LaunchPad BoosterPack

Texas Instruments' Capacitive Touch BoosterPack for the MSP430 LaunchPad is a low-cost way to jump start development for touch sensitive scroll wheel and proximity sensors

Image of Texas Instruments' LaunchPad BoosterPackTexas Instruments' Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (430BOOST-SENSE1) is a plug in board for the MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad development kit (MSP-EXP430G2). This BoosterPack features several capacitive touch elements including a scroll wheel, button, and proximity sensor. Also on-board are nine LEDs that provide instant feedback as users interact with the capacitive touch elements. In addition, a timer-based UART enables communication to a PC for feedback via GUI or hyperterminal. This BoosterPack also includes a pre-programmed MSP430G2452IN20 Value Line device.

Key Features
  • Capacitive touch elements including scroll wheel, button, and proximity sensor
  • Nine on-board LEDs for instant feedback
  • Timer-based UART communication enables interface to PC
  • Open source graphical user interface (GUI) available
  • Includes a pre-programmed MSP430G2452IN20 with demo application
  • Fully supported by the MSP430 capacitive touch sense library

LaunchPad BoosterPack

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionSensor TypeSensing RangeInterfaceAvailable Quantity
430BOOST-SENSE1 datasheet linkCAP TOUCH BOOSTER FOR LAUNCH PAD430BOOST-SENSE1CAP TOUCH BOOSTER FOR LAUNCH PADTouch, Capacitive4 Buttons/Keys, Scroll WheelUSB1492 - Immediate
430BOOST-SENSE1 product page link

LaunchPad Development Board

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionBoard TypeTypeAvailable Quantity
MSP-EXP430G2 datasheet linkLAUNCHPAD DEV BRD FOR MSP430G2XXMSP-EXP430G2LAUNCHPAD DEV BRD FOR MSP430G2XXEvaluation PlatformMCU 16-Bit3135 - Immediate
3993 - Factory Stock
MSP-EXP430G2 product page link
Published: 2012-06-29