MSP430 Teaching Materials
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Texas Instruments Incorporated
University of Beira Interior (PT)
Pedro Dinis Gaspar, Antnio Esprito Santo, Bruno Ribeiro, Humberto Santos
University of Beira Inter
EEL6897, Fall 2007
systems must be able to cope
with both hardware and software anomalies
to be truly robust.
many cases, embedded devices operate in
total isolation and are not accessi
What is an Embedded System ?
Embedded system is computing system with tightly coupled
hardware and software integration designed to perform a
Every embedded system is unique.
Embedded systems have application domains specific
Emphasis on hardware
"LOAD" and "STORE"
incorporated in instructions
Small code sizes,
high cycles per second
Transistors used for storing
MSP430: Watchdog Timer
The primary function of the watchdog-timer module (WDT) is to perform a
controlled-system restart after a software problem occurs. If the selected time
interval expires, a system reset is generated. If