Note: The MSP430F5510 on the DEV.BO is the 48 pin version which has a bit less peripherals than the larger sized MSP4305510 package.
I needed to get a board made for my project and decided to just go ahead and make a small target board which I might start selling if all goes well. Keep in mind this just a prototype and I need to test at least one more version before I can start selling them.
Some DEV.BO’s Features
- Based on the MSP430F5510
- Max clock speed of 25MHz
- Integrated 32kHz crystal
- 25K of flash memory
- 1 USCI_A (UART/LIN/IrDA/SPI)
- 1 USCI_B (I2C/SPI)
- 2 16-bit (3CCR), 1 16-bit (5CCR), 1 16-bit (7CCR)
- 10-bit SAR ADC
- Much more!
- Connectors for both SBW and JTAG
- USB interface (FTDI323RL)
- 1 programmable push button
- 1 programmable LED
- Much more!
|DEV.BO size comparison|
As you can see in the picture above, it is quite small. For me, it replaces the MSP430F5528 target board on the right and the FTDI breakout board from SparkFun on the upper left.
I am still here and working hard, sorry that my last posts have been quite sporadic. I love how the DEV.BO came out and am excited to get it more finalized in the upcoming weeks. It makes programming the 5510 a breeze because of how simple it is to connect to the LaunchPad. I was very frustrated with my MSP430F5528 target board and how many wires I needed to get things up and running. Mouser just got the MSP430F5510 (in the correct package) in stock, so I can start pushing things along.
The reason I wanted to post this now was because my next two posts will be about one of my latest mini projects - a heart beat detection algorithm implemented on an MSP430F55xx. Once I finish those posts I will delve into the details of I2C because it can be a very confusing topic for beginners (and even advanced developers!).