Table 7-1 lists the debug features supported by the MSP430F14x, MSP430F14x1, and MSP430F13x microcontrollers. See the Code Composer Studio for MSP430 User's Guide for details on the available features.
|MSP430 ARCHITECTURE||4-WIRE JTAG||2-WIRE JTAG||BREAK- POINTS||RANGE BREAK- POINTS||CLOCK CONTROL||STATE SEQUENCER||TRACE BUFFER||LPMx.5 DEBUGGING SUPPORT|
Design Kits and Evaluation Modules
The MSP-FET430U64 is a powerful flash emulation tool that includes the hardware and software required to quickly begin application development on the MSP430 MCU. It includes a ZIF socket target board (MSP-TS430PM64) and a USB debugging interface (MSP-FET) used to program and debug the MSP430 in-system through the JTAG interface. The flash memory can be erased and programmed in seconds with only a few keystrokes, and because the MSP430 flash is ultra-low power, no external power supply is required.
The MSP-TS430PM64 is a standalone ZIF socket target board used to program and debug the MSP430 MCU in-system through the JTAG interface.
MSP430Ware software is a collection of code examples, data sheets, and other design resources for all MSP430 devices delivered in a convenient package. In addition to providing a complete collection of existing MSP430 MCU design resources, MSP430Ware software also includes a high-level API called MSP Driver Library. This library makes it easy to program MSP430 hardware. MSP430Ware software is available as a component of CCS or as a stand-alone package.
C Code examples are available for every MSP device that configures each of the integrated peripherals for various application needs.
The bootloader (BSL) is an application built into MSP low-power microcontrollers. It lets the user communicate with the device to read from and write to its memory. This feature is primarily used for programming the device, during prototyping, final production, and in service. Both the programmable memory (flash memory) and the data memory (RAM) can be modified as required.
The MSP IQmath and Qmath Libraries are a collection of highly optimized and high-precision mathematical functions for C programmers to seamlessly port a floating-point algorithm into fixed-point code on MSP430 and MSP432 devices. These routines are typically used in computationally intensive real-time applications where optimal execution speed, high accuracy, and ultra-low energy are critical. By using the IQmath and Qmath libraries, it is possible to achieve execution speeds considerably faster and energy consumption considerably lower than equivalent code written using floating-point math.
Code Composer Studio (CCS) integrated development environment (IDE) supports all MSP microcontroller devices. CCS comprises a suite of embedded software utilities used to develop and debug embedded applications. CCS includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features.
MSP Flasher is an open-source shell-based interface for programming MSP microcontrollers through a FET programmer or eZ430 using JTAG or Spy-Bi-Wire (SBW) communication. MSP Flasher can download binary files (.txt or .hex) directly to the MSP microcontroller without an IDE.
The MSP-FET is a powerful emulation development tool – often called a debug probe – which lets users quickly begin application development on MSP low-power MCUs. Creating MCU software usually requires downloading the resulting binary program to the MSP device for validation and debugging.
The MSP Gang Programmer is an MSP430 or MSP432 device programmer that can program up to eight identical MSP430 or MSP432 flash or FRAM 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 let the user fully customize the process.