Texas Instruments has started the year by offering a deal on their 32-bit MSP432 LaunchPad Development Kit, dropping the cost from $12.99 to $4.32 for a limited time with coupon code [email protected]
MSP432 Launchpad’s key features:
- MCU – Texas Instruments MSP432P401R ARM Cortex M4F MCU @ 48 MHz with FPU and DSP, 256KB flash, 64KB RAM
- Expansion – 40 pin BoosterPack Connector, and support for 20-pin BoosterPacks
- Misc – 2 buttons and 2 LEDs for user interaction
- Debugging – Back-channel UART via USB to PC, Onboard XDS-110ET emulator featuring EnergyTrace+ Technology
- Power – Micro USB connector
The kit includes the board, micro USB cable and a quick start guide. There’s plenty of technical documentation for the board, although for some unknown reasons, I can’t download any PDF documents from TI website tonight.
The coupon is still working, but free shipping on TI eStore seems to be a thing of the past, as the total price adds $7 for shipping and handling to the US, and it goes up to $19 to countries in Asia.
Thanks to Nanik for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
There is some discussion at the below links if you are thinking about buying the board.
Although I’ll miss TI’s free shipping, their charges are still reasonable considering that in my experience (US-based) they’ve always shipped FedEx 2-day, whether the shipping was free or not.
I’d still prefer cheaper but slower shipping, but $7 for shipping from almost any other place (Mouser, Digikey, etc) just gets ground.
If this actually included something it would have been interesting but as it is … it’s a bit meh …. I mean wifi, bluetooth or something like that would have been really nice.
I am porting a JTAG pinout detector over one TI board I have (Tiva C, cortex M4), and the advantage is that it has 40 IO pins in 3.3V (while the original target was arduino, only 14 pins available in 5V, requiring adding many (at least 2×8) 3.3v-5v bidirectional shifters).
The only problem of those TI boards is the price, I am waiting for one of those chinese STM32 clones at 3USD, those are not cortex M4, but they should be powerful enough for that use case.
21USD shipping costs to Belgium, no thank you.
Some people noticed the shipping price stayed the same irrespective of the quantity, but if you order only one outside of North America, shipping is quite high compared to the board price.
Shipping to Latvia 42 USD, skip 🙁