MSP Debug Stack Open Source Package


Release Date:  12 Jun 2020

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  Title Version Description Size MSP430 DLL Open Source Package 2133 K

Supported products & hardware

Supported product family

What's New?

New features / changes:

  • Update of MSP430 launchpad list in the Auto-Detection API.
  • Implementation of TLV data backup during erase cases.

Release Information

The MSP debug stack (MSPDS) for all MSP430™ and SimpleLink™ MSP432™ devices consists of a static library as well as embedded firmware that runs on flash emulation tools (FETs) such as the MSP-FET, MSP-FET430UIF or eZ emulators. It is the bridging element between all PC software and all MSP430 and SimpleLink MSP432 microcontroller derivatives and handles tasks such as code download, stepping through code, break point handling and so forth. The MSP Debug Stack is used in IDEs such as Code Composer Studio™ (CCS), IAR's Embedded Workbench or other tools like Smart RF Studio or Elprotronic's FlashPro430.

The MSP Debug Stack Open Source Package contains MSP Debug Stack sources as well as source code for MSP-FET, MSP-FET430-UIF and eZ-FET firmware, tested on Windows and Linux and OS X.

Known Issues

  • On devices with FLL, clock control does not allow to keep clocks running, while the device is halted and the clock is sourced by the FLL.
  • V1.3 of UIF does not work in SBW2 mode with 2.2nf cap on reset line.
  • eZ-FET UART might lose bytes with 115k baud (no handshake enabled) and DMA as data loopback on target device.
  • MSP-FET EEM access to F149 and L092 devices is only possible with JTAG speed slow.

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