Development Kits and Software for Low-power MCUs

Kits and evaluation modules

MSP MCU kits and 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.

Development kits and evaluation boards for MSP microcontrollers

MSP MCU development kits and evaluation modules consist of an array of low-cost and advanced options ranging from LaunchPad development kits to full-featured experimenter boards. Depending on the embedded developer's needs, the full range of hardware development boards are designed to help beginners and experienced engineers move from evaluation to production quickly

MSP LaunchPad development kits and BoosterPack plug-in Modules

LaunchPad kit is an easy-to-use development board intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating microcontroller-based applications. For under $25, these development boards offer everything you need to get started with your projects, and provide a complete hardware and software reference design for MSP microcontrollers. BoosterPacks are plug-in boards for the LaunchPad kit that expand the LaunchPad kit's functionality to explore a variety of applications that require capacitive touch, temperature sensing, wireless communications or other features.

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MSP LaunchPad
Part Number Featured Devices Features Price
MSP-EXP432P401R MSP432P401R 48-MHz ARM® Cortex®-M4F, 40-pin BoosterPack plug-in module interface, 256 KB Flash , 64KB RAM, Onboard XDS-110ET emulator featuring EnergyTrace+ software $12.99
MSP-EXP430FR2311 MSP430FR2311 4 KB integrated FRAM MCU with operational amplifier and low-leakage transimpedance amplifier. Includes 20-pin BoosterPack interface and ambient light sensor on-board. $12
MSP-EXP430FR4133 MSP430FR4133 Integrated segmented LCD, 20-pin BoosterPack interface, 16 KB unified non-volatile Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) $13.99
MSP-EXP430FR5969 MSP430FR5969 Integrated FRAM based MSPFR5969 16-bit MCU, a SuperCap allowing standalone RTC operation without an external power supply, as well as on-board buttons and LEDs. $15.99
MSP-EXP430FR6989 MSP430FR6989 Ultra-low-power consumption; 128 KB of embedded FRAM, a non-volatile memory known for its ultra-low-power, high endurance, and high speed write access; 40-pin BoosterPack plug-in module interface $17.99
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 MSPG2452 and MSPG2553 devices. This tool also supports all G2xx2, G2xx3, and F20xx devices in 14 and 20 pin dip packages. $9.99
Capacitive touch button, scroll wheel and proximity sensor; on-board LEDs; interface to PC GUI $10
430BOOST-TMP006 TMP006 The TMP006 BoosterPack plug-in module is a simple adapter board that allows the TMP006EVM circuit board to be used with the MSP LaunchPad development kit. $25
430BOOST-CC110L CC110L
The Sub-1 GHz CC110L RF BoosterPack plug-in module is a low-power wireless transceiver extension kit to be used with the MSP LaunchPad development kit. $19
430BOOST-C55AUDIO1 TMS320C55xx The kit offers a complete reference design for capacitive touch solutions, using the capacitive touch I/O ports of select MSP value line microcontrollers. $35
430BOOST-SHARP96 MSP430FR5969 1.3” Sharp® LS013B4DN04 display offering 96x96 pixels, 2 capacitive touch sliders $19.99
BOOST-IR MSP430FR4133 IR LED transmitter, IR receiver + demodulator, 4x4 membrane keypad, 20-pin BoosterPack plug-in module standard for use with any LaunchPad development kit compatibility with different IR signal generation methods $19.99
DLP-RF430BP RF430CL330H Provides a working hardware/firmware reference design for NFC operations. Module based on the RF430CL330H brings near field communications (NFC) to the LaunchPad development kit ecosystem. $9.95

eZ430™ development tool

eZ430 development tools includes all the hardware and software needed for a complete MSP MCU project in a portable USB stick. The eZ430 development 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 RF capable watch, a USB RF Access Point and a USB emulator. $58
EZ430-RF256x MSP MCU + Dual-mode Bluetooth® CC2560 evaluation tool and software development tool for the MSP MCU and CC2560 device 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 2.4 GHz 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 MSPF2012 target boards (emulator required). $15
eZ430-RF2500T 2.4 GHz wireless target board for expanding your wireless network (emulator required). $20
900 MHz wireless target board for expanding your wireless network (emulator required). Call

Experimenter boards

Experimenter boards from Texas Instruments feature selected MSP 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 boards 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-CAPT-FR2633 MSP430FR2633
The MSP CapTIvate MCU development kit is a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform to evaluate MSP430FR2633 MCUs with CapTIvate touch technology. $99
RF430CL330HTB RF430CL330H RF430CL330H target board for NFC applications. This board can be connected to the RF connectors on MSP experimenter boards for easy evaluation. RF430CL330 software for MSP430FR5739 is available. $35
MSP-EXP430FR5739 MSP430FR5739 FRAM-based experimenter's board, accelerometer, thermostat, LEDs, switches, connections for RF modules, integrated Flash Emulation Tool. $35
MSP-EXPCC430RFX CC430F5137, CC430F6137 The kit provides two Sub-1 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,MSPF2013 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, MSP microcontrollers samples, and cables. Target boards are breakout boards for your MSP microcontorllers 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 Only Products Supported Featured Products
8-pin SOIC (D) MSP-TS430D8 MSP430G2210, MSP430G2210 MSP430G2210 , MSP430G2230
14-pin PW (TSSOP) MSP-TS430PW14 MSP430F20xx, MSP430G2x01, MSP430G2x11, MSP430G2x21, MSP430G2x31 MSP430F2013
PW (TSSOP) MSP-TS430L092 MSP430L092 MSP430L092
24-pin QFN (ZIF) MSP-TS430RGE24A MSP430FR24x MSP430FR2433
24-pin PW (TSSOP) MSP-TS430PW24 MSP430AFE2xx MSP430AFE253
20-/28-pin DW (SOIC) MSP-TS430DW28 MSP430F11x1, MSP430F11x2, MSP430F12x, MSP430F12x2, MSP430F21xx MSP430F123
PW (TSSOP) MSP-TS430PW20 MSP430FR231x MSP430FR2311
PW (TSSOP) MSP-TS430PW28 MSP43011x1, MSP430F11x2, MSP430F12x, MSP430F12x2, MSP430F21x MSP430F2132
PW (TSSOP) MSP-TS430PW28A MSP430F20xx, MSP430G2xxx MSP430G2452
32-pin QFN (ZIF) MSP-TS430RHB32A MSP430i20xx MSP430i2041
38-pin DA (TSSOP) MSP-TS430DA38 MSP430F22xx, MSP430G2x44, MSP430G2x55 MSP430F2274, MSP430G2744, MSP430G2955
40-pin RHA (QFN) MSP-TS430RHA40A MSP430FR572x , MSP430FR573x MSP430FR5739
RHA (QFN) MSP-TS430QFN23x0 MSP430F23x0 MSP430F2370
RSB (QFN) MSP-TS430RSB40 MSP430F51x1 , MSP430F51x2 MSP430F5172
48-pin DL (SSOP) MSP-TS430DL48 MSP430F42x0 MSP430F4270
QFN (RGZ) EM430F5137RF900 CC430F513x CC430F5137
QFN (RGZ) MSP-TS430RGZ48B MSP430F534x MSP430F5342
QFN (RGZ) MSP-TS430RGZ48C MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx MSP430FR5969
64-pin PM (LQFP) MSP-TS430PM64 MSPF13x, MSP430F14x, MSP430F14x1, MSP430F15x, MSP430F16x, MSP430F16x1, MSP430F23x, MSP430F24x, MSP430F24xx, MSP430F261x, MSP430F41x, MSP430F42x, MSP430F42xA, MSP430E42x, MSP430FE42xA, MSP430FE42x2, MSP430FW42x MSP430F13x
PM (QFP) MSP-TS430PM64D MSP430FR4xx, MSP430FR2xx MSP430FR4133
PM (QFP) Pinout A MSP-TS430PM64A MSP430F41x2 MSP430F4152
RGC (QFN) MSP-TS430RGC64USB MSP430F550x, MSP430F551x, MSP430F552x MSP430F5510, MSP430F5528
RGC (QFN) EM430F6137RF900 CC430F614x CC430F6147
QFN (RGC) MSP-TS430RGC64B MSP430F532x, MSP430F530x, MSP430F5310 MSP430F5310
QFN (RGC) MSP-TS430RGC64C MSP430F522x, MSP430F521x, MSP430F523x, MSP430F524x, MSP430F525x MSP430F5229
80-pin PN (LQFP) MSP-TS430PN80 MSP430F241x, MSP430F261x, MSP430F43x, MSP430F43x1, MSP430FG43x, MSP430F47x, MSP430FG47x MSP430FG439
PN (TQFP) MSP-TS430PN80USB MSP430F552x, MSP430F551x MSP430F5529
PN (LQFP) MSP-TS430PN80A MSP430F532x MSP430F5329
PZ (TQFP) MSP-TS430PZ100 MSP430F43x, MSP430F43x1, MSP430F44x, MSP430FG461x, MSP430F47xx MSPFG4619
PZ (QFP) MSP-TS430PZ100B MSP430F672x, MSP430F673x MSP430F6733
PZ (QFP) MSP-TS430PZ100C MSP430F645x, MSP430F643x, MSP430F535x, MSP430F533x MSP430F6438
PZ (QFP) MSP-TS430PZ100D MSP430FR69x MSP430FR6989
PZ (QFP) MSP-TS430PZ100USB MSP430F665x, MSP430F663x, MSP430F563x MSP430F6638
PZ (LQFP) sold separately MSP-TS430PZ100AUSB MSP430FG6x2x MSP430FG6626 – device/samples
PZ (LQFP) MSP-TS432PZ100 MSP432P4x MSP432P401R - device sold/sampled separately
PZ (LQFP) MSP-TS430PZ100A MSP430F471xx MSP430F47197
PZ (LQFP) MSP-TS430PZ5x100 MSP430F543x, MSP430BT5190, MSP430SL5438A MSP430F5438
128-pin PEU (QFP) MSP-TS430PEU128 MSPF677x, MSP430F676x, MSP430F674x, MSP430F677x1, MSP430F676x1, MSP430F674x1 MSP430F67791

Debugging and programming tools

Thanks to its on-chip embedded emulation, only one development tool is required for all MSP MCU 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-FET 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

MSP MCU 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

Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) for MSP Microcontrollers

CCS Desktop, IDEs, compilers, and tool chains from TI and TI Design Network members for embedded software development on MSP MCUs.

Energia IDE – A simple IDE for LaunchPad Development Kit

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

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Edit, build or debug with Code Composer Studio™ Cloud IDE

  • Get going effortlessly with CCS Cloud to start your editing, evaluation and initial design. Simply connect your LaunchPad development kit or SensorTag kit, launch CCS Cloud, and begin.
  • CCS Cloud supports Wiring API via Energia IDE, TI-RTOS and C/C++ development

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Desktop IDE always available: remember, to access additional functionality, transition your projects seamlessly by importing code from the cloud version to the desktop version of Code Composer Studio IDE.

Code Composer Studio™ IDE

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

When using Code Composer Studio with a MSP MCU, a unique and powerful set of plug-ins and software utilities are made available to fully leverage the MSP microcontroller.

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Code Composer Studio

IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart

IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart for MSP MCUs is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building and debugging embedded applications for MSP 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 8 Kbytes for all MSP devices. The debugger is a fully integrated debugger for source and disassembly level debugging with support for complex code and data breakpoint

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IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart

Open Source GCC for MSP MCU

MSP-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 MSP debug stack. It is the successor of the community driven MSP-GCC and supports all MSP microcontrollers. Binaries are now available for both Windows and Linux®!

Learn more about the RedHat GCC
Open Source MSPGCC

Software for MSP Microcontrollers

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

MSPWare software

MSPWare software is a collection of user guides, code examples, training and other design resources for ALL MSP devices delivered in a convenient package - essentially everything developers need to become MSP430™ microcontroller and MSP432™ microcontroller experts!

In addition to providing a complete collection of existing MSP430 MCU and MSP432 MCU design resources, MSPWare software also provides a wide selection of highly abstracted software libraries ranging from device and peripheral-specific such as MSP Driver Library or USB, to application-specific such as Graphics Library or Capacitive Touch Library. MSP Driver Library in particular is an essential library to help software developers leverage high-level APIs to control low-level and intricate hardware peripherals. As of today, MSP Driver Library supports MSP430F5x / 6x, MSP430FRxx, MSP430i2x and MSP432P4x MCU series devices.

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EnergyTrace™  software

EnergyTrace software implements a new method for measuring energy consumed in your MSP microcontroller application. Using Code Composer Studio IDE version 6 or newer, in combination with specialized debuggers, it enables power profiling on all MSP MCUs. When using specialized devices with EnergyTrace++ software support, users can also view CPU state and peripheral states to enable quicker debugging of system power.

Find the power black holes in your system

Code Examples for MSP Microcontrollers

C code examples are available for every MSP 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 Code Composer Studio.

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!

MSP Code Examples

Ultra-low-power Advisor

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 MSP microcontrollers. Aimed at both experienced and new microcontroller developers, ultra-low-power Advisor checks your code against a thorough checklist to squeeze every last nano amp out of your application. At build time, ultra-low-power 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 ultra-low-power rule in violation, and will also get a link to this ultra-low-power Advisor wiki for further information, links to relevant documentation, code examples and forum posts!

Squeeze every last nanoamp out of your ultra-low-power application
ULP Advisor

Grace™ graphical configuration tool

Grace graphical configuration tool that allows you, as an MSP MCUdeveloper, to generate the peripheral’s set-up code within minutes. This will save you much of the work of pouring through user guides and copying code examples and allow you to focus on the more important aspects of your application.

Meet Grace graphical configuration tool
Meet Grace

USB developer’s package

The USB developer’s package features everything you need to get USB up and running on MSP MCUs. 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 MSP devices and add wireless to your application with ease:

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

Real-Time Operating System

SYS/BIOS is an advanced, real-time operating system  for use in a wide range of TI DSPs, ARM® processors and microcontrollers. SYS/BIOS has unique ultra-low power features for MSP MCUs including GUI-based RTOS configuration tool, debugging tool display execution sequences, CPU load and a small footprint.

Download TI-RTOS

Or get real with TI Design Network members:

free RTOS

Optimized math libraries for MSP microcontrollers

Improve the math performance of MSP MCUs with our free software libraries. IQmathLib for MSP MCUs 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 software offers up to 26x better performance.

MSPMATHLIB Floating Point Math Library (now included in Code Composer Studio™ IDE)

IQmathLib Fixed Point Math Library

Optimized Math Libraries for MSP

CapTIvate™  touch microcontroller

The CapTIvate MCU Design Center GUI allows developers of button, wheel, slider and proximity sensing solutions to drag and drop sensors for quick system configuration and start tuning for performance in five minutes or less. The CapTIvate MCU Design Center supports MSP MCUs with CapTIvate technology.

Learn more about MSP MCUs with CapTIvate technology

For information on support for older capacitive touch devices, see the capacitive touch sense library

CapTIvate capacitive touch technology

MSP Bootstrap Loader (BSL)

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

Learn how to create your own custom BSL
MSP Bootstrap Loader

Command-line programmer

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

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

Learn more about MSP Flasher
Command-line Programmer

MSP Debug Stack

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

Download the MSP Debug Stack
MSP Debug Stack

MSP microcontroller development kits and evaluation boards consist of an array of low-cost and advanced options ranging from LaunchPad development kits to full-featured experimenter boards, target socket boards and programmers/emulators. Integrated development environments, software libraries and C code examples are available across all microcontrollers and development kits. Depending on the needs of the embedded developer, the full range of hardware boards and embedded software utilities is designed to help beginners and experienced engineers move from evaluation to production quickly using low-power MCUs.