Low Power Orientation Tracker

(ACTIVE) TIDM-ORIENTATIONTRACKER

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Description

This reference application demonstrates how to combine a Value Line MSP430 device, fixed-point software math libraries and an accelerometer for a low cost, ultra-low-power, simple orientation tracking solution. The MSP430 samples the accelerometer and performs calculations in real time to determine its orientation and to detect when it is in free fall. By utilizing the IQmathLib optimized fixed point software library and excluding a gyroscope, this design can run on battery power for extended periods of time. This solution could be used to monitor tilt, drops or theft enabling a number of asset monitoring applications.

 

Features
  • MSP430 G2 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) + CircuitCo Educational BoosterPack + Fuel Tank BoosterPack enable orientation tracking and tilt detection
  • IQmathLib fixed point software for MSP430 provides optimized math performance
  • The MSP430 samples an accelerometer at regular intervals and interprets the data as x,y,z components of gravity
  • Arc Tangent is calculated to determine current orientation, including pitch and roll
  • Source code is provided with projects for Code Composer Studio and IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430


  




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BOOSTXL-BATTPACK:
Fuel Tank BoosterPack

$26.99(USD)




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MSP-EXP430G2:
MSP430 LaunchPad Value Line Development kit

$9.99(USD)




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TI Devices (9)

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BQ27510  System Side Impedance Trackā„¢ Fuel Gauge with Integrated LDO   Battery Management Products  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430F1612  16-bit Ultra-Low-Power MCU, 55kB Flash, 5120B RAM, 12-Bit ADC, Dual DAC, 2 USART, I2C, HW Mult, DMA  Ultra-low Power  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430G2553  MSP430G2x53, MSP430G2x13 Mixed Signal Microcontroller  Ultra-low Power  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD2E001  Low-Capacitance 2-Channel +/-15 kV ESD-Protection Array for High-Speed Data Interfaces  ESD/EMI Protection  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS63001  96% Buck-Boost Converter with 1.7A Current Switches, 3.3V fixed Output voltage in 3x3 QFN  Converter (Integrated Switch)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS63002  96% Buck-Boost Converter with 1.7A Current Switches, 5V fixed Output voltage in 3x3 QFN  Converter (Integrated Switch)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS77301  Single Output LDO, 250mA, Adjustable(1.5 to 5.5V), Fast Transient Response, SVS  Linear Regulator (LDO)  Sample & Buy Not Available
TUSB3410  RS232/IrDA Serial-to-USB Converter  USB  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

Technical Documents
User Guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 329 20 Mar 2014 714
Design Files (3)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
ZIP 385 24 Mar 2014 652
ZIP 449 24 Mar 2014 563
ZIP 33 24 Mar 2014 262
Related Tools & Software

Software (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
Fixed Point Math Library for MSP430  MSP430-IQMATHLIB  Application Software & Frameworks 


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