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MSP Bootloader (BSL) Overview

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July 12, 2016

This is an overview of the MSP430 and MSP432 bootloaders, which are also referred to as the bootstrap loader or "BSL".

Bootloaders are an essential part of a microcontroller's (MCU) development  ecosystem. They are often used to perform production programming of the MCU, or may be used to perform device firmware updates.

Starting out with the definition of a microcontroller bootloader, this video explains the essential steps in the bootloader procedure and then ends with a couple examples which demonstrate the process. This training includes a demo showing BSL firmware updates to a LaunchPad and Target Socket Board using the BSL Rocket.

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