The project is an MSP430F2132 development board with an RGB LED controller and extension connectors on it. I designed this development as a development tool board to fulfill my requirement of testing tasks of my Smart Lamp at Tsinghua University.

This board has the following features:

  • It has a CP2102 USB to Serial chip for firmware uploading
  • Integrates an NXP PCA family chip for RGB LED control.
  • Includes 3 LED for testing the GPIO functions and debugging purpose.
  • Provides power selection jumpers that allow users to power the board using an external debugger.
  • Support both JTAG and Serial protocol to burn the firmware.

The whole project can be divided into the following phrases: - designing the hardware systems - choosing the components - designing, manufacturing and assembling the PCBs