Getting started with MSP430 launchpad development using Code Composer Studio v7.x

code composer studio tutorial for msp430 launchpad microcontroller

Code Composer Studio (CCS) is an IDE to develop software for microcontroller's from Texas Instruments like MSP430,MSP432,Tiva/Stellaris etc.CCS is based on Eclipse platform and supports a plug and play architecture in which multiple compilers/debuggers can be used for developing and debugging software.

In this tutorial we will learn to develop software for the MSP430 family of microcontroller's using the Launchpad development board.Here we will use both the TI's proprietary compiler as well as the free and opensource mspgcc compiler for building code.

ATtiny LED Control using RS485 protocol from PC

ATtiny PC RS485 communication software in CSharp dot net framework

In this tutorial ,we will control 4 LED's on the ATtiny Quad Motor Control Board from a Windows PC through a RS485 link.The Control progam running on the PC which control the LED's are written in C# and runs on the .Net Framework.The control code can also run unmodified on a Linux PC with Mono Framework installed.

8051 Software Development using SDCC

8051 programming using small device c compiler tutorial

Small Device C Compiler (SDCC) is a free opensource (GPL) C compiler for 8051 based microcontrollers .It consists of linker, assembler, simulator and debugger for developing software for the 8051 architecture.

SDCC is completely free and there is no restriction on code size.

In this Tutorial ,we will learn how to configure,compile and generate hex file using Small Device C compiler (SDCC) for the 8051 architecture.

8051 Software Development using Keil uVision IDE

8051,8052,nuvoton w78e052ddg embedded software development tutorial using Keil uvision ide

Keil uvision IDE is a popular embedded software development IDE which is widely used to program the 8051/8052 architecture.It is quite popular in the Academic as well as Engineering community.

In this short tutorial we will learn how to setup the Keil uvision IDE,Compile a C program and generate hex code for the 8051/8052 architecture.


Serial/RS485/I2C/SPI Controlled 6 Channel Relay Control Board

RS485/Serial(SPI,I2C) controlled 6 channel relay board for ArduinoA RS485/Serial/I2C/SPI controlled 6 channel Relay with built in ATtiny2313 controller and LM7805 power supply system for home automation or electrical equipment control.The board can control upto 6 relays using serial (TTL Serial,I2C or SPI) or RS485 connection thus saving the precious pins of your microcontroller.The board can be used along with Arduino, AVR or PIC boards. PC based Control Software along with source code is included for easy application development.


 Rs 1550/-    buy RS485 controlled 6 channel relay for home /factory automation    

Selecting a Microcontroller Architecture for your Embedded Project

comparing 8051,PIC,AVR and MSP430 architecture for embedded projects

Selecting a Microcontroller architecture for your embedded system project can be one of the easiest or difficult decisions you will ever face as an electronics engineer or as a casual hobbyist.There are bewildering arrays of micro controllers from hundreds of vendors with different price points and feature sets.

The best and easiest advice i will give to any person is to go with an architecture or microcontroller you are already familiar with.Most of your embedded projects can be implemented with your favorite micro controller architecture.However this approach will not work when you are working on a project with strict constraints on Power,Space or project budget.In such cases we have to select a custom microcontroller architecture that will suit our unique needs.

This article written for students or hobbyists who  are starting out on embedded systems and wants to select their first microcontroller.


GUI based Serial Communication Program using C#

building a opensource serial port programming software using C# and dot net framework

A short tutorial on building a Graphical User interface (GUI) Serial communication program using C# and Dotnet framework .The C# program is then used for communicating with an Arduino Uno /Microcontroller (ATMEL AVR,Mirochip PIC,MSP430) to send and receive data from Windows OS.You can use the opensource code to develop your own C# based serial control program.

USBasp Driver Configuration Tutorial

ATtiny based bidirectional motor control using L293D

ATtiny development board based motor control using L293D

Hello friends,In this ATtiny based Project we will learn to interface L293D with ATMEL ATtiny microcontroller and control them bidirectionally.The microcontroller used here is ATtiny2313A  which is interfaced to two L293D motor control chips for controlling upto 4 DC brushed motors.You can control upto 8 motors if bidirectional control is not needed.

ATtiny Development Board with Quad Motor Control and Serial/RS485 Interface

Buy ATtiny2313/ATtiny85/ATtiny13/ATtiny10 development board with Quad motor control and RS485 communication interfaceATtiny2313 development board with twin L293D drivers and MAX485 based RS485 communication Port.
The board is capable of Driving 4 DC brushed Motors bidirectionally or upto 8 Motors ominidirectionally.
User selectable motor drive voltages of 5V and 12V makes it easy to interface a variety of motors with the board.
Serial/RS485 based interface for saving microcontroller pins.
12 LED's for easy debugging and control of your Motor circuits.

   Rs 990/-       Buy atmel avr  ATtiny development board with L293D motor control chip and MAX485 RS485 interface     



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