Category Archives: MSP430

DIY ez-FET lite…ghetto style

I have a few MSP430G2955 around but non of my Launchpads are capable of programming this MCU. Texas Instruments released a while back all the informtation needed to build the new ez-FET lite. The eZ-FET lite is a low cost USB-based … Continue reading

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MSP430 and a HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Ranging Module

A while back I bought an HC-SR04. It sat in a box until yesterday when I tried to use it with an MSP430G2553 but unfortunately it wasn’t working. I used Energia to program the Launchpad but I wasn’t getting any response from … Continue reading

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Interfacing the ADS8328 to an MSP430

The ADS8328 is a high-speed, low power, successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that uses an external reference. The ADS8328 has an internal clock that is used to run the conversion but can also be programmed to run the … Continue reading

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Interfacing the DAC7564 to an MSP430

In this article I’ll try to show how to use an MSP430 with a DAC7564. This is probably the first from a series of articles showing different devices I plan to use in a project. The DAC7564 The DAC7564 is … Continue reading

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Making an FM radio-Part 2; the incremental encoder

Despite being a digital radio capable of doing a lot of stuff I wanted a simple design with a knob for volume and another one to change station. The volume is just a potentiometer and for the stations I wanted … Continue reading

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