Category Archives: MSP430 Launchpad

Tinkering TI MSP430F5529

In my past tutorials on MSP430s, I demonstrated how to get started with MSP430 general purpose microcontrollers from Texas Instruments (TI). Those tutorials covered most aspects of low and mid-end MSP430G2xxx series microcontrollers. For those tutorials, TI’s official software suite – Code Composer Studio (CCS) – an Eclipse-based IDE and GRACE – a graphical peripheral initialization and configuration tool similar to STM32CubeMX were used. To me, those low and mid-end TIs chips are cool and offer best resources one can expect at affordable prices and small physical form-factors. I also briefly discussed about advanced MSP430 microcontrollers and the software resources

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Introducing TI MSP430 Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments (TI) is a well-known US-based semiconductor manufacturer. TI is perhaps best known to many as the manufacturer of some of the fanciest scientific calculators in the market. Of the long list of electronic devices produced by TI, microcontrollers are on the top. TI manufactures some of the coolest and advanced microcontrollers of the market today. There are several categories of micros from TI. These include general purpose low power MCUs which mainly comprise of MSP430s, ARMs like TM4Cs, MSP432s, etc, micros for wireless communications like CC2xxx series, ARM + DSP micros, DSP-specialized micros like the TMS32xxx series and

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MSP430 Launchpad cyclic timer switch

This MSP430 Launchpad cyclic timer project is written by Shawon Shahryiar from MicroArena and describes a cyclic on/off timer switch with a standard character LCD for displaying the on/off time as well as the state of the switch, and which can be programmed through capacitive touch inputs. The On and Off times can be programmed separately and the timer cycles endlessly through the set times. Shawon uses the TTP224 integrated circuit to implement 4 capacitive touch inputs in the project. The firmware for the project was developed using Energia IDE and can be downloaded from the link at the end

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