All MSP microcontrollers are supported by a wide variety of software and hardware development tools. Tools are available from TI and various third parties. See them all at SimpleLink™ Arm® MSP432 microcontrollers.
Table 8-1 lists the supported debug features. See theCode Composer Studio™ IDE for SimpleLink™ MSP432™ MCUs User's Guide for details on the available hardware features.
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EnergyTrace technology is supported with Code Composer Studio version 6.0 and newer. It requires specialized debugger circuitry, which is supported with the second-generation onboard eZ-FET flash emulation tool and second-generation stand-alone MSP-FET JTAG emulator. See the following documents for more detailed information.
Design Kits and Evaluation Modules
The MSP432P4111T LaunchPad development kit enables you to develop high-performance applications that benefit from low-power operation. The kit features the MSP432P4111T, which includes a 24-MHz Arm Cortex-M4F, 100-µA/MHz active power, and 14.4-µA RTC operation, 14-bit 1-Msps differential SAR ADC, and an AES256 accelerator.
The MSP-TS432PZ100 is a stand-alone ZIF socket target board used to program and debug the MSP432 in system through the JTAG interface or the Serial Wire Debug (SWD 2-wire JTAG) protocol. The development board supports all MSP432P4x1xT flash parts in a 100-pin LQFP package (TI package code: PZ).
The SimpleLink MSP432 SDK is a comprehensive software package that enables engineers to quickly develop highly functional applications on MSP432 MCUs. The SDK comprises multiple compatible software components including RTOS, drivers, middleware, and examples of how to use these components together. Examples demonstrate each functional area and each supported device and can be a starting point for your own projects. The SimpleLink MSP432 SDK is part of TI’s SimpleLink platform allowing 100 percent code reuse between SimpleLink MCUs.
MSP432 MCUs offer compatibility with several TI and third-party real-time operating systems (RTOS).
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.
Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports all MSP microcontroller devices. Code Composer Studio 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. For more information, see the Code Composer Studio™ IDE 7.1+ for SimpleLink™ MSP432™ MCUs User's Guide.
The Arm Keil MDK is a complete debugger and C/C++ compiler toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications. Keil MDK supports the low-power + high performance MSP432 MCU family, and includes a fully integrated debugger for source and disassembly level debugging with support for complex code and data breakpoint. For more information, see theArm® Keil® MDK Version 5 for SimpleLink™ MSP432™ MCUs User's Guide.
IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart for MSP is a complete debugger and C/C++ compiler toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications based on MSP430 and MSP432 microcontrollers. The code size limitation of C/C++ compiler is set to 8KB for MSP430 devices and 32KB for MSP432 devices. For more information, see the IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm 7.x for SimpleLink™ MSP432™ MCUs User's Guide.
TI provides a CMSIS-compliant device family pack for MSP432P4xx devices. This pack adds MSP432P4xx device support to IAR EWARM 8.x, Keil MDK 5.x, and Atollic TrueSTUDIO® 7.x. In IAR EWARM this pack is optional as the IDE supports the devices natively.
MSP432 MCUs are designed to work with a variety of debuggers from Texas Instruments and third-party vendors.
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 microcontrollers (MCU).
The MSP Gang Programmer is an MSP430 and 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 allow the user to fully customize the process.
The Pin Mux Utility is a software tool that provides a graphical user interface for configuring pin multiplexing settings, resolving conflicts, and specifying I/O cell characteristics for TI MPUs. Results are output as C header and code files that can be imported into a software development kit (SDK) or used to configure custom software.
ULP (Ultra-Low Power) Advisor 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 squeeze every last nano amp out of your application.