ez430-rf2560 bluetooth evaluation tool has a built-in accelerometer sensor, according to the following link:
Does anybody know whether a user can write and run a customized program on ez430-rf2560 to control the accelerometer and read its data?
this is a evaluation kit, so why shouldn't the user not be able to write and run his own code on the hardware?
So, the answer to your question is: YES! Yes, you can program the MSP430BT5190 (mounted on the tool) with your own software and - i.e. only use the accelerometer and read his data and send it to the host PC via Application (Backchannel) UART.
In reply to aBUGSworstnightmare:
Demo application source code including the MindTree's EtherMind Bluetooth stack can be downloaded from the following linkhttp://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/mt-bt-sdk.html
You can find addtional technical info in http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/EZ430-RF2560
Please note that we are about to release an updated code on January 2011.Regards,Nir
In reply to Nir Gluzman:
Thanks for your response. Will the upcoming release code as you mentioned be the demo application source code or the Bluetooth stack?
With the updated code, will I still be able to develop my own application codes on EZ430-RF2560?
In reply to william le:
Hello William,Any release (including the upcoming one) contains a full SDK (SW Development Kit) - MindTree Bluetooth stack and sample applications in source code.
The content of EZ430-RF2560 SDK is very similar to the content of MSP430 experimenter's board+PAN1315 SDK.(The main difference is the interface with the accelerometer sensor in the application layer)TI recommends doing the development with MSP430 experimenter's board+PAN1315 kit since it exposes most of the MSP430 interfaces. For addtional information on the kit, please refer to http://focus.ti.com/docs/toolsw/folders/print/pan1315emk.html
Thank you for your info.
I would like to understand the difference in terms of MSP430's interface with the accelerometer sensor, which you mentioned in your e-mail.
Do you mean that to develop application software to access the accelerometer sensor, a developer should use MSP430 experimenter's board+PAN1315 kit
instead of EZ430-RF2560 development tool, because EZ430-RF2560 SDK does NOT provide adequate API functions to let a developer implement application programs to
access the accelerometer sensor?
TI supplies the HAL files in source for both EZ430-RF2560 and MSP430 experimenter's board.You can develop your application on any of the kits.I want to highlight that the EZ430-RF2560 accelerometer (CMA3000-D01) is I2C based, while the MSP430 experimenter's board default accelerometer (ADXL322) is analog based.In addition, EZ430-RF2560 accelerometer supports 3-axis, while the MSP430 experimenter's board default accelerometer supports 2-axis.The MSP430 experimenter's board has an assembly provision for ADXL330 device to support 3-axis.
I've got RF2560 but accelerometer onboard is analogic. Why?
For accelerometer-only interface code (no BT) you should check out the examples for the CC2530ZNP, as it too uses the MSP430. I wrote those examples, and there are a few there that interface with the same accelerometer.
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