TI MSP430 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers (free)

TI MSP430 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers (free)

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George writes –“Twenty bucks for a USB MCU development board is sweet to start with but now TI is giving them away (and lunch too)! “FREE eZ430-F2013! Register and attend 430 Day, a free three-hour “lunch and learn” and receive a FREE eZ430-F2013. The session includes an overview, updates and eZ430 technical demonstrations. Lunch will be provided. Seating and tools are limited.”Link.

Worldwide locations and schedule – Link.

12 thoughts on “TI MSP430 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers (free)

  1. blackrazorus says:

    I would like to get one of these, but I wondered if there are any Linux tools with which I can use it. Anybody?

  2. phooky-again says:

    Yes, there is a linux toolchain. See MSPGCC.

  3. blackrazorus says:

    Thanks! That looks great. Any idea how the USB is exposed to linux soyou can take advange of the inbuilt debugger?

  4. c0redump says:

    When I first saw one of these TI microcontrollers (in a Power-over-Ethernet power supply), I looked up the data sheet. It reminded me very much of the PDP-11 — a number of 16-bit registers, all general-purpose, with powerful addressing modes. Seems that the author of this web page had the same thought:


    But look how small the chip is compared to a PDP-11!

  5. cheesy says:

    Sweeeeet I ordered one but they’re backordered until late April!

    Ah well, I guess it will be a good summer project for once I’m done with classes…

  6. verlwb says:

    Please see this post. I put it up to call for a “digital convergence” of the EZ430 cyberspace.


    Verl Burkart
    aka. dilbert


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