New Tutorial

We have created a new MSP430 Tutorial that covers many of the same topics and is being updated and revised frequently, as well as focusing on the MSP430 launchpad. We higly recommend that you look at the tutorial here.

Begin Programming with the MSP430

Although there are many resources available for programming microcontrollers and the MSP430 in particular, the following tutorial, created by Argenox Engineers, is an introduction which starts at the basics of programming the MSP430 in C. It then covers various peripherals that are common in various MSP430 product families.


  • CPU Programming and Bit Manipulation
  • Interrupts and Low Power Modes
  • SPI Configuration and Use
  • UART Configuration and Use
  • Clock Sources
  • Flash Memory
  • Analog to Digital Converter (ADC)