About LaunchPad
LaunchPad is a low-cost, fully featured development ecosystem that is designed to have the lowest barrier of entry to TI’s microcontroller portfolio. Available on the MSP430, the C2000 and Stellaris, the LaunchPad is a cohesive Ecosystem consisting of hardware, software, community of support and additional add-on boards.

All LaunchPads
  • Low cost and portable for students to purchase directly, but with larger feature set companion boards for lab donations and work.
  • On board USB emulation and debug = no additional hardware required!
  • Code Composer Studio fully featured development environment - free for LaunchPad users.
  • Getting Started Trainings to get you working quickly.
  • BoosterPack compatibility – to get students interfacing microcontrollers to external systems.
  • BoosterPack community – to encourage and get students thinking about board design, layout and production...
  • LaunchPad project repository found at ti.com/microcontrollerprojects
  • For more information, visit ti.com/launchpad
LaunchPad in Education
 The main theme of LaunchPad is enabling access to TI’s portfolio using the microcontroller as an entry point. Four major steps can be identified:
  1. Introduction - Choose your LaunchPad and learn about it, get started.
  2. Learning - Learn how to use the LaunchPad and what it can do on its own.
  3. Interaction - Interface the LaunchPad with other devices/BoosterPacks (ready made) and join the community to ask questions and get help!
  4. Contribution - Design your own hardware to expand your LaunchPad/make your own BoosterPack and share your projects and your experiences with the rest of the LaunchPad community.
  • Intro to Programming
  • Project Courses
  • Intro to Microcontrollers
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Project Courses (Senior Design)
  • Board Lay-Out and Design
  • BioE/MechE
  • K-12 Outreach
  • Small Business growing
  • Training

... list is growing!

 MSP430™ LaunchPad
The original LaunchPad 

 C2000™ LaunchPad
Real-Time Control Packed with Applications 

 Stellaris® LaunchPad
ARM Cortex-M4F 

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Processor on Board
  • MSP430G22553 and the MSP430G2452 (extra)
  • 16-bit, RISC, 27 instructions
  • 16MHz clock 16KB Flash
  • 512B RAM
  • 10-bit ADC, comparator, I2C, UART, SPI
  • Available in DIP packages for breadboarding
  • C Programming or Assembly Language
  • TMS320F28027
  • 32-bit, math optimized core
  • 60MHz clock, 64KB Flash
  • 12-bit ADC, high precision oscillators, analog comparators UART, SPI, I2C and dedicated ePWM's
  • Assembly Language & C Programming
  •  LM4F120H5QR
  • 32 Bit Floating Point ARM Cortex M4F
  • 256KB Flash 32KB of RAM, 2KB of EEPROM 
  • 1MSPS ADCs, eight UARTs, four SPIs, four I2Cs, USB and up to 27 timers,
  • C Programming encouraged. 
  • On board emulation and debug over USB mini
  • 3.3V I/O with 5V Test Points
  • 20 Pin DIP Socket
  • additional crystal solder point
  • RF access point
  • Red, green LED on board
  • JTAG header
  • 2 push buttons
  • USB Mini Cable included
 *change MSP430G2xx DIP devices
  • Isolated high speed- On board emulation (XDS100) and debug over USB mini
  • 3.3V I/O and 5V Test Point header
  • JTAG Isolation with JTAG header access
  • additional crystal solder point
  • serial connection switch on board
  • boot selection switch on board
  • Four LED's
  • 2 push buttons
  • USB Mini cable included
  •  On board emulation (ICDI) and debug over micro USB 
  • 2 USB Micro ports
  • additional pin outs for power, (2), JTAG and USB operation
  • 3.3V I/O
  • crystal pre-soldered onto board
  • ultra-bright multi-colored RGB LED
  • 3 User Push Button and 1 Power Select Switch
  • USB Micro Cable Included
BoosterPacks - full listing can be found at ti.com/boosterpacks
  • 20 pin – BoosterPack pin out
  • 2 male – 10 pin headers soldered to board and 2 female headers included in the box
  • Featured MSP430 LaunchPad BoosterPack: Anaren AIR Module
  • 40 pin dual – BoosterPack pin out Male Headers pre-soldered top and bottom of board (dual sided)
  • Featured C2000 BoosterPack: BOOST-XL-C2KLED
  •  40 Pin dual-BoosterPack pin Out (Male Headers pre-soldered on top and female soldered below)
  • Featured Stellaris BoosterPack: MikroElektronika Click 
IDE Options
  • Code Composer Studio IDE
  • IAR Embedded Workbench*
  • GCC tools
  • Energia 
  • Code Composer Studio IDE
  • Mathworks, VisSim
  • Code Composer Studio IDE
  • IAR Embedded Workbench
  • Keil Tools
  • Energia V2
Software Extras
  • Grace peripheral configuration tool
  • MSP430Ware (graphics, peripherals libraries)
  • Energia (port of the Arduino IDE)
  • Control Suite and TI Resource Explorer for all example code, peripheral and libraries
  • INST-A-SPIN: Get Motor's Spinning in Minutes
  • StellarisWare
  • Stellaris Graphics Library
  • LM FlashProgrammer
  • Stellaris PinMux Utility
Training & Support
Related Products:
  • TMSDOCK28027- Full featured Development Kit counterpart for C2000 LaunchPad
  • TMSDOCK28069 and TMDS28069USB upgrade kits from the 28027 with Floating Point

  • EK-LM4F232 - Full Featured Development Kit counterpart for Stellaris LaunchPad

Recommended teaching materials:
MSP430 Teaching ROM - Includes Lab exercises for MSP430 LaunchPad v1.4 and v1.5
Features core materials to enable educators and academics to teach MCUs using devices from the MSP430 family. Materials include slides, labs, tests, programs and application examples, written in an academic style that is both interesting and technically detailed. In addition, the tutorials can be used as student guides to a series of modules and laboratory exercises. More info »

C2000 Teaching ROM- Includes exercises for the TMDX28027 Control Stick (mostly transferrable to C2000 LaunchPad).
Written by: Frank Bormann, University of Applied Sciences, Zwickau, Germany
The 3rd edition of the C2000 Teaching ROM features 19 modules and focuses on the TMS320F28335 ("Delfino") andTMS320F28027 ("Piccolo") devices. The contents include presentation slides, a textbook with 750 pages, along with procedures and solutions for laboratory exercises, all presented in source-code form to allow flexibility of use. All exercises are provided in two versions to run under Code Composer Studio CCS3.3 or CCS4.1. The previous versions of the ROM forTMS320F2812TMS320LF2407 and TMS320F243 are also included in the archive.

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