Launchpad As An External Programmer

Kerry writes about using the Launchpad as an external programmer for MSP430G devices. You can do this via SBW or Spy-Bi-Wire using the TST and RST pins, which correspond to the Data and Clock SBW functions respectively. To program an external MSP430G2 device, you need...

Launchpad Screw Terminal Power Connector

This is one of those “why didn’t we think about this?” moments.  Chibiace hooked up a 2-pin screw terminal to VCC and GND of the Launchpad to test his 3.3V power supply.   I needed something to test my lm2576 3.3v switch mode power supply that i...

Portable Projects in CCS5

If you are constantly working on a set of code whether on a USB drive or a dropbox account synced across different computers, it helps if you make your projects portable with the IDE. None pointed out this link in the CCS wiki which explains linking source files in...

Get Back Code Composer’s Serial Terminal

The default serial terminal was removed from CCSv5. But member MSP430Andy tipped us on TI’s CCS wiki link tip to get it back. The serial terminal is an open source plugin by RXTX for eclipse. Here are the steps to install the plugins: To install plugins, Select...

Launchpad 15 channel PWM with Serial Control

oPossum, from the 43oh Forums, derived the 15 channel PWM with serial control from his initial 16 channel PWM example. The ISR has be extended to handle PWM and async serial reception. The first timer capture/compare is used for timing the serial bits and the second...
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