AQ430 Code Development Tools for MSP430Fxxx microcontrollers
(Last modified: August 3, 2009)
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Download the 30-day trial version

NEW: AQ430X New IDE to support MSP430FG46xx, MSP43054xx, etc…. Click here for more information

Win95,Win98, ME:

DOWNLOAD (V2.0.7.99 self extracting executable, about 10 Mbytes)

Win2000, WinXP, WinNT:

DOWNLOAD (V2.0.7.99 self extracting executable, about 10 Mbytes)

To get the hardware fingerprint, simply click on “enter key” after you start the tools, in the opening dialog. The HW fingerprint (2 four digit hex numbers) will be displayed on the screen. Click on “OK” (instead of “Enter key”) to access the 30 day free trial version.

NEW:  AQ430 now supports Olimex’s JTAG-TINY USB FET. See below for installation

AQ430 supports the TI USB FET. (V2.0.6.9). To use it, install the TI USB using the installation files supplied by TI. In AQ430, select “TI USB” in Options/FET on lpt…

AQ430 supports the SoftBaugh USBP JTAG and Elprotronic USB-MSP430-FPA  interface. To use it with AQ430, please download the following installation file:

USBinstall.exe (1500 kBytes).  To install the necessary files, run USBinstall.exe in the AQ430 folder, then follow instructions in the readme file. You will be able to switch between LPT and USB JTAG interface by just running a batch file (tolpt.bat for LPT, tousb.bat for USB SoftBaugh, toelp.bat for USB Elprotronic,toolimex.bat for JTAG-TINY) after the particular USB interface is installed.

Click here to see the differences between the different released versions.  Click here to purchase AQ430.

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Starting with version, AQ430 incorporates some of the Enhanced  Emulation Module features available on MSP430F44x and MSP430F43x (from v2.0.4.6). Make sure to read the help file (Help… Index… EEM Breakpoints and EEM Authorization). Note that the first time you want to use the EEM features, you will have to enable them using your Registration String (AQ430R2002… or AQ430R2003…). If you misplaced this information, just email us at, and we will find it for you.

 (The help files are included in the downloads above, but we update them periodically, so you can update your help files by downloading them from the link below into your AQ430 tools directory.)
Help files: (900 kBytes)       

Note that the AQ430 tools require an MSP430 Flash Emulation Tool to work correctly. This tool can be obtained from TI , or directly from  TI, Olimex,  SoftBaugh, Embeddedkits, etc…

This version is valid for 30 days from first use. At any time during the 30 day period, you can purchase the software for $395.00. (Texas residents, add 8.25% sales tax).  This price includes one year of free support and updates.

To purchase, follow the instructions for "registration" in the help file. You will be given a  “hardware fingerprint” that you will have to submit to us with your credit card information. In return, we will send you a name and key to unlock your software. Note that there cannot be any refunds AFTER you purchase the software.   Please  note the version number (for example:  of your software before you go to the registration page: to get the version number, simply click on the ? ("About") icon on the AQ430  tool bar.  The version number is also indicated when you download the trial version.

If you bought the software as a "bundle", and were given a password to submit at the time you want to unlock the software, follow the link to "purchase" and omit the credit card information in the secure form.

If you cannot pay by credit card,  please contact us directly about payment by check.  Due to the high cost of the procedure, starting March 1, 2003, there will be a $25 surcharge for international payments by bank transfer.

You will receive an invoice in pdf format at the address supplied as your email address.

PURCHASE (Make sure you have your machine fingerprint , and the software version number before clicking here. )
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