MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board Simulation with MSPSim

In our microcontroller lab course we using the MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board. Some students want to use the board for private studies. The lab is not opened for private studies and the board is to expensive for most of the students. Therefore I developed a simulation of the MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board which can be integrated in Code Composer Studio.



  • Source Code View
  • Breakpoints in Source Code
  • Single Assembler Steps
  • Component View (developed by Andreas Seidel)
  • Support of buttons, joystick and display

The simulation environment is based on MSPSim. MSPSim is a Java-based open source project for instruction level emulation of MSP430 microcontrollers.

This video show the simulator in action.

The current source code is accessible under

A package with compiled version and quick start instructions are available under  mspsimheintz. Java Runtime 7 or newer is needed.

Instructions to integrate the simulation in Code Composer Studio under Integration von MSPSim in das Code Composer Studio (currently only in german).


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