IAR Embedded workbench – MSP430

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IAR Embedded Workbench for TI MSP430

IAR Embedded Workbench supports the CC430, 1xx, G2xx, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx, 5xx, and 6xx families of MSP430 microcontrollers.

The latest version of this product, version 6.10, includes MPU/IPE support and added Small code model. See more in product news


Key components:


  • Integrated development environment with project management tools and editor
  • Highly optimizing C and C++ compiler for MSP430
  • Automatic checking of MISRA C rules (MISRA-C:2004)
  • Configuration files for all MSP430 devices
  • FET debugger support
  • Run-time libraries
  • Relocating MSP430 assembler
  • Linker and librarian tools
  • C-SPY debugger with MSP430 simulator and support for RTOS-aware debugging on hardware
  • Example projects for MSP430 and code templates
  • User and reference guides in PDF format
  • Context-sensitive online help

Chip-specific support:

  • Position-independent code and read-only data
  • Support for the hardware multiplier peripheral module
  • Intrinsic functions support power-down modes
  • Support for TI’s msp430-txt output format
  • TI ULP Advisor™ Software integrated

Hardware debugging support:

  • C-SPY FET debugger support for all TI’s FET modules
  • Automatic flash download
  • Support for the Enhanced Emulation Module gives trace and sequencing functionality
  • Connection via parallel or USB port
    – TI LPT-IF, USB FET interface
    – Olimex LPT and USB
    – Elprotronic USB-FPA
    – Support for Spy-Bi-Wire (2-Wire) and 4-wire JTAG protocols

RTOS support:

Built-in plugins for

  • OSEK Run Time Interface (ORTI)
  • Segger embOS
  • Micrium µC/OS-II
  • CMX
  • OpenRTOS
  • SafeRTOS

Each RTOS plugin installs a number of new windows in C-SPY, most importantly the task or thread list windows where task-specific breakpoints can be specified and task-specific steps executed. Different inspector windows display the contents of the internal data structures of the RTOS such as timers, queues, semaphores, resources and mailboxes.

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For more information: Ohad Beit-On ohad@sightsys.co.il 054-2584032