Getting Started with the MSP430 Launchpad, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124116000
  • ISBN-13: 9780124116009
  • DDC: 621.3916
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book explores microcontroller development. It focuses on the MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit, a complete microcontroller development platform that includes what you need to start microcontroller-based projects. Many of the 25+ projects also leverage external components, such as the highly-integrated Educational BoosterPack, a modular extension of the LaunchPad that includes components such as an RGB LED, character LCD, and potentiometer. This book provides helpful guides that show visual diagrams of hardware circuits and includes fully-commented code examples. Concepts are explained in easy-to-follow language and analogies to help you understand the principles behind each project/system. Projects encourage you to use and even combine fundamental concepts to develop your ideas for creating new microcontroller solutions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Acknowledgment.
2: Prepare for Liftoff!.
3: Meet the LaunchPad.
4: The Fellowship of the LaunchPad.
5: Meet Energia—a Software Development Environment.
6: Day in the Life of a Microcontroller.
7: Think Digitally.
8: The Ins and Outs of Digital I/O.
9: Analog: The Infinite Shades of Gray.
10: 1s and 0s Revisited: The Digital Stream.
11: The Languages of LaunchPad.
12: LaunchPad is Just the Beginning.
Appendix: Quick References.