The Launchpad is a development kit for the MSP430/MSP432 Value Line microcontrollers designed by Texas Instruments. Can also refer to the other Launchpads which all share the same form factor. (MSP430F5x USB mcus, Stellaris/Tiva Arm mcus, C2000 Piccolo mcus, Hercules Arm mcus)

The Launchpad is a development kit for the Value Line microcontrollers designed by Texas Instruments . Can also refer to the other Launchpads which all share the same form factor. (MSP430F5x USB mcus, / mcus, C2000 Piccolo mcus, Hercules Arm mcus)

The development kit from TI includes:

  • LaunchPad Development board (MSP-EXP430G2)
  • Mini USB cable
  • v1.5 MSP430G2452IN20 & MSP430G2553IN20(preloaded with sample program)
  • v1.4 MSP430G2211IN14 & MSP430G2231IN14(preloaded with sample program)
  • 10-pin PCB Connectors (2 male & 2 female) Male Connector soldered on by default
  • 32kHz crystal (MS3V-T1R 32.768kHz CL: 12.5pF +/-20ppm)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2x LaunchPad stickers

TI also give 2 IDEs away free so that you can develop this software for the MSP430. The Launchpad is also supported by the open source compiler.

So if you need help with anything to do with the launchpad use this tag.

All Launchpads share a common form factor, with a legacy 20 pin connector for the original Value Line Launchpad, and an expanded 40 pin connector for the newer Launchpads (which incorporate the legacy 20 pins). Daughter/Add-on boards for the Launchpad are called Boosterpacks.

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