For more information on the MSP430F4x family of devices and the tools and libraries that are available to help with your development, visit the Getting Started page.
All MSP430™ 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 www.ti.com/msp430tools.
See the Composer Studio for MSP430 User's Guide (SLAU157) 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|
The target socket boards allow easy programming and debugging of the device using JTAG. They also feature header pin outs for prototyping. Target socket boards are orderable individually or as a kit with the JTAG programmer and debugger included. The following table shows the compatible target boards and the supported packages.
Experimenter Boards and Evaluation kits are available for some MSP430 devices. These kits feature additional hardware components and connectivity for full system evaluation and prototyping. See www.ti.com/msp430tools for details.
Hardware programming and debugging tools are available from TI and from its third party suppliers. See the full list of available tools at www.ti.com/msp430tools.
The production programmers expedite loading firmware to devices by programming several devices simultaneously.
|Part Number||PC Port||Features||Provider|
|MSP-GANG||Serial and USB||Program up to eight devices at a time. Works with PC or standalone.||Texas Instruments|
Software development tools are available from TI or from third parties. Open source solutions are also available.
This device is supported by Code Composer Studio™ IDE (CCS).
MSP430Ware 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 also includes a high-level API called MSP430 Driver Library. This library makes it easy to program MSP430 hardware. MSP430Ware is available as a component of CCS or as a standalone package.
MSP430 Flasher is an open-source shell-based interface for programming MSP430 microcontrollers through a FET programmer or eZ430 using JTAG or Spy-Bi-Wire (SBW) communication. MSP430 Flasher can be used to download binary files (.txt or .hex) files directly to the MSP430 microcontroller without the need for an IDE.
To designate the stages in the product development cycle, TI assigns prefixes to the part numbers of all MSP430 MCU devices and support tools. Each MSP430 MCU commercial family member has one of three prefixes: MSP, PMS, or XMS (for example, MSP430F5438A). TI recommends two of three possible prefix designators for its support tools: MSP and MSPX. These prefixes represent evolutionary stages of product development from engineering prototypes (with XMS for devices and MSPX for tools) through fully qualified production devices and tools (with MSP for devices and MSP for tools).
Device development evolutionary flow:
XMS – Experimental device that is not necessarily representative of the electrical specifications for the final device
PMS – Final silicon die that conforms to the electrical specifications for the device but has not completed quality and reliability verification
MSP – Fully qualified production device
Support tool development evolutionary flow:
MSPX – Development-support product that has not yet completed TI's internal qualification testing.
MSP – Fully-qualified development-support product
XMS and PMS devices and MSPX development-support tools are shipped against the following disclaimer:
"Developmental product is intended for internal evaluation purposes."
MSP devices and MSP development-support tools have been characterized fully, and the quality and reliability of the device have been demonstrated fully. TI's standard warranty applies.
Predictions show that prototype devices (XMS and PMS) have a greater failure rate than the standard production devices. TI recommends that these devices not be used in any production system because their expected end-use failure rate still is undefined. Only qualified production devices are to be used.
TI device nomenclature also includes a suffix with the device family name. This suffix indicates the package type (for example, PZP) and temperature range (for example, T). Figure 7-1 provides a legend for reading the complete device name for any family member.
The following documents describe the MSP430FG461x and MSP430CG461x devices. Copies of these documents are available on the Internet at www.ti.com.
Table 7-1 lists quick access links. Categories include technical documents, support and community resources, tools and software, and quick access to sample or buy.
|PARTS||PRODUCT FOLDER||SAMPLE & BUY||TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS||TOOLS & SOFTWARE||SUPPORT & COMMUNITY|
|MSP430FG4619||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|MSP430FG4618||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|MSP430FG4617||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|MSP430FG4616||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|MSP430CG4619||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|MSP430CG4618||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|MSP430CG4617||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
|MSP430CG4616||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here||Click here|
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This integrated circuit can be damaged by ESD. Texas Instruments recommends that all integrated circuits be handled with appropriate precautions. Failure to observe proper handling and installation procedures can cause damage.
ESD damage can range from subtle performance degradation to complete device failure. Precision integrated circuits may be more susceptible to damage because very small parametric changes could cause the device not to meet its published specifications.
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