QVGA 3-D Graphics on Ultra Low Power Microcontrollers


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This reference design demonstrates how to implement three-dimensional (3-D) graphics on a QVGA LCD using the low-power and performance MSP430F5529 microcontroller as well as the ultra-low-power MSP430FR5969 FRAM microcontroller. This implementation is made possible by using free and optimized software drivers and math libraries available in MSP430ware™. Using the floating-point and fixed-point libraries in MSPMATHLIB and IQmathLib respectively, developers can improve the math performance in MSP430™ and potentially increase battery life in a number of applications.

  • Real-time 3-D graphics on a QVGA TFT LCD with 262-K colors from Kentec Display
  • Resistive touch screen interface with built-in calibration routine
  • Driver library and graphics library components simplify code development
  • IQmathLib fixed-point software libraries and MSPMATHLIB Floating-point software libraries optimized math performance on MSP430™ microcontrollers
  • Source code contains projects for Code Composer Studio™ and IAR Embedded LaunchPad™ workbench

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Design files

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Reference design overview and verified performance test data

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Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

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Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDC924.ZIP (774 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB


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ESD & surge protection ICs

TPD2E001Dual 1.5-pF, 5.5-V, ±8-kV ESD protection diode with 1-nA max leakage & VCC pin for USB 2.0

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MSP430 microcontrollers

MSP430F552925 MHz MCU with 128KB Flash, 8KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, USB, HW multiplier

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MSP430 microcontrollers

MSP430FR596916 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC, comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, timer

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USB power switches & charging port controllers

TPS2041BSingle-channel current-limited power distribution switch

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Development kit

MSP-EXP430F5529LP – MSP430F5529 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit

Develop low power, PC-connected applications with integrated Full-speed USB 2.0 (HID/MSC/CDC).  The MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad is an inexpensive, simple microcontroller development kit for the MSP430F5529 USB microcontroller. It’s an easy way to start developing on the MSP430 MCU, with (...)

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Development kit

MSP-EXP430FR5969 – MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad Development Kit

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Ultra-low-power FRAM technology now joins the LaunchPad family.

The MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Development Kit is an easy-to-use microcontroller development board for the MSP430FR5969 MCU. It contains everything needed to start developing quickly on the MSP430FRxx FRAM platform (...)

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Design guide QVGA 3D Graphics on MSP430 Microcontrollers Design Guide Sep. 25, 2014

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