MSPism: Nordic 2.4 + MSP/MSP mini battery board

Brian shared a MSP + ISM radio design with onboard battery.

It was designed to work with this module. It uses  MSP430G2553 mcu in conjunction with the Nordic nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz transceiver chip. The design also incorporates headers compatible with Digi XBee radio and a CR1225 battery holder.Tthe programing of the chip can be done from the LaunchPad or using a FTDI basic uart header. The design has all you need for a embedded wireless project.

Via the forum.

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  1. For what is is worth this board is due for a revision and will not have the coin cell on the back in the final version. It will have a LiPo connector in place of it.

    1. Oh yes and the switch will be moved out from under the radio which made it very hard to press… The revised design is done actually and is just waiting for the next PCB batch order. MSP430 parts are backordered at Mouser. The board will be released when all of that comes together.

    1. I thought you were in the prototyping stage. Obviously even if you are in the prototyping stage you still need to confirm they are available for production versions.

      1. There were order-able with a lead time of about 8 week. During part selection and a similar part was available as samples. I ordered samples, once the prototype worked I ordered the parts for the first production run, which haven’t gotten here yet.

    1. I measured it at at least 20 meters for the modules I was using. In a not very harsh RF environment. There was quite a lot of dielectric material in the way also. I will test line of sight outside sometime.

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