MSP430 Parallel Port Debugging Interface


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The MSP-FET430PIF is a Parallel Port interface (does not include target board) that is used to program and debug MSP430 FET tools and test boards through the JTAG interface. This interface is included in our FET tools, but sold without the development board. This interface uses a Parallel PC Port to communicate to the Debugger Software (IAR Kickstart software included) running on the PC. The interface uses the standard 14 pin header to communicate to the MSP430 device using the standard JTAG protocol.

The flash memory can be erased and programmed in seconds with only a few keystrokes, and since the MSP430 flash is extremely low power, no external power supply is required. The tool has an integrated software environment and connects directly to the PC which greatly simplifies the set-up and use of the tool. The flash development tool supports development with all MSP430 flash parts.

  • MSP430 debugging interface to connect a MSP430-Flash-device to a Parallel port on a PC
  • Supports JTAG debug protocol (NO support for Spy-Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) debug protocol, Spy-Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) is supported by MSP-FET430UIF)
  • Technical specifications:
    • Backwardly compatable with existing FET tool boards.

What's Included
  • One 14-conductor cable
  • One 25-conductor cable
  • One MSP-FET430PIF interface module
  • One MSP430 CD-ROM
  • One READ ME FIRST document

TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Modules apply.

Technical Documents
More literature (1)
Title Date Type
MSP-EXP430XXXX Software Examples 06 May 2015
User guides (6)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 832 12 Mar 2018 3,330
PDF 1664 12 Mar 2018 9,476
PDF 7202 26 Feb 2018 19,817
PDF 4393 13 Feb 2018 10,554
PDF 1662 13 Nov 2017 9,476
PDF 829 13 Nov 2017 3,330

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Development Tools (3)

Name Part Number Tool Type
MSP430 USB Debugging Interface  MSP-FET430UIF  Debug Probes/Analyzers 
Code Composer Essentials v3.1 SR1- Free 16KB IDE  MSP-CCE430  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 
IAR Embedded Workbench  IAR-KICKSTART  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

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