Timers of MSP430

In the last tutorial, we had a look at configuring clocks or rather internal clocks of the MSP430. Since you are now at a stage where you can configure clocks on your own, we can use them to access various functionality of the MSP430. All of the major functions such as the ADC, timers, e.t.c rely upon the clock or the clock speed at which the microcontroller is functioning. Timers of any microcontroller are special registers that increment or decrement their value automatically. They are an integral part of the microcontroller and are used in almost every project from basic to complicated one. A good feature of the timers of the MSP430 you can use them to achieve real time clock i.e a delay of exactly 1 sec, provided you… Continue reading