ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

Project Description

The project involves design & development of a Graphic User Interface for easy control and testing of MSP430 based hardware. I started this long back but couldn't find the time to finish it.

The current version requires a H/W UART enabled MSP430 chip for eg. msp430g2553 (comes with TI Launchpad) for its functioning. After finishing with MSP430 lauchpad, i will shift to other TI platforms such as C2000 & Stellaris Lauchpad (I am hoping to receive these from TI soon).

The GUI is developed on Visual C# and is still under the process of development.

GUI Features:

Basically, the GUI allows you to test and develop hardware and software without actually having to write any code for the device. With present version, you can perform ADC and display the output, generate PWM signals, set pins to HIGH or LOW etc.

In future, feature such as LCD Interfacing, SPI, I2C etc will be added to the GUI (I will try to finish it by end of October, 2012 & will start with Stellaris Lauchpad in November).

            

User's Guide

You need to upload a code file to MSP430 H/W UART enabled chip (MSP430g2553) for working with GUI. The code and the application GUI can be downloaded from the link below: 2620.msp430 controlware v1.0.rar

Extract the Content of the File and open the main.c file in '"ControlWare_MSP430" folder using Code Composer Studio and upload the code using Lauchpad. You can also view the video for the demonstration of the GUI. Also, there is a help Menu given in the GUI itself. Be sure to check it out in case you need any help.

For any queries and suggestions, feel free to drop me a mail.

Comments
  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    will you be releasing the source for the gui?

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    Yes i will be releasing the source files of the GUI after completing it !

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    could you release it sooner? I'd like to help port it to python

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    I will do it... Just give me a week for completing it !

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    any update on when the source will be available?

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    Jaspreet, when I click on the ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0 application (787 kb) the hour glass appears briefly but no window opens. My OS is Windows 7 - any ideas about what I may be doing wrong?

    Thanks!

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    @Gregory Grant

    Installing .NET Update 4.0.2 might solve your problem; www.microsoft.com/.../details.aspx

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    @Eric Terry

    I am currently working upon a way to generate the code through GUI itself based upon the user selection which can then be used to debug the MSP430. LCD & SPI Interfacing part is almost complete. I am not finding that much time to work upon it due to my University examinations. I will try to complete everything and provide you with the final source files by MID of December.

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    I have tried the NET update 4.0.2 from your link. Neither of the KB2544514 versions will install! The message after I click allow is that "KB2544514 does not apply or is blocked by another condition on your computer."

    I tried this on two different laptops both running Windows 7 but one was a 32-bit and the other 64. Any other ideas or should I just give up on ControlEasy?

  • ControlEasy MSP430 v1.0

    sir i am doing on my project on msp430g2 launchpad ,can you give me the guide line for connecting msp430 to vb.net form.