Current list of the winners for the Make the Switch to MCU Success Stories Monthly Drawing


June 2012

Winner: Juan Garcia

Entry: Liebner Notification System

"Project using the MSP430F5310 and MSP430F2272."

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May 2012

No Winners


April 2012

Winner: Norman Chahuares

Entry: How I made the Switch to TI

"Having used PIC MCUs since I was in school, I was used to write firmware in asembler. So it was really nice to find out that a good C compiler for MSP430 MCUs was available. But I didn't completely switch to TI MCUs until I tried the Picollo ControlStick + ControlSUIT. The ControlSUIT had everything I could need to debelop a motor control application."

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April 2012

Winner: Norman Chahuares

Entry: How I made the Switch to TI

"Having used PIC MCUs since I was in school, I was used to write firmware in asembler. So it was really nice to find out that a good C compiler for MSP430 MCUs was available. But I didn't completely switch to TI MCUs until I tried the Picollo ControlStick + ControlSUIT. The ControlSUIT had everything I could need to debelop a motor control application."

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March 2012

Winner: Simon Thome

Entry: Switched to Stellaris Cortex-M4

"Stellaris Cortex-M controllers are a pleasure to work with! The Stellaris libraries get you up and running with ease!"

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February 2012

Winner: Mark Felskowski

Entry: My switch to MSP430 family

"In the microcontroler's program I have involved almost all of the available interrupts, as for the communication I used UART based on hardware timers, I also used communication via SPI with the external thermocouple temperature converter. The MSP430 microprocessor is well suited for such applications."

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January 2012

Winner: Lonnie Honeycutt

Entry: In the process of 'switching' to TI MCU's now!

"The ease and speed which you can program the MSP-430 and move it to your own board is amazing."

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December 2011

Winner: Ghourabi Lahcen

Entry: switch from NXP LPC2468 to Stellaris LM3S9B95

"The Stellaris LM3S9B95 MCU has an software libraries with examples and explanation."

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November 2011

Winner: Don Bertke

Entry: Switch to MSP430

"If you have not yet look into the MSP430 line, you should.  The price/performance capability is awesome."

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October 2011

Winner: cheng pang

Entry: Switch from stm32 to Stellaris

"Right now I am learning porting a RTOS to the microcontroller, and LM3S9b96 is ROM integrated with SafeRTOS, which is a great plus. Also, the EVALBOT kit is also a great tool to learn the RTOS. I am very glad to switch to TI, or I wish I have done that earlier."

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September 2011

Winner: Andrey Cherepanov

Entry: Switch to TI Stellaris

"Thanks to the huge amount of examples, the use of built-in peripherals configuration functions, we were able to write the code very quickly. Also using the ROM functions helped reduce the power consumption of the device by 10%-15%. We are done now! Project was finished just in time. Thanks to All."

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August 2011

Winner: Joju Mohan

Entry: GPS Problem

"My project it is based on GPS I want to collect information about the longitude and latitude and TX via RF module... the problem is power consumption so I switched to msp430 and I learned the power optimization Technic now my project is running well with more battery life."

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July 2011

Winner: Victor Youk54486
Entry: Why I made the switch

"A board we tested using an MSP430 instead of another 8-bit MCU used 40% less power, even though we are new to MSP. Because of MSP430's focus on low power, we also learned much about optimizing low power consumption so our programming skills improved."

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