[A]lvaro put together this guide from various sources found on the internet. It is meant to help a beginner set-up the Eclipse IDE to work with MSPGCC and be able to use it to debug and program MSP430 devices. It covers the entire MSP430 toolchain installation from the MSPGCC Compiler, Linker, Assembler and MSPDebug to their settings in the Eclipse IDE. Thank you [A]lvaro.
Moah pins…Mmmmm. [O]ldCowYellow, a member of the TI Community Forums posted a small code snippet on using the nRST/NMI pin as an Input. This was originally a request on the TI-Launchpad group. Head inside for links.
What’s a project without a display, you say? – Here are two simple techniques to interface your MSP430 to an LCD – One uses an I2C Expander and the other uses 6 pins of an MSP430. Both are 2×16 line, based on the infamous HD44780 LCD controller. Click the headline for more.
[E]lgeeko, a NI forum member created a VI to interface with the ez430-Chronos watch. The Chronos receiver creates a virtual serial com port on a PC. Using the NI VISA serial library, its very simple to create VIs to talk to the watch. Look inside for a list of projects that [E]lgeeko came up with.
[H]obbizine has a detailed tutorial on how to program the MSP430 in assembly. The tutorial is aimed towards beginners with a step by step explanation of the code. The code is based on the Launchpad – green led turns on when the pushbutton is pressed and red when not. This should give you a start in assembly – especially when writing interrupts. Link after the break.
[J]ustin gives a short primer on using interrupts on the MSP430 – what to declare and how to service an interrupt. He does this using the Watchdog as an interval timer. His explanation is not too long. Reading through it once shiuld give you a fair idea on how to code up an interrupt. Link inside.