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which IDE for MSP430XX family ???

Started by Franky August 20, 2005
Hi,

we use the Quadrafox Compiler/Debugger now for many years
as our standard IDE.  We use C as Programming language in our firm.
But the integrated JTAG Debugger is very bad
to use and the generated code is not very good. (optimization).

So what do you use for compiling Projects for the MSP Family ?
I heard the IAR Compiler is not realy the first choice, and
also very expensive.

Frank D.
f.duroy@handshake.de

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 15:38:09 +0200, Franky <f.duroy@handshake.de> wrote:

>Hi, > >we use the Quadrafox Compiler/Debugger now for many years >as our standard IDE. We use C as Programming language in our firm. >But the integrated JTAG Debugger is very bad >to use and the generated code is not very good. (optimization). > >So what do you use for compiling Projects for the MSP Family ?
I use the Imagecraft compiler. http://www.imagecraft.com/software They just released the (probably) last update to the version 6 compiler for the MSP430 family. A version 7 release will likely be out later this year, to go with their V7 compilers for AVR processors and ARM cores. -- Rich Webb Norfolk, VA
> So what do you use for compiling Projects for the MSP Family ? > I heard the IAR Compiler is not realy the first choice, and > also very expensive.
IAR is a terrible choice for any project, given their licensing and "support". If you want an IDE, I'd recommend Rowley's CrossWorks (www.rowley.co.uk). They also target some other micros.
Franky wrote:
> Hi, > > we use the Quadrafox Compiler/Debugger now for many years > as our standard IDE. We use C as Programming language in our firm. > But the integrated JTAG Debugger is very bad > to use and the generated code is not very good. (optimization).
On TI's page there's the Code Composer Essentials for download (8k limit for eval). It uses the free Eclipse IDE. If you want to get everything for free, you can use Eclipse (www.eclipse.org) with msp-gcc and Insight/gdb debugger (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mspgcc). Integrate to Eclipse http://homepage.hispeed.ch/py430/mspgcc/. Imagecraft would be a more tidy package, but it costs something ;-) - Jan