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MSP430 Launchpad - GUI Composer Example

TI introduced a GUI tool to quickly help visual your embedded system. It works inside of the CCS IDE since v5.3. See the offical wiki documentation in order to learn more about the features. This post will be using the MSP430G2553 that comes with the Launchpad to demonstrate the powerful functionality of the GUI builder. Often times embedded syste....... Read More

MSP4340 LaunchPad - Simple UART Config and Echo

The Universal asynchronous Receive/Transmit (UART) is a vital communication protocol that is relatively easy to setup and use. It can be coded strictly in software using general purpose I/O pins, commonly referred to as bit-banged, or it can be implemented in hardware. The advantage of using the all hardware approach is that is frees the CPU to ex....... Read More

MSP430 Launchpad - Blinking your First LED

This post covers how to quickly get started using the MSP430 Launchpad. There are several variations of the Launchpad now circulating ever since its launch in 2010. I will be using the popular MSP430G2552, which is usually categorized under the MSP430G2XX series. You can easily start playing with one of these at a nearby hackerspace or on digikey....... Read More

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