MSP340 compiler

Started by magzky02 January 25, 2007
hello guys...I need some advice..

i bought a TI dev kit with IAR kickstart compiler. Did some practice
and familiarization with MSP430. Now that i want to make a longer
code (more than 4K), i need the comercial version but the commercial
version is damn expensive. i got this info from supplier.

DESCRIPTION PRICE
IAR Embedded WorkBench EW430-LE
+ DGL-USB Embedded C/C++ Compiler,
Assembler, USB dongle, SGD$ 2,650

IAR Embedded Workbench EW430-LE + DGL-USB
Embedded C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, Simulator,
JTAG Debugger software, USB dongle,
RTOS Plugin for CMX and UCOS-II SGD$ 3,650
As per note, there is SGD$ 1000 diference between the two package.
Would you think the 1st one is enough for development? What is the
purpose of the JTAG debugger saoftware?

thanks for advice

mago

Beginning Microcontrollers with the MSP430

----- Original Message -----
From: "magzky02"
To:
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:35 AM
Subject: [msp430] MSP340 compiler
>
> hello guys...I need some advice..
>
> i bought a TI dev kit with IAR kickstart compiler. Did some practice
> and familiarization with MSP430. Now that i want to make a longer
> code (more than 4K), i need the comercial version but the commercial
> version is damn expensive. i got this info from supplier.
>
> DESCRIPTION PRICE
> IAR Embedded WorkBench EW430-LE
> + DGL-USB Embedded C/C++ Compiler,
> Assembler, USB dongle, SGD$ 2,650
>
> IAR Embedded Workbench EW430-LE + DGL-USB
> Embedded C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, Simulator,
> JTAG Debugger software, USB dongle,
> RTOS Plugin for CMX and UCOS-II SGD$ 3,650
> As per note, there is SGD$ 1000 diference between the two package.
> Would you think the 1st one is enough for development? What is the
> purpose of the JTAG debugger saoftware?

You could try the Rowley compiler, it's a lot cheaper and support is
excellent.

Leon
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we use the crossworks from rowley, imo this compiler has the best
price/cost ratio with rly good service.

u can test it for 30 days though.

--- In m..., "magzky02" wrote:
> hello guys...I need some advice..
>
> i bought a TI dev kit with IAR kickstart compiler. Did some practice
> and familiarization with MSP430. Now that i want to make a longer
> code (more than 4K), i need the comercial version but the commercial
> version is damn expensive. i got this info from supplier.
>
> DESCRIPTION PRICE
> IAR Embedded WorkBench EW430-LE
> + DGL-USB Embedded C/C++ Compiler,
> Assembler, USB dongle, SGD$ 2,650
>
> IAR Embedded Workbench EW430-LE + DGL-USB
> Embedded C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, Simulator,
> JTAG Debugger software, USB dongle,
> RTOS Plugin for CMX and UCOS-II SGD$ 3,650
> As per note, there is SGD$ 1000 diference between the two package.
> Would you think the 1st one is enough for development? What is the
> purpose of the JTAG debugger saoftware?
>
> thanks for advice
>
> mago
>
Watch out !

It's not until you've actually PAID for the tools you're told with a smirk that you need to pay
TWENTY % of the purchase price each year to receive ongoing "support". (I presume that's still the
same, that's what happened to me).
Like others stated, spend way less money and try Rowley's much superior CW430 CrossWorks.

-- Kris
From: m... [mailto:m...] On Behalf Of
magzky02
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 4:36 AM
To: m...
Subject: [msp430] MSP340 compiler

hello guys...I need some advice..

i bought a TI dev kit with IAR kickstart compiler. Did some practice
and familiarization with MSP430. Now that i want to make a longer
code (more than 4K), i need the comercial version but the commercial
version is damn expensive. i got this info from supplier.

DESCRIPTION PRICE
IAR Embedded WorkBench EW430-LE
+ DGL-USB Embedded C/C++ Compiler,
Assembler, USB dongle, SGD$ 2,650

IAR Embedded Workbench EW430-LE + DGL-USB
Embedded C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, Simulator,
JTAG Debugger software, USB dongle,
RTOS Plugin for CMX and UCOS-II SGD$ 3,650

As per note, there is SGD$ 1000 diference between the two package.
Would you think the 1st one is enough for development? What is the
purpose of the JTAG debugger saoftware?

thanks for advice

mago
I've also had very good results using AQ430 from quadravox/archelon.

http://www.quadravox.com/AQ430.htm
---
Scott Kassan
Senior Software Engineer
UAB/Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering
1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-4400
(205)975-2709
The IAR Macro Assembler does not allow you to convert the value of
macro variables into strings. That may not seem like much but that
feature alone allows a macro to create labels and dynamic jumps. And
in doing so it is possible to extend the language significantly.

Even when I was on the 30 day trial, Paul provided amazing support.

I'd get a response within a day and they're usually asleep when we up.
--- In m..., "scottkassan" wrote:
>
> I've also had very good results using AQ430 from quadravox/archelon.
>
> http://www.quadravox.com/AQ430.htm
> ---
> Scott Kassan
> Senior Software Engineer
> UAB/Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering
> 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294-4400
> (205)975-2709
>
I've been using CCE for a substantial project and a number of smaller
ones. I started with version 1 which had a number of issues. It was
updated last year to 2.0 with substantial improvements. I have since
gone to the unlimited version of 2.0 and been quite pleased. I am
also very happy with the level of support that I have received from
TI. CCE costs less than any of the others and does the job quite
well. It is well worth considering. They too, offer a code size
limited, 8K, version as a download.

Frank
I've been using CCE for a substantial project and a number of smaller
ones. I started with version 1 which had a number of issues. It was
updated last year to 2.0 with substantial improvements. I have since
gone to the unlimited version of 2.0 and been quite pleased. I am also
very happy with the level of support that I have received from TI. CCE
costs less than any of the others and does the job quite well. It is
well worth considering. They too, offer a code size limited, 8K,
version as a download.

Frank

Microbit wrote:
>
> Watch out !
>
> It's not until you've actually PAID for the tools you're told with a
> smirk that you need to pay
> TWENTY % of the purchase price each year to receive ongoing "support".
> (I presume that's still the
> same, that's what happened to me).
> Like others stated, spend way less money and try Rowley's much
> superior CW430 CrossWorks.
>
> -- Kris
>
> From: m...
> [mailto:m... ] On
> Behalf Of
> magzky02
> Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 4:36 AM
> To: m...
> Subject: [msp430] MSP340 compiler
>
> hello guys...I need some advice..
>
> i bought a TI dev kit with IAR kickstart compiler. Did some practice
> and familiarization with MSP430. Now that i want to make a longer
> code (more than 4K), i need the comercial version but the commercial
> version is damn expensive. i got this info from supplier.
>
> DESCRIPTION PRICE
> IAR Embedded WorkBench EW430-LE
> + DGL-USB Embedded C/C++ Compiler,
> Assembler, USB dongle, SGD$ 2,650
>
> IAR Embedded Workbench EW430-LE + DGL-USB
> Embedded C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, Simulator,
> JTAG Debugger software, USB dongle,
> RTOS Plugin for CMX and UCOS-II SGD$ 3,650
>
> As per note, there is SGD$ 1000 diference between the two package.
> Would you think the 1st one is enough for development? What is the
> purpose of the JTAG debugger saoftware?
>
> thanks for advice
>
> mago
>
>

--
Frank

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Hi,

I would never recommend IAR after the crummy support I have received
with the MSP430 compiler. Save some $'s, and lots of frustration,
buy something else.

--- In m..., "magzky02" wrote:
> hello guys...I need some advice..
>
> i bought a TI dev kit with IAR kickstart compiler. Did some
practice
> and familiarization with MSP430. Now that i want to make a longer
> code (more than 4K), i need the comercial version but the
commercial
> version is damn expensive. i got this info from supplier.
>
> DESCRIPTION PRICE
> IAR Embedded WorkBench EW430-LE
> + DGL-USB Embedded C/C++ Compiler,
> Assembler, USB dongle, SGD$ 2,650
>
> IAR Embedded Workbench EW430-LE + DGL-USB
> Embedded C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, Simulator,
> JTAG Debugger software, USB dongle,
> RTOS Plugin for CMX and UCOS-II SGD$ 3,650
> As per note, there is SGD$ 1000 diference between the two package.
> Would you think the 1st one is enough for development? What is the
> purpose of the JTAG debugger saoftware?
>
> thanks for advice
>
> mago
>
I thank you all guys for the comments and advice. I'll evaluate the Rowley Crossworks for MSP430. seems more are recommending this.

mago

Robert wrote:
Hi,

I would never recommend IAR after the crummy support I have received
with the MSP430 compiler. Save some $'s, and lots of frustration,
buy something else.

--- In m..., "magzky02" wrote:
> hello guys...I need some advice..
>
> i bought a TI dev kit with IAR kickstart compiler. Did some
practice
> and familiarization with MSP430. Now that i want to make a longer
> code (more than 4K), i need the comercial version but the
commercial
> version is damn expensive. i got this info from supplier.
>
> DESCRIPTION PRICE
> IAR Embedded WorkBench EW430-LE
> + DGL-USB Embedded C/C++ Compiler,
> Assembler, USB dongle, SGD$ 2,650
>
> IAR Embedded Workbench EW430-LE + DGL-USB
> Embedded C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, Simulator,
> JTAG Debugger software, USB dongle,
> RTOS Plugin for CMX and UCOS-II SGD$ 3,650
> As per note, there is SGD$ 1000 diference between the two package.
> Would you think the 1st one is enough for development? What is the
> purpose of the JTAG debugger saoftware?
>
> thanks for advice
>
> mago
>

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