TI offering FRAM Experimenter’s Board + SimpleLink CC3000 WiFi module for $57


TI is offering the FRAM Experimenter’s Board + SimpleLink CC3000 WiFi Evaluation Module as a bundle for a limited time for $57.

The FRAM Experimenter’s Board is The MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board is a development platform for the MSP430FR57xx devices. It supports this new generation of MSP430 microcontroller devices with integrated Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM).

The SimpleLink CC3000 WiFi EM is a self-contained wireless network processor that simplifies the process of implementing Internet connectivity and contains the CC3000 module, and standard RF1 and RF2 headers to connect to many TI platforms including MSP430, Stellaris, and C5000.

This offer is available for a limited time at the TI estore. This combo normally costs $70.

(Want to know more about FRAM? TI and Mouser are offering a limited number of hardcopies of FRAM for Dummies. to those willing to provide their name, shipping address and email.)

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  1. I wonder if they actually give you a book or whether they just give you a link to a PDF? Anybody gone for this?

    1. It actually says “limited number of *hardcopies* of FRAM for Dummies”. They did give away these a while back and I got one of them. Not so many pages and with bad paper quality – but still a real physical book made out of dead trees :-)

      1. Bad Paper sounds like the old National Semi data books, breath on them and the pages fall apart!

  2. Thanks Mats, the Mouser page doesn’t actually say “hard copies”, that’s why I was wondering. Thanks Andreas, I might look into this. Will be interesting to see if this is anything remotely like the old core memory. I’ve still got a board with a nice core memory on it, about 5″ x 5″ I think it is, But then I’ve got S100 systems too and paper tape readers/punches – lol.

  3. Well I just signed up and it says it will be shipping soon and will be 2-3 weeks, so seems it is dead trees (let’s hope they are recycled dead trees ;)

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