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MSP430 Timer Tutorial Launchpad article

MSP430 Timer PWM Tutorial

  In this MSP430 timer PWM tutorial the basic workings of the on board timer peripheral will be explained, along with some C code examples which can be downloadable at the end of the tutorial.  Additionally the video below demonstrates the examples ‘A picture paints a thousand words, a video displays a thousand pictures’. The View more…

MSP430G ADC tutorial featured

MSP430 ADC Tutorial

In this MSP430 ADC tutorial the MSP430G2253 will be used as an example.  Texas Instruments ships the MSP430G2253 microprocessor with the latest Launchpad, the datasheet for the MSP430G2253 can be downloaded here The MSP430G series devices are supplied in a number of packages with different specification and peripherals, there are 2 types of ADC, ADC10 and View more…

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MSP430 State Machine Project Pt/1

MSP430 state machine project tutorial demonstrates a simple state machine, with a human interface consisting of 4 buttons, an LCD and some interfacing electronics. A video demonstrating the state machine code can be seen below. This project write up uses a state machine based in the C language, the state machine model is based on View more…

Microcontroller GPIO Protection Tutorial

Microcontroller GPIO protection is an essential element of any circuit design. GPIO ports generally have maximum voltage and current ratings, if these are exceeded it can result in the microcontroller being damaged or completely destroyed. Therefore it is important to use external circuitry to protect the ports from excessive voltage, or excessive current being sourced View more…