The new and improved Launchpad is finally here! With a lot of input from both the 43oh and E2E communities, TI today released the new MSP430 Launchpad based on the USB 2.0 capable MSP430F5529 chip. This chip is currently in the middle of the 5 series, superseding the humble MSP430G2553 from the Value Line series. The new controller has a lot more horsepower and memory compared to the older MSP430G2553, at 25Mhz, 8KB SRAM and 128KB Flash.
The Launchpad also has a new debug section based on the MSP430F5528 and TI USB2046B.
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- USB 2.0-enabled MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU
- Up to 25 MHz
- 128KB Flash and 8KB RAM
- 12 Bit SAR ADC
- Various USB device class examples and libraries available (CDC, HID, MSC)
- eZ-FET lite: Open source onboard debugger with application UART
- One USB connection for emulator and target via the use of an onboard USB hub
- USB as power source: 5V and 3.3V through a high efficiency DC/DC converter
- 40 pin LaunchPad standard leveraging the BoosterPack ecosystem