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Is it just me or tonight TI doubled LaunchPad price?

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I don't see how this price increase did jack shit for TI as Mouser is at $12.80, Digikey is at 10.37, and Newark is at $10.  Shipping on top of all of them...  So far I think the only place I've seen left to get them at the old price (and -2 cents) is the redirect from Arrow, Chip1Stop but they only have ~130 left (and really only Japan or nearby... Check their shipping rates :-) rofl ).  So when TI will still be the cheapest distributor of these and people buy... from TI... where is the gain in all of this? Still looks/feels like screwing over the community when everyone prices the same or higher as TI does.  Why would I buy from anyone else and pay shipping when TI is a FLAT $10?  I'm not even sure how Mouser figures out it's pricing, but that's f'n stupid.

 

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I've been watching this thread for a bit. Considering me walking the line on this one. As an owner of two currently operating businesses, I see TI's point and need in raising their prices.

 

Last year I raised my per irrigation zone rates and lost several customers, but only for a few months. They came back after realizing the service and finished products I offered were better than my competitors and my project turnover rates are faster too. So while I took a hit for a short time, revenue and customer satisfaction are higher.

 

Yes, TI's rate increases bite but think about it... An almost announcement of the g2995?? What else are they hiding? What does the LP v1.6 look like? Or v1.7? TI, let us see the roadmap and give us a bit of encouragement about the future of your products.

 

In my experience, TI's products and services have been top notch. Their e2e community has been extremely helpful. Their data sheets are flat out the easiest to read and most consistent among product families.

 

Also, the 43oh community has greatly increased usage and recognition. I believe more projects and boosterpacks have poured out of us here than the whole of the users on E2E. Maybe we (mostly meaning bluehash) can work on expanding our partnership with TI? I for one, plan to stick with the MSP430 for smaller projects and I'm really enjoying the Stellaris line, issues and all.

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I've been watching this thread for a bit. Considering me walking the line on this one. As an owner of two currently operating businesses, I see TI's point and need in raising their prices. Last year I raised my per irrigation zone rates and lost several customers, but only for a few months. They came back after realizing the service and finished products I offered were better than my competitors and my project turnover rates are faster too. So while I took a hit for a short time, revenue and customer satisfaction are higher. Yes, TI's rate increases bite but think about it... An almost announcement of the g2995?? What else are they hiding? What does the LP v1.6 look like? Or v1.7? TI, let us see the roadmap and give us a bit of encouragement about the future of your products. In my experience, TI's products and services have been top notch. Their e2e community has been extremely helpful. Their data sheets are flat out the easiest to read and most consistent among product families. Also, the 43oh community has greatly increased usage and recognition. I believe more projects and boosterpacks have poured out of us here than the whole of the users on E2E. Maybe we (mostly meaning bluehash) can work on expanding our partnership with TI? I for one, plan to stick with the MSP430 for smaller projects and I'm really enjoying the Stellaris line, issues and all.

Yeah, I agree. Maybe its for the best. Maybe the 1.7 LP is a total overhaul which makes it more expensive?

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1.7 LP will be total overhaul with SBW and full JTAG (not only for msp430 but with added support for Stellaris and C2000). It will have usb2com at 1843200bps speed and it will be with new type msp430g value line chip pre-soldered on LP. One user button, reset button, red and green LED.

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1.7 LP will be total overhaul with SBW and full JTAG (not only for msp430 but with added support for Stellaris and C2000). It will have usb2com at 1843200bps speed and it will be with new type msp430g value line chip pre-soldered on LP. One user button, reset button, red and green LED.

I have never seen that image before. Where did you get it from?

Although the Stellaris needs 40 pins.

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The wolverine launchpad is exciting but surely it will be branded as a logically new board rather than Launchpad version 1.7 as suggested previously?  I will be gobsmacked if it released as a minor version sub increment, for continuity and support reasons.  In any event, thank you for the pictures of it, as this is much more exciting than the price rise :)

 

Surely, surely they will go large and advertise it as Launchpad: Wolverine or some such.

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cool if it's a full JTAG (including fuse blow) as well for Stellaris.

 

Wolverines aren't low pin count devices, but at least they are more competitive w/ the Atmel Ardiuno processors w/ craploads of I/Os...

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