Microcontroller Solutions
Programming, Debugging, and Emulating tools are all used during the development and testing phase of microcontroller code development. Some development tool manufacturers combine the functionality of these into one unit, while others make a clear distinction in products between them. 

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Programming Tools - Texas Instruments

  • MSP430
  • Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3

ISP Programmers/Debuggers/Emulators

Texas Instruments MSP-FET430UIFThe MSP-FET430UIF is a powerful flash emulation tool that includes a USB debugging interface used to program and debug the MSP430 in-system through the JTAG interface or 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.

Texas Instruments - MSP-FET430UIF
Texas Instruments - MSP-FET430PIF - Debug Interface

Stand-Alone Programmers

Texas Instruments MSP-GANG430The MSP-GANG430 is an MSP430 device programmer that can program up to eight identical MSP430 flash devices at the same time. The MSP-GANG430 connects to the host PC using a standard RS232 serial connection.

Texas Instruments - MSP-GANG430
Texas Instruments - MSP-GANG
Xeltek Universal Programmers

Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3

ISP Programmers/Debuggers/Emulators

Texas Instruments IAR J-LinkThe IAR J-Link is a small USB-JTAG/SWD debug probe for ARM processors that integrates seamlessly into IAR Embedded Workbench and is fully plug-and-play compatible. Any ARM7/ARM9/ARM11/Cortex-M3 core is supported, including both JTAG and SWD.

IAR - J-Link
Segger - J-Link
Segger - J-Link PRO
Segger - Flasher


Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio (CCS)The Code Composer Studio™ (CCS) Development Tools delivers all of the host tools and runtime software support for your real-time embedded application. Familiar tools and interfaces allow users to get started faster than ever before and add functionality to their application thanks to sophisticated productivity tools.

Texas Instruments - TMDSCCS2000-1
Keil - MDK-ARM Basic
Keil - MDK-ARM

Literature - Micriµm Inc - µC/OS-III

Stand-Alone Programmers

TI universal programmers and adapters imageXeltek's families of universal programmers and adapters, combined with unparalleled device, software and customer support, provide a complete range of solutions from engineering development through volume production.

Xeltek Universal Programmers

Microcontroller Suppliers - Programming Tools - Texas Instruments