EZ430-RF256x Bluetooth Evaluation Tool EZ430-RF256X (OBSOLETE)

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The eZ430-RF256x is a complete TI Bluetooth® evaluation and demonstration tool for the MSP430 and TI's Bluetooth that includes all the necessary hardware and software in a convenient USB stick. The tool includes a USB-powered emulator to program and debug your application and two Bluetooth target boards featuring the highly integrated MSP430BT5190 ultra-low-power MCU & Panasonic PAN1323 module. The required embedded software comes pre-flashed on the MSP430 device for ease of use out of the box. The tool also comes with a sample PC game that you can play using the target board as a remote controller. Users may download the eZ430-RF256x Software Development Kit (SDK) to develop and instantly demonstrate Bluetooth applications using the included battery expansion board and AAA batteries. The eZ430-RF256x SDK includes MindTree's Ethermind Bluetooth stack, Serial Port Profile (SPP) and embedded sample applications running on FreeRTOS.

NOTE: The eZ430-RF256x SDK license requires that the MSP430BT5190 must be used only in combination with TI's Bluetooth solutions which are a part of Panasonic modules such as PAN1325 for production. This kit comes with the PAN1323 module for evaluation only. For production use, please use the PAN1315 or PAN1325 modules.

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The ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) classification for this tool will be the same as the included microcontrollers. To find ECCN information for a microcontroller, see the datasheet for that device.

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  • PAN1323 Bluetooth module with antenna (contains TI CC2560A device)
  • MSP430BT5190 – 25MHz, 256KB Flash, 16KB RAM, 12 Bit ADC, 4 USCIs, 32-bit HW Multi
  • Pre-flashed eZ430-RF256x SDK with MindTree’s Ethermind Bluetooth stack, Serial Port Profile (SPP) and embedded sample applications running on FreeRTOS
  • Interactive sample PC game for demonstration of Bluetooth use in a remote control application
  • VTI’s 3 axis accelerometer (CMA3000-D01) with user selectable 2 g and 8 g measurement range and capable of sub-10 uA current consumption at 40 Hz sample rate.
  • Temperature sensors with accuracy as low as +/- 2 degrees Celsius from -40C to +85C.
  • Supports software development with the MSP430BT5190 microcontroller
  • Removable USB stick enclosure
  • 2 LEDs
  • 3 pushbuttons

What's Included

  • 2 target boards with MSP430F5438A and PAN1323 Bluetooth module
  • 1 Battery pack with 2 AAA batteries
  • 1 USB emulator

    TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Modules apply.

  • Software (1)

    Name Part Number Software Type
    TI Dual-Mode Bluetooth® Stack  TIBLUETOOTHSTACK-SDK  Software Development Kits (SDK) 

    Development Tools (1)

    Name Part Number Tool Type
    GCC - Open Source Compiler for MSP Microcontrollers  MSP430-GCC-OPENSOURCE  SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers 

    TI Devices (1)

    Part Number Name Product Family
    MSP430BT5190  16-bit Microcontroller designed for use with CC2560 TI Bluetooth® Based Solutions  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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