Introduction

The Energy Measurement Design Center (EMDC) is a rapid development tool that enables energy measurement using TI MSP430i20xx and MSP430F67xx Flash-based microcontrollers (MCUs). It includes a graphical user interface (GUI), documentation, software library and examples that can simplify development and accelerate designs for power monitoring and energy measurement in smart grid and building automation applications. Start by dragging and dropping a MCU, voltage sensors, and current sensors into the GUI workspace. Configure the MCU and each sensor according to your system configuration. The GUI will check for errors before generating the source code. Import the code into an IDE and program the MCU. The GUI will allow you to easily calibrate the device and view the results.

Dependencies

Development Kits Support

The following development kits are supported in this release :

Device Support

The following families of devices are supported in this release of Energy Measurement Design Center:

  • MSP430i2xx
  • MSP430F6xx

Software API

For more information on the Energy Measurement Library and ADC Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), see Software Library API Guide.

Technology Guide Overview

Each chapter in the Energy Measurement Technology Guide is introduced briefly below.

Energy Measurement Design Center

Read the Design Center GUI chapter to get started with the rapid development tool that can simplify development and accelerate designs in a wide range of power monitoring and energy measurement applications, including smart grid and building automation for Sigma Delta 24 (SD24/SD24B) enabled MSP devices. Using the Design Center you can configure, calibrate, and view results without writing a single line of code.

Communication Protocol Specification

The Communication Protocol Spec chapter introduces the command details and protocol used between EMDC and the target.

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