I am scratching my head to figure out a possible soloution for this scenario:
I am developing a simple application using TI MSP430 microcontroller. The microcontrol part is powered by 2xAA batteries. I want to send/receive data from the chip to my PC's RS232 port.
I already made a level matching circuit by using MAX232N. My problem is, since the MSP430 is powered by 2xAA, it can not reach the +5 volt required for CMOS to RS232 conversion to happen, considering that the voltage from those batteries is around 2.8 if they are fresh and gradually drops down.
Can somone please point me into a good direction?