Texas Instruments 16 bit Development Kit - MSP-EXP430F5438

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MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board

This Experimenter Board is a development platform for the latest generation MSP430 MCUs. It features a 100-pin socket which supports the MSP430F5438 and other devices with similar pinout. The socket allows for quick upgrades to newer devices or quick applications changes. It is compatible with many TI low-power RF wireless evaluation modules such as the CC2520EMK. The Experimenter Board helps designers quickly learn and develop using the new F5xx MCUs, which provide the industry’s lowest active power consumption, more memory and leading integration for applications such as energy harvesting, wireless sensing and automatic metering infrastructure (AMI).

MSP430F5438,16-Bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller 18MHz, 256KB Flash memory, 16KB RAM
Power Supply sources: USB, FET, 2xAA batteries
5-channel 12-bit ADC
12xPWM outputs
5-position joystick (up, down, left, right, push down)
2xPush buttons
138x110 grayscale, dot-matrix LCD
3-axis accelerometer (ADXL330)
Microphone (amplified by TLV2760)
3.5mm audio output jack (features TPA301, 350mW Mono Audio Power Amplifier)
Support for TI Low Power RF Wireless Evaluation Modules and eZ430-RF2500T
USB connectivity for data transfer
JTAG header for real-time, in-system programming


A TI Flash Emulation Tool, like the MSP-FET430UIF, is required to program and debug the MSP430 devices on the experimenter board.

Supplied with

2xAA batteries

MSP430 Microcontrollers, Texas Instruments

The MSP430 Platform is a range of mixed-signal, ultra-low power microcontrollers from Texas Instruments. The 16-bit RISC architecture is perfectly suited for wireless, low-power industrial and portable applications. This established range has a strong and popular position due to its ease of use and broad suite of development tools and support.
The MSP430 portfolio consists of over 400 devices ranging from the MSP430 Value Line to the revolutionary, highly integrated microcontrollers with embedded FRAM memory.This broad family of products offer integration suited to many designs and applications. High-performance peripherals include USB, RF, LCD controllers and Sigma-Delta ADCs. This allows designers to find the appropriate MSP430 device for many low power applications.

Attribute Value
Classification Development Kit
Technology 16 bit
Available to back order for despatch when stock is available
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