Embedded Systems Design using the MSP430FR2355 LaunchPad™

  • Brock J. LaMeres

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About this book


This textbook for courses in Embedded Systems introduces students to necessary concepts, through a hands-on approach.

LEARN BY EXAMPLE – This book is designed to teach the material the way it is learned, through example. Every concept is supported by numerous programming examples that provide the reader with a step-by-step explanation for how and why the computer is doing what it is doing.

LEARN BY DOING – This book targets the Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontroller. This platform is a widely popular, low-cost embedded system that is used to illustrate each concept in the book. The book is designed for a reader that is at their computer with an MSP430FR2355 LaunchPadTM Development Kit plugged in so that each example can be coded and run as they learn.

LEARN BOTH ASSEMBLY AND C – The book teaches the basic operation of an embedded computer using assembly language so that the computer operation can be explored at a low-level. Once more complicated systems are introduced (i.e., timers, analog-to-digital converters, and serial interfaces), the book moves into the C programming language. Moving to C allows the learner to abstract the operation of the lower-level hardware and focus on understanding how to “make things work”.

BASED ON SOUND PEDAGOGY - This book is designed with learning outcomes and assessment at its core. Each section addresses a specific learning outcome that the student should be able to “do” after its completion. The concept checks and exercise problems provide a rich set of assessment tools to measure student performance on each outcome.

  • Written the way the material is taught, enabling a bottoms-up approach to learning which culminates with a high-level of learning, with a solid foundation;
  • Emphasizes examples from which students can learn: contains a program examples that can be run for nearly every section in the book;
  • Targets a widely popular embedded computer, the Texas Instruments MSP430FR2355;
  • Covers both assembly language and C language programming of the MSP430, with examples that are meant to be coded and run on an MSP430FR2355 LaunchPadTM Development Kit directly;
  • Describes specific learning outcomes for each activity, so that the reader knows why they are doing what they are doing, along with abundant assessment tools, including concept checks and exercises.


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