Texas Instruments Announces MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

Texas Instruments introduced their MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit and supporting ecosystem of software and support for TI’s USB microcontrollers. The TI MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad is based on the ultra-low power MSP430F5529 microcontroller (MCU). It provides engineers and makers of all experience levels more connectivity, memory and performance options for a variety of low-power consumer, industrial, medical and wireless connectivity applications. The new MSP430 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit is available now for $12.99.

TI MSP430F5529 LaunchPad Development Tool Features

  • USB 2.0-enabled MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU
  • Up to 25 MHz
  • 128KB Flash and 8KB RAM
  • 12-bit SAR ADC
  • USB device class examples and libraries available (CDC, HID, MSC)
  • eZ-FET lite: Open source onboard debugger with application UART
  • 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

The Texas Instruments MSP-EXP430F5529LP 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.

The F5529 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, and serial communication (UART, I2C, SPI).

More info: TI MSP430F5529 LaunchPad Development Tool