MSP430 io programming

In my previous post we saw how a led and a switch can be used.There is another way to use the individual bits of the pin.These are defined in the header file of the device.Suppose we’ve to check if a switch is pressed and switch on led then we can use the code similar to […]

MSP430 LED’s & Switches

Now that we have the board and software ready lets blink a few led’s and switches present on the Launch Pad.The Launch pad comes with 2 LED’s , green connected to the pin P1.0 red connected to the pin P1.6. There are 2 switches , S1 connected to reset S2 connected to pin P1.3. The IO’s […]

MSP430 getting started

With the brief intro on msp let us start programming the controller. We ‘ll need IDE to write and compile the code and a programmer to transfer the code, and the controller.I’ll be using MSP430G2231 (Launch Pad) which has a Flash emulation tool (FET) on the board itself  and IAR Embedded workbench kick-start edition.Download and […]

MSP430 introduction

MSP430 is a family of 16 bit ultra-low power microcontroller by Texas Instruments launched during the late 90’s.TI has since launched many series like 1xxx,2xxx,etc. the recent ones being 5x’s and 6x’s.The key features of these controllers are : >>   up to 6 low power modes while consuming as low as 0.8-µA . >> […]