The MSP CapTIvate MCU development kit at Farnell element14

March 23, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Farnell element14 is stocking Texas Instruments’ MSP CapTIvate microcontroller development kit, a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform providing real-time sensor tuning, all without writing a single line of code.

The modular design, easy to access data and application orientated approach of the MSP430FR2633-based MCU board, contained within the kit, makes it suitable for application in, for example, thermostats, white goods and personal electronics.

The kit contains a CAPTIVATE-FR2633 target MCU module, CAPTIVATE-PGMR eZ-FET with EnergyTrace technology and HID communication bridge, CAPTIVATE-ISO UART, I2C, and SBW isolation board, CAPTIVATE-BSWP self-capacitance demo (Out-of-Box Experience), CAPTIVATE-PHONE mutual capacitance demo with haptics and guard channel and CAPTIVATE-PROXIMITY proximity detection and gesturing demo.

The MSP430FR2633-based MCU board, a programmer/debugger board with EnergyTrace technology measures energy consumption with the TI’s Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE), and sensor boards to evaluate self-capacitance, mutual capacitance, gesture and proximity sensing. Different sensing panels included in the kit can be attached through a common connector.

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