This book provides a thorough introduction to the Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontroller. The MSP430 is a 16-bit reduced instruction set (RISC) processor that features ultra low power consumption and integrated digital and analog hardware. Variants of the MSP430 microcontroller have been in production since 1993. This provides for a host of MSP430 products including evaluation boards, compilers, and documentation. A thorough introduction to the MSP430 line of microcontrollers, programming techniques, and interface concepts are provided along with considerable tutorial information with many illustrated examples. Each chapter provides laboratory exercises to apply what has been presented in the chapter. The book is intended for an upper level undergraduate course in microcontrollers or mechatronics but may also be used as a reference for capstone design projects. Also, practicing engineers already familiar with another microcontroller, who require a quick tutorial on the microcontroller, will find this book very useful.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Microcontroller Technology
Hardware and Software Organizations
Power Management System
MSP430 Operating Parameters and Interfacing
MSP430 Memory System
About the Author(s)Steven Barrett
, University of Wyoming
Steven F. Barrett, Ph.D., P.E., received the BS Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1979, the M.E.E.E. from the University of Idaho at Moscow in 1986, and the Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993. He was formally an active duty faculty member at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado and is now the Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the University of Wyoming. He is a member of IEEE (senior) and Tau Beta Pi (chief faculty advisor). His research interests include digital and analog image processing, computer-assisted laser surgery, and embedded controller systems. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming and Colorado. He co-wrote with Dr. Daniel Pack six textbooks on microcontrollers and embedded systems. In 2004, Barrett was named "Wyoming Professor of the Year" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and in 2008 was the recipient of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Professional Engineers in Higher Education, Engineering Education Excellence Award.Daniel Pack
, United States Air Force Academy
Daniel J. Pack is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1988 from Arizona State University, a master of science degree in engineering sciences in 1990 from Harvard University, and a doctorof philosophy degree in electrical engineering in 1995 from Purdue University. He was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Lincoln Laboratory. He coauthored five textbooks on microcontrollers and embedded systems and authored more than 70 journal and conference papers. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi (faculty advisor), IEEE (senior), and American Society for Engineering Education. He is a registered professional engineer inColorado.In 2005, Dr. Pack was named ColoradoProfessorof the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His research interests include cooperative UAVs, intelligent control, automatic target recognition, and robotics.