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MSP-CGT: Difference with MSP430-GCC-OPENSOURCE?

Part Number: MSP-CGT
Other Parts Discussed in Thread: MSP430-GCC-OPENSOURCE

Hello Guys,

Good day.

What's the differences between "MSP430 code generation tools - compiler (MSP-CGT)" and the "GCC - Open Source Compiler for MSP Microcontrollers (MSP430-GCC-OPENSOURCE)?"

How does one go about deciding which one to use?

Thanks in advance!


  • Hi,

    Here is some of the difference. 

    In a word, they are all complier tools. All can be used to generate assembly code for MSP430. The most difference for code side is precompiling instructions, which you can see from the picture.

    Besides, MSP-CGT is not open source. MSP430-GCC is open source and it is fully developed based on GCC. My advice is that if you want to look into the details of complier, try MSP430-GCC. If you only want to use it for developing application on MSP430, use MSP-CGT. The reason is that MSP430-GCC will not be updated.

  • Hello Eason,

    Thank you for your information on differences among the two compilers,however i have some clarification

    You mentioned that "MSP430-GCC will not be updated.", looking at "", which lists various GCC - Open Source tools currently at version Does this mean that this is the last release of these tools and that Mitto Systems will not be releasing any new updates of them in future?

    Thanks for the clarification!


  • Hi,

    The team who maintain MSP430GCC is dismissed. The support effort has been moved to third party. At least, there will be few update and support.


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