I have MSP430 micro-controller IC without the LaunchPad Development kit. So my questions are:
1 - What is the proper connection used to connect the IC to a breadboard and PCB and does it need a crystal oscillator to operate?
I mean, I only have to connect the VCC and the ground only or there is other pins need to be connected?
2 - Is it possible to program the MSP430 IC without the LaunchPad? for example using the breadboard and connect a usb port to it.