I just received my TI Launchpad and I'm wondering how can I add something like an Ethernet Shield from Arduino, in order to display a simple webpage... ?

Do you know any Ethernet shield for Launchpad?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't think the msp430G22xx has enough memory or ram to be used as a web server, but I think some of the other msp430 chips can, I thought i saw an application note not too long ago, but could not find it recently \$\endgroup\$ – jsolarski Jan 5 '11 at 3:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ of course i'm not saying the MSP by it's self, with some PIC or Wiznet controler to do the hard work :D \$\endgroup\$ – s.mihai Jan 5 '11 at 12:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ I wish you luck, and if you succeed, let me know :) \$\endgroup\$ – jsolarski Jan 6 '11 at 14:09

The Arduino Ethernet shield is built around the Wiznet W5100. The chip provides a complete TCP/IP stack and can ethernet.

Porting the Arduino driver code to the Launchpad should be fairly straightforward, you'll need SPI and a few control lines.


Here's some Launchpad SPI code of mine to get you started:


The Launchpad currently has no official shield standard though there are efforts afoot:




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