The Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultra-low-power microcontrollers consists of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, combined with five low-power modes, is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable measurement applications. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows wake-up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 1 μs. The MSP430G2 launch pad uses the IAR Embedded Workbench Integrated Development Environment (IDE) or Code Composer Studio (CCS) to write, download, and debug an application. The debugger is unobtrusive, allowing the user to run an application at full speed with hardware breakpoints and single stepping available while consuming no extra hardware resources.
- The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the concepts and practical skills required to successfully program embedded systems.
The following modules in MSP430 course :
- Basics of microcontrollers and its applications
- Introduction to MSP430 and its architecture
- Unique qualities of MSP430
- System attributes
- Different development tools
- Workspaces and projects Building, debugging and watching variables
- Building and loading the project
- Debug environment
After finishing the course, students should feel comfortable in:
- Building their own projects using microcontrollers such as the MSP430 from TI.
- Implementing different applications using MSP430 launch pad
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