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Wireless Network Challenges and Solutions for a Smarter Grid IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now part of the smarter grid through the adoption of IPv6 communications networks. These 6LoWPAN-based networks address key concerns such as standards-based interoperability, reliability, low power, and long-distance connectivity.

Why design with MSP430FR2355?

The MSP430FR2355 is designed to match your project needs, by adding more analog features, extending the temperature range and extending a broad MSP430 MCU portfolio.  This 4-part series showcases the MSP430FR2355 device and how it can help you solve your design challenges.
Applications of voltage supervisors (reset ICs)

Voltage supervisor fundamentals and design considerations

Voltage supervisors increase the system reliability and robustness by ensuring that power rails are active only during stable power supply. This is achieved through functions such as: precise voltage monitoring, over-voltage protection, power failure indicator, processor monitoring, power sequencing, battery backup, and reset latching.

 In this series, you will learn about the: 

Ultrasonic Sensing with the PGA460-Q1

TI's PGA460-Q1 is the industry’s most flexible ultrasonic sensor. It supports wide distance detection range at low power, enabling automotive park assist and industrial applications. 

Ultrasonic sensing gas flow metering video series

This video series provides an overview of our ultrasonic sensing solutions for gas flow metering using the MSP430FR6043 family of system-on-chips including the EVM (EVM430-FR6043) as well as the design GUI and software through the ultrasonic design center. 
Ultrasonic water meters have improved accuracy and precision to detect the smallest leaks to reduce water waste.

Ultrasonic Sensing for More Accurate and Precise Water Flow Meters

Ultrasonic sensing techniques have been popular in smart water meters because the technology avoids any moving parts which are prone to degrade over the lifetime of the product. The MSP430FR6047 microcontroller (MCU) family takes ultrasonic sensing solutions to next level of performance delivering <25ps of accuracy, detection of low flow rates <1 liter/hour and high precision of <5ps.

From Zero to Hero: Time-of-Flight Training (ToF) Series

Tools training

Learn about the tools and resources TI provides to help you prototype easier and faster.

TIDA-010037 hardware design

This section provides an overview of the hardware used in the TIDA-010037 design, which includes information on the eFuse circuit used to create a current limited rail for connection to an external communication module.  In addition, this section discusses the circuits used to translate the Mains voltage and current to the voltage waveform sensed by the ADS131M04.

TIDA-010036 hardware design

This section provides an overview of the hardware used in the TIDA-010036 design, which includes the circuits used to translate the Mains voltage and current to the voltage waveform sensed by the ADS131M04.  In addition, it covers the TPS7A78-based cap-drop power supply used in this design.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 9 – SysTick timer

In this module, you will learn the fundamentals of SysTick timers and pulse width modulators (PWM), including how to measure pulse times and period with a logic analyzer and amplitude with an oscilloscope. It is important to understand the concept of PWM as we will use it to adjust power to the motors.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 8 – Interfacing input and output

The purpose of this module is to develop interface switches and an LED so the robot can effectively detect wall collisions. Many sensors and actuators deploy LEDs, so understanding how they operate will be important to building your robot.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 7 – Finite state machines

This module will demonstrate how to use finite state machines as a central controller for the system. Finite state machines are an effective design process to have in your embedded system tool box and can be used to solve problems with inputs and outputs.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 6 – GPIO

In this module, you will interface a line sensor (infra-red sensor) to the microcontroller and learn how to write software to initialize GPIO pins.  The line sensor is a simple and accurate sensor for solving robotic challenges.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 5 – Building the robot

In this module, you will create the robot. You will then be able to measure the voltage, current and energy for a battery while managing voltage regulation. This will allow you to build the circuits needed to power the robot.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 4 – Software design using MSP432

This module is an introduction to C, a general-purpose programming language, in addition to the concepts of compiling and debugging using the MSP432 and TI Code Composer Studio™.  Debugging skills are a valuable tool when developing complex systems involved with robotics.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 3 – ARM Cortex M

This module serves as a brief introduction to the ARM Cortex-M microcontroller, assembly programming language and some debugging techniques. Understanding how the processor works is essential for the design of embedded systems, such as the one used in your robot.  

TI-RSLK MAX Module 20 – Wi-Fi

In this module, you will learn how to develop a set of Wi-Fi communication functions and learn how to interact with web services. By using the CC3100 to communicate with the MSP432, you will interface a Wi-Fi radio module to the microcontroller.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 2 – Voltage, current, and power

The purpose of this course is to review basic electronic components and the electrical properties needed to interface sensors and actuators to a microcontroller. You will learn how to measure reactance of a capacitor and use your project to measure current and voltage. The electrical properties of the capacitor will help you design circuits that “filter” or remove noise from your robot.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 19 – Bluetooth low energy

The purpose of this module is to understand basic concepts of Bluetooth® low energy (BLE). You will interface the TI SimpleLink™ BLE CC2650 Module BoosterPack™ Plug-in module to the SimpleLink MSP432P401R LaunchPad™ development kit using universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) communication. You will create a BLE service with multiple characteristics and design a robot system that can be controlled by a smart device using BLE.

TI-RSLK MAX Module 18 – Serial communication

The purpose of this module is to understand the operation and use of first in first out (FIFO) queue to interface the robot to the PC using a serial channel. You will create two FIFO queues and design a command interpreter to assist in the robot challenge. You will develop an interrupting device driver using the universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART). This serial port allows the microcontroller to communicate with devices such as other computers, input sensors, and output displays.

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