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[aprssig] [EE] MSP430 - EZ430 chips, connectors, et al.

Brian Riley brianbr at mac.com
Tue Jun 6 21:16:35 UTC 2006

I did a lot of snooping around various vendors etc. Digikey has the  
chips, MSP430F2013, in both 14 pin DIP and TSSOP-14 ... some more  
snooping and a tricky 30 minutes with my calipers and I found that  
dad-blamed connector is nothing more than a .050 socket/pin header  
combination ... 'nothing more than' is an understatement by a long  
shot the price differential between the ubiquitous .100 spaced  
headers and the .050 is a factor 4-5.

To make the long story short. I ordered 25 F2013s in 14 pin DIP and a  
half dozen in TSSOP-14. I already had a few of the TSSOP-28  
surfboards I mentioned in a previous message. I expect delivery of  
the parts tomorrow (7 June) and will mount two or three,check it out,  
and post pictures.

About 15 of the 25 chips are committed right now. I can have more in  
hand by Monday if there is a run on the chips. If the TSSOP-28  
surfboard works out OK and there is a demand it will take abut ten  
days to get those boards in hand, and 3 days to get the chips.

I established a Web Blog page that accepts comments and attachments  
at <http://web.mac.com/brianbr/> Just follow the MSP430 Link. All the  
details so far are there and I will continue to update it. If you do  
send pix of your 430 projects please slim them down for web consumption.

cheers ... 73 de brian  riley,  n1bq , underhill center, vermont
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