The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use, affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the MSP430 family.
MSP430 LaunchPad features an on-board flash emulation tool for programming and debugging MSP430 devices via USB. Simply plug in your LaunchPad directly to your PC and start creating your own designs!
In addition to programming and debugging, the on-board flash emulation tool also allows for bi-directional serial communication with a PC. This allows data to be sent to the PC to be displayed on a hyperterminal or graphical user interface. Or, the PC can be used to send the LaunchPad board signals and commands.
The LaunchPad kit includes a mini-USB cable, so you're good to go right out of the box!
Interchangeable Target Socket and Breakout Pins
The LaunchPad kit supports all 14 and 20-pin MSP430G2xx Value Line microcontroller devices that are in the DIP package. Users can simply unplug and replace any of these microcontroller devices to start development.
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Today, there are over 100 MSP430 Value Line devices that are supported by the LaunchPad kit, each offering various flash memory sizes and analog integration.
Also, all pins of the plugged-in MSP430 microcontroller is fanned out into easy-to-access break out pins. This makes it easy for developers to plug in external components, and fully support MSP430's growing BoosterPack ecosystem.
BoosterPacks are plug in boards for the LaunchPad development kit. The BoosterPack ecosystem will consist of designs from Texas Instruments as well as third part partners, and will provide multiple functions and span various applications. Each BoosterPack includes:
Explore the growing BoosterPack ecosystem by clicking on the tab above, or clicking here!
The LaunchPad development kit includes everything you need to start creating microcontroller-based applications using an MSP430 device! Follow these simple steps to get started now!
Welcome to the MSP430 family and happy coding!
- The MSP430 Team.
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