Table 8-1 lists the debug features supported by the MSP430FR203x microcontrollers. See the Code Composer Studio™ IDE for MSP430™ MCUs 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-EXP430FR4133 LaunchPad development kit is an easy-to-use Evaluation Module (EVM) for the MSP430FR4133 microcontroller. It contains everything needed to start developing on the MSP430 ultra-low-power (ULP) FRAM-based microcontroller (MCU) platform, including on-board emulation for programming, debugging, and energy measurements.
The MSP-TS430PM64D is a stand-alone 64-pin ZIF socket target board used to program and debug the MSP430 MCU in-system through the JTAG interface or the Spy Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) protocol.
The MSP-FET430U64D is a bundle containing the MSP-FET emulator and MSP-TS430PM64D 64-pin ZIF socket target board to program and debug the MSP430 MCU in-system through the JTAG interface or the Spy Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) protocol.
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 TI FRAM Utilities software is designed to grow as a collection of embedded software utilities that leverage the ultra-low-power and virtually unlimited write endurance of FRAM. The utilities are available for MSP430FRxx FRAM microcontrollers and provide example code to help start application development.
The MSP430 Touch Pro Tool is a PC-based tool that can be used to verify capacitive touch button, slider,and wheel designs. The tool receives and visualizes captouch sensor data to help the user quickly and easily evaluate, diagnose, and tune button, slider, and wheel designs.
The MSP430 Capacitive Touch Power Designer enables the calculation of the estimated average current draw for a given MSP430 capacitive touch system. By entering system parameters such as operating voltage, frequency, number of buttons, and button gate time, the user can have a power estimate for a given capacitive touch configuration on a given device family in minutes.
The Digital Signal Processing library is a set of highly optimized functions to perform many common signal processing operations on fixed-point numbers for MSP430 and MSP432 microcontrollers. This function set is typically used for applications where processing-intensive transforms are done in real-time for minimal energy and with very high accuracy. This optimal use of the MSP intrinsic hardware for fixed-point math allows for significant performance gains.
The abstracted API of MSP Driver Library provides easy-to-use function calls that free you from directly manipulating the bits and bytes of the MSP430 hardware. Thorough documentation is delivered through a helpful API Guide, which includes details on each function call and the recognized parameters. Developers can use Driver Library functions to write complete projects with minimal overhead.
EnergyTrace technology for MSP430 microcontrollers is an energy-based code analysis tool that measures and displays the energy profile of the application and helps to optimize it for ultra-low-power consumption.
ULP Advisor™ software is a tool for guiding developers to write more efficient code to fully use the unique ultra-low-power features of MSP and MSP432 microcontrollers. Aimed at both experienced and new microcontroller developers, ULP Advisor checks your code against a thorough ULP checklist to help minimize the energy consumption of your application. At build time, ULP Advisor provides notifications and remarks to highlight areas of your code that can be further optimized for lower power.
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.
Continuing to innovate in the low-power and low-cost microcontroller space, TI provides MSPMATHLIB. Leveraging the intelligent peripherals of our devices, this floating-point math library of scalar functions is up to 26 times faster than the standard MSP430 math functions. Mathlib is easy to integrate into your designs. This library is free and is integrated in both Code Composer Studio IDE and IAR Embedded Workbench IDE.
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.