Replacement: None. Pricing increases have forced us to discontinue carrying these. This page is for reference only.
Description: LaunchPad is an easy-to-use development tool from Texas Instruments intended for both beginners and experienced developers. The LaunchPad offers everything you need to get started with your microcontroller-based projects in a small package.
The LaunchPad development tool is a part of what TI calls "the Value Line series," meaning the devices are inexpensive and accessible even for hobbyists. The integrated DIP target socket allows all 14 and 20-pin MSP430 Value Line devices to be dropped into the LaunchPad board for easy programming, debugging, and monitoring. You even get unrestricted and downloadable software development environments for writing and debugging software. The LaunchPad can be used to create interactive solutions thanks to its integrated buttons, LEDs, and extra input/output pins for easy integration of external devices.
Note: We are currently shipping version 1.4.