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Application Notes PDF, 171 Kb, Revision: A, File published: Apr 14, 2008
Flash memory is a widely used, reliable, and flexible nonvolatile memory to store software code and data in a microcontroller. Failing to handle the flash according to data-sheet specifications may result in unreliable operation of the application. This application report explains the physics behind these specifications and also gives recommendations for correct MSP430 flash handling. All examples
Application Notes PDF, 62 Kb, Revision: A, File published: Jul 17, 2006
This application report covers software techniques and topics of interest to all MSP430 programmers. The first part of the document discusses the MSP430 standard interrupt-based code flow model, recommended for the vast majority of applications. The next part discusses a handful of techniques that should be considered by any developer that sets out to develop an MSP430 application. Using these met
Application Notes PDF, 128 Kb, File published: Sep 29, 1999
This application report describes a software implementation of the system management bus (SMBus) for the MSP430 microcontroller. It includes all master protocols, an interrupt-driven slave, and master usage examples. SMBus is derived from the I2C and is commonly used in smart batteries and other system devices.
Application Notes PDF, 458 Kb, Revision: A, File published: Jun 14, 2010
This reference design is presented to help application designers and others who are trying to use the MSP430 in a system with an input voltage in the range of 3.6 V to 6 V with the primary design objective to minimize solution size as well as to maintain high efficiency and long battery life.
Application Notes PDF, 475 Kb, File published: Mar 27, 2008
The MSP430 family of microcontrollers, as part of its broad portfolio, offers both read-only memory (ROM)-based and flash-based devices. Understanding the MSP430 flash is extremely important for efficient, robust, and reliable system design. Data retention is one of the key aspects to flash reliability. In this application report, data retention for the MSP430 flash is discussed in detail and the
Application Notes PDF, 37 Kb, Revision: A, File published: May 19, 2003
The MSP430 series of microcontrollers are ideal in applications where battery life is critical. These microcontollers require only 0.1?A of current in low-power RAM retention mode; In this mode the microcontroller must have power to retain volatile memory. In some systems with charge pumps, the TPS3619 can be used to shut down the charge pump, saving system power consumption.
Application Notes PDF, 837 Kb, Revision: F, File published: Sep 6, 2016
Application Notes PDF, 82 Kb, File published: Nov 10, 2005
Digital Fan Control with Tachometer using MSP430 Application Report
Application Notes PDF, 64 Kb, File published: Dec 31, 2005
Application Notes PDF, 134 Kb, File published: Feb 20, 2002
Often in applications with keypads, the condition can occur where a key can be held or stuck down, causing excess current consmption and reducing the battery life of a battery-operated product. This application report shows a solution. The keypad interface in this report, based on the MSP430, draws .1uA while waiting for a key press, is completely interrupt driven requring no polling, and consum
Application Notes PDF, 421 Kb, File published: Oct 1, 2002
The interfacing of the 3-V MSP430x1xx and MSP430x4xx microcontroller families to circuits with a supply of 5 V or higher is shown. Input, output and I/O interfaces are given and explained. Worse-case design equations are provided, where necessary. Some simple power supplies generating both voltages are shown, too.
Application Notes PDF, 961 Kb, Revision: B, File published: Jun 14, 2010
This reference design is presented to help application designers and others who are trying to use the MSP430 in a system with an input voltage in the range of 1.8 V to 5.5 V, and who must increase the application run time by making use of the complete battery voltage range while still maintaining high efficiency over the entire battery life.
Application Notes PDF, 121 Kb, Revision: A, File published: Jun 14, 2010
This reference design is presented to help application designers and others who are trying to use the MSP430 in a system that requires a very low input voltage range while also maintaining high efficiency. Battery life is extended as well as a result of the low quiescent current (5 mA) and ultra-low shutdown current (5 nA) of the TPS61097-33. This particular design allows for an input voltage betw
Application Notes PDF, 95 Kb, File published: Mar 29, 2007
Digital filtering can be easily accomplished on the MSP430 using efficient multiplication. The tool accompanying this document automatically converts FIR filter coefficients to MSP430 assembly code that can be used in any application. HornerвЂ™s method and CSD format is used to accomplish the efficient multiply operations. The performance of the filter on the MSP430 is shown by evaluating the gain a
Application Notes PDF, 330 Kb, Revision: C, File published: Jan 12, 2012
Application Notes PDF, 426 Kb, Revision: D, File published: Jul 18, 2017
Selection of the right crystal, correct load circuit, and proper board layout are important for a stable crystal oscillator. This application report summarizes crystal oscillator function and explains the parameters to select the correct crystal for ultra-low-power operation of an MSP430в„ў MCU. In addition, hints and examples for correct board layout are given. The document also contains detailed i
Application Notes PDF, 460 Kb, Revision: A, File published: Mar 17, 2009
This application report describes the AES algorithm and the use of a suggested C implementation for AES encryption and decryption with MSP430.Note: This document may be subject to the export control policies of the local government.
Application Notes PDF, 551 Kb, Revision: A, File published: Apr 1, 2016
Multiple MSP ultra-low-power microcontrollers offer analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) to convert physical quantities into digital numbers, a function that is widely used across numerous applications. There are times, however, when a customer design demands a higher resolution than the ADC of the selected MSP can offer. This application report, which is based on the previously-published Oversampl
Application Notes PDF, 752 Kb, File published: Dec 7, 2015
MSP microcontrollers (MCUs) offer a number of features to help control code accessibility in the device, to add different layers of code access management and protection strategies. These include features that can lock or password protect the JTAG/SBW access, IP Encapsulation (IPE) to isolate sensitive code with different permissions than the rest of the program, and bootloader (BSL) access featur
Application Notes PDF, 475 Kb, File published: Oct 5, 2012
LCDs are a growing commodity in todays market with products as diverse as children's toys to medical devices. Modern LCDs, along with the graphics displayed on them, are growing in complexity. A graphics library can simplify and accelerate development while creating the desired user experience. TI provides the MSP430 Graphics Library for use in developing products with the MSP430в„ў MCU. This
Application Notes PDF, 520 Kb, File published: Dec 7, 2015
This document explains the maximum ESD diode current specified for GPIO on MSP microcontrollers. Sometimes signals on specific pins exceed the supply of the MSP MCU. In such a case, the device can handle this overvoltage condition through the ESD diodes, but the ESD diode specification must be considered during application design. The items to be considered are described in this document.
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