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.

2 comments:

  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..

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

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