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  1. So if I order one now I will get production chip?
  2. After some brake I decided to come back to the MSP43x world and try the MSP432 LP. One thing I noticed - all three I have (even the last one ordered in 2016) have XMS432 rev B, for which support will be phased out this year. As 3 chips with shipping are coming close to the price of the whole LP, can anyone confirm the current silicone version on those LPs?
  3. or Ireland - $21. I have one more "but" here. Lately they refused to send me some samples, because they don't think I'm a valid business entity. Seriously? I have registered R&D company in Ireland, my company is a part of bigger network of smaller design entities, We don't do production runs, though. I always loved the "I have an idea! let's try this"! Quick, crude design, datasheet digging, and we have an alpha stage. We need some ICs. Sample request to TI, 48 hours later smiling driver delivers the parts. 2 days later prototype is ready for code upload. One week and you can see if the i
  4. Sorry guys, but I just have to... Looks like there are some water rockets launching on the white side of the board And one already in flight on near the MCU
  5. With all due respect to TI, but looks like someone did something that should be done a long time ago - launchpad in Arduino form factor. Nice!
  6. @@abecedarian yeah. I know. The problem is that on Pi Day (shipping for 3.14) I ordered what I thought was last of dev kits from TI and I PROMISED to not order more for some time. I am a little strained now, so I just can't justify spending $21 for shipping, when I can get free shipping from Farnell Basically - price of this kit + shipping is now the same as Raspberry Pi B v2.
  7. I love the review and simplicity of examples, thanks @@Rei Vilo
  8. I will wait till Farnell will stock it. $21 for shipping of this board is a little overpriced Any info when those LPs will be available from TI distributors?
  9. I did this some time ago, but AFAIR it was done like this - power up the HC-SR04 by 5V from the launchpad. It can be triggered directly by MSP430, however to not damage the MCU the receiving pin of the MCU has to be connected to 2/3 voltage divider, Works like a charm. As last resort you can power the sensor by the 3.3V bus, but the range will be limited to about half a meter (5V powered sensor was giving me exact readings up to 4 meters).
  10. I know It's not a deal any more, but TI started to charge shipping for Launchpads/booster packs. So for Ireland it's $21. They still don't charge for samples, though.
  11. Finally the FET is MINE (shipping was as always FAST - 2 days from US to Ireland - however they charged $21 for shipping this time).
  12. @@Fred - I think you underestimate Nate. I think he is .... "Customs whisperer" or something. My kit got delivered today (Ireland). Didn't have time to try it out yet, but it looks AWESOME!
  13. Tried the "hardware upgrade" today - works like a charm. If anyone wants to try it - remember, there is a thermal pad under the chip, so the best solution is to preheat the board from the bottom. And shield the surroundings of the MCU with kapton tape or you will make small cap and much smaller resistors happy with teaching them how to fly. Besides that - piece of cake.
  14. So I can just solder the production silicon on this launchpad, update the programmer and have energy trace enabled?
  15. Nate, I always was shouting for this project and Im really happy it reached mature stage. Backed!
  16. Audio quality was horrible, but topic interesting. BTW: they moved the deadline to 9/30 (probably they didn't gather a 100 listeners )
  17. Guys, have anyone tried Elecrow with Altium generated gerbers? It generates separate files for drilling and routing (and Elecrow in their guidelines asks for one file for both)
  18. Great job (and yes - please include FPC conncector ).
  19. Promotion extended till 1/19/2014 (still only for Canada/US )
  20. If you are outside of USA and Canada, you still can try to send them a message - they are friendly bunch of people
  21. O.M.G. 16bit ADC just to see if the output is active? I approve. TBH precision op-amp I had in mind could be more expensive Also - what about negative polarity signals? And regarding the precision resistors - After Dave had to order 1000 of them (as a non-stock part), they got back in stock Murphy sends his regards
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