After the initial post on new chips being shipped with the Launchpad on the MSP430 Yahoo Group, member pine from the Forums confirmed it with pictures. From what we gather, Launchpad’s now ship with the following changes:

  • Higher capacity MSP430G2553 and MSP430G2452 chips instead of the G2211 and G2231.
  • Male headers come presoldered.
  • Changes in the RX/TX jumper setting to support both USI and USCI serial modules on the G2452 and G2553 respectively.

Header J3 changes:

Any more changes that you noticed? Let us know below.
Thanks to Rockets4Kids for first noticing it on the interwebs.