This BoosterPack™ plug-in module features the DAC8568 (www.ti.com/product/dac8568) device, which is a low-power, voltage-output, 8-channel 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Additionally, the device includes a 2.5V reference voltage with 20mA Sink/Source capability. On-chip Output buffer amplifiers also enable the output to achieve rail-to-rail operation. Programs are included with the BoosterPack, which varies from an interactive “getting started” to a visual light show that displays the DACs output. This BoosterPack has been designed to be compatible with the TI LaunchPad™ ecosystem. Software-supported LaunchPads are listed in the Order Now section below. For more information about the complete precision DAC visit: www.ti.com/precisiondac.
The MSP-EXP430F5529LP (or the "F5529 LaunchPad") is an inexpensive and simple development kit for the MSP430F5529 USB microcontroller. It offers an easy way to start developing on the MSP430, with on-board emulation for programming and debugging as well as buttons and LEDs for a simple user interface.
Rapid prototyping is simplified by the 40-pin BoosterPack plug-in module headers, which support a wide range of available BoosterPacks. You can quickly add features like wireless connectivity, graphical displays, environmental sensing, and much more. You can either design your own BoosterPack or choose among many already available from TI and third-party developers. The MSP430F5529 16-bit MCU has 128KB flash memory, 8KB RAM, 25-MHz CPU speed, integrated USB, and many peripherals – plenty to get you started in your development. Custom USB functionality can be quickly added using the free open-source USB tools and examples available in the MSP430 USB Developers Package. This includes the MSP430 USB Descriptor Tool, which quickly customizes any combination of USB interfaces and automatically generates your USB descriptors for those interfaces. Free software development tools are also available - TI's Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio™ IDE (CCS) and IAR Embedded Workbench™ IDE (IAR), and the community-driven Energia open-source code editor.