Can anybody please guide procedure to setup tool-chain for MSP430 in Linux (particularly Ubuntu)? I am using MSP430 launchpad (MSP-EXP430G2), and I need to setup compiler/build tools and debugger drivers.


All the tools are in your apt repository:

$ sudo apt-get install gcc-msp430 msp430-libc mspdebug msp430mcu

And if you want to do debugging:

$ sudo apt-get install gdb-msp430

Better still, install either Energia (the "official" IDE for the Launchpad) or the more advanced UECIDE.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Can i use code composer studio with gcc-msp430 ? \$\endgroup\$ – GOKU Sep 28 '14 at 14:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ code composer studio will most likely install/utilize any available toolchains as appropriate for the target \$\endgroup\$ – KyranF Sep 28 '14 at 14:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ where can i get information about commands to compile and build source code for gcc-msp430 ? \$\endgroup\$ – GOKU Sep 28 '14 at 14:06
  • \$\begingroup\$ Best bet - install Energia and use the verbose compilation mode to look at what commands it runs with what parameters. But at the end of the day it's just GCC - nothing special about it really. \$\endgroup\$ – Majenko Sep 28 '14 at 14:31

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