This development SchmartBoard supports a Texas Instruments MSP430F5172 microcontroller in 38-pin TSSOP. The microcontroller is not included.
The board utilizes the patented Schmartboard|ez technology to make soldering the surface-mount device easy. Your chip will sit in grooves that hold it in place and already have solder in them. So all you need to do is put the chip in the grooves, apply flux, and use a small enough soldering tip.
The rest of the board is already assembled, so once you have soldered your MCU, you can begin your development. The MSP430F5172 is a 4th-generation MSP430 that includes a 25 MHz core, a 10-bit Analog-to-Digital converter, a 32-bit hardware multiplier, and a precision Timer D PWM capable of 4 ns resolution. It is the perfect device to build servo, control, or other PWM applications.
The board has a 14-pin JTAG connector for programming/debugging.
MSP430F5172 Development Board Resources
This board was designed originally for the University of Colorado's ECEE department. You can find some of their course work experiments and source code for this board online.
Connect multiple SchmartBoards together! Every SchmartBoard has small notches along its sides which allow you to connect any number of them together in any combination. For example, you can attach this SchmartBoard to prototyping SchmartBoards that carry interfaces or other electronics. Purchase a set of the Mechanical Bridge Interconnects available in the options below if you want to be able to combine your SchmartBoards.
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