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What is LaunchPad?

LaunchPad is an easy-to-use development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating microcontroller-based applications. At $4.30, the LaunchPad offers everything you need to get started with your projects.

The LaunchPad development kit is a part of the MSP430 Value Line series. LaunchPad has an integrated DIP target socket that supports up to 20 pins, allowing MSP430 Value Line devices to be dropped into the LaunchPad board. Also, an on-board flash emulation tool allows direct interface to a PC for easy programming, debugging, and evaluation. Included are free and downloadable software development environments for writing and debugging software. LaunchPad can be used to create interactive solutions thanks to its on-board push buttons, LEDs, and extra input/output pins for easy integration of external devices.

Why LaunchPad?
The LaunchPad is an easy-to-use, affordable, and scalable introduction to the world of microcontrollers and the MSP430 family.

Easy-to-use – LaunchPad includes all of the hardware and software needed to get started. Open source projects and code examples help users get up and running quickly.
Affordable – For $4.30, the LaunchPad includes a development board, 2 programmable MSP430 microcontrollers, mini-USB cable, PCB connectors for expandability, external crystal for increased clock accuracy, and free & downloadable software integrated development environments (IDEs) – everything you need to get started today.
Scalable – The LaunchPad is a simple introduction to the MSP430 microcontroller family. As application requirements change, programs developed on the LaunchPad can be migrated to higher end MSP430 devices.

How do I get started?
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  2. Download the free software debugger/compilers:
    1. Code Composer Studio version 4
    2. IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart
  3. Follow the Quick Start Guide.
  4. Learn by taking the free Getting Started workshop
  5. Visit our MSP430 LaunchPad Learning Community!
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TI has realized unprecedented demand for the MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad tool which put an extraordinary demand on our servers and became back ordered within the first few days of availability. We appreciate the support and encouragement you have given us by your interest, and apologize for the delay in meeting e-commerce expectations.

Tool Order Today! Ship Date Price Documentation
LaunchPad
(MSP-EXP430G2)
Mouser Please refer to each distribution site for price & Shipping and ship dates. Quick Start Guide
User's Guide
#LaunchPad_Documentation
Mouser Canada
Arrow
Digi-Key
Digi-Key Canada
Newark
AvnetExpress *
TI eStore We're building these as fast as we can!
Additional units are available every 2 weeks. Thanks for your patience!
$4.30 + Shipping


Included Devices Description Documentation
MSP430G2211IPN14 2kB Flash, 128B RAM, 10 GPIO, 1x 16-bit timer, WDT, BOR, Comparator Datasheet
MSP430G2231IPN14 2kB Flash, 128B RAM, 10 GPIO, 1x 16-bit timer, WDT, BOR, USI (I2C, SPI), Internal Temp Sensor, 8ch 10-bit ADC Datasheet


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What's Included in the Box?

LaunchPad Kit Contents

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LaunchPad Kit Contents - Click to watch an unboxing.
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Free & Downloadable Compilers/Debuggers (IDEs)

There are many other compilers and integrated development environments (IDEs) for MSP430 including Rowley Crossworks and MSPGCC. However, example projects have been created using IAR Embedded Workbench KickStart and Code Composer Studio (CCS). Both IAR and CCS have free, code-limited versions, which are available for download. These IDEs will run full-featured on the available MSP430 Value Line devices, as these devices will not encounter the 4kB size limit of IAR, or the 16kB size limit of CCS.

The links above direct to free, code-limited versions. IAR Embedded Workbench KickStart is a free 4kB code-limited version and CCS v4 offers a free 16kB code-limited version. As MSP430 Value Line devices are below this limit, the free versions of each IDE will run full-featured on MSP430 Value Line devices.

Linux Support

There is currently no official support for the Linux operating system. IAR Embedded Workbench does work under WINE in Ubuntu 10.04 but the LaunchPad itself doesn't map to a /dev/ttyUSB* port but rather to /dev/ACM0. Linking com1 under WINE to ACM0 doesn't allow for a debug connection through the IDE.

Mac OS X Support

There is currently no official support for the Mac OS X operating system with CCS.

Features

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LaunchPad Development Board Features

Included MSP430G2xx Device Features

LaunchPad, an Open Source Environment

LaunchPad includes the firmware source code, GUI source code, Gerber/PCB files, schematics, BOMs, and other design files. By providing the source files, LaunchPad provides users with a completely flexible development environment. Download the design files below, in the #Online_Resources section.

Compatible Devices

LaunchPad's DIP target socket allows users to quickly drop in any MSP430 Value Line device that is in a DIP package of up to 20 pins. Currently, the devices shown in the table below are supported. LaunchPad will also continue to support the new devices of the MSP430 Value Line.

MSP430 Value Line (MSP430G2xx)

MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers (MSP430G2xx) offers 16-bit performance at an 8-bit price point, with devices starting at $0.25 USD (@100k units). The cost effective MSP430G2xx devices feature flash-based Ultra-Low Power MCUs up to 16 MIPS with 1.8V - 3.6V operation. Includes the Very-Low power Oscillator (VLO), internal pull-up/pull-down resistors, and low-pin count options.

MSP430G2xx Value Line User's Guide


MSP430 Value Line Device Order Free Samples Program (kB) SRAM (B) I/O 16-bit Timers Watchdog BOR USI (I2C/SPI) Comp_A+ Temp Sensor ADC Ch/Res 1kU Price
MSP430G2001 Sample Now 0.5 128 10 1 Y Y - - - - $0.34
MSP430G2101 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y - - - - $0.44
MSP430G2121 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y Y - - - $0.46
MSP430G2201 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y - - - - $0.47
MSP430G2221 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y Y - - - $0.48
MSP430G2111 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y - Y - - $0.46
MSP430G2211 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y - Y - - $0.48
MSP430G2131 Sample Now 1 128 10 1 Y Y Y - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.49
MSP430G2231 Sample Now 2 128 10 1 Y Y Y - Y 8ch/ADC10 $0.52

MSP430 Value Line power consumption (@2.2V):

Ordering LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2)

Tool Order Today! Ship Date Price Documentation
LaunchPad
(MSP-EXP430G2)
Mouser Please refer to each distribution site for price & Shipping and ship dates. Quick Start Guide
User's Guide
#LaunchPad_Documentation
Mouser Canada
Arrow
Digi-Key
Digi-Key Canada
Newark
AvnetExpress *
TI eStore We're building these as fast as we can!
Additional units are available every 2 weeks. Thanks for your patience!
$4.30 + Shipping

Extras

eZ430 board Pin Header (not included with LaunchPad)

The eZ430 header can be placed on J4 on the LaunchPad and allows connections to external eZ430 target boards like the eZ430-RF2500T or eZ430-T2012. The LaunchPad can be used to program these target boards or to add wireless capabilities.

Online Resources

LaunchPad Documentation

LaunchPad Online Learning Community

Visit LaunchPad's online learning community! Browse a growing list of TI and community-driven wiki articles that include code examples, pictures, videos, schematics, and other resources to quickly Launch your MSP430-based applications! We also provide a template for creating your own wiki articles, if you would like to showcase your own LaunchPad projects! Learning Community.PNG

Community-driven Resources

MSP430 LaunchPad One Day Workshop

The Getting Started with the MSP430 LaunchPad Workshop is free, on-line, in-depth introduction into MSP430 basics including:

Each of these sections includes an in-depth lab that will step you through the usage, programming and testing of the peripherals(s) covered.

Check it out! Getting Started with the MSP430 LaunchPad Workshop

Projects

Cool Project Demonstrations!

Here are some community generated project demonstrations - check them out!

Pre-programmed Demo Application - Internal Temperature Measurement

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LaunchPad Kit Demo application - Click to watch a quick demo.
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LaunchPad includes a pre-programmed MSP430G2231 device. Once LaunchPad is connected via USB, the demo will start an LED toggle sequence. Pressing button P1.3 will start the Temperature Measurement mode.

A reference temperature is measured at the beginning of this mode, and can be re-calibrated with another button press on P1.3. LaunchPad signals a rising or falling temperature by varying the brightness of the on-board red or green LED, respectively. Temperature data is also communicated via back-channel UART through USB to the PC, which can be displayed using the provided GUI or a terminal on the PC.

This demo application is using the on-chip peripherals of the MSP430G2231 device, such as the 10-bit ADC to sample the internal temperature sensor and 16-bit timers, which drive the PWM to vary brightness of the LEDs and enable a software UART for communication with the PC.

The source code for this pre-loaded demo application is available for download in the #Complete_Projects section of the wiki. Also available are the executable and source files for a GUI, which displays the data that is being communicated back to the PC from the LaunchPad board.

A Starter's First LaunchPad Project - Blink LaunchPad's on-board LEDs

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Simple LED blinking project - Click to watch tutorial.
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Follow this simple tutorial to quickly ramp up using CCS and LaunchPad. Both the video and PDF explain LaunchPad's pinout, walks through Code Composer Studio, and demonstrates how to use code examples to blink LaunchPad's on-board LEDs.

Simple LED Blinking Tutorial using CCS + LaunchPad - PDF version of tutorial.

Download all MSP430G2xx code examples

These zip files contains starter code for various MSP430G2xx Value Line devices as well as similarly configured MSP430F20xx devices. Please read the "readme.txt" file within the zip file to learn which code example fits your needs and current device configuration.

The complete collection of code examples for all MSP430 devices can be seen on the MSP430 code examples page.

Complete Projects

Function Description File Name
Temperature Sensor
(Preloaded demo provided with LaunchPad kit)
For use with MSP430 Value Line devices with on-chip 8ch 10-bit ADC. The on chip ADC samples the internal temperature of the microcontroller. It also leverages 16-bit timers of the MSP430G2231 device to drive a PWM to control LED brightness and enable a back channel UART interface for communication with a PC. Source for GUI created using Processing is available for download as well. Download project
GUI source files *Updated GUI 9/14/2010 to fix COM port issues.

To get the GUI to start displaying temperature data, type in the COM port index number, then press ENTER. If you haven't already done so, press the P1.3 button to start the temperature measurements and display the value on the GUI.

LaunchPad + Universities

Interested in learning or teaching with the MSP430 Value Line and LaunchPad?
Check out our University Resources.
And visit university ti.com/university

Available Accessories

Open Source Mini Proto Board Shield Includes Schematics and Gerber Files Mini Proto Shield.

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Ertszi said ...

ti-estore.com serves:

Fatal Error

Miva Merchant has encountered a fatal error and is unable to continue. The following information may assist you in determining the cause of the error:

  	Error Code: 	MER-DTB-00371
  	Description: 	Product 'MSP-EXP430G2' not found

Mouser electronics sell thease, but they don't have any available. http://se.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=MSP-EXP430G2virtualkey59500000virtualkey595-MSP-EXP430G2

I can find LaunchPad in any other ordering site. So where can I find thease?

--Ertszi 01:30, 21 June 2010 (CDT)

AdrianF said ...

Hello Ertszi, The eStore page is now live and working. The device officially launched on June 22nd, so it was not available for ordering before today. Thanks for your excitement!


--AdrianF 10:37, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

TheMakersWorkbench said ...

The TI PR page is not loading any contacts for me. Can I get an email of the PR person handling the Launch Pad so I can ask some questions for an article?

--TheMakersWorkbench 10:59, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Microfunguy said ...

How are we meant to order this, the e-store is permanently busy ?

--Microfunguy 11:11, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Matz said ...

You guys won't sell too many of these kits if the store page doesn't work!  :(

--Matz 11:24, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

B-rogers2 said ...

How do I order this?

--B-rogers2 12:09, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

I'm still waiting for the checkout page to load. I finally got the website to add a couple of the boards to my shopping cart.

Are they really shipping now? I'm excited.

--Tchnclfl 12:52, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Evil andy said ...

It doesn't specify, but is the launchpad *incompatible* with higher-end msp430 devices, such as the MSP430F2013? I realize you'd run into the code-limitations of the free tools, but will it actually function at all?

--Evil andy 13:33, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Korack said ...

I think we need some kind of "let me know when its up" option. you know just a quick form that will capture emails and let us know when the site is up and running so we can buy these things. As for now, there goes getting any work done since i will be hitting F5 all day.

--Korack 13:36, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Xttrensia said ...

I've been trying to order this thing all day....whats up with the e-store ti guys c'mon

--Xttrensia 13:47, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Chiraag said ...

Proxy Error The order page wont load. This is the error:

The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not handle the request GET /merchant2/merchant.mvc.

Reason: Error reading from remote server

--Chiraag 13:53, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

SelfSilent said ...

Getting bored waiting now lol. Clearly they didn't realise how popular these were going to be and now the system is getting hammered.

--SelfSilent 14:05, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Jvz said ...

I gave up on the site and ordered from Digi-Key (800)344-4539. The list the boards as on back order with today's date, which hopefully means that they can ship tomorrow.

--Jvz 14:28, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

Darn. I thought about going through Digikey, but I can't find it on their website, so I assumed they didn't have it :(.

TI says they're backordered, so it may be some time before mine arrives :(.

--Tchnclfl 14:34, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

DrewG said ...

It's really a shame they are pushing them through Mouser, kinda undermines the $4.30 for an MSP430 thing

--DrewG 15:21, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Spaceman Spiff said ...

I agree. For now, I would like to know when TI plans to have the Launchpad back in stock at the TI e-store. The launchpad looks like a phenomenal product, and I can't wait to get my hands on one!

--Spaceman Spiff 15:24, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

SelfSilent said ...

I see the link to buy them has changed from the TI store to Mouser, shame that Mouser add postage and is no good for un in England.

I guess I'll wait as the free shipping was quite an attraction.

--SelfSilent 16:10, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Cole said ...

Is this compatible with a Macintosh computer?

--Cole 16:37, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

DrewG said ...

perhaps SelfSilent what we need to do is add a table to this page listing the price plus shipping to the various parts of the world we are from. It is after all a wiki.

--DrewG 17:01, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Jaycollett said ...

I have to say I was so excited (still am really) about the opportunities for this product. Unfortunately after today, I feel like I've got the whole bait and switch from TI, a company I've always been a fan of. To not be able to order it because the store is down, is well, armature. To link to Mouser and try to sell the product because your internal store is unavailable is well, absurd (you are not Sparkfun.com on FreeDay, couldn't resist). I ordered a dozen of these from Mouser but I'm angry that I had to. I deal with another vendor and had I wanted to pay more I would have used my preferred vendor. Embarrassing....I truly feel sorry for the engineers who labored so long and hard to develop this product, you should have the IT guys jobs put on the line for such a disaster.

--Jaycollett 17:05, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Xttrensia said ...

still no luck....c'mon TI ur letting me down. This product is the IDEAL intro to micro-controllers with price point and functionality and your e-store doesn't work?

--Xttrensia 17:29, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Nick said ...

The wiki about ordering is confusing. It says $4.30 ($5.07 w/ Shipping). Based on what I can tell from Mouser, this means $5.07 + Shipping, not $5.07 including shipping, which is what this seems to say (and what the deal earlier makes it seem like). Can anyone confirm this either way?

--Nick 17:38, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Jaycollett said ...

Nick, I updated the WIKI, it's $5.07 plus whatever shipping method you choose. I think they should change all the information to say $5.07 instead of $4.30....:)

--Jaycollett 17:57, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Lithium said ...

After going through the motions of setting up an order at mouser, unit price is $5.07. You are then given the choice of shipping method. This is making me think more and more that shipping is in addition to the $5.07 price. And mouser does not give you total cost including shipping until an item ships so there is no telling what the real deal is. I think this wiki could use some updating based on these new revelations.

--Lithium 17:57, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Urza9814 said ...

@Nick:

It's $4.30 with free shipping from the TI store (which is currently down). At Mouser it's $5.07 plus shipping. Mouser's pretty good though, I've ordered from them several times in the past. Shipping shouldn't be much if you're inside the US.

--Urza9814 17:58, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Hopworks said ...

I have tried to order one or many of these via the ti-estore and all I get is 'loading', for almost 2 hours.

It's a great idea, and a great product (or so I read). So much so I guess that the server must be overloaded and ordering is impossible at this point.

TI has worked so hard to offer such a great development board at such a great price. Is it possible that the ingenuity hasn't extended to the end-user support level? Did TI under-estimate the public interest in this technology? Seems so because I am unable to purchase using the link in this wiki. Sigh.

But I'll keep trying.

--Hopworks 18:37, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Alexander Schmidt said ...

Wow this is really a cool kit with a low price tag. Is there a way to obtain it without high shipping costs in Germany? Or a way to get it at my university.

--Alexander Schmidt 18:56, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Microfunguy said ...

This is a con !!!!! I have just placed an order with Mouser. It said the Fedex delivery was £0.00 and charged me accordingly. I have now received an email saying that when item is dispatched I will receive an email that provides delivery charges !!!

If there are charges I will cancel order and demand a refund.

--Microfunguy 19:11, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Urza9814 said ...

@ Microfunguy:

Mouser has an 'estimate shipping' button...many of them in fact. I must have seen it at least 3 or 4 times before finalizing my order. I suggest you use it next time. They can't tell you exactly what shipping is going to be though until your order is packed. Mouser is geared more towards industry than hobbyists. They don't have the weights of everything stored, and they generally expect people to be ordering hundreds of units.

--Urza9814 20:16, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

@microfunguy

I'm pretty sure that's how it always works. Someone actually weighs the package and calculates the price. You get charged actual shipping prices.

--Tchnclfl 20:42, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Evil andy said ...

I managed to get an order through on the TI store. I ordered 3 (all back-ordered). I have to say it's kind of annoying to see everyone who says it's a con just because TI gave an awesome price on this dev-kit and the demand was too high for their servers. They're not out to get you, they just didn't plan as well as you'd like. It's still a killer deal and if you really wanted it you'd have taken the 3 hours like I did to get your order through :)


--Evil andy 21:29, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Spaceman Spiff said ...

Just ordered it! Can't wait!

--Spaceman Spiff 23:17, 22 June 2010 (CDT)

Supavadee said ...

Just ordered too. When I got it, when I got it!!!

--Supavadee 00:33, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

I see towards the top it says:

"Ship Date

July 5th"

I sure hope that means from the TI store too, as the links next to that date are Mouser and Arrow.

Any idea what shipping method they use? First Class?

--Tchnclfl 00:51, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Srserl said ...

Looks cool, but until there is linux support, I will have to stick with the same old controllers. I'll keep an eye over here for that day.

--Srserl 01:14, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Voelker said ...

Does the debugger support the F serie, or just the value line (G serie)?

--Voelker 02:11, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

PhirePhly said ...

First off, very cool product. Thanks again, TI. The TI eStore is back up, as of 12am 6/23 Pacific. Those of you poo-pooing this due to it only having 2k / 128 need to realize that when you don't use libraries to abstract away the hardware, 1028 instructions are plenty. I've built many a clock, temperature logger, etc using an ATtiny2313 (ex: http://tinyurl.com/2app7ey )

--PhirePhly 02:14, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Westfw said ...

So does this new stress on "openness" mean that the FET will get documented? It's a uart-controlled jtag and spi-bi-wire tool, and it would certainly be nice to be able to use it from non-windows toolsets, not to mention the possibility of using it with other jtag targets.


--Westfw 05:25, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Kpd said ...

Mouser wants a Credit Card # before showing the total cost. The launchpad being backordered there is no way to see the shipping. Can someone from TI verify that the total including shipping will be $5.30 as listed above?


--Kpd 08:33, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Jaycollett said ...

Well, something strange is definitely going on. I ordered a bunch of these from Mouser.com yesterday and was charged $5.07 plus whatever shipping UPS costs. I updated the WIKI here based on that information to help others out. Now I see it's been update again to reflect a price of $4.30 plus shipping. WTF! I paid 77 cents more per unit plus shipping? I suspect I'll get a refund from Mouser for the difference? I really wish someone from TI would chime in clear things up for us. I'm going to call Mouser today to see why I was charged more yeterday than they list them for today...

--Jaycollett 09:13, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Denton said ...

I just purchased a couple through the Mouser link..., I chose ground ups shipping, and got the $4.30 price and free shipping... They indicated that it was backordered until July 5th. --Denton 10:40, 23 June 2010 (EDT)

Ozchrisb said ...

Got through to the last page of the TI store only to end up with: Unable to authorize payment: Error reading from 'https://www.ti-estore.com/auth.asp': Invalid HTTP response

(

--Ozchrisb 11:25, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

SelfSilent said ...

Good to see the TI link is back, managed to get on the site and order 2 with free postage to the UK.

--SelfSilent 12:01, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Plazma said ...

I first ordered from Mouser. I got a email confirmation and there they stated a 28€ shipping cost. I cancelled it and ordered from TI Store for 4,30$ a piece with no shipping cost.

--Plazma 14:05, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Microfunguy said ...

@PLAZMA

How did you cancel it ? Have Mouser confirmed your credit-card will be refunded ?


--Microfunguy 14:59, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

Is it safe to bet that the TI eStore will have then in stock before/at the same time as Mouser? I really want mine :).

--Tchnclfl 16:04, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Hithisishal said ...

Is TI's store working for anyone yet? It looks like I'm able to get to the end of checkout, but my credit cards keep getting declined. Is this a problem with me/the way I entered my info, or a problem on TI's end?

--Hithisishal 18:52, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Sparger said ...

Same as Jaycollett, I ordered 4 from mouser yesterday at $5.07 and now they're $4.30. I'm hopeful that mouser will catch the discrepancy...also, for mouser, the estimated shipping date is now 2 July (was "undetermined"), which is awesome.

I can't help feeling a bit like Veruca Salt..."I want the MSP430 Launchpad NOWWWWWWW."

--Sparger 18:59, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Jer said ...

I can't proceed with the payment in TI eStore. I am constantly getting this error message: Unable to authorize payment: "Error reading from 'https://www.ti-estore.com/auth.asp': Invalid HTTP response"

--Jer 19:03, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Canada Dry said ...

Order system is retarded (eg: asks for State/Prov but no Prov in drop down, why is company mandatory) and must have been developed by a high school student. Payment authorizations don't work... come on TI!!

--Canada Dry 22:19, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Ram tenet said ...

I am not able to order the launchpad kits online from INDIA.

The Error pops out saying that " Unable to authorize payment: Error reading from 'https://www.ti-estore.com/auth.asp': Invalid HTTP response "

And when i call up the Customer Support at TI in India they say they dont have an option to ship them free and they say there is a shipping charge of 14$ .

What kind of contradicting statements are these ?

Are these boards really shipping free ?

I would appreciate if some body could help me get two boards !!

Ram

--Ram tenet 22:59, 23 June 2010 (CDT)

Plazma said ...

The "Download all MSP430G2xx code examples" link is wrong. It should be http://www.ti.com/lit/zip/slac080

@Microfunguy: I cancelled via email. They were aware that this site linked to them and TI-store was cheaper.

--Plazma 03:55, 24 June 2010 (CDT)

Jer said ...

Nothing has changed up to now. I still get this message while checking out: "Unable to authorize payment: Error reading from 'https://www.ti-estore.com/auth.asp': Invalid HTTP response"

--Jer 09:57, 24 June 2010 (CDT)

Plazma said ...

All the videolinks (images with play symbol) only open a png image.

I and few of my friend all succesfuly ordered from the TI shop. One friend told 3 is maximum you can buy at once.

--Plazma 12:55, 24 June 2010 (CDT)

Canada Dry said ...

Still not working. I guess to make it so cheap they had to cut back on order processing equipment - DOH!

--Canada Dry 17:05, 24 June 2010 (CDT)

Lreinhart said ...

I just ordered two and got a transaction code, I think it is working now.

--Lreinhart 18:01, 24 June 2010 (CDT)

Supersat said ...

This really stinks! When I ordered it, the banner on this page said "ONLY $4.30 PLUS FREE SHIPPING" and linked to Mouser (see the wiki history for June 22nd). Mouser didn't mention any shipping charges. But lo-and-behold, my credit card has been authorized for about twice the purchase price due to shipping! I can't really complain to Mouser, since they didn't screw up -- it was all TI. TI: Wanna toss an couple extra my way for this screw-up? :)

--Supersat 01:32, 25 June 2010 (CDT)

Jonam said ...

For all those people getting the:

"Unable to authorize payment: Error reading from 'https://www.ti-estore.com/auth.asp': Invalid HTTP response" error,

I found that you need to make sure your Delivery and Billing details must be identical. I wanted the items delivered to my office address but billed to my personal credit card which bills to my home address. This kept bringing up the above error time and time again.

I eventually made both Delivery and Billing details identical so as to match to my personal credit card address and the payment went through.

Must be something to do with non-US credit cards as I don't live in the US but I've had this problem before when ordering off US websites. If your delivery address doesn't match your credit card address then the payment fails.

Hope this helps. I think TI are still taking orders off their website but your order will be put on backorder (as was mine).

--Jonam 03:19, 25 June 2010 (CDT)

Selim13 said ...

Hello. Is it possible to order this board to Russia with free shipping (or not very high price shipping)? TI's eStore seems does not ship to Russia and other distributors ask 80-120$ for shipping. Thanks.

--Selim13 11:59, 25 June 2010 (CDT)

UserG said ...

Trying to order for delivery to Germany. Tried both with Mastercard and AmEx. All I get is Unable to authorize payment: Error reading from 'https://www.ti-estore.com/auth.asp': Invalid HTTP response after pressing the continue button.

It was possible to choose between "Fedex Free Shipping $0,00" and "Fedex Shipping $14.00". Of course I selected free shipping. Maybe that is what is causing this error? I really do not want to try the $14.00 shipping just to find out if they can process the credit card payment then. To me this error looks like an intentional thing. Can anybody please confirm if you managed to process your order OUTSIDE THE USA?

--UserG 04:40, 26 June 2010 (CDT)

Necercis said ...

I have just ordered that from europe with free shipping.

If you have that error:

Invalid HTTP response after pressing the continue button.

just hit the button again. It worked for me.

--Necercis 05:46, 26 June 2010 (CDT)

Plazma said ...

@Necercis: I and many friends successfully ordered to Finland with free shipping.

Where is a better User's Guide or datasheet for MSP430G2231? I only found a small datasheet with no info about registers, instruction set etc.


--Plazma 09:34, 26 June 2010 (CDT)

Skilleter said ...

Tried to access the ti-estore site from the UK and got:

Proxy Error The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server. The proxy server could not handle the request GET /Merchant2/merchant.mvc.

Reason: Error reading from remote server


--Skilleter 17:29, 26 June 2010 (CDT)

JoshRagem said ...

is there an IDE available that does not cost an arm and a leg? maybe one that works on several platforms? does anyone want to make one?

--JoshRagem 19:54, 26 June 2010 (CDT)

Egarante said ...

Are there any news about ship dates?

--Egarante 10:14, 27 June 2010 (CDT)

SouthernBear said ...

Don't understand TI sales policy at all. If there's no stock for launchpad atleast indicate it at the orderig site and when they'll be restocked before clicking the "continue" bottom.

Saving me the trouble for Unable to authorize payment: Error reading from 'https://www.ti-estore.com/auth.asp': Invalid HTTP response

Collecting CC info???


--SouthernBear 22:23, 27 June 2010 (CDT)

Ram tenet said ...

Two days of constant calls and emails and still the online shopping on the TI estore doesnot work !

I think before TI wants to sell with all these so called offers they should really test out if there support systems and stores are in place !!

I am happy that this tool is deemed as an open source tool or else i dont know how things would have been miserable to contact for tech support !!



--Ram tenet 03:26, 28 June 2010 (CDT)

Ram tenet said ...

When are you guys planning to host up the schematics ?

I can volunteer to make them and provide it at a low cost within INDIA !!

--Ram tenet 03:28, 28 June 2010 (CDT)

Jaycollett said ...

Just wanted to update everyone that I called mouser and the fixed the price back to $4.30 as should be. Also, got an email yesterday that they shipped my order on 6/25 and paid the $8.55 for UPS ground shipping. I should be getting mine in the next day or so. Shipping was to USA address, btw...

--Jaycollett 10:09, 28 June 2010 (CDT)

Happycube said ...

I also got a shipment notification, with $8.55 as well - if that email's accurate Mouser is really losing money selling these things!

--Happycube 11:21, 28 June 2010 (CDT)

Happycube said ...

(sorry bout double-posting, I can't find edit or delete...)

As for Linux support, as long as enough documentation's out there for the USB chips on the board it'll definitely exist. Glad to see TI doing more hobby-friendly boards, and hopefully this will be a similar success to the Beagleboard (which I hear led to some design wins...)

The debug protocol is basically a serialized JTAG and wouldn't be too hard to bit-bang. Without the schematics I can't see what they're doing for USB support, tho. (Hopefully communication class - then Linux support will arrive very quickly!) Is the USB chip on a reprogrammable microcontroller?

Overall, an interesting cheap lil' product - I'm probably not the only one looking @ MSP430 for the first time because of this.

As for the instruction space, something Forth-like would do quite well. Since it's a Von Neumann arch, one could build chains of commands in RAM to work with libraries in the ROM...?

--Happycube 11:29, 28 June 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

I just got a shipment confirmation from the TI estore!

And, best of all, it says it'll be here by 10:30 AM tomorrow morning (That's under 11 hours away).

If that's acurate, it's quite impressive considering the ~1500 miles it has to travel by then!

Anyone else get a shipment confirmation?

--Tchnclfl 23:08, 29 June 2010 (CDT)

Spaceman Spiff said ...

It came! Woohoo! Just opened it...

--Spaceman Spiff 09:29, 30 June 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

Mine came as well. Very sleek! I love the effort they put into nice-looking packaging as well.

The test script works :). I'm getting ready to try it with the GUI.

--Tchnclfl 10:19, 30 June 2010 (CDT)

Boseji said ...

Here in INDIA still unable to order in TI Store. Such a nice kit but no response from TI team here. Any one kindly suggest how to order offline from TI Store.

--Boseji 20:35, 30 June 2010 (CDT)

Uttam said ...

Very very useful in affordable price, How to get it in INDIA, also needs the schematics. Please do some arrangemet so that we can get it in india, will be useful for many hobbyist and developers, also make lunch pad for other MSP microcontrollers for interfacing with LCD

--Uttam 23:17, 30 June 2010 (CDT)

Texan said ...

Got mine... opened did the demo ,very easy. Now tinkering with the code composer studio...not quite as simple.... is there a user group...yahoo or something..?

--Texan 18:48, 1 July 2010 (CDT)

Spaceman Spiff said ...

Hey, I've created a google group for the Launchpad. Please post your projects and questions there!

http://groups.google.com/group/ti-launchpad

--Spaceman Spiff 21:45, 1 July 2010 (CDT)

Ram tenet said ...

Any clue that the Indian TI store is fixed ?

Did any of them have success getting the boards ?


--Ram tenet 03:48, 2 July 2010 (CDT)

Timstegeman said ...

Why is the download link for IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart broken? Can someone fix this?

--Timstegeman 16:08, 2 July 2010 (CDT)

Westfw said ...

Use (of unsupported tools) on MacOS is also looking promising. I installed the TI beta TUS3410 driver, mspdebug, and mspgcc4, and it works on an EZ430-F2013, which I believe is the same basic interface circuitry...

--Westfw 18:42, 3 July 2010 (CDT)

Osiris4isis said ...

Ordering at TI store works using IE, but will gives "auth.asp" error using Firefox.

--Osiris4isis 12:50, 4 July 2010 (CDT)

Agent6xp said ...

Ordered successfully now, after Firefox3.6.6 returned 3 times ../auth.asp error then confirmed. Thanks for this special offer.

--Agent6xp 13:20, 4 July 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

A recent interview had Adrian Fernandez (the person in charge of Launchpad Marketing) saying that the $4.30 price isn't promotional, it's permanent. Cool!

--Tchnclfl 13:57, 4 July 2010 (CDT)

Egarante said ...

Got my Launchpad today, all I need now is the USER GUIDE!

--Egarante 11:17, 5 July 2010 (CDT)

Wjward said ...

@Plazma Take a look at the MSP430x2xx Family User's Guide (http://focus.ti.com/lit/ug/slau144e/slau144e.pdf). It applies to all microcontrollers in the family, but I think it has the information you're looking for.

--Wjward 14:31, 6 July 2010 (CDT)

Doublet said ...

Would I be able to drive stepper motors with a launchpad?

--Doublet 15:02, 6 July 2010 (CDT)

Beretta said ...

@Doublet: You should be able to... anything you can do with an MSP430 (within code and peripheral limitations) you should be able to do with the value line MSP430's. Keep in mind this chip runs on 3V instead of 5V, so your motor will either need to use that voltage or have some intermediate parts to step up the voltage to what your motor will need.

--Beretta 10:06, 7 July 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

You'd have trouble finding a motor that would run directly off of an input.

It looks like the MSP430's outputs are only recommended to output about 7mA. You'd need some amplification (ie transistor).

--Tchnclfl 21:40, 7 July 2010 (CDT)

Sergey said ...

That is really cool, i also ordered myself a launchpad.

If TI makes a "big bid for the hobby market", please improve the supply situation of bare MCUs in west europe for hobbyists - MSP430s should be available on "every corner" like PICs and AVRs

WBR

--Sergey 09:32, 8 July 2010 (CDT)

NJC said ...

http://msp430launchpad.blogspot.com/

Once I receive my LaunchPads I will be writing a bit about my experiences with them. Hopefully it will be able to help a few people get started(once I get the board that is).

-NJC

--NJC 13:57, 8 July 2010 (CDT)

Beretta said ...

@NJC: I'm looking forward to your blog posts!

For anyone who's interested, I have a blog at http://mspsci.blogspot.com where I'm detailing information to help explain how to use the MSP430 for science and laboratory work, hopefully at an introductory level.

--Beretta 15:39, 8 July 2010 (CDT)

Urza9814 said ...

Just a note to whoever happens to read this: both IAR and CSS _suck_. IAR doesn't work at all - I can't manage to get it to download _anything_ to the chip; CSS appears to work, but it crashes constantly and the debugger is absolute crap. Values just magically change out of nowhere and such. You'd probably be better off writing a library to output values in friggin' _morse code_. Just use notepad or something if possible. It's far better than dealing with this crap.

--Urza9814 00:29, 10 July 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

Why was information about using the LanchPad with Linux and gcc removed? Is this just a TI plot to push their commercial IAR and CSS compilers?

Should I better stick to the Arduino?

--Questionmark 14:26, 11 July 2010 (CDT)

Beretta said ...

@Questionmark: Not sure what you mean; the linux info appears to all be above to me. It is too bad that linux support isn't fully developed yet, but it is there. If nothing else, we need more people interested in using launchpad on linux to help with the development so that we can do msp430 fully in a linux environment.

--Beretta 12:23, 12 July 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

AdrianF has removed Linux information from the "Linux Support" section. Others have gradually re-added it.

On another note, I just had to learn that TI is playing stupid tricks with international orders, setting the Shipping Status to "shipped", with a Qty Shipped of "0". The classic process to indicate they have finalized the order by shipping nothing, aka the order was canceled, without any further notification or information why.

BTW, the order was for the normal price, no coupon used.

OK, fine with me. If TI doesn't want me to have a LaunchPad, there are alternatives.

--Questionmark 12:40, 12 July 2010 (CDT)

Plazma said ...

Questionmark: Is this really so?

My order is marked shipped but no tracking code. Also nothing shows on VISA.

TI could ship the international orders with US mail instead since FedEx is expensive. Also using a smaller packing would help alot with shipping costs.

I can easily stay with Atmell and Microship if TI is fooling us.

--Plazma 14:04, 12 July 2010 (CDT)

Gatesphere said ...

Questionmark and Plazma:

I just called TI (same thing happened on both my orders, no charge on card) and they confirmed that no orders had been canceled, they just mark them as shipped to move them to the backorder pending category internally. They also confirmed that they do not charge until a product has been shipped, so do not fret that there is no charge on your card.

The next availability is in August, so just be patient and you'll get yours eventually. ~gatesphere

--Gatesphere 15:38, 12 July 2010 (CDT)

Dclunie said ...

I've got my launch pads today! Yay! I joined the google group and following the other blogs via rss. I also have my own blog which I'll detail the projects I'm working on with the launchpad. I'm very interested in seeing what others are doing with their boards. I post some unboxing photos up on my site today. Feel free to visit if you're interested in exactly what is in the box and how its packed:

http://www.dbclunie.com

--Dclunie 07:31, 15 July 2010 (CDT)

Ecdowney said ...

I'm interested in making a variable speed reversible PWM DC motor controller. My H-bridge requires 5V logic but both LaunchPad processors are 3V devices, correct? I'd appreciate any ideas on how to connect to 5V devices. Thanks.

--Ecdowney 13:22, 16 July 2010 (CDT)

Tchnclfl said ...

@Ecdowney

Yes, this board runs on 3v3 logic.

You could step it up to 5V with a transistor.

--Tchnclfl 00:25, 17 July 2010 (CDT)

Zilqarneyn said ...

@Urza9814, If others are not experiencing those probles, then perhaps your unit has malfunction? (Having two cpies of that, ould allow testing thingswith the other.) In such a short period, I presume you might not have had thousands of flash updates, but... Approximately after how many rewrites, have the gotchas started? Some manufacturers list figures of about 10000 rewrites before worn-&-torn (new solid-state harddisks essentially zillions, though). (Nowadays, I was concerned about what a programmer (perhaps, children) may experience, when the hardware starts to malfunction. A history of flash-rewrites, is one of the causes.)




BTW, personal opinion: The URL syntax of ti.com website is yucky (aversive). Why not just

   ti.com/MSP430/LaunchPad ?


It is perhaps a joke that, although with a two-letter website ("t i"), you list (96 with "http://") almost a hundred chars (mostly meaningless, or repetitive).

If with the same engine which wikipedia has, then why not just continue their syntax?

   ti.com/wiki/MSP430_LaunchPad

or, at most,

   proc.ti.com/wiki/MSP430_LaunchPad

((BTW, is "index.php" the name of a folder? What is that slash after that? Out of just curiosity, one might look up in the PHP manual.))


--Zilqarneyn 03:44, 17 July 2010 (CDT)

NJC said ...

@Ecdowney Look into opto-isolators. SparkFun electronics has some good information about them and also sells a small board that already does everything for you.

Btw. There has been work started on a forum so these kinds of questions will not need to be posted on this Wiki. I'll let everyone know when it's ready to go. ____________________________________ http://msp430launchpad.blogspot.com

--NJC 04:10, 18 July 2010 (CDT)

TokamakPL said ...

I would change few things in Launchpad board design. 1. Switch S2 (P1.3) is too close to the left border, it should be placed closer to the center, before board stand. Now if I press switch S2 board tilts! 2. Jumpers J5 (P1.0,P1.6) are too close to Switch S2, distance between those elements should be twice current value. 3. Pinheads J6 seems useless 4. Connection pads J1, J2 could be double, instad of single row. Two rows would allow user to stack boards and put some interesting stuff not only above but also under the board. 5. That nano crystal is too hard to solder for an unexperienced user.

--TokamakPL 01:11, 21 July 2010 (CDT)

Beretta said ...

I agree about the button-- it would have been more elegant to switch the positions of that button with the leds. J6, however, is far from useless! You can use those pins to power the board externally, eg. with AA batteries, a solar panel, or grapes.

As for double stacking-- you can get headers from Samtec that have extra-long, square tails. If you build expansion boards with something like that, you can stack vertically from the launchpad.

--Beretta 14:55, 23 July 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

@Gatesphere Well, at least they are talking to you. I have tried in vain to get an answer from these Harte Hanks guys for a week now. How I hate it when companies play stupid tricks and then don't even talk.

While they still ponder if they want to talk to me or not, and ship to me or not, I bought a couple of AVR boards from a local retailer - hassle free and a well supported Linux toolchain available.

--Questionmark 14:35, 24 July 2010 (CDT)

Alexcardo said ...

After weeks of trying and frustrated with Ti Estore..I finally think this product is waste..not worth untill shipping is free..Shipping is almost 3-4 times or even 10 times to most non-us countries..With that cost i can arduino and other better kits..Seems Miva Merchant a company that has designed Ti Estore really dont know how to solve the issue..

This is not issue due to traffic,it has been since 2008 ..see Ti e2e and you will know is hardly ever that Ti Estore works..once in blue moon..



--Alexcardo 22:58, 24 July 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

I have canceled my order. Well, I tried. I haven't got a cancellation confirmation. IT and these Harte Hanks guys were quick to take the order, than couldn't bother to answer inquirer about the state of the order, and now I am waiting for a cancellation confirmation.

What a bunch of clowns. Do they treat buyers of a million chips the same, or do they just treat small fish this way?

--Questionmark 06:51, 25 July 2010 (CDT)

Beretta said ...

Sorry to hear you're cancelling... I did get mine recently, and I've been quite pleased with the product. I think with a little patience, you might find it was worth the time. In any case, best of luck to you!

--Beretta 16:10, 29 July 2010 (CDT)

Russellm said ...

We'd like to address issues that have come up on the wiki regarding E-store and Back-Orders:

E-store:

The interest in the LaunchPad has been tremendous! As many of you experienced, so great was the demand that our current eStore platform was unable to complete many of your transactions and orders. A credit card authorization issue may also have been experienced as a result of the server response.


We apologize for the trouble and are working on an entirely new eStore, scheduled to launch in September 2010. This new eStore has been tested specifically for the issues mentioned (and many others!) and we hope you will come back and try out the new page. Be on the lookout for an update on E2E and the LaunchPad Wiki, alerting you when the new eStore is live.


           If you would still like to order your LaunchPad, please 

visit http://ti.com/launchpadwiki for availability updates and purchase options from TI and authorized distributors.



­-----


Back Orders:


TI has realized unprecedented demand for the new MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad tool which became back ordered within the first few days of availability. Due to incredible demand, you may have experienced both technical problems and shipping delays due to order and inventory challenges. We appreciate your support of the MSP430 microcontrollers and your interest in the new LaunchPad tool. We are still taking orders, accelerating manufacturing, and will ship devices to you as soon as they are available. For the most up to date information on availability, visit www.ti.com/launchpadwiki – And do check back often!


Also visit www.ti.com/430value for more information on our new low cost microcontrollers.


--Russellm 14:55, 30 July 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

I wasn't put off by the backorder. I was put off by how TI and Harte Hanks handled this.

When an order status says shipped but "quantity shipped" is given as 0, and when there is no response when asked what that means, then enough is enough. And it is time to cancel.

I think I finally managed to get the order canceled. I got an unfriendly note from some local TI subsidiary that can be interpreted that way. Guess they didn't like to have to deal with such $12.30 trivia instead of flipping silicon worth a few million.

And no, I will not order a second time. I am not a beggar.

I don't want to deal with TI in the future. E.g. I can well imagine what a hassle it would be should I need a few extra TI MCUs. I don't want to have that hassle, so my workbench remains an MSP430 free zone.

--Questionmark 13:48, 31 July 2010 (CDT)

NJC said ...

I have a few suggestions to whoever is in charge of this article.

I think it is very important to add a community section to this article which links to the major resources available which are not provided directly from TI. TI mentions how they want the LaunchPad community to grow, providing an official set of links to community pages is a great way to do this.

Also, I think that moving the contents up a bit on the page would make the article not only look better, but also make it more readable.

Please seriously consider these two things. A community is very important to the longterm success of the LaunchPad.

-NJC

--NJC 17:04, 31 July 2010 (CDT)

AdrianF said ...

@ NJC, That's a great idea! We are very excited about the community involvement that's started regarding LaunchPad. I'll create a community section in the wiki, which will link to various internal and external blogs, tutorials, and forums. Thanks, and we appreciate the activity and feedback!

AdrianF

--AdrianF 09:39, 2 August 2010 (CDT)

Gatesphere said ...

@AdrianF: I have made a post about links here: http://groups.google.com/group/ti-launchpad/browse_thread/thread/ebd11949354ce2a5/63f733328c45ca8f

Feel free to use the list to harvest some links. -->~suspended-chord/gatesphere

--Gatesphere 09:48, 2 August 2010 (CDT)

AdrianF said ...

@ Gateshpere Don't mind if I do! Thanks for compiling this list. We've been keeping an eye on many of these links and really appreciate the excitement and collaboration going on!

As more projects and designs are produced, we'll be sure to highlight them prominently on this wiki page! Keep up the good work everyone, and happy coding!

--AdrianF 08:33, 4 August 2010 (CDT)

RobG said ...

Wow, some people are so impatient, TI is overwhelmed with orders (I guess they did not expect this kind of response) and there's no need to vent. Incredible product at incredible price, free shipping, what else can you ask for. I am still waiting for my LaunchPads, over 30 days now, but it's OK by me.


--RobG 13:39, 5 August 2010 (CDT)

Egarante said ...

Yay! My "Imperial March" has been published! :) For more visit http://www.egarante.net/

--Egarante 11:22, 7 August 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

This has nothing to do with impatience, but all to do how TI and those hired by TI (Harte Hanks, pah ...) treated international customers. And what I experienced it they treat them with disrespect and all in all behaved very incompetent.

- Continue taking orders long after they knew they can't fulfill them

- Not providing usable order status information

- Not answering questions

- Shipping US orders first, letting international orders rot

- Pointing international customers to distributors not selling B2C in their countries (Arrow, Farnell/Newark, Avnet)

- Pointing international customers to distributors charging mad fees of different kinds (e.g. Mouser, Arrow, Farnell/Newark)

TI, if you want to win the harts and minds of hobbyists (I doubt you want, but if), learn to treat them with respect.

And while others still happily wait until TI deems them worthy to have a Launchpad, my tiny hobby project is coming along fine on an Arduino board.

--Questionmark 15:15, 10 August 2010 (CDT)

Sankalaani said ...

with the three or four weeks of eStore ordering not working,now they not shipped it freely. 15$ is too much.its really nice if they give that offer few weeks more.

--Sankalaani 23:44, 11 August 2010 (CDT)

Electro said ...

I ordered a couple of kits on the 24th June and have been waiting patiently as I understand TI have been overwhelmed with demand. However, I still have not received my kits nor have I received any correspondance since ordering (not even an expected shipping date).

Now, what is pissing me off is that on the eStore it says the kit "Ships in 24 to 48 hours". Surely you will honour our orders first before shipping out new orders!! I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MINE NOR HAS IT EVEN SHIPPED!!

If this is not the case then you have just added to an already declining opinion of TI as a corporation. We (my company) have already had to substitute nearly 50% or our TI components due to your unacceptable leadtimes during the past 24 months and have tried to avoid using TI components when and wherever possible for this reason.

There are some serious idiots making the decisions there @ TI and I'm sure it's gonna come back and bite you all in the ass in the next 5 years.

Anyone care to comment?

--Electro 07:38, 15 August 2010 (CDT)

Flying potato said ...

@Electro

Yes, I've had the same issue. I ordered a few launchpads for my company on June 23 and have also failed to receive any correspondence from TI. I have called several times, but the expected ship dates they give me have come and passed without any word from TI.

--Flying potato 02:07, 17 August 2010 (CDT)

Club Member said ...

Welcome to the club. I ordered on the 25th of June, as an individual, not through my employer. My employer (big name, big company) doesn't like that engineers use the company name when pursuing own interests.

It was the first time I ordered from TI's eStore. I have avoided that in the past, knowing fully well that large companies don't like to deal with plebs from the street.

And indeed, TI drove the message home that they don't want to deal with me. Got a back order confirmation, then nothing and email enquirers got ignored.

Luckily for TI I have no spending power in my company. But my own money goes to something else now.

--Club Member 03:23, 17 August 2010 (CDT)

Enough said ...

By randomly checking order #s, it looks like orders before 57576x were shipped, and those after are stuck in backorder. Not all order #s are valid, and not all valid orders are for launchpads, but it looked like the majority of valid orders were for launchpads.

My order is 5817xx, I ordered a cheap arduino clone to start my projects, when/if my launchpads ship I'll put them to use until then I'm not waiting for ti to start/finish.

--Enough 23:55, 17 August 2010 (CDT)

Club Member said ...

@Enough

And two days later the situation with the order numbers is still the same. Orders before 57576x shipped, orders after are on backorder.

While yesterday the TI shop had "Availability: Ships with in 24 to 48 hours". Now they are back to "Availability: Please call the Product Information Center for an estimated ship date."

Availability: Ships with in 24 to 48 hours

I took a screenshot of the "Availability: Ships with in 24 to 48 hours" from yesterday, just in case.

--Club Member 05:50, 19 August 2010 (CDT)

Plazma said ...

Looks like my order 5747xx is shipped and 5785xx is not yet. Haven't received anything yet. Did you get any tracking number?

--Plazma 03:39, 20 August 2010 (CDT)

Gatesphere said ...

Just had mine delivered a few minutes ago. My order was listed as shipped at the TI-estore on Monday, but I didn't receive a shipment email until last night. Seems TI spared no expense, and opted with overnight priority for the free shipping. So, give it around a week from when the Estore says it's shipped.

--Gatesphere 09:08, 20 August 2010 (CDT)

Club Member said ...

@Gatesphere

There is no doubt that some people are served. But there is some doubt if orders are processed in the order TI received them.

If you check Enough's six day old order number example you see that it still hasn't changed. And if TI right now, while I type this, again offers the LaunchPad with

Availability: Ships in 24 to 48 hours

in their online shop, you have to scratch your head. This time I'll spare you a screenshot.

I decided to put TI out of their misery and canceled.

@TI

If your strategy is to make people cancel to save international shipping costs, let me tell you, that strategy works.

There is a lot to be said about your behavior. But I'll spare you this, because I don't think you care at all. You behavior leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.

--Club Member 04:10, 23 August 2010 (CDT)

Wright sr said ...

I received my launchpad a couple of days ago.

For the MSP430G2231, the only clocks mentioned in the data sheet are the 32768HZ low frequency clock and the internal DCO. The data sheet doesn't mention compatibility of the LFEXT1 terminals with the high frequency crystals (page 27), but the users guide for the value line family does not preclude the MSP430x22xx supporting HF crystal mode on the LFX1 terminals. (page 5-2). The family guide specifically has the 20xx family NOT supporting the HF mode, but doesn't say the same thing for the 22xx.

Does the 2231 support high frequency crystals?


--Wright sr 09:15, 25 August 2010 (CDT)

Graybeard said ...

Are there any smaller sources for CCS or usable C? It demands a gig of ram and I only have half of that.

--Graybeard 16:23, 25 August 2010 (CDT)

Justin-bieber said ...

wow guys i ordered mine on 23rd June and yesterday have been shipped! Just keep waiting and ull be rewarded.

--Justin-bieber 16:20, 26 August 2010 (CDT)

DeathWolf said ...

Thank you TI for actually ruining all of this. I tried 12 times over the last 2 months to buy this kit when it was affordable($4.30 with *free* shipping, not $15, which multiplies price by 4) but couldn't thanks to your broken payment gateway. No one seems to sell your kit in my country and you should really get distributors in other countries to sell if it if you want it to be a successful platform. Meanwhile, I will definitely not be recommending the mp430 around me seeing how I won't even be able to develop on it.

EDIT: let me take back all of that;) TI finally fixed the shop, and the free shipping is back! Great job there. I'm sure I'll be having some nice development with that launchpad.

--DeathWolf 14:39, 27 August 2010 (CDT)

Taino205 said ...

Hey guys, I ordered mine through DigiKey and got it 2 days later, I just checked and they have 73 on hand. Forget about ordering through the TI store. I ordered one like 2 weeks ago and it has not even ship.

--Taino205 11:59, 3 September 2010 (CDT)

Mdraziramones said ...

launch pad is good I have order 1 and it's cost lest than RM 29 with Farnell Malaysia

--Mdraziramones 07:17, 5 September 2010 (CDT)

ThreadAbort said ...

Do you need a delay(x) function for delaying in milliseconds like the Arduino?

I wrote an article on how to delay accurately:

http://www.threadabort.com/archive/2010/09/05/msp430-delay-function-like-the-arduino.aspx

--ThreadAbort 14:19, 6 September 2010 (CDT)

Boinger said ...

Another interesting project using the LaunchPad is http://hackaday.com/2010/09/02/meter-clock-using-the-ti-launchpad/

--Boinger 23:59, 6 September 2010 (CDT)

DJ Palmis said ...

Hi, I can't see my order status: I can't find the page were I put my order number! It asks me to register, I did but it says I have no order...

--DJ Palmis 17:03, 7 September 2010 (CDT)

Dratomic said ...

Ordered 4 Launchpad units. Went smoothly. Ordered through TI, no shipping cost and the response is rapid as hell. I've always loved TI's DSP's and microcontrollers back to the 9900 days and their optoelectronic selection has been awesome. No offense but skip the distributors for now. Go straight to TI. I've been a happy customer for over 40 years. They ROCK!!! I still have almost every Databook and datasheet they ever produced and some of those old original opto and transistor devices still work fine when I'm feel in a nostalgic mood and build something old school. Some of those old laser diode arrays may be a bit anemic by today's standards but the work the put into making them was awesome. Heat sinks and all. And here is another TI innovation. Getting the amateur and engineering community involved in the development of a processor that has so much potential. And out of the box thinking is what really gets a product going. Personally I'm looking at the A/D to do some low frequency data gathering for medical and possibly gaming applications. I've always counted on TI to come through in a pinch and they have never failed to come through. Thank You TI....... No I don't have any connection with them, I just count on them for the components to do the job. Well, TI, Atmel and Analog Devices. When TI acquired Burr Brown I became a true believer. Now on to the fun part, developing applications.....

--Dratomic 16:12, 8 September 2010 (CDT)

Dratomic said ...

How do I get CCC to communicate with the emulator?


--Dratomic 18:37, 8 September 2010 (CDT)

Dratomic said ...

or with IAR Embedded Workbench. I'm having a duh day.

--Dratomic 22:40, 8 September 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

@Dratomic

How do you explain that some people who ordered in June still didn't receive their orders? I'd really like to hear your explanation for that.

My explanation is not very friendly, and includes words like incompetent, and cheating bunch, who decided to let international customers rot, so TI doesn't have to pay the international shipping costs.

TI never failed to come through? HAHAHA. TI "response is rapid as hell"? HAHAHA. I couldn't get their - I hesitate to call them "support" - well, their "muppets" to respond at all.

TI's behavior made it very clear to me that they don't want to have anything to do with me. And trust me, after my experience with TI's behavior I don't want to have to do anything with them. In my view they are a laughable company. The don't ROCK, they SUCK.


--Questionmark 13:50, 9 September 2010 (CDT)

MicroNut said ...

The order status page is still up at https://ti1.web-system.com/cgi/evm/oe/order_entry?action=mivaordertracking it's a little messed up but it still works.

As far as TI public relations, a friend works for a small company and wants to use TI products and TI mentioned they would rather deal with multimillion dollar companies. So to get great service from them you probably need to order a couple of million launchpads!

--MicroNut 21:59, 9 September 2010 (CDT)

DJ Palmis said ...

Thank you MicroNut, Problem now is: Is that (old) page linked to the actual database.. or it simply an unused database..?

--DJ Palmis 04:43, 10 September 2010 (CDT)

Gwtnz said ...

I got mine after about 8 weeks, which wa a bit amusing since I ordered a few samples the same day and 1 of those came 2 days later, all free. :}

I didn't start tinkering straight away b/c am on a quirky linux and didn't want to mess with the gcc port just yet; booted up win 2k3 in a VirtualBox session and installed IAR, and it could see the device fine on the USB (once I told VBox to pass it through from the linux host).

I did run into a speed bump with the IAR docs - they didn't quite match the layout in the filesystem so the .eww wasn't quite set up as documented. I also noticed that I had to set the processor type on the .eww page to point to the right kind of device - G2231 vs the project's original setting of G2021 or something; kept getting warnings on download.

But am up and going now, not sure what to do with 2 LEDs flashing and some buttons :} I'll think of something!

--Gwtnz 21:02, 10 September 2010 (CDT)

Dratomic said ...

I can't seem to get the IDE's to recognize the emulator board in Windows XP. The system loaded the drivers but neither IDE see's it. Any suggestions?

--Dratomic 03:41, 12 September 2010 (CDT)

Daniel said ...

In regard to the preloaded temp sensor code, if you had COM port issues when interfacing to your PC, download the new GUI source files.

After selecting the COM port, make sure you press the P1.3 button on teh luanchpad to set the reference temperature and begin displaying temperature on your pc monitor.

--Daniel 10:39, 14 September 2010 (CDT)

Andyg said ...

I ordered mine on Jun 30.

Still have not recieved anything. TI don't respond to messages etc. Order doesn't come up in the Micronut's order status link.

Think I've been scammed by TI ??

A bit sick of having to fill out a 50 question questionnaire to contact TI everytime I try to find out where my order is. Hmmmm.

Be careful buying off the TI e-store guys, best to try a mainline store like Farnell, Digikey etc where they actually keep track of your order.

--Andyg 10:25, 16 September 2010 (CDT)

Questionmark said ...

@Andyg

Someone at TI made the decision that it is perfectly OK to piss off customers by not talking to them.

The only kind of response I got from TI was when I canceled my order. It is some kind of cancellation "confirmation". It is not exactly clear from that "confirmation" if they really canceled the order. A follow-up e-mail was of course not answered by TI.

But instead of trying a reputable store instead of TI's store my recommendation would bet to not buy a LaunchPad at all. There is just no point paying for a product when the manufacturer shows such a blatant disregard for customers.

--Questionmark 16:04, 16 September 2010 (CDT)

Amaze1 said ...

Ordered on july 2nd and not arrived yet ... Received a backorder message on july 7th ...

E-Store Order # 579823 Ship Status Shipped Ship Method FedEx Standard Tracking Number(s) Not Available SKU Description Qty Requested Qty Shipped Qty Backordered MSP-EXP430G2 MSP-EXP430G2 LAUNCHPAD 14-/20-PIN SOCKET 1 0 1


--Amaze1 11:31, 17 September 2010 (CDT)

Daves ti said ...

I wish I had read this earlier. I ordered from Mouser and I got my package thurday. I just checked and they charged me $20 for shipping. Their invoices are very deceptive. Beside Merchandise total it just had the cost the four kits. ANOTHER box had an estimated shipping amount. Thanks TI and thanks MOUSER.

--Daves ti 18:13, 18 September 2010 (CDT)

DJ Palmis said ...

I'm disappointed! I bought it June 27. And I'm still waiting. I can't cancel order, I can't (officially) see my order status. There is NO support! I want to cancel the order because I'm tired but I can't!

--DJ Palmis 08:37, 20 September 2010 (CDT)

Amaze1 said ...

Just talked with local TI Product Information Center. They say next big shipping will be on oct 27th ...

--Amaze1 04:38, 23 September 2010 (CDT)

Aromaoftacoma said ...

I am glad to say that I finally received my Launchpad. I definitley feel like I got quite a bit of hardware for the money. My comments on the overall experience so far are: 1) The SDK is pretty large. It would have been nice to have it included a DVDROM with the device. 2) The software side of the development kit isn't truly free (free version is limited). 3) There really isn't a community out there for these devices. There was certainly strong initial hype. There are a ton of people complaining about back orders but very few actually using the device, posting/sharing code or praising it other than those impressed with the price point who haven't actually tried to order one yet. 4) Support from the manufacturer is dreadful.

TI is huge and I would have expected more leg work up front, a smoother initial delivery and a more competitive over all package. There are probably thousands of people out there like me who were excited and forked over the $4.30 (it was too good to pass up) and played with it while there was a little novelty only to fall right back to the microcontroller they were already using.


--Aromaoftacoma 13:09, 23 September 2010 (CDT)

Taino205 said ...

Does anyone knows how to solder the crystal? It seems difficult to do. I don't even know how it will go. I looked on youtube but there is no video on how to do something like this. Thanks


Btw DigiKey has more than 300 units. I got mine 2 days after I placed the order. But still waiting for the one I ordered through TI-store

--Taino205 20:56, 23 September 2010 (CDT)

Aromaoftacoma said ...

Tin the pads a little. Bend the leads how you want them to lay down. Tack one lead down. This should hold it still enough to solder the other lead down properly. Then you just come back to the lead you tacked and solder it properly.

--Aromaoftacoma 15:00, 24 September 2010 (CDT)

Elvis4430 said ...

GUI interface for windows does not work..?? it opens but when i'm to select com port it doesn't respond??

--Elvis4430 22:01, 24 September 2010 (CDT)

Reloaded said ...

没仔细看内容,不过ti果然有诚意啊。

--Reloaded 22:47, 24 September 2010 (CDT)

AdrianF said ...

@ Elvis4430

Did you type in the COM port then press Enter? If so, you also have to press the switch labelled P1.3 on the LaunchPad board. That should start the communication!

--AdrianF 00:59, 25 September 2010 (CDT)

UserG said ...

Received my package September 23. Was ordered on June 26. Hey that's only three months of waiting. Folks, don't give up on TI just yet!

--UserG 10:15, 25 September 2010 (CDT)

Rondesc said ...

I too found the temperature GUI inoperable. I am on Windows XP, I got the 'Processing' download which included the needed Java. Other 'Processing' examples work; although none I ran did any keyboard inputs or com port I/O. The Temp.GUI app gives no feedback response at all when key is hit (0,1,2). Is the Temp.GUI program broke? Can someone fix it? Or could the issue be in my environment ?

--Rondesc 19:41, 25 September 2010 (CDT)

Rondesc said ...

Tank You AdrianF, I had not hit enter, not having seen any feedback from entering a number. So now I have the GUI talking to the Launchpad on my PC.

I want to show off the board and sample app (with GUI) at work, but I don't want to install a 340 development IDE on my work's PC in order to do so. Therefore I need to install the minimum drivers needed for the board to talk to the GUI.

Where can I download the needed driver(s) (for run time operation only, no IDE) ?

--Rondesc 20:35, 30 September 2010 (CDT)

Netrafter said ...

I tried purchasing from Mumbai, India, no luck. got error for payment. called india office only got voice mail, no call back yet.

--Netrafter 03:30, 6 October 2010 (CDT)

HockeyBob said ...

@UserG Received my package today. Was ordered on July 2 (#579864). Hey that's only three months of waiting. Folks, don't give up on TI just yet!

--HockeyBob 11:33, 7 October 2010 (CDT)

Taino205 said ...

Does anybody has the 800 number for the TI store?

--Taino205 20:13, 19 October 2010 (CDT)

Hvontres said ...

Does anybody have any ETA for the other members of the Value Line Family? Thanks.

--Hvontres 01:51, 24 October 2010 (CDT)

Jeffin90620 said ...

I received a notice that my first order for 2 units was under the minimum. I entered 3, and it was registered as a new purchase (both order numbers are listed under my account).

Then, I get a notice that the new order will not ship until Dec. 20th. That's too long to wait, so I ordered 2 from Mouser (shipping added 100%).

Up until earlier this week, I could delete my order on the web site, but now I can't find any way to do that. Can anyone here help me with that?

Thanks in advance, Jeff


--Jeffin90620 01:55, 6 November 2010 (CDT)

DeathWolf said ...

For those having problems with the default gui application... make *sure* that you don't plug the launchpad into a hub. I ran into lots of trouble because of that. It would recognize the device and install it, and the GUI would even see the COM port but nothing would go through.

--DeathWolf 10:19, 14 November 2010 (CST)

Dan K said ...

FYI:

MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad LED Documentation errors

In the "MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad Experimenter Board User's Guide" (slau318.pdf), the schematic and Bill of Materials (BOM) are incorrect with respect to the user LEDs.

Schematic: (Figure 8, pg. 15)

- LED1 should be a red LED
- LED2 should be a green LED
- R32 and R33 positions should be swapped

BOM: (Table 4, pg. 18)

- LED1 should be a red LED
- LED2 should be a green LED


--Dan K 17:51, 20 November 2010 (CST)

Rbroich said ...

For anyone that does not want to use either of the above development environments under Microsoft Windows, the following worked for me:

1. Download and Install the Win32 mspgcc-20081230 (5.7MB) from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mspgcc/files/ 2. Compile from the command prompt: msp430-gcc -Os -Wall -g -mmcu=msp430x2012 main.c -o main.elf 3. Program the Launchpad from the command prompt: msp430-jtag --spy-bi-wire -lpt=USBFET -e main.elf

Note: There is no MSP430G2231 include file. The msp430x2012 seems to be closely related though.

PS: When using the example 'main.c' file from Hack-a-Day (https://github.com/Hack-a-Day/had_launchpad-blink/blob/master/main.c), line 64 needs to be changed to "TACTL = TASSEL_ACLK | MC_UPTO_CCR0;"

--Rbroich 05:54, 22 November 2010 (CST)

ChrisJ said ...

I am a lecturer in computer architecture, and the LaunchPad would be perfect for one of my lab sessions.

The labs are scheduled for early March 2011. I would need 12 LaunchPad units by then. Is there a chance I can get these, as:

  1. on the "e-store" site the quantity of LaunchPads per order is 3,
  2. I don't see the LaunchPad listed on the "university program" site.

Thanks for your answer.

--ChrisJ 04:34, 23 November 2010 (CST)

AdrianF said ...

@ ChrisJ Please send me a message @ adrian-fernandez@ti.com. I can get you in contact with our University relations team who can help you out! Thanks - AF

--AdrianF 10:45, 24 November 2010 (CST)

Disappointed said ...

Expected ship date came and past 32 days ago... And there is no warning during the purchase process that this item on back order, that is called FAIL. Utter FAIL.

--Disappointed 19:19, 28 November 2010 (CST)

Milewis said ...

Ordered on July 27 and received today. If you ordered on the old order system (link by micronut above), it is still operational and my tracking number was updated when the order was shipped. It seems that TI is still really backordered on these parts, but they are shipping.

--Milewis 09:58, 3 December 2010 (CST)

HkBattousai said ...

Your demo project has this line: "#include "msp430x20x2.h"", but LaunchPad came with two different MSP430 MCUs.

--HkBattousai 16:10, 4 December 2010 (CST)

Piku said ...

Ordered 8/19, arrived 3.5 months later on 12/7. I like what I received but how can I use something in a project that I can't buy and get in a reasonable time?

--Piku 19:22, 7 December 2010 (CST)

MNM(tm) said ...

I ordered my LaunchPad on 9/16/2010 and it arrived 12/6/2010. My patience was finally rewarded. *sigh* TI should do something about updating the information in the order status form! Things like saying "waiting to be shipped" while the product is in back-order is just a case of being inconsequent! By the way, viewing the order form again, it still states "waiting to be shipped". I really can imagine why people are getting frustrated by the way TI is handeling things! The way they do it now is really damaging their reputation! Yesterday, I ordered another 2 LaunchPads. Time will tell how long it will take this time for them to arrive at my place...

--MNM(tm) 15:41, 9 December 2010 (CST)

Disappointed said ...

TI put this really cool tracking number on my order shipment detail that isn't a valid DHL tracking number, but when you search it... FAIL... again... wow TI, get your **** together.

Shipment detail

Search Criteria: 4PP6163

Shipment Detail Housebill: 4PP6163 Origin: SINGAPORE Destination: DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX Total Weight (kg): 423.0 Total Pieces: 5 POD Name: CNE/MCKOWN POD Date: Mon, Dec 20, 2010

Shipment Progress Status Flight Info From To Status Date DELIVERED DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX Mon, Dec 20, 2010 13:33:00.0 RECEIVED DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX Sat, Dec 18, 2010 12:00:00.0 ALERTED CI5876/17 SINGAPORE DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TX Thu, Dec 16, 2010 12:29:00.0 ON HAND / SINGAPORE Thu, Dec 16, 2010 08:14:00.0 PENDING / SINGAPORE Thu, Dec 16, 2010 01:25:00.0 PICKUP DATE Thu, Dec 16, 2010 17:09:00.0

--Disappointed 18:41, 22 December 2010 (CST)

Disappointed said ...

Once again I had to email TI with hit-miss addresses because they've now finally tried to charge the credit card I used to make this purchase... and guess what? They waited so ******* long the card has expired! Funny **** there TI, you're really batting 1,000 this time!

--Disappointed 01:16, 24 December 2010 (CST)

Disappointed said ...

Oh, and now I go to fix the CC issue... Status page FAIL again:

"The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete."

Really makes me want to purchase this product after all the other fails... Think I'll just say "**** you TI" and go have fun with other companies that actually have their **** together.

--Disappointed 01:21, 24 December 2010 (CST)

Markovuksanovic said ...

Is there some standard connector that I could use to connect a power supply to J6 pins? Some JST or Molex maybe?

--Marko 05:54, 30 December 2010 (CST)

Disappointed said ...

Mark, I took a 3 pin connector off of a dead 80mm fan and put it on a 2 AAA battery holder. Works great.

--Disappointed 12:19, 1 January 2011 (CST)

Brous61 said ...

I receive the LaunchPad KIT just after Christmass ! That's great... In the LAB 4 with the temperature, page 4-11 in the documentation, it is ask to select "add Watch Expression", but the command is not visible in the popup menu ! What is the way to activate that ? Thanks

--Brous61 09:25, 2 January 2011 (CST)

Ht2ht said ...

I received the LaunchPad kit just at starting working day after New Year holiday. Very happy! Immediately launch first test. That's so exciting!

Thanks

--Ht2ht 18:56, 5 January 2011 (CST)

SVB said ...

Dear Adrian Fer, I think your video clip "MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) Demo Application" can be enlarged 20-30 seconds with the demonstration of a LPad as a really stand alone application without any cables. You can simply switch off USB cable and all J3 jampers, insert CR1220 button cell between appropriate pins of J6 and demonstrate heating with a finger or cooling with expanding gas. CR1220 height is 2.0mm, the distance between two pins sides of J6 is 1.9mm and can be a little bit decreased by gentle finger press. Pins hold button cell rather firmly.

--SVB 10:20, 16 January 2011 (CST)

BigglesPiP said ...

Coming from the Microchip PIC family of uCs it's nice to have real interrupts, I miss the RAM being flash a little.

But one thing I'm finding hard to forgive is TI's diabolical datasheets, there's nothing immediately useful in either the MSP430 family datasheet or the datasheet speific to the MCU.

After days of searching I came across a rumour that Revision E of something generic to MSP430 told me what I wanted to know (what every bit in every control register does and how to operate features). But the document is a 404 on TI's site. Eventually I found it, I shall host it while TI get their act together: http://iamtheb.org/me/MSP430x2xx_Family_Users_Guide_Rev_E.pdf

TI, can we please have good datasheets, Microchip's are the business.

--BigglesPiP 07:38, 18 January 2011 (CST)

Fe2o3Fish said ...

@BibblePip -- Interesting that there is already a rev F of said document on the TI website. http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/lit/getliterature.tsp?literatureNumber=slau144f&fileType=pdf

--Fe2o3Fish 00:36, 30 January 2011 (CST)

Gogu66 said ...

Fe2o3Fish said ... Interesting that there is already a rev F of said document on the TI website. http://focus.ti.com/general/docs/lit/getliterature.tsp?literatureNumber=slau144f&fileType=pdf

Sorry! We could't find you page. The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

There is nothing at you adress...


--Gogu66 12:32, 1 February 2011 (CST)

Fe2o3Fish said ...

Sorry. I'm not trying to hand out bogus URLs but it did work for me when I posted my last msg. I was able to secure a copy at the time. It is document SLAU144f and the cover page is dated December 2010. Maybe the powers-that-be didn't like said document being found or TI's IT staff buggered up it's location. Dunno but I do have a copy if you'd like to get it.

  -Rusty-

--Fe2o3Fish 00:11, 2 February 2011 (CST)

AdrianF said ...

Hello folks,

Not sure if you are still having trouble, but you can access the 2xx user's guide here: http://www.ti.com/lit/pdf/slau144

This link above should automatically link to the latest rev of the document.

Thanks!

--AdrianF 11:07, 7 February 2011 (CST)

ChrisW said ...

Has anyone that ordered on or after December 21st, 2010 recived there's yet? My order is showing that it has been shipped complete on January 17th and I have not recived my order. I was also suplied with a tracking number for two crates from Singapore to Dallas and not my order. I have submitted a support case on the TI store and recived no response there either. Anyone know who I can contact for support?

--ChrisW 18:09, 15 February 2011 (CST)

Idbar said ...

I got the LaunchPad more than two weeks ago now. The order status appears as shipped with a DHL number that doesn't provide any information whatsoever. It would be greatly appreciated if you can let us know if there's something happening. At least we wouldn't be looking all over trying to figure out what is going on.

--Idbar 09:19, 16 February 2011 (CST)

Watchout3 said ...

What is the maximum current that the launchpad itself can deliver the feed other sensors/actuators?

I don't want to know what the maximum cuurent is that the regulator delivers, I want to know how much current is left for the msp430 device + my own stuff


--Watchout3 11:34, 18 February 2011 (CST)

Watchout3 said ...

I don't know who is responsible for the datasheets, but is it possible to put some more information about the external crystals in them?

In the slau144f is on page 287 in the note this said: "MSP430x20xx, MSP430G2xxx: LFXT1 does not support HF mode, XT2 is Not present, ROSC is not supported"

But on page 301 this is no longer mentioned, it only says "When XTS = 1 (Not applicable for MSP430x20xx devices)". I'm using the msp430g2231.

For me this is quite confusing (I'm a student) because I first read the entire chapter and then start coding and only look at the registers and it sometimes happens that I forget details like that (at first I wanted to solder a 12 or 16MHz crystal :D ).

Is it also possible to add this and the the answer on my previous question somewhere in the slau318 (launchpad user guide)?

Tnx in advance :)


--Watchout3 05:45, 20 February 2011 (CST)

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