CC430 Sub-GHz RF Experimenter’s Board





Important Note:

The CC430 Sub-GHz RF Experiment’s Board is not supported by the Mac or Linux versions of the Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment. If you want to work with these operating systems, we suggest you select one of the many MSP LaunchPads.  


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Note: If you experience connectivity issues with the out-of-box user experience demo, please download the software and re-program your boards with the updated user experience firmware.

The MSP-EXPCC430RFx Experimenter Kit is a complete sub-GHz development platform for the CC430 devices from the MSP430™ family of ultra-low-power microcontrollers. The kit provides two sub-GHz wireless modules: the MSP-EXP430F6137Rx Base Board with the CC430F6137, and the MSP-EXP430F5137Rx Satellite Board with the CC430F5137.

Out of the box, the two modules enable demonstration of a SimpliciTI™ wireless sensor network and take full advantage of a highly-integrated LCD and PC connection. Additionally, the kit also enables a complete development and prototyping environment to design a wireless application. The kit features an on-board emulator for programming and debugging, which enables developers to create new applications on both the Base Board and Satellite Board.


  • Kit includes 2 CC430-based development modules to enable a complete RF network
    • CC430F6137-based Base Board (MSP-EXP430F6137Rx)
    • CC430F5137-based Satellite Board (MSP-EXP430F5137Rx)
  • The MSP-EXP430F6137Rx Base Board features
    • An on-board emulator for programming and debugging either target on the Base Board or Satellite Board
    • 96-segment character LCD Display that is driven by the internal LCD driver of the CC430F6137 MCU
    • User buttons & LEDs
    • Antenna
    • Several power options:
      • USB
      • AA Batteries
      • Socket
    • Light sensor
    • Dock connector for the Satellite Board
  • The MSP-EXP430F5137Rx Satellite Board features:
    • Several power options
      • AA Batteries
      • Power from Base Board through the Dock connector
    • Antenna
    • User LED & button
    • Access to various pins of the CC430F5137 MCU
  • The CC430 devices feature an ultralow-power 16-bit microcontroller with an integrated radio core, an optional 96-segment LCD controller, 12-bit ADC, comparator, universal serial interface (supports UART, SPI and I2C), 32KB flash memory, and 4KB RAM memory.

  • CC430F6137-based Base Board
  • CC430F5137-based Satellite Board

MSP430 microcontrollers
CC430F6137 20 MHz MCU with 32KB Flash, 4KB SRAM, Sub-1 GHz radio, AES-128, 12-bit ADC, I2C/SPI/UART, 96 seg LCD


Sub-1 GHz products
CC430F5137 16-Bit ultra-low-power CC430 Sub 1 GHz wireless MCU with 12-Bit ADC, 32kB Flash and 4kB RAM

Order & start development

Support software

CC430F513x Code Examples (Rev. H) – SLAC458H.ZIP (177KB)

Design tool

MSP-EXPCC430RFx Design Files – SLAC553.ZIP (826KB)

Evaluation board

MSP-EXPCC430RF9 – CC430 Sub-GHz RF Experimenter’s Board for 868 and 915MHz

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

Technical documentation

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* User guide MSP430 Hardware Tools User's Guide (Rev. AH) Mar. 23, 2021
* User guide MSP-EXPCC430RFx Experimenter Board User’s Guide Jan. 11, 2013
User guide MSP Debuggers User's Guide (Rev. O) Apr. 24, 2020
User guide MSP430 Hardware Tools User's Guide (Rev. AF) Feb. 07, 2020
Certificate MSP-EXPCC430RF4 EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jan. 02, 2019
Certificate MSP-EXPCC430RF9 EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jan. 02, 2019

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Software development

CCSTUDIO Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE) CCSTUDIO-MSP Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers IAR-KICKSTART IAR Embedded Workbench MSP430-GCC-OPENSOURCE GCC - Open Source Compiler for MSP Microcontrollers

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