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MSP430 Introduction

MSP430 Introduction

MSP430 is a mixed-signal microcontroller family manufactured by Texas Instruments. MSP430 is famous for its low power consumption features and hence very suitable for embedded applications which are battery powered and where low power profile is a serious concern just like smart watches.

Features

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MSP430 Generations

Order-of-development

Launchpads

Launchpads are development boards manufactured by Texas Instruments. There are four categories of launchpads available. We can choose one as per the need of our application

MSP Launchpads

Ultra Low Power

MSP430(16 bit) ✓

MSP432(32 bit ARM-Cortex-M4F)

C200 Launchpads

Ideal for Real Time Control

32 bit

Connected
Launchpads

Ideal for iot,wifi,ethernet,usb
communication

32 bit ARM-Cortex M4

Herculeus Launchpads

Ideal for Safety critical industrial,automotive,medical

32 bit ARM-Cortex R

 MSP430-Launchpads

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Description

Features

Featured Microcontroller

MSP-EXP430G2

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Based on MSP430G2X series MCU for ultra low power

16MHz, 16KB Flash, 512B RAM,10 bit ADC, 2X16 bit Timer,1xI2C,
2xSPI, 1xUART

MSP430G2553

MSP-EXP430F5529LP

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Full speed USB based on MSP430F5529 ulta low power advance
analog integration

25MHz, 128KB Flash,8KB RAM, 12 bit ADC, 4X16 bit Timer,2xI2C,
4xSPI, 2xUART

MSP430F5529

MSP-EXP430FR6989

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Integrated 128KB FRAM

16MHz, 128KB FRAM,2KB SRAM, 12 bit ADC, 5X16 bit Timer,2xI2C,
4xSPI, 2xUART, 320-segment LCD controller

MSP430FR6989

MSP-EXP430FR5969

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Integrated 64KB FRAM

16MHz, 64KB FRAM,2KB SRAM, 12 bit ADC, 5X16 bit Timer,2xI2C,
4xSPI, 2xUART

MSP430FR5969

MSP-EXP430FR4133

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Integrated LCD Driver

16MHz, 16KB FRAM,2KB RAM, 2X16 bit Timer,1xI2C, 2xSPI, 1xUART,
IR Modulation

MSP430FR4133

MSP-EXP430G2 Launchpad

The MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad Development Kit is an easy-to-use microcontroller development board for the low-power and low-cost MSP430G2x MCUs. It has on-board emulation for programming and debugging and features a 14/20-pin DIP socket, on-board buttons and LEDs & BoosterPack Plug-in Module pinouts that support a wide range of modules for added functionality such as wireless, displays & more.

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The MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad also comes with 2 MSP430 devices, with up to 16kB Flash, 512B RAM, 16MHz CPU speed and integrated peripherals such as 8ch 10-bit ADC, timers, serial communication (UART, I2C & SPI) & more. Two microcontroller which comes along with this launchpad are
1. MSP430G2553
2. MSP430G2452
We will discuss these microcontrollers in detail in another tutorial.

Development Tools
To develop the applications based upon  MSP430 launchpad, we can use any of the following options for our software development.
1. Code Composer Studio(CCS) based on Eclipse IDE
2. IAR Embedded Workbench from IAR Systems
3. Energia (Arduino like syntax) Open Source
4. MSPGCC – GNU Toolset

 

For further learning you can have a look on this tutorial

LED blinking using MSP430

 

  • Henery Wales

    Good summary of MSP! I would like if you please complete some post on robotics too.

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