mspdebug fork adding the MehFET driver (USB device code at )
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MSPDebug is a free debugger for use with MSP430 MCUs. It supports
FET430UIF, eZ430, RF2500 and Olimex MSP430-JTAG-TINY programmers, as
well as many other compatible devices. It can be used as a proxy for
gdb or as an independent debugger with support for programming,
disassembly and reverse engineering.


* Userspace only: no kernel modifications required.
* Works with RF2500, eZ430, FET430UIF (V2 and V3), Launchpad, Chronos,
GoodFET, Olimex MSP430-JTAG-TINY and MSP430-JTAG-ISO programmers.
Also supports the TI flash bootloader.
* Can act as a GDB remote stub (replacement for msp430-gdbproxy)
and/or a GDB client.
* Can single-step, program, run to breakpoint and inspect memory on
supported devices.
* Can be used to access the FET430UIF bootloader.
* Supports Intel HEX, ELF32, BSD symbol table, COFF, TI Text and
SREC file formats.
* Can disassemble code in memory, including translating addresses to
* Includes reverse-engineering features such as instruction search,
call-graph analysis and symbol table editing.
* Simulation mode allows execution of MSP430 code without hardware.
* Cross-platform: compiles on Linux, *BSD, OS/X and Windows.

Compiling from source

Ensure that you have the necessary packages to compile programs that use
libusb (on Debian or Ubuntu systems, you might need to do apt-get
install libusb-dev). After that, unpack and compile the source code

tar xvfz mspdebug-version.tar.gz
cd mspdebug-version

On Debian Ubuntu systems sudo apt-get install libreadline-dev may be
required. If you don't want GNU readline support, you can invoke make


After compiling, install the binary and manual page by running (as

make install

Type "mspdebug --help" for usage instructions.