The LM4F120/TM4C123 LaunchPads are one of the go to development kits for Dr. Valvano’s embedded courses. A course would mean alot of kits in the hands of students. He came up with an automated self diagnostic tool which when coupled with a test BoosterPack, any broken I/O ports are listed out.
Derek Molloy is a lecturer at Dublin City University. On the internet he is known for his wonderful walkthrough videos on the BeagleBone. He recently got his hands on the new MSP432 Launchpad and walks through the development kit and the software used to program it – Energia and Code Composer Studio.
The new SensorTag CC2650STK from TI boasts of a Cortex-M3 core, the CC2650, with support for a lot more RF Standards, including BLE, ZigBee and 6LoWPAN. It also has 4 more new sensors, an upgrade from the 6 sensor CC2541 Tag.