Sunday, July 18, 2010

Some News about the LaunchPad

So I have a quick update about the LaunchPad. TI has finally posted the LaunchPad User Guide on their website; oddly enough it is not on the Wiki yet. They also posted a white paper on the LaunchPad but is not really worth the read if you already have your LaunchPad. I do recommend reading the User Guide though, some interesting things in there.

A few quick comments about the LaunchPad. I have verified that you can just plug the MSP430F2013 into the socket on the board and it works perfectly. They also mentioned this in the User Guide. One thing I am not too happy about is that you can not disconnect ground between the programmer and the target side. Not too big of a deal, but I don't like it.

Also, has anyone else been having trouble with the pdf files from TI? I keep getting some weird errors pretty consistently. Its possible its just me though.

Expect a follow up article to my Getting Started Guide soon. I will be discussing the use of the pushbuttons and will explain the code a bit. From this point on the blog will alternate between news, beginner guides, and advanced topics. Feel free to let me know if there is a topic you would like me to write about.


  1. hi this is aravind. am a newbie to this launchpad..i need to know the functionality of the pins exactly as am doing my final project in this MSP430 launchpad..

  2. Aravind, please see some of my newer posts for more information. For example: "My Version of Getting Started."