Friday, July 30, 2010

MSP430 LaunchPad: Super Cheap Embedded Design Tool for just $4.30

Texas Instrument is going to make a big move into the hobbyist microcontroller market by introducing MSP430 Launchpad, a development platform for 16-bit MSP430 microcontrollers. Can you guess its price? Yes, $4.30 with free FedEx shipping. It is unbelievable!

"What is LaunchPad?
LaunchPad is an easy-to-use development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating microcontroller-based applications. At $4.30, the LaunchPad offers everything you need to get started with your projects.

The LaunchPad development kit is a part of the MSP430 Value Line series. LaunchPad has an integrated DIP target socket that supports up to 20 pins, allowing MSP430 Value Line devices to be dropped into the LaunchPad board. Also, an on-board flash emulation tool allows direct interface to a PC for easy programming, debugging, and evaluation. Included are free and downloadable software development environments for writing and debugging software. LaunchPad can be used to create interactive solutions thanks to its on-board push buttons, LEDs, and extra input/output pins for easy integration of external devices.
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What is included in the package?
  • LaunchPad Development board (MSP-EXP430G2)
  • Mini USB cable
  • 2x MSP430 flash devices
    MSP430G2211IN14 flash device
    MSP430G2231IN14 flash device (preloaded with sample program)
  • 10-pin PCB Connectors (2 male & 2 female)
  • 32kHz crystal (MS3V-T1R 32.768kHz CL: 12.5pF +/-20ppm, www.microcrystal.com)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2x LaunchPad stickers 

Source: http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP430_LaunchPad_(MSP-EXP430G2)



    Watch Demo Application



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