MSP-EXP430F5438

MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board

MSP-EXP430F5438

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The MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board (MSP-EXP430F5438) is a microcontroller development for highly integrated, high performance MSP430F5438 MCUs. It features a 100-pin socket which supports the MSP430F5438A  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 development kits such as the CC2520EMK. The Experimenter Board helps designers quickly learn and develop using the F5xx MCUs, which provide low power, more memory and leading integration for applications such as energy harvesting, wireless sensing and automatic metering infrastructure (AMI).

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

  • Based on MSP430F5438 MCU for ultra-low power microcontroller designs that need enhanced functionality for energy harvesting, smart metering and wireless sensing applications
  • Fast low power wireless development with eZ430-RF2500 tool, out-of-the-box platform for Z-Stack Pro and support for various TI Low Power Wireless RF evaluation modules, which cover the sub-1GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands
  • 138x110 dot-matrix LCD for rich user interfaces and fun games
  • Multiple input/output options allow for fast system development: microphone, push buttons, USB and a 3.5mm headphone jack for analog output
  • JTAG headers make the microcontroller accessible for programming and debugging as well as communication between the MSP430F5438 MCU and other external devices
  • Compatible with Code Composer Studio
  • Embedded software board design files are open source (SLAC228) and created using Eagle CAD software

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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  • 100-pin socket for MSP430F5438A MCU:
    • Digital I/O Pins: 34
    • Accessible analog inputs (12-bit ADC): 5
    • PWM outputs: 12
    • Flash Memory (MSP430F5438): 256KB
    • RAM (MSP430F5438): 16KB
    • Clock Speed (MSP430F5438): 18MHz
    • Communication (MSP430F5438) 
      • 4x UART/LIN/IrDA/SPI
      • 4x I2C/SPI
  • Power Supply sources: USB, FET, 2x AA batteries
  • 5-position joystick (up, down, left, right, push down)
  • 2 push buttons
  • 2 LEDs
  • 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. Currently supported modules:
    • CC1100/CC1101EMK – Sub-1GHz radio
    • CC2500EMK – 2.4 GHz radio
    • CC2420/CC2430EMK – 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 radio
    • CC2520/CC2530EMK – 2.4 GHz 802.15.4 radio
  • USB connectivity for data transfer
  • JTAG header for real-time, in-system programming

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Evaluation board

MSP-EXP430F5438 – MSP430F5438 Experimenter Board

Design tool

MSP-EXP430F5438 Design Files – SLAC228.ZIP (366KB)

Code example or demo

MSP-EXP430F5438(A) Example Software (Rev. L) – SLAC227L.ZIP (1199KB)

Support software

MSP430F54xx Code Examples (Rev. Y) – SLAC166Y.ZIP (794KB)

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* User guide MSP-EXP430F5438 Experimenter Board User's Guide (Rev. I) Dec. 11, 2013
User guide Code Composer Studio IDE v10.x for MSP430 MCUs (Rev. AS) May 05, 2020
User guide MSP Debuggers User's Guide (Rev. O) Apr. 24, 2020
User guide MSP430 Hardware Tools User's Guide (Rev. AF) Feb. 07, 2020
More literature MSP-EXP430F5438 EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Jan. 02, 2019
User guide Code Composer Studio v7.x for MSP430 User's Guide (Rev. AP) Nov. 13, 2017
White paper Complete Wireless M-Bus Solution (Rev. B) Nov. 05, 2014
Technical articles 5 reasons why SimpleLink Bluetooth CC256x family is the right choice for YOU Aug. 19, 2014
Application note Heart-Rate Monitor with Micrium uC/OS-II Kernel on the MSP430F5438A Experimenter Jul. 05, 2012
Application note Optimizing Memory on MSP430 for uC/OS-II Nov. 14, 2011

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