Workshop on Microcontroller Design (MSP430)
Organized by TEXAS INSTRUMENTS & AKTU Lucknow
16th - 18th February 2018
Mr. Amit Jain, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,Dronacharya Group of institutions, Greater Noida attended the“Three Days workshop on Microcontroller Design(MSP430)” organized by AKTU-Texas Instrument during 16 - 18 February 2018 at Anand Engineering College, Agra. The objective of the workshop was to train the faculty members about MSP430 launch pad and help them perform various lab experiments which have been introduced for 2nd and 3rd year students of Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Day 1: 16 February 2018
The program started with the inaugural speech of Prof (Dr.) Anil Kishore Saxena, Director, Anand Engineering College. He shared his experience of embeded system development from his time to current scenario. Dr. Saxena said that industry oriented technologies and a state-of-the-art educational facility can help engineering students gain the technical expertise needed to become industry-ready when they graduate and go into the workforce. He expressed his happiness with the support rendered by Texas Instruments to build faculty capabilities at the university and the future initiatives that are planned for the students through this collaboration.
Mr. Rahul Agrawal, workshop coordinator welcomed all participants and trainer from Texas Instruments Mr. Gaurav Prabhakar and Mr. Abdul Samad.
The workshop started with an Introduction to MSP430 series platforms, need for Low Power Systems, MSP430’s Internal Architecture, Clock Systems, Low Power Modes, MSP430 Launchpad and its Peripherals, resources for MSP430 & Interpreting Datasheets were explained. It was followed by a demonstration on understanding Low Power Modes and measuring current consumption for a simple application.
Day one ended with distribution of MSP430 launch pad to every participant for performing hands on session.
Day 2: 17 February 2018
Day 2 of the workshop was aimed at providing hands on experience to the participants on the MSP430 and its applications based on the newly introduced curriculum. In the interactive lab session, handouts of the manuals for the experiments to be conducted were distributed to the participants. All the participants performed the tasks and verified the results using MSP430 under the supervision of the designated trainers Mr. Gaurav and Mr. Abdul Samad. The session helped the participants :
- Learn and understand how to configure MSP-430F5529 Launchpad digital I/O pins (blinking LEDs, push buttons interface)
- Enabling Low power modes using Interrupt based programming
- Configure the MSP430 Launchpad for Low Power Mode and measure current consumption both in active and low power modes.
- Learn and understand how to configure the PWM module,Implementing Embedded Wi-Fi using CC3100 booster pack
Day 3: 18 February 2018
Day 3 started with hands on training and theory of timers, counters and their associated registers. Various codes of interfacing DC motor, Serial Communication Interface, UART programming and data logging applications were explained.
It was followed by the hands-on on Master-Slave interfacing of MSP430, using jumpers to connect pins of two launch pads. The participants then created their TI account and shared their design on it.
The workshop came to an end with a brief valedictory session followed by feedback from the participants.