Board

MSP430 LaunchPad

(MSP-EXP430G2) (MSP-EXP430F5529)

General Information

The MSP430 Launchpad was developed by Texas Instruments refers to a family of development boards for their microcontrollers. These development boards are available at low prices compared to the Arduino and have free 3day shipping from the TI store. The Launchpad supports I2C, SPI and UART and has digital and analog I/O pins.

The board has a low power consumption sleep mode, which allows it to operate for long periods of time. This feature will have to be tested.

'''Note: The MSP430 board use 3V logic.

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Hardware Specifications

 MSP-EXP430G2MSP430F5529
MicrocontrollerMSP430MSP430
Flash Memory16 KB128KB
Clock Speed16 Mhz25 MHz
RAM512B8KB
Data Bus16 bit16 bit
Input Voltage (recommended)  
Input Voltage (limits)  
Other Information
Price (approx, USD)$9.99 here$12.99 here
Additional Features
LEDs1 red, 1 green1 red, 1 green
SensorsTemperature SensorTemperature Sensor
Buttons1 reset, 1 push button1 reset, 2 push button

Dimensions

 MSP-EXP430G2MSP430F5529
Dimensions68mm x 51mm x 13mm
2.68" x 2.01" x 0.52"
(75mm x 59mm x 20mm)
(2.95" x 2.32" x 0.79")
Weight (approx.)20g25g

GPIO pins

 MSP-EXP430G2MSP430F5529
Pin Connection2 x 10 pin male2 x 20 pin dual gender
Digital I/O8 pins27 pins
Analog I/O8 pins8 pins

Software

The Launchpad can be programmed by two programs (that I have found). Code Composer Studio and Energia. Fans of Arduino will like Energia. People working on larger projects, want mature code development software, or who are already familiar with it, will prefer Code Composer Studio.

  1. The first is Texas Instruments' Code Composer Studio (CCS), which is a complete Eclipse-based integrated development environment. You must be registered with TI to access the download link. CCS allows you to debug code while it is running on your microprocessor and step though the code and examine variables. CCS supports all of TI's products and allows you to program any TI microprocessor. It is a bit more complicated to use and the free version limits the file size to 16KB. Click here for tutorial.
  2. The alternative is Energia, an open-source prototyping platform for code generation. It is based on Processing and has the same graphical user interface as the Arduino IDE. It supports the same functions and currently supports various MSP430 and various LM4F120 boards. Click here for tutorial.

Tutorials

MSP430LaunchPad.GettingStartedWithEnergia

Getting Started with Energia and MSP430 Launchpad
Get started and blink the LEDs on your MSP430 Launchpad via Energia, an "Arduino IDE"-like Software.

MSP430LaunchPad.GettingStartedWithLaunchPad

Getting Started with Code Composer Studio and MSP430 Launchpad
Get started and set up your MSP430 Launchpad and Code Composer Studio

MSP430LaunchPad.HMC5883Energia

HMC5883L Magnetometer on the Launchpad with Energia
Setup the HMC5883 Magnetometer with the MSP430 Launchpad and Energia.

MSP430LaunchPad.M430F5529EnergiaProgramming

M430F5529 Launchpad and Energia Programming
Access onboard LEDs and push buttons of your M430F5529

MSP430LaunchPad.M430G2553EnergiaProgramming

M430G2553 Launchpad and Energia Programming
Access onboard LEDs, buttons and Temperature Sensor for the M430G2553

MSP430LaunchPad.MMA8451Energia

MMA8451 Accelerometer on the Launchpad with Energia
Setup the MMA8451 Accelerometer with the MSP430 Launchpad and Energia.

MSP430LaunchPad.RTCDS1307LaunchPad

DS1307 real-time clock on the MSP430 Launchpad with Energia
Setup the DS1307 real-time-clock with the MSP430 Launchpad and Energia.

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Sources/External Links

  1. MSP430 Launchpad Homepage
  2. Official MSP430 LaunchPad Wiki
  3. MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit
  4. Interfacing the 3V MSP430 to 5V devices

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