C-Compiler/Unlimited Assembler/FET Debugger/Simulator. The code size limitation of C/C++ compiler is set to 4 Kbytes for traditional MSP430 devices and 8 Kbytes for MSP430X devices with >60KB Flash. The Debugger is a fully integrated debugger for source and disassembly level debugging with support for complex code and data breakpoint

Learn more about IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart


IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart

Open Source GCC for MSP430

MSP430-GCC (BETA), a collaboration between Texas Instruments and RedHat, offers a full open source tool chain including the GCC compiler, BinUtils, GDB Debug, and the MSP430 Debug Stack. It is the successor of the community driven MSPGCC and supports all MSP430 microcontrollers. Binaries are now available for both Windows and Linux!

Learn more about the RedHat GCC
Learn more about MSPGCC
Open Source MSPGCC

Software for MSP430 Microcontrollers

Microcontroller software development ecosystem for MSP430. Microcontroller code generation tools, GUI-based peripheral configuration & high level driver libraries & APIs. MSP430 offers everything you need to push you beyond "Hello World". Happy coding!


MSP430Ware is a collection of code examples, datasheets and other design resources for ALL MSP430 devices delivered in a convenient package - essentially everything developers need to become MSP430 experts!

In addition to provide a complete collection of existing MSP430 design resources, MSP430Ware also includes a brand new high level API called MSP430 Driver Library. This new library makes it really easy to talk to MSP430 hardware. As of today, MSP430 Driver Library supports 5 and 6 series devices.

Get MSP430Ware

MSP430 Code Examples

Code examples are available for every MSP430 device that configures each of the integrated peripherals for various application needs. Each zip file below includes both C and assembly code examples that can be directly imported into IAR or CCS.

Open the !Readme.txt in each folder to find a list of descriptions for all files contained within that folder. Please read applicable section under terms of use prior to utilizing any software. Happy coding!

MSP430 Code Examples

ULP Advisor

ULP (Ultra-Low Power) Advisor is a brand new tool for guiding developers to write more efficient code to fully utilize the unique ultra-low power features of MSP430 microcontrollers. Aimed at both experienced and new microcontroller developers, ULP Advisor checks your code against a thorough ULP checklist to squeeze every last nano amp out of your application. At build time, ULP Advisor will provide notifications and remarks to highlight areas of your code that can be further optimized for lower power. Within these notifications, developers will get a description of the ULP rule in violation, and will also get a link to this ULP Advisor wiki for further information, links to relevant documentation, code examples and forum posts!

Squeeze every last nanoamp out of your ULP application
ULP Advisor

Grace Peripheral Configuration Tool

Grace is a tool that allows you as an MSP430 developer to generate the peripheral’s set-up code within minutes. This will save you much of the work of poring through user guides and copying code examples and allow you to focus on the more important aspects of your application.

Meet Grace
Meet Grace

USB Developer’s Package

TI’s USB Developer’s Package features everything you need to get USB up and running on MSP430. Features USB API stacks HID, CDC & MSC, complete API guide, GUI-based USB descriptor tool, project template for USB firmware update tool and full code examples.

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USB Developer

RF Software Suite

Cut the cable with RF on all MSP430 devices and add wireless to your application with ease:

Learn more about TI’s Embedded RF Ecosystem
RF Software Suite

Real-Time Operating System (RTOS)

SYS/BIOS is an advanced, Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for use in a wide range of TI DSPs, ARMs, and microcontrollers. SYS/BIOS has unique ultra-low power features for MSP430 including GUI-based RTOS configuration tool, debugging tools display execution sequences, CPU load and a small footprint.

Download SYS/BIOS

Or get real with TI design network members:

free RTOS

Optimized Math Libraries for MSP430

Improve the math performance of MSP430 with our free libraries. IQmathLib for MSP430 is perfect for those applications that care about performance or conserving power. This library can offer 100x the performance for commonly used fixed point functions. For those interested in floating point math, MSPMATHLIB offers up to 26x better performance.

MSPMATHLIB Floating Point Math Library

IQmathLib Fixed Point Math Library

Optimized Math Libraries for MSP430

Capacitive Touch Sense Library

Free C library for enabling capacitive touch and proximity capabilities on any MSP430 device.

Capacitive Touch Sense Library

MSP430 Bootstrap Loader

The BSL is software inside of MSP430 devices that enables reading and writing into memory, primarily for programming purposes. UART, I2C, USB & RF BSL are available on MSP430, among others.

Learn how to create your own custom BSL
MSP430 Bootstrap Loader

Command-line Programmer

MSP430 Flasher is an open-source, shell-based interface for programming MSP430 devices through a FET programmer or eZ430 via JTAG or Spy Bi-Wire (SBW). It is based on the MSP Debug Stack and provides the most common functions on the command line. MSP430 Flasher can be used to download binary files (.txt/.hex) directly to the MSP430 main memory without the need of an IDE like CCS or IAR. It can also be used to extract firmware directly from a device, blow the JTAG fuse, and set hardware breakpoints.

MSP430 Flasher can run from any directory location. This makes it easy to provide an update option for new firmware.

Learn more about MSP430 Flasher
Command-line Programmer

MSP430 Debug Stack

Open Source Dynamic Link Library (DLL) embedded firmware that enables MSP430 microcontrollers to interface to PCs for downloading code, stepping through code, setting breakpoints, and more.

Download the MSP430 Debug Stack
MSP430 Debug Stack

Open Source

MSP430 Open Source Projects – code editors, bootstrap loader, emulation, hardware design files, code examples and stacks.

Removing the barriers to innovation
Open Source

From ultra-low power MSP430™ MCUs and high-performance TMS320C2000™ real-time controllers, to Hercules 32-bit ARM-based safety MCUs and Tiva™ ARM® Cortex™-M4F MCUs, TI offers the broadest range of embedded control products.