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STM32 Demo Boards
DM32F103

MSP430 Evaluation Systems
ES2274 for F22x4/F22x2
ES449 for F44x
ESG439 for FG43x
ES437 for F43x
ESW427 for FW427
ES427 for F42x
ES417 for F41x
ES169 for F16x/F15x
ES1611 for F1611
ES1232 for F1232

MSP430 RF Boards
MRF1611CC1100 RF Module
DZ1612 Zigbee Demo
DZMD1612 RF Demo

MSP430 Demo Boards
DG439V LCD Demo
DIr169 Infrared Demo

MSP430 Breadboard Units
BLCDA4 for F41x
B169 for F16x/F15x
B1611 for F1611
B149 for F149
B1491 for F1491
B2131 for F21x1
B1232 for F12xx
B1121 for F11x1

MSP430+FTDI USB
MSP430+FTDI USB Tools
 

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Our BLCDA4 breadboard module for the MSP430 allows you to experiment with the features of the MSP430F413 and our SBLCDA4.

It features:

  • MSP430F413 flash processor
  • JFPC JTAG (not included)
  • SBLCDA4 LCD
  • Contrast control with an external 200k pot
  • 32kHz crystal
  • I/O at headers

Pricing and Ordering Information

To order any of our products, you may order directly from us (Net 30 or credit card) by phone, fax or e-mail, or here via our e-store:

Part Number Price Description Order
BLCDA4PCB5PK 44.00 Pack of five unpopulated BLCDA4 PCBs. Includes hard-to-find FPC connector. Add to Cart
BLCDA4-N-N-N 49.00 BLCDA4 only Add to Cart

Or, if you prefer, order via one of our distributors.

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Related Items

  • You will need at least one JFPC to adapt the JTAG FPC connector to the standard 14-pin JTAG header.
  • Get the FETP for parallel port JTAG programming.
  • Get the USBP for USB port JTAG programming
  • Get the ISOFETP for parallel port JTAG programming with 1000v isolation for power-mains projects.
  • Need an RS232 interface? Use our BRS232.
  • This board features our SBLCDA4 LCD.
  • Add a single-AAA supply to your breadboard project with our BAAA.
  • Add a 3.3v lab supply to your breadboard project with our B33V.
  • Use our SLBB solderless breadboards for prototyping

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Downloads

BLCDA4 Mechanical Drawing (PDF)

BLCDA4 Board Plot

BLCDA4 Schematic (PDF) Updated with correct P2.0/P2.1

BLCDA4 BOM (PDF)

BLCDA4 Jenny Demo for SBSIM430 (ASM)

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FAQs

Q1: The LCD on my BLCDA4 doesn't seem to be working with the demo code. What might be wrong?
A1: Make sure you are using the VCTRST feature to correctly apply a contrast voltage. Either a) install a 0 to 220k resistor at R2 to set the contrast voltage, b) use an external resistor between pins 23 and 24 on J2, c) use an external 200k pot between pins 23 and 24 on J2, or d) short pins 23 and 24 on J2 to provide maximum contrast.

Q2: What OSCCAP setting should I use?
A2: 18pF is the recommended setting.

Q3: I accidentally loaded F13x/F14x/F15x/F16x code onto my F41x/F42x/F43x/F44x MSP430 and now it won't work. What is going on?
A3: Here is the official answer from TI:

Register address 0x56 is used for different functions on F149 and F449:

F149: DCO clock frequency control
F449: SVS/Brownout control

This means, (depending) on the value loaded to 0x56, the SVS might be set to a lower level then the actual supply voltage is, causing (periodic) Resets. This would prevent access through JTAG.


So, if this happens to you, try to max the operating voltage, hold reset, make a JTAG access and perform a mass erase to get the F1xx code out of your F4xx.

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As SoftBaugh continues efforts to increase features, along with ease of use, we find and consider feedback and suggestions essential to creating a better product for the customer.

Please note that if your intent is to receive technical support, or you if have general questions regarding this item, it is best to contact SoftBaugh directly, by phone or e-mail.

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Return Policy:
We will gladly accept returns on products as long as you notify us for an RMA number within 30-days and the items are returned in a re-saleable condition. Non-defective returned products are subject to a 20% restocking fee. Items damaged due to misuse are not returnable.

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Trademark notices: MSP430 and C2000 and specific MSP430 and C2000 part numbers are trademarks of Texas Instruments. EW430, IAR, IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR MakeApp, C-SPY, visualSTATE, From Idea to Target and IAR KickStart Kit are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. SoftBaugh and the SoftBaugh logo are registered trademarks of SoftBaugh, Inc. SoftBaugh board nomenclature and LCD part numbers are the trademark of SoftBaugh, Inc. Zigbee is the trademark of the Zigbee Alliance.

 
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