Yesterday I took a seminar on the TI MSP430 processor. Now I really want to start working with this but have to wait for the programmer package. I was just wondering if anyone had pointers/ things to be aware of for someone getting into these from PIC's.
My demo board uses a MSP430F169. My designes will use the MSP430F1232. So I ordered the MSP-FET430P120 for programming. It comes with the IAR C-compiler. Is the only difference between the 16x type and 12x type the target board? And with this is this compiler limited to 2K or 4K?
I was also looking at the bootstrap loader. This seems to require a micro to interface between an RS-232 port and this connection. Just wondering how others have implemented it.
Any suggestions would be great.