Solutions for the TI MSP430

TI MSP430

We offer a range of solutions for MSP430. 

1. Full Traditional MSP430 JTAG
2. SPY-BI-WIRE
3. 14-pin Connector

 

Full Traditional MSP430 JTAG
TC2050-IDC-430/TC2050-IDC-NL-430

The TC2050-IDC-430 and TC2050-IDC-NL-430 are our 10-pin TC2050 cables fitted with a 14-pin ribbon connector to suit the FET430. Pin 10 of the TC2050 is connected to pin 11 of FET430, the extra 4 pins are not used or needed.

For the smallest footprint use the TC2050-IDC-NL "No Legs" version. It is designed to be held in place for programming but can also be held in place for debugging with our TC2050-CLIP board.

Take the ribbon connector end of the cable and plug it into the Target-end of the TI MSP430.

Connect the Tag-Connect-end into your PCB.

Check out the data sheets here:

TC2050-IDC-430
TC2050-IDC-NL-430

 

Purchase for the 2050 "LEGGED" solution here:

TC2050-IDC-430 TC2050-IDC-430 "Legged" JTAG cable connecter for MSP430

 

Purchase all the parts together or separate for the 2050 "NO-LEG" solution here:

TC2050-IDC-NL-430 TC2050-IDC-NL-430 "No-Leg" JTAG cable connecter for MSP430
TC2050-CLIP Retaining clip board for use with TC2050-NL family

 

 

SPY-BI-WIRE
SPY-BI-TAG + TC2030-MCP/TC2030-MCP-NL

This is a fantastic solution if your implemtation uses or can use SPY-BI-WIRE rather than the 4-wire JTAG. It reduces the PCB footprint to our smallest 6-pin TC2030 footprints and also allows you to use the more robust TC2030-MCP cables (far more robust than ribbon cables when used in production). Not only does it save the board space of the huge 14-pin connector, it also save you from having to put the 330 Ohm fuse-blow protection resistor on each and every target - just load it on the SPY-BI-TAG adapter instead!

For the smallest PCB footprint (using only about the same PCB space as an 0805 resistor) use the TC2030-MCP-NL "No Legs" cable with the SPY-BI-TAG adapter. For debugging it can be held in place with the TC2030-CLIP board. This also is an adavantage over the TC2050-IDC-430 4-wire JTAG solution as the extra spring-pin force of the TC2050 makes the TC2050-CLIP board harder to use than the TC2030.

Although SPY-BI-WIRE frees up the JTAG port allowing it to be used as GPIO, it is not quite as fast as the original 4-wire JTAG. However, unless your program is large (over 32K) you probably won’t notice any difference debugging and programming with SPY-BI-WIRE. If you have a larger device and use a lot of flash the download speed will suffer.

From the Target-end of the TI MSP430, connect your SPY-BI-TAG adaptor.

Then plug the TC2030-MCP (-NL) cable to the SPY-BI-TAG adaptor.

Plug the spring-pin end of the TC2030-MCP (-NL) to your target and you're all set!

The SPY-BI-TAG adapter can be fitted with the 330 Ohm fuse-blow protection resistor. The best
(and safest) place for this resistor is on the adapter
board, but some people (because they copy the confusing eval board schematics) put the 330 Ohm resistor on the target PCB. The resistor MUST be fitted either on the SPY-BI-TAG board, or on the target board but NOT both.

By default, R1 is not fitted (which is the safe thing because if it is also fitted on the target the fuse-blow current could cause damage). However visit the SPY-BI-TAG product page to order SPY-BI-TAG with the 330 Ohm 0805 resistor fitted.

Legs v. No-Legs: The legged version is more convenient but needs four extra holes for the feet. The TC2030-CLIP board pushes onto the three alignment pins of the "no legs" cable to retain it in place for debugging.

Check out the data sheets here:
SPY-BI-TAG
TC2030-MCP
TC2030-MCP-NL


Purchase all of the parts together or separately for the "LEGGED" solution here:

SPY-BI-TAG MSP430 SPY-BI-WIRE to TC2030-MCP Adapter
TC2030-MCP 6-pin "Legged" Cable with RJ12 Modular Plug

 

Purchase all of the parts together or separately for the "NO-LEG" solution here:

SPY-BI-TAG MSP430 SPY-BI-WIRE to TC2030-MCP Adapter
TC2030-MCP-NL 6-pin "No-Leg" Cable with RJ12 Modular Plug
TC2030-CLIP Retaining clip board for use with TC2030-NL family

 

14-pin Connector
TC2070-IDC-NL

Our TC2070-IDC-NL is a native 14-pin cable that will plug directly into the FET430. However, because of the smaller footprints and we recommend using the TC2050-IDC-430 or our SPY-BI-TAG adapter and TC2030-MCP solutions as listed above.

Connect your TC2070-IDC-NL directly to your TI MSP430. We do not yet offer TC2070 in a legged version. The no legs version can be held in place using the TC-FRICTION board but it is far harder to use and not suitable for frequent removal and attachment.

 

Purchase all of the parts together or separately for this solution here:

TC2070-IDC-NL 14-pin "No-Leg" Tag-Connect Cable with Ribbon Connecter
TC-FRICTION 10-pack friction clip board for TC2050 and TC2070