MSP430 Design Workshop is an in-depth
introduction into MSP430. This course is based around the MSP430 Launchpad
The workshop now supports two different
new MSP430FR5969 FRAM
Launchpad (also called the Wolverine Launchpad) brings the lowest-power MCU to
the Launchpad series of development boards. The on-chip FRAM provides the
lowest-power, most flexible non-volatile memory storage solution available
today. This Launchpad also includes a “Super Cap”; this capacitor can run the
board for long periods of time – acting like a rechargeable battery.
MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad kit can be used to create various USB devices:
Human Interface (HID), Communication (CDC), and Memory Storage (MSC). A
unique design lets you simultaneously use the same USB cable for development and
USB device testing.
doesn’t stop there; with the ‘F5529 Launchpad, it’s easy to build interactive
solutions using its on-board push buttons, LEDs, and the BoosterPack XL (extra
input/output pins routed to a standard connector set) for easy integration of
external devices. In other words, this board provides a great platform to
combine your microcontroller inventiveness with the communications prevalence of
With the June announcement
of the ‘FR5969 FRAM Launchpad and the new MSP-FET (emulation tool), the MSP430
now supports exciting new Energy Trace technology. This allows you to determine
your program’s actual energy usage – and do so more accurately than with the
traditional multi-meter. Our new Low-Power Optimization chapter shows you how to
use this new capability.
An introduction to the MSP430 Family of microcontrollers
Writing C with Code Composer Studio
Programming the GPIO with MSP430ware
Getting to Active Mode: Initialization & Clocking on the MSP430
Interrupts: Are You Pushing my Buttons?
Generating Interrupts, Signals and PWM with Timers
Optimizing for Ultra-Low Power using the ULP Advisor and Energy
Using the MSP430 Real-Time Clock (RTC)
Using Non-Volatile Memory (Flash and FRAM)
Building USB Devices
Working with Energia (i.e. Arduino) on the TI Launchpad’s
these chapters includes an in-depth lab exercise that will step you through the
usage, programming and testing of the module’s topic.
Take Home hardware – you can choose to
go home with either:
USB Launchpad (MSP-EXP430F5529LP)
Wolverine Launchpad (MSP-BNDL-FR5969LCD)
LaunchPad is an easy-to-use
development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike.
General Info section:
Download the latest MSP430 Workshop materials here.
The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use,
affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the
– LaunchPad includes all of the hardware and software needed to get started.
Open source projects and code examples help users get up and running quickly.
– The Launchpad kits include a development board, micro-USB cable, and free &
downloadable software integrated development environments (IDEs) – everything
you need to get started today. (When taking the workshop in-person from TI, you
will receive one of these kits for free.)
The MSP430F5529 USB Launchpad is only
$12.99; while the MSP430FR5969 FRAM Launchpad comes in a bundle with an LCD for
– The MSP430FR5969 Wolverine FRAM Launchpad joins the MSP430F5529 USB
LaunchPad and MSP430G2553 Value-line Launchpad in offering a simple introduction
to the MSP430 microcontroller family. As application requirements change,
programs developed on these LaunchPad’s can be migrated to other MSP430 device
Take Home hardware
will be passed out at the start of the workshop – it will include one of these
MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad Kit (MSP-EXP430F5529LP)
(US $12.99) – or –
Wolverine Launchpad (MSP-BNDL-FR5969LCD)
class requires that you bring your own laptop to class to run the lab exercises.
You will need the following software loaded prior to class start:
The Installation Setup Guide
for the class tells you how & what to install
A Windows 7 or later computer with 2G or more free hard drive
Code Composer Studio v6.0 (or later)
MSP430ware (latest version)
MSP430 USB Developers Package
The workbook course notes
The workshop lab files
Workshops are subject to cancellation if minimum number of attendees is not met
one week prior to the date of the workshop. Please contact