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MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit
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The MSP430 LaunchPad now has USB! The MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad (or the “F5529 LaunchPad”) is an inexpensive, simple evaluation module for the MSP430F5529 USB microcontroller. It’s an easy way to start developing on the MSP430, with an on-board emulation for programming and debugging, as well as buttons and LEDs for simple user interface.

Rapid prototyping is a snap, thanks to 40-pin BoosterPack expansion headers, as well as a wide range of available BoosterPack plug-in modules. You can quickly add features like wireless, displays, sensors, and much more. You can either design your own BoosterPack, or choose among many already available from TI and elsewhere. The 40-pin interface is compatible with any 20-pin BoosterPack that is compliant with the standard.

The MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad includes the MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU with 128KB Flash, 8KB RAM, up to 25MHz CPU speed, integrated USB 2.0 PHY, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), timers, serial communication (UART, I2C, SPI) and more! Free and Open Source USB API stacks and the MSP430 USB Descriptor Tool, available through the MSP430 USB Developers Package allowing for quick configuration of USB applications.Free software development tools are also available, such as TI’s Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio and IAR Embedded Workbench.

More information about the LaunchPad , the supported BoosterPacks and available resources can be found at TI’s LaunchPad portal and the MSP430 LaunchPad wiki for design resources and example projects.

Key Features

  • USB 2.0-enabled MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU
  • Up to 25 MHz
  • 128KB Flash and 8KB RAM
  • 12 Bit SAR ADC
  • Various USB device class examples and libraries available (CDC, HID, MSC)
  • eZ-FET lite: Open source onboard debugger with application UART
  • One USB connection for emulator and target via the use of an onboard USB hub
  • USB as power source: 5V and 3.3V through a high efficiency DC/DC converter
  • 40 pin LaunchPad standard leveraging the BoosterPack ecosystem

 

 

What's Included

  • MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad
  • Micro USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide

More Information: TI Landing Page, User Guide, Quick Start Guide

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Tiva C Series TM4C1294 Connected LaunchPad
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The Tiva™ C Series TM4C1294 Connected LaunchPad Evaluation Board is a low-cost evaluation platform for ARM® Cortex-M4-based microcontrollers. The Connected LaunchPad design highlights the TM4C1294NCPDT microcontroller with its on-chip 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY, USB 2.0, hibernation module, motion control pulse-width modulation and a multitude of simultaneous serial connectivity.




Key Features

  • TM4C1294NCPDT MCU: 120MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 CPU with floating point, 1MB Flash, 256KB SRAM, 6KB EEPROM, Integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC+PHY, data protection hardware, 8x 32-bit timers, dual 12-bit 2MSPS ADCs, motion control PWMs, USB H/D/O, and many additional serial communication interfaces
  • Dual, stackable BoosterPack XL connection sites
  • Cloud-based, Exosite QuickStart Application
  • TivaWare 2.1
  • On-board, in-circuit debug interface (ICDI)
  • Multiple development tool chain support: CCS, Keil, IAR, Mentor & GCC

What's Included

  • Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad evaluation board (EK-TM4C1294XL PCBA w/MCU)
  • Retractable Ethernet cable
  • USB debug cable
  • Read Me First instructions
  • Free EK-TM4C1294XL TivaWare for C Series software downloads

More Information: TI Landing Page, User Guide

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InstaSPIN™-FOC enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad
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The InstaSPIN™-FOC enabled C2000™ Piccolo LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help you leap right into the world of sensorless motor control using the InstaSPIN-FOC solution. The LaunchPad is based on the Piccolo TMS320F28027F with unique features such as 64KB of on board flash, 8 PWM channels, eCAP, 12bit ADC, I2C, SPI, UART, and InstaSPIN-FOC in on-chip execute only ROM memory. The LaunchPad includes many board hardware features such as an integrated isolated XDS100v2 JTAG emulator for easy programming and debugging, 40 PCB pins for easy access to the pins of the F28027F processor, reset button and programmable button, etc. Works with various BoosterPacks.

Key Features

  • C2000 Piccolo F28027F MCU with InstaSPIN™-FOC technology
  • Built in isolated XDS100v2 JTAG Emulator enables real-time in-system programming and debugging via USB
  • CPU reset button and programmable push button
  • Free unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) v5
  • Free download of MotorWare™ software with drivers, modules, and InstaSPIN-FOC projects that work with various BoosterPacks
  • Free GUI to instrument software built in Motorware™ GUI
 

What's Included

  • InstaSPIN™-FOC enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad Evaluation Board (LAUNCHXL-F28027F) Mini USB Cable Quick Start Guide
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

More Information: TI Landing Page, User Guide, Quick Start, Manual

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MSP430 LaunchPad Value Line Development kit
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The MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad is an easy-to-use flash programmer and debugging tool for the MSP430G2xx Value Line microcontrollers. It features everything you need to start developing on an MSP430 microcontroller device. It has on-board emulation for programming and debugging and features a 14/20-pin DIP socket, on-board buttons and LEDs & BoosterPack-compatible pinouts that support a wide range of plug-in modules for added functionality such as wireless, displays & more.

The MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad also comes with 2 MSP430 device, with up to 16kB Flash, 512B RAM, 16MHz CPU speed and integrated peripherals such as 8ch 10-bit ADC, timers, serial communication (UART, I2C & SPI) & more!

Key Features

  • The LaunchPad development board features:
    • 14-/20-pin DIP (N) socket
    • Built-in flash emulation for debugging and programming
    • 2 programmable LEDs
    • 1 power LED
    • 1 programmable button
    • 1 reset button
  • Supports MSP430G2xx2, MSP430G2xx3, and MSP430F20xx devices in PDIP14 or PDIP20 packages
  • The LaunchPad's integrated emulator interface connects flash-based MSP430 Value Line devices to a PC for real-time, in-system programming and debugging via USB.
  • Includes one mini USB cable to interface with a PC.
  • Included MSP430G2xx device features:
    • MSP430G2553IN20 – 16kB Flash, 512B RAM, interruptible GPIOs (capacitive sense-capable), 16-bit timers, 8ch 10-bit ADC, Comparator, Serial Communication (USCI – I2C, SPI & UART) & more
    • MSP430G2452IN20 – 8kB Flash, 256B RAM, interruptible GPIOs (capacitive sense-capable), 16-bit timers, 8ch 10-bit ADC, Comparator, Serial Communication (USI – I2C & SPI) & more
  • Included MSP430G2xx devices feature preloaded sample programs.
  • Free downloadable versions of IAR Kickstart and Code Composer Studio Version 5 integrated development environments are available and include an assembler, linker, simulator, source-level debugger, and C-compiler. These free IDEs are unrestricted on MSP430 Value Line devices.
  • RoHS compliant
 

What's Included

  • MSP430G2553IN20 flash device (preloaded with sample program)
  • MSP430G2452IN20 flash device (preloaded with sample program)
  • 10-pin PCB Connector (2 male/2 female)
  • 32kHz crystal
  • LaunchPad Development board (MSP-EXP430G2)
  • LaunchPad sticker
  • Mini USB cable
  • QuickStart Guide

More Information: TI Landing Page, User Guide, Quick Start Guide

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Hercules RM42x LaunchPad Evaluation Kit
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The Hercules RM42 LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help users evaluate and get started on development with Hercules microcontroller platform. The launchpad is based on Hercules RM42L432, which is a dual core lock-step ARM Cortex-R4 based MCU with features like 12-bit ADC, N2HET with programmable timer pins, eQEP, MibSPI and serial communication interfaces.

The LaunchPad comes pre-programmed with Hercules Safety MCU Demo enabling users to easily learn about the key safety, data acquisition and control features of the Hercules MCU platform.

The LauchPad features on-board emulation for programming and debugging, on-board buttons, LEDs and ambient light sensor & the standard 40 pin BoosterPack-compatible expansion header to support a wide range of plug-in modules for added functionality such as displays & more.

Key Features

  • USB powered
  • On board USB XDS100v2 JTAG debug
  • On board SCI to PC serial communication
  • Two LEDs
  • Reset switches
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 40 pin BoosterPack XL Header
  • Footprint for an expansion header (not populated) to bring out all MCU Pins
  • External high-speed emulation via 14-pin TI-JTAG header (not populated)
 

What's Included

  • RM42L432 LaunchPad Evaluation board
  • USB micro cable
  • Quick Start Guide

More Information: TI Landing Page, Quick Start Guide, Manual

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C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad
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The C2000™ Piccolo LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help you leap right into the world of real-time control programming on the C2000 Piccolo microcontrollers. The LaunchPad is based on the Piccolo TMS320F28027 with unique features such as 64KB of on board flash, 8 PWM channels, eCAP, 12bit ADC, I2C, SPI, UART, and much more. It includes many board hardware features such as an integrated isolated XDS100 JTAG emulator for easy programming and debugging, 40 PCB pins for easy access to the pins of the F28027 processor, reset button and programmable button, etc. Not only does the C2000 LaunchPad have the required hardware for development, it is also provides users with access to example code, libraries, drivers, and many more resources through controlSUITE which is available for free. Along with controlSUITE, users can also download an unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) version 5.

With all the hardware and software needed to start development, users can focus on learning or developing real-time control systems in areas such as digital lighting, motor control, digital power conversion, precision sensing, and much more.

Key Features

  • Pre-programmed C2000 Piccolo F28027 MCU
  • Built in isolated XDS100 JTAG Emulator enables real-time in-system programming and debugging via USB
  • CPU reset button and programmable push button
  • Enables development on any Piccolo F2802x device
  • Free unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) v5
  • Free download of controlSUITE™ software with examples, libraries, application software and more
 

What's Included

  • C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad Evaluation Board (LAUNCHXL-F28027)
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

More Information: TI Landing Page

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