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TI Launchpad

The TI Launchpad is a professional easy-to-use development system for the TI MSP430 series of high performance microcontrollers.

Website: http://e2e.ti.com/group/msp430launchpad/w/default.aspx
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Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2016

 

The TI Launchpad is a professional tool aimed at the student and hobbyist.

For only $4.30 you get a programmer, emulator, and professional IDE.

The TI MSP430 used in the Launchpad is a industry leading microcontroller found in many automotive and industrial applications.

The knowledge you acquire while using the TI Launchpad and Code Composer Studio IDE can be put on your resume.  There are jobs out there looking for people who know how to use Code Composer and the TI MSP430.  

 

Easily launch your applications with MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad development.

LaunchPad features:

  • Integrated flash emulation for simple programming and debugging via USB (mini USB cable included)
  • Includes MSP430G2211IN14 and MSP430G2231IN14 Value Line devices
  • Breakout pins are easily accessible for interfacing external components or daughter cards
  • Free software compiler and debuggers are available from both Code Composer Studio version 4 and IAR Embedded Workbench
  • Open source code examples, projects and hardware design files are free and available for download
  • Design resources, User Guides, videos and design files are all available at www.ti.com/launchpadwiki

Order now @ $4.30!  |  Learn more

 

The TI Launchpad supports all of the TI MSP430 Value Line parts.  This includes parts up to 16K of flash with 512Bytes of RAM.  The value line includes DIP parts in 14 and 20 pin packages for under a $1.00, to make projects easy for the student and hobbyist.  

 

The MSP430 Microcontroller Value Line brings 16-bit performance, up to 16 MHz operation, integrated intelligent peripherals, and ultra-low power at low-cost 8-bit mcu prices for cost sensitive applications.

  • More than 150 devices in the family by mid-2011
  • Ultra-low power
  • Same 16-bit RISC architecture
  • Lower price! Devices starting at US$.25 in 100k unit volumes
  • Complete LaunchPad development kit for $4.30 USD. Includes free, unrestricted software compiler/debuggers

What you get for 25 cents:

More memory, More performance, Lower power

MSP430's Value Line offers more RAM for added agility, higher resolution timers for increased precision, and faster processing power for more efficient instruction execution – all with minimal power requirements. Unleash your application's untapped potential with the 16-bit MSP430 Value Line.

Get more flash, RAM, and speed with the MSP430 Value Line

  Flash RAM Timers WDT Operation MIPS GPIO Low Power Modes Price










MSP430G2001 512B 128B 16-bit Yes 1.8-3.6V 16 10 5 $0.25


Discussion Forum

Using the MSP430

Started by eric gregori Aug 19, 2011. 0 Replies

The Launchpad is a programmer/debugger for the MSP430 line of 16bit RISC…Continue

Tags: MSP430G2231, Launchpad, MSP430, TI

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Comment by eric gregori on August 16, 2011 at 7:23pm
Comment by eric gregori on August 16, 2011 at 7:24pm

MSP430 Value Line (MSP430G2xx)

MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers (MSP430G2xx) offers 16-bit performance at an 8-bit price point, with devices starting at $0.25 USD (@100k units). The cost effective MSP430G2xx devices feature flash-based Ultra-Low Power MCUs up to 16 MIPS with 1.8V - 3.6V operation. Includes the Very-Low power Oscillator (VLO), internal pull-up/pull-down resistors, and low-pin count options.

MSP430G2xx Value Line User's Guide

 

MSP430 Value Line Device Order Free Samples Program (kB) SRAM (B) I/O 16-bit Timers Watchdog BOR USI (I2C/SPI)

USCI (I2C/SPI/

UART)

Comp_A+ Temp Sensor ADC Ch/Res 1kU Price
MSP430G2001 Sample Now 0.5 128 10 1 Y Y - - - - - $0.34
MSP430G2101 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y - - - - - $0.44
MSP430G2121 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y Y - - - - $0.46
MSP430G2201 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y - - - - - $0.47
MSP430G2221 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y Y - - - - $0.48
MSP430G2111 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y - - Y - - $0.46
MSP430G2211 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y - - Y - - $0.48
MSP430G2131 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y Y - - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.49
MSP430G2231 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y Y - - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.52
MSP430G2102 Sample Now 1 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - - - $0.48
MSP430G2202 Sample Now 2 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - - - $0.50
MSP430G2302 Sample Now 4 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - - - $0.55
MSP430G2402 Sample Now 8 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - - - $0.65
MSP430G2112 Sample Now 1 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y - Slope $0.49
MSP430G2212 Sample Now 2 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y - Slope $0.55
MSP430G2312 Sample Now 4 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y - Slope $0.60
MSP430G2412 Sample Now 8 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y - Slope $0.65
MSP430G2132 Sample Now 1 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.55
MSP430G2232 Sample Now 2 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.55
MSP430G2332 Sample Now 4 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.60
MSP430G2432 Sample Now 8 256 16 1 Y Y Y - - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.70
MSP430G2152 Sample Now 1 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.55
MSP430G2252 Sample Now 2 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.60
MSP430G2352 Sample Now 4 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.65
MSP430G2452 Sample Now 8 256 16 1 Y Y Y - Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.70
MSP430G2153
Sample Now 1 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.65
MSP430G2203 Sample Now 2 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y - - $0.60
MSP430G2213 Sample Now 2 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y - - $0.65
MSP430G2233 Sample Now 2 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.65
MSP430G2253 Sample Now 2 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.65
MSP430G2303 Sample Now 4 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y - $0.65
MSP430G2313 Sample Now 4 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y - $0.70
MSP430G2333 Sample Now 4 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.70
MSP430G2353 Sample Now 4 256 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.75
MSP430G2403 Sample Now 8 512 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y - $0.75
MSP430G2413 Sample Now 8 512 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y - $0.75
MSP430G2433 Sample Now 8 512 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.80
MSP430G2453 Sample Now 8 512 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.80
MSP430G2513 Sample Now 16 512 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y - $0.90
MSP430G2533 Sample Now 16 512 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.90
MSP430G2553 Sample Now 16 512 24 2 Y Y - Y Y Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.95

 

MSP430 Value Line power consumption (@2.2V):

  • 0.1 μA RAM retention
  • 0.4 μA Standby mode (VLO)
  • 0.7 μA real-time clock mode
  • 220 μA / MIPS active
  • Ultra-Fast Wake-Up From Standby Mode in <1 μs
Comment by eric gregori on August 17, 2011 at 9:09pm

Check out LaunchBot, a robot based on the TI Launchpad:

http://buildsmartrobots.ning.com/group/launchbot

Comment by Matt C on August 22, 2011 at 6:23am

These are neat microcontrollers. They are easy to use because of the integrated flash programmer and available hardware features, they do what you expect them to do, and you can't complain about the price tag.

 

I bought 3 of these boards for research, and picked up 2 more as promotional items elsewhere.  Not every industry hands out working equipment as giveaways! I wish other fields followed suit.

Imagine if reps at a financial exhibition handed out five dollar bills....

 

My next project is to develop a robotics class around the Launchpad. The class will start with simple on/off demonstrations and work towards communicating with other devices.

 

There are other microcontrollers with even better software support and documentation, but the Launchpad is fine for getting started and developing your own software from scratch. It helps to be comfortable researching software and digital systems.  However, I wouldn't recommend these for the true beginner. 

 

Maybe part of my next project will involve allowing the novice easy access to using these boards.

 

One small tip for those of you writing time-critical software:  If you need to measure how much time a program takes, or how many clock cycles a particular command uses, your best bet is to use the debugger and the 'Show clock cycles' feature.  It's faster than sifting through the manual, and after running a few tests (and by 'few' I mean MANY) I fear the manual may not be accurate for all commands.

Comment by eric gregori on August 27, 2011 at 7:15pm

You can download the LaunchBot firmware here.

LaunchBot Firmware

Comment by eric gregori on August 29, 2011 at 3:43pm

I just found some training material for the Launchpad.

 

This doc: http://software-dl.ti.com/trainingTTO/trainingTTO_public_sw/MSP430_...

 

Provides a step-by-step on how to use the Launchpad and Code Composer Studio.

 

 

Comment by eric gregori on August 29, 2011 at 4:44pm

This website has training videos, presentations, and even a workbook covering the TI LaunchPad.

 

http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Getting_Started_with_the_MS...

Comment by eric gregori on August 31, 2011 at 12:47pm

 

http://focus.ti.com/mcu/docs/mcuflashtools.tsp?sectionId=95&tab...TI

code examples for the various MSP430 devices including:

msp430G2553

msp430G2231

 

Link to page

 

Comment by Randy M. Dumse on August 31, 2011 at 12:54pm
I got my sample of MSP430G2553 yesterday. I also bought a couple from DigiKey.
Comment by eric gregori on September 6, 2011 at 2:40pm

TI Launchpad based Serial Servo Controller firmware

 

Click here to download Serial Servo Controller source code

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