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Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby Brian Griffin » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:28 am

One of the newer TI microcontrollers with ARM Cortex M4F is going to be in the market soon. It is offered in a relatively low price.

Best of all it contains a Floating Point Unit, so you know what you can do now. 1.234 x 5.678 with much lesser cycles!

However the things are only be shipped to me by late September, so need to wait for me to find a suitable compiler (a no-cost GCC) and write up some guides on how to play with it.

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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby robosang » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:34 pm

Woh......
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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby ABSF » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:57 pm

I was about to order this launch pad for RM20.47+p&p from E14, when I see this post...

[url]MSP-EXP430G2 - TEXAS INSTRUMENTS - KIT, DEV, MSP430, LAUNCHPAD | element14 Malaysia
http://my.element14.com/texas-instrumen ... dp/1853793[/url]

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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby hyng » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:49 pm

That is cheap!
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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby Brian Griffin » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:02 pm

These Launchpads are really impressive. The MSP430, the Piccolo (32-bit) and the Stellaris have those "shield" addons like the Arduino.

However, these are not popular in Malaysia, but in America, the TI and Atmel microcontrollers are all over the place
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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby robosang » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Hey, what are you waiting for? Just 20.++ :mrgreen:
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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby Brian Griffin » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:10 pm

robosang wrote:Hey, what are you waiting for? Just 20.++ :mrgreen:


It's kinda cheap, so it's a pretty good buy.

For ideas on these TI MSP430 Launchpad - try the 43Oh forums.

The RAM and the flash sizes of those MSP430s are really small compared to many of the PIC microcontrollers, but according to the datasheets I read, most of the MSP430 are for general sensor-based applications. So, these microcontrollers must depend on another microcontroller (more powerful) to do a bigger job.
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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby sich » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:43 pm

Check this out too: Teensy 3.0.

They have been quite successful working with Atmel USB-enabled chips in their previous models. Now they are going to release Teensy 3.0 with Freescale's ARM Cortex-M4.
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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby Brian Griffin » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:02 pm

sich wrote:Check this out too: Teensy 3.0.

They have been quite successful working with Atmel USB-enabled chips in their previous models. Now they are going to release Teensy 3.0 with Freescale's ARM Cortex-M4.


Thanks for sharing. It is small and cool. I would like to see how much it can do with the M4. :)
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Re: Texas Instruments Stellaris Launchpad

Postby sich » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:40 pm

Found an Arduino-alike software for TI MSP430 MCUs -> Energia. Should work for this 16-bit MCU LaunchPad. Since I don't have one, can't test and write a review about it. Anyone has this development board?
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