See the Code Composer Studio™ IDE for MSP430™ MCUs User's Guide for details on the available features.
Table 7-1 lists the debug features supported by the MSP430FR235x and MSP430FR215x microcontrollers.
|MSP430 ARCHITECTURE||4-WIRE JTAG||2-WIRE JTAG||BREAK- POINTS
|RANGE BREAK- POINTS||CLOCK CONTROL||STATE SEQUENCER||TRACE BUFFER||LPMx.5 DEBUGGING SUPPORT||EEM VERSION|
Design Kits and Evaluation Modules
The MSP-EXP430FR2355 LaunchPad development kit is an easy-to-use evaluation module (EVM) that contains everything needed to start developing on the ultra-low-power MSP430FR215x and MSP430FR235x FRAM microcontroller family, including an onboard debug probe for programming, debugging, and energy measurements.
MSP-TS430PT48 target development board is a 48-pin ZIF socket target board that is used 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 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 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 MSP430 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 FRAM Utilities 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. Included utilities include Compute Through Power Loss (CTPL). CTPL is utility API set that enables ease of use with LPMx.5 low-power modes and a powerful shutdown mode that allows an application to save and restore critical system components when a power loss is detected.
The IEC60730 MSP430 software package was developed to help customers comply with IEC 60730-1:2010 (Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use – Part 1: General Requirements) for up to Class B products, which includes home appliances, arc detectors, power converters, power tools, e-bikes, and many others. The IEC60730 MSP430 software package can be embedded in customer applications running on MSP430 MCUs to help simplify the customer's certification efforts of functional safety-compliant consumer devices to IEC 60730-1:2010 Class B.
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 that are 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. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features.
IAR Embedded Workbench IDE for MSP430 MCUs is a complete C/C++ compiler toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications based on MSP430 microcontrollers. The debugger can be used for source and disassembly code with support for complex code and data breakpoints. It also provides a hardware simulator that allows debugging without a physical target connected.
The Uniflash standalone flash tool is used to program on-chip flash memory on TI MCUs. Uniflash has a GUI, command line, and scripting interface. Uniflash is a software tool available by TI Cloud Tools or desktop application download from the TI web page.
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.
An online portal to examples, libraries, executables, and documentation for your device and development board. TIRex can be accessed directly in Code Composer Studio IDE or in TI Cloud Tools.
Start development immediately on dev.ti.com. Begin by using the Resource Explorer interface to quickly find all the files you need. Then, edit, build, and debug embedded applications in the cloud, using industry-leading Code Composer Studio Cloud IDE.
MSP430 and MSP432 GCC open source packages are complete debugger and open source C/C++ compiler toolchains for building and debugging embedded applications based on MSP430 and MSP432 microcontrollers. These free GCC compilers support all MSP430 and MSP432 devices without code size limitations. In addition, these compilers can be used stand-alone from the command-line or within Code Composer Studio v6.0 or later. Get started today whether you are using a Windows®, Linux®, or macOS® environment.