Microcontrollers (MCU)

Value line MCUs – Tools & software

LaunchPad™ development kits

Quickly evaluate TI’s MSP430 value line MCUs with LaunchPad development kits that provide everything you need to get started including a built-in emulator for programming and debugging. Each LaunchPad kit comes with a community of support and BoosterPack™ modules to add features including wireless connectivity, sensors and other peripherals.

Kit name
MSP430FR2355 LaunchPad kit 32KB of FRAM memory, configurable smart analog combos (12-bit DACs and PGAs), a 12-bit ADC and two enhanced comparators as well as 24MHz operation, 44 GPIOs and 4 timers. $12.99
MSP430FR2433 LaunchPad kit 16KB of FRAM memory, a 10-bit ADC, 19 IO and four timers. $9.99
MSP430FR2311 LaunchPad kit 4KB of FRAM memory, an integrated transimpedance amplifier (TIA), Op Amp and 10-bit ADC, and enhanced comparator. $13.99
MSP430FR4133 LaunchPad kit 16KB of FRAM memory, LCD support, a 10-bit ADC, three 16-bit timers with 60 GPIO. $13.99
MSP430FR5994 LaunchPad kit 256KB of FRAM memory and an integrated low-energy accelerator for signal processing. The EVM has a microSD card slot and super capacitor for use without an external power supply $16.99
MSP430FR6989 LaunchPad kit 128KB of FRAM memory, 320-segment LCD controller, 12-bit ADC and AES256 with direct access to the extended scan interface - a dual AFE for low-power rotation detection $17.99
MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad kit 64KB of FRAM memory with 12-bit ADC, 5x 16-bit timers, 16 channel comparator, AES256, and a 3 channel internal DMA. $15.99

Programmers & debuggers

TI offers emulation development tools that allow users to quickly begin application development on MSP low-power MCUs. Listed below are the compatible programmers and debuggers for development with MSP430 value line MCUs including the MSP-FET programmer/debugger and the Gang production programmer.

MSP-FET programmer and debugger

The MSP-FET allows users to quickly begin application development on MSP MCUs. The MSP-FET provides a debug communication pathway between a host computer and the target MSP. It also provides a backchannel UART connection between the computer’s USB interface and the MSP UART. 

MSP-GANG production programmer

An MSP430 MCU programmer that can program up to eight identical MSP430 devices at the same time. The MSP Gang Programmer connects to a host PC using a standard RS-232 or USB connection and provides flexible programming options that allow the user to fully customize the process. 

Software & IDEs

TI offers best-in class software development tools, GUIs and support for multiple IDEs for rapid development including TI-owned software libraries and IDEs as well as open source and third party compilers and IDEs.

MSP430Ware™ software

MSP430Ware is a collection of design resources for developing with MSP430 MCUs including a wide selection of highly abstracted software libraries.  The software is available as a component of Code Composer Studio™ IDE desktop and cloud versions, or as a standalone package.

Code Composer Studio™ IDE

Code Composer Studio IDE comprises of a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features. 

Energia IDE

Energia is an open source & community-driven IDE and software framework. Based on the Wiring framework, Energia provides an intuitive coding environment as well as a robust framework of easy-to-use functional APIs & libraries for programming a microcontroller. 

IAR Embedded Workbench®

A complete debugger and C/C++ compiler toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications based on MSP430 MCUs. The debugger is fully integrated for source and disassembly-level debugging with support for complex code and data breakpoints.

GCC open source packages

Free, complete debugger and open source C/C++ compiler toolchains for building and debugging embedded applications using MSP430 MCUs without code size limitations. The compilers can be used standalone from the command-line or used within the Code Composer Studio IDE.

Training videos

TI offers online training resources to help you get started with MSP430 value line MCUs. Featured videos are included below with additional videos available on product and tool pages.