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Embedded.com Tech Focus Newsletter (12-8-14): Using MSP430 MCUs in wireless, M2M and IoT apps


Tech Focus: Using MSP430 MCUs in wireless, M2M and IoT apps

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December 08, 2014

Using MSP430 MCUs in wireless, M2M, and IoT apps

Despite the drive by ARM Cortex-M licensees to make 32-bit architecture dominant in WSN and M2M applications in the Internet of Things, 16-bit MCU architectures such as the MSP430 are still being used widely.

The basics of application development on a 16-bit MCU – Part 1

Part 1 in a series on application development on the Texas Instruments MSP430 16-bit MCU using IAR’s free Embedded Workbench Kickstart Integrated Development Environment.

Routing IPv6 over Wireless Networks with Low-Memory Devices

Implementing an IPv6-based routing protocol over a wireless sensor network on an MSP430 with 7160 bytes of flash ROM and 370 bytes of RAM.

A Self-Powered WSN Based on Energy Harvesting of mechanical vibration

An MSP430 microcontroller based design for wireless sensor network energy harvesting that involves sensing then collecting and converting engine vibration into useable energy.

Robust Sensor Nodes to Monitor Carbon Monoxide and Natural Gas Levels

The design of an MSP430-based carbon monoxide gas sensor system capable of scaling up to a large number of node, but doing so at low cost and low power operation.

Wearable Monitoring Unit for Swimming Performance Analysis

Design of a MSP430-based wearable inertial monitoring unit (WIMU) for use as a biomechanical data processing unit for collection of physiological information from a swimmer under training while in and out of the water.

A Wireless Micro Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

A MSP430 MCU based inertial measurement unit for use with mobile devices to provide full control over the data of a three-axis accelerometer, a three-axis gyroscope, and a three- axis magnetometer.

Cardiovascular Measuring System using Virtual Instrumentation on Mobile Devices

Use of the MSP430 microcontroller and the SimpliciTI protocol as part of a mobile phone virtual instrumentation system that measures, transmits and analyzes pulse wave velocity information to assess cardiovascular health.

Interactive Generator: A Self-Powered Haptic Feedback Device

An MSP430-based Haptic feedback device that self-generates power for operation from the movements it performs during human interactions with a wireless sensor based system.

Ambient RF Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensor Networks

An MSP430 MCU based harvesting system for wireless sensor networks that collect energy from the pervasive RF fields generated by TV broadcast signals.

IAR Embedded Workbench adds enhanced support for MSP430 MCUs

IAR Systems has released a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for the MSP430 core from Texas Instruments.

Getting Started with the MSP430 Launchpad: The Languages of LaunchPad, Part 1

In this detailed guide to the TI LaunchPad, the authors break down hardware circuits and walk through MCU-based projects designed to help users work with the LaunchPad development kit.

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