Chapter 13

System Clocking for the MSP430

Chapter Outline

Back to hardware!

The last several chapters gave the basics of MSP430 software and, previous to that, we talked about electronics at a general level. Now it’s time to look at specific aspects of the MSP430. In the “Introducing the MSP430 Microcontroller” chapter, we discussed briefly the clocking of the MSP430. In this chapter, we’ll discuss clocking in more detail.

System clocking in a computer

Virtually all computers have system clocks. This is usually a square-wave signal that is distributed ...

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