In this article Mike makes a comparison between the value-line of MSP430 chips and the low-cost AVRs. LaunchPad is a USB powered development board that contains all the necessary hardware to program and debug MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs) in up to 20-pin DIP packages. The kit includes two MCUs, the MSP430G2211 and the MSP430G2231. Both chips have 2kB of flash memory, 128B of RAM, and 10 GPIO pins, but the 2231 also provides a universal serial interface (I²C and SPI only), an 8-channel 10-bit ADC, as well as an internal temperature sensor. The board ships with the 2231 in place and programmed with a nifty temperature sensor program that’s ready to run. Check the article on the link below.
Testing TI’s MSP430 LaunchPad – [Link]