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Help choosing the correct development tools, MSP430F1222

Other Parts Discussed in Thread: EZ430-F2013, MSP430F1222

I have been using the MSP430ez for a few weeks and ran into a problem where the targets supported by the ez don't have enought IO pins for my application.

I ordered the F1222 because I had some surface mount to pdip converters laying around that fit the F1222's package.... Without realizing that I couldn't program it. 

I have been looking around TI's page and seems that I need a MSP430-FET-UIF to do in circuit debugging, can I also use this to program a chip on my own bread board?

If UIF wont program the F1222 the way that I want, what other tools are availble to program the F1222 (under $200) if any? 

 

Thank you, Adam 

  • Adam Gregory said:

    I have been using the MSP430ez for a few weeks and ran into a problem where the targets supported by the ez don't have enought IO pins for my application.

    Just for the purpose of clarity, I assume you are referencing the use of the eZ430-F2013 or similar platform.

     

    Adam Gregory said:

    I ordered the F1222 because I had some surface mount to pdip converters laying around that fit the F1222's package.... Without realizing that I couldn't program it. 

    I have been looking around TI's page and seems that I need a MSP430-FET-UIF to do in circuit debugging, can I also use this to program a chip on my own bread board?

    If UIF wont program the F1222 the way that I want, what other tools are availble to program the F1222 (under $200) if any? 

    Yes, the MSP-FET430UIF tool can program the MSP430F1222 on your target board.  I would reference the MSP-FET430 Flash Emulation Tool (FET) (for Use With IAR v3+) User's Guide (SLAU138) or MSP-FET430 Flash Emulation Tool (FET) (for Use With CCE v3.1) User's Guide (SLAU157).

  • To add to the previous reply - there are also a few third party tools such as Elprotronic www.elprotronic.com  that can eb used to program 430's. Check the '3P Hardware' tab on http://focus.ti.com/mcu/docs/mcucodeexnewsltrbuglist.tsp?sectionId=96&tabId=1507