# Developing for TI's CC430F5137 MCU

I'm developing an embedded systems project (I'm quite new to the area) and I have determined that I want to use the CC430F5137, my problem is: How can I develop for it?

From cross-compilation, to driver software, to: USB -> JTAG, JTAG -> Programmer and programmer to the MCU itself. Are these the normal steps in the process?

Can a CC430F5137 be programmed with a generic MSP430 programmer? I realize this is more than one question, but mainly I would like to know how I can develop for TI's CC430F5137 MCU.

I'm seeing Spy Bi-Wire next to JTAG on the datasheet. This 2-wire (plus power and ground) programming/debugging interface means you don't even need a JTAG programmer : the low cost Launchpad or EZ340 boards or EZ-430 RF2500 can program the processor, for $5 or$10.