JTAG for programming and flash emulation
Price14.95 EUR
10 - 49 pcs13.46 EUR
50 - 10000 pcs11.96 EUR
In stock
NOTE!!! The firmware for MSP430-JTAG is not maintained anymore due to hardware restraints. Version is the last version of the drivers. The product is not recommended for new designs! Please consider MSP430-JTAG-TINY-V2 or MSP430-JTAG-ISO-MK2.


  • Program all MSP430Fxxx flash microcontrollers (note: parallel port JTAG doesn't support Spy-Bi-Wire devices because timing from the parallel port can't meet programming specs)
  • Uses TI standard 2x7 pin JTAG connector
  • No need for external power supply, all power is taken from the LPT port
  • Compatible with IAR Kickstart software for programming, real time emulation, debugging, step by step program execution, breakpoints, memory dump etc everything all high priced emulators do
  • With IAR Kickstart you can write in assembler unlimited code size and to write in C with 2K limit for all MSP430 microcontrollers
  • Works with free GCC C compiler and Insight MSP430 toolchain and debugger
  • Dimensions 50x40 mm (2x1.6") + 20 cm (8") cable



  • Can I use MSP430-JTAG with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and/or Windows 8?
  • There isn't such support. Generally, Olimex LPT products can be used up to Windows XP. Any newer Windows would require a virtual machine running XP.
  • Can I use MSP430-JTAG with XYZ development IDE/tools?
  • MSP430-JTAG is 100% compliant to Texas Instruments MSP430-FET, so it will work with any package which supports TI-MSP430-FET.
  • What amount of current MSP430-JTAG can source to the target circuit?
  • No more than 2-3 mA. It takes power from the parallel port, so it's quite limited, of course this is still good to run some small MSP430 targets circuits.
  • Why is the ribbon cable so small? My computer is 1 meter away from my target circuit?
  • The ribbon cable should be short. Please use DB25 parallel port extension cables male-female to connect MSP430-JTAG to your printer port.
  • Other companies charge money for MSP430 programming software, why is yours free?
  • To write MSP430 programming software using the TI MSP430.dll is a very easy job, there would probably be tons of such programmers available if TI was not keeping the DLL content secret. The programmer software we offer is a beta testing software so it may have some bugs although we've been using it for years at home. Now we've decided to release it for the public as we got a number of questions about whether we know of any such software :). As we are a more hardware-oriented company rather than software-oriented and we've never gotten involved in sales of software, we decided to just release it as a freeware and not to hassle with software copy protections and such.Note that it's not open source but a copyrighted software, although it costs you nothing to obtain or distribute it. We are going to fix all reported bugs in a timely manner but keep in mind that it's not a commercial project and our people have a lot of other stuff to do.