Start Date: 7/9/11 12:00 AM
End Date: 8/9/11 12:00 AM
Kits Offered: 5
The MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board introduces TI's first embedded ferro-electric random access memory (FRAM) based MCU, the MSP430FR5739. The experimenter board is an ideal platform for evaluating the latest in embedded memory technology while allowing the user to easily develop, debug, and implement prototypes in an efficient manner. The MSP430FR5739 device is supported by both IAR Embedded Workbench and Code Compose Studio. It is recommended to download the latest version of the IDE from www.msp430.com.
by  billabott  on Sep 19, 2011
09/19/2011: Device arrived via Federal Express My assumption is I will be adding to and updating this same Road Test Review document as time goes forward.
by  istrasil  on Jan 21, 2013
I have used this EVB just for one purpose - to get rid of external FRAM or battery backed RAM in our quadrature encoder application, where we must store position (a few bytes) for the case of power interruption. The EVB is usual as all "red" boards from TI - no useful written documentation, but you can find everything on web. Code Composer is really usable, all the installing and connecting went very fast and straight-forward. In fact, I got a working application in about 5 hours. Then I left it on the bench to rewrite the FRAM as fast as it could --- and it really works, it has not died:) This week I am going to prepare a final design based on this MCU. Regards, Ivo
by  nermash  on May 15, 2012
First of all thanks goes to Texas Instruments and Element14 for providing the review sample. Due to my academia obligations, this review is coming a bit late, but better late than never:) Overview Another recognisable TI development/experimental board, with red PCB and clearly separated programmer/debugger and experimental sections. It comes in a neat box containing all the bits and bobs necessary: male and female headers, 32 kHz crystal, board itself and a USB cable. Very nice touch is small leaflet placed on the top of the case explaining where to go for further information, what are the FRAM advantages, and how to use the demo software. Usage First thing to do is to download the software. I have chosen to download the CCS and it is pretty straightforward procedure except two...
by  johnsocm  on Aug 8, 2012
For this review I wanted to state that I used a copy of someone else's post. I wanted to use this because I have always wanted to make a LED Cube and I have never had a chance to do so. Now I am very excited that I now have built it by using these easy steps. I also have information on my website at www.engineerdemos.blogspot.com. I am going to also connect this board to the raspberry Pi and hopefully be able to have extra processing power. Please email me with any questions!Magical LED cube From Texas Instruments Embedded Processors Wiki Jump to: navigation, search Translate this page to cs - Českyde - Deutsches - Españolfi - Suomifr - Françaishu - Magyarit - Italianoja - 日本語ko - 한국어pl - Polskipt - Portuguêsru - Русскийsv - Svenskavi - Tiếng Việtzh-CN - 中文(中国大陆)TranslateShow...
by  dweb98  on Sep 30, 2011
Beginners Guide to The TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board A Beginners Guide to The TI MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board I have loved Electronics, since I was a kid. I learned how to fix my Transited Radio, (back in the 60's) by heating up the Cracked or Loose Solder Joints on it's Board, with my Weller Soldering Gun - Iron (inherited form my Dad). When my Radio or Walki Talki or Train Set Controller... Stopped Working or only worked intermittently. I figured this out, just by inspecting the Board and by moving and shaking it around a bit. If it made any noise. Then I figured that there must be something loose inside. So, as I did with everything... I took it apart to see what was inside:) Re-Soldering the joints, would usually make them work again. If you held it...