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This blog series explains how to use the Educational BoosterPack LCD with a Hercules LaunchPad.The Educational BoosterPak MKII is a hot item. It has many sensors on board. and a joystick, a buzzer, a 3-colored LED, buttons and a microphone. And also a very nice color LCD screen. The blog series shows how to drive the BoosterPack's LCD from a Hercules microcontroller. This post assumes you've done the preparation steps from the first 3 posts. I've received both LaunchPad and BoosterPack from TI. ...
This blog series explains how to use the Educational BoosterPack LCD with a Hercules LaunchPad.The Educational BoosterPak MKII is a hot item. It has many sensors on board. and a joystick, a buzzer, a 3-colored LED, buttons and a microphone. And also a very nice color LCD screen. The first post was an intro to my driver library for that LCD. In the previous one we set up the generic I/O. This time it's PWM time. We'll do all the set-up to control the brightness of the LCD backlight. The Schema ...
Learn about Safety features, test interactively and step through with a debugger. This project gives you ready to run hardware with a screen menu and a joystick to navigate through Safety processes.  You can trigger Safety mishaps in real time and see how the microcontroller handles them. In this blog, errors are A Good Thing.   The Hercules family has a rich set of hardware mechanisms for safe operation. These controllers are designed to be used in safety critical operations, such as ...
This blog series explains how to use the Educational BoosterPack LCD with a Hercules LaunchPad.  The Educational BoosterPak MKII is a hot item. It has many sensors on board. and a joystick, a buzzer, a 3-colored LED, buttons and a microphone. And also a very nice color LCD screen. The first post was an intro to my driver library for that LCD. This time we'll do the first easy steps: We'll use the Hercules Generic I/O module to control the LCD behavior. The LCD signalsNext to the power supp ...
This blog series explains how to use the Educational BoosterPack LCD with a Hercules LaunchPad.The Educational BoosterPak MKII is a hot item. It has many sensors on board. and a joystick, a buzzer, a 3-colored LED, buttons and a microphone. And also a very nice color LCD screen. I've made a Hercules library for the LCD. It has low-level functions to send commands and data. But also a high-level API to clear the screen, write text and draw objects. There's also an example that shows how to load a ...
This blog is a side story: how does the MSP432 magically go into low power mode when the RTOS is idle? image source: ARM It is relevant for the "Move to SimpleLink"  blog series because, with the RTOS abstraction, more of what's happening is now under the hood.   If the theme for the next Project14 month is low power, I'll submit this blog to that too. Full disclosure: I've voted for low power as next month's theme. Other full disclosure: I didn't know at that time that I was g ...
A real world migration from TI-RTOS to the POSIX API of TI SimpleLink. Texas Instruments migrated from the proprietary TI-RTOS to the open POSIX API. I'm migrating a project that extensively used the TI paradigms to that POSIX API. You're my witness. The blog assumes that you are a TI-RTOS user and want to adapt to the new ways of working. I know that LCD Display is two times the word display. Get over it. This time the topic is SimpleLink and MSP432 DriverLib Display Driver related. No ...
A real world migration from TI-RTOS to the POSIX API of TI SimpleLink. Texas Instruments migrated from the proprietary TI-RTOS to the open POSIX API. I'm migrating a project that extensively used the TI paradigms to that POSIX API. You're my witness. photo courtesy IKEA of Sweden: KVISSLE Letter tray, white The blog assumes that you are a TI-RTOS user and want to adapt to the new ways of working.   Hardcore POSIX again. Moving from TI-RTOS MailBox API to POSIX message queues. Again, ...
A real world migration from TI-RTOS to the POSIX API of TI SimpleLink. Texas Instruments migrated from the proprietary TI-RTOS to the open POSIX API. I'm migrating a project that extensively used the TI paradigms to that POSIX API. You're my witness. The blog assumes that you are a TI-RTOS user and want to adapt to the new ways of working.   This time the topic is SimpleLink and MSP432 DriverLib related. Not POSIX specific, but an impact of switching to SimpleLink. Where the origin ...
A real world migration from TI-RTOS to the POSIX API of TI SimpleLink. Texas Instruments migrated from the proprietary TI-RTOS to the open POSIX API. I'm migrating a project that extensively used the TI paradigms to that POSIX API. You're my witness. The blog assumes that you are a TI-RTOS user and want to adapt to the new ways of working.   POSIX is an open API that defines how threads can be used. It also deals with common multi-thread topics like sharing (or reserving) resources, s ...