Exciting technology news and highlights including the latest projects from across the Texas Instruments Community!
Last week across the TI Community:
New helpful MSP application note now available with code! Thanks to Katie Pier for this tip!
Covers MSP Code Protection Features:
MSP microcontrollers (MCUs) offer a number of features to help control code accessibility in the device, to add different layers of code access management and protection strategies. These include features that can lock or password protect the JTAG/SBW access, IP Encapsulation (IPE) to isolate sensitive code with different permissions than the rest of the program, and bootloader (BSL) access features for field firmware updates. This application report details some of the features available in different MSP device families and considerations that can be taken to add additional layers of protection to the device.
Check out Martin Valencia's (MVP and 2015 TI Community Award Winner) Element14 Blog post, Hercules™ RM57 LaunchPad Power Quality Analyzer. This post from Martin Valencia was also just featured in the February MCU NewsFlash Newsletter.
Also from Martin Valencia and as well as fellow MVP and 2015 TI Community Award winner Pablo Lopez, don't miss the new photo gallery of BeagleBone Black photographs they just posted on their Spanish Language engineering community effort ElectronAplica here.
On Hackster.io don't miss these 2 new projects from Caner Alp and Chris Roberts.
Up first, Caner Alp explores the TLC5973 Led Driver MSP432 with Bluetooth.
Next, TI employee Chris Roberts posts the new project, Making Old Things IoT - IR Control. This projects features for hardware: MSP4305529 Launchpad, CC3100 WiFi BoosterPack and SeeedStudio IR emmiter grove module. For software it features: Energia and Blynk.
Congratulations to Francessca P. (see full scorecard) and MVP and 2015 TI Community Award winner Pablo Lopez (see full scorecard) for being the first to complete the full scorecard for Jan & Martin Bingo.
Remember the TI Community Webinar from Simply Embedded and MVP and 2015 TI Community Award winnerChris Karaplis on Making the most of the Value Line MSP430 with the Launchpad Explorer? They've now launched a KickStarter effort for their MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad Community driven effort here.
Full list of winners for the 2015 TI Community Awards is now available (including video of the Awards Ceremony). Full post on the 2015 TI Community Awards will be posted soon including individual profiles on the award winners themselves (all month long in March).
New TI Blog Posts:
New TI Videos:
Guess who turned 24 on February 14th? The TI MSP430 celebrated its 24th birthday (1992) on February 14th, 2016. Way to keep going strong!
SeeedStudio BeagleBone Green prizes and giveaways await with this new Hackster.io contest.
We have two upcoming TI Community Webinars! Don't miss these exciting live online Webinars full of sharing from fellow TI Community members from MVP Trevor M. Tomesh, Gautam Iyer and more! Full calendar is available here including video recordings of previous TI Community Webinars.
On March 16th, don't miss this exciting TI Webinar on Element14 from AdrianFer and Robert Wessels on Rapid Prototyping the IoT with Energia MT & TI LaunchPad Development Kits.
About:"Learn how to make an internet connected plant water reminder system in this webinar. Participants will be introduced to the affordable & easy-to-use LaunchPad™ development ecosystem from Texas Instruments. Through modular open source hardware, developers will be able to rapidly prototype their hardware designs. In addition, developers will be able to write application firmware quickly thanks to Energia MT – an open source, Arduino-compatible software framework, which introduces multi-tasking. This combines the ease of use of the Arduino/Wiring framework with industrial grade cooperative multi-tasking for running multiple sketches side-by-side."
Attending Embedded World 2016 this week? Be sure to visit us at Hall 5, Booth 385. We also have several workshop sessions available from both Dung Dang and AdrianFer. Keep up with the latest Texas Instruments Embedded World 2016 news by following our European Twitter account here. MVP and TI Community Award WinnerDennis Eichmann is also there so be sure to say hi.
Ahead in March 2016, we will be announcing the TI Community Award Winners of the Month which will include TI Community Members YiKai Chen, Mike Tripoli, Robert Chen, Aditya BG, Janos Szeman LAXMI KANT TIWARI plus many more!
Also in March, we will be having activities celebrating TI Community members all month long and culminating in TI Community Day on March 22nd with an epic Webinar (multiple sessions).
I get asked from time to time, "Help, I don't see any answer buttons on my E2E Forum thread... what's wrong?"
Usually if you post a new question and Forum thread on any of the E2E Forums and don't see any verified answer buttons it's a result of you selecting that Forum thread to be a "Discussion" type. To fix simply re-edit your post (click on the "More" button in the original post) and select "Question" (in the top) and then click on the red "Post" button and the answer related buttons will now appear.
Step 1 - Edit the original post by clicking on the "More" button and then selecting, "Edit."
Step 2 - Update the Forum thread to "Question." Before clicking away be sure to save your work by clicking on the red "Post" button.
What one person has helped you the most in learning Texas Instruments parts and technology?
This can be a fellow TI Community members like YiKai Chen to Dennis Eichmann to TI employees like Katie Pier or desouza.
Note: you can also all year long in 2016 vote for your TI Community favorites here.
Wow many things are happening. Thank you Blake for sharing this information.
Gracias a Pablo Lopez y se encuentra en las noticias de esta semana! Déjeme saber si usted tiene nada para compartir con la siguiente.
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