The MSP430 has gained in popularity in recent years due to its low power and ease of use. However, the resources that enable technical professionals to fully understand and leverage this device. As a leader in providing consulting and support for using the MSP430, Argenox provides a complete tutorial series that covers both the basics of the MSP430 and microcontrollers in general, as well as in depth advanced coverage of topics.

Preface and Introduction

Let’s get starting developing with the MSP430
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Chapter 1

MSP430 Development Hardware

We discuss some of the MSP430 hardware available and give you a lay of the land to get a feeling for the MSP430.

Semiconductor Wafer

Chapter 2

Getting Started with the MSP430

We begin our journey with the MSP430 by starting a new project and running a simple application on the Launchpad

Bluetooth Open Source Hardware

Chapter 3

Number Systems and Operations

This chapter goes over number systems and operations we can perform in the MSP430 that are important in letting us manipulate register, variables and control the MSP430.

Chapter 4

Deeper Dive into Using the MSP430

We start diving into the MSP430 by running simple application that cover some of the broad concepts in the device and how it operates.

MSP430 GPIO Block Diagram

Chapter 5

General Purpose Input Output (GPIO)

The first peripheral we cover is the GPIO, which lets us control other devices and send signals.

MSP430 Clock System Block Diagram

Chapter 6

MSP430 Clocks

Clocks are at the heart of the MSP430 and understanding them is important for Low Power.

Bluetooth Open Source Hardware

Chapter 7

MSP430 Interrupts and Low Power

This chapter goes over Interrupts and how they can be used to create Low Power applications. A few simple examples are provided that can form the basis of real applications.


Chapter 8

MSP430 UART Peripheral

UART is one of the most common communcations peripherals used. This chapter covers setting up the UART and sending data


Chapter 9

MSP430 Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)

Another extremely common interface, SPI is useful in talking to a lot of other devices such as Wireless Transceivers, sensors, and memories. This chapter covers setting up and communicating using SPI.