The MSP-FET430U5x100 is a powerful flash emulation tool (FET) that includes the hardware and software required to quickly begin application development on the MSP430 MCU. It includes a ZIF socket target board (MSP-TS430PZ5x100) and a USB debugging interface (MSP-FET) used to program and debug the MSP430 in-system through the JTAG interface or the Spy Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) protocol. The flash memory can be erased and programmed in seconds with only a few keystrokes, and since the MSP430 flash is ultra-low power, no external power supply is required.
The debugging tool interfaces the MSP430 to the included integrated software environment and includes code to start your design immediately. The included MSP-TS430PZ5x100 development board supports all MSP430F5xx flash parts in a 100-pin TQFP package (TI package code: PZ).
The 100-pin socket target board (MSP-TS430PZ5x100) is also available standalone without the additional debugging interface.