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MSP Graphics Library

Release Notes 

Document Revision: 021516.1804


This is the MSP430 Graphics Library.

Graphics library provides an easy way to display text, graphics, and images on various LCD displays.

It also provides templates for adding new displays.

This document is divided into the following sections:


What's New

Revision History

Installation and Usage

Core library is installed as part of MSPware Driver Library or can be download as a stand alone library.

Graphical Image Reformer Tool may be found here.

Graphical Image Reformer Tool allows you to convert an image to 2, 4, 8, 16, 256 bits per pixel and resize an image to fit on your particular display.

The Graphics Library contains the following components.

doc API Guide and Users Guide
drivers MSP430 Peripheral Driver Library peripheral specific code examples
html Graphics Library documentation
LCD_Drivers LCD Driver files and templates
MSP-EXP432P401R_GrlibExample_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP432P401R
MSP-EXP430G2_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430G2553
MSP-EXP430FR5969_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430FR5969
MSP-EXP430FR4133_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430FR4133
MSP-EXP430F5438_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430F5438
MSP-EXP430F5529_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430F5529
MSP-EXP430F5529LP_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430F5529 Launchpad + BOOSTXL-K350SVG-S1
Empty_Project_MSP430F5xx_6xx_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430F5xx_6xx using driverlib API calls
Empty_Project_MSP430FR5xx_6xx_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430FR5xx_6xx using driverlib API calls
Empty_Project_MSP430F57xx_6xx_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code for MSP430F57xx using driverlib API calls
Empty_Project_No_Driverlib_Grlib_Example Graphics Library Example Code not using driverlib API calls

Upgrade Information


Host Support

This release supports installation and development on Microsoft Windows XP Workstations.


Device Support

This release supports the Texas Instruments MSP430  device family.

Validation Information

This release is a GA version.

Upgrade and Compatibility Information



The examples may be built with either IAR or CCS. To build the examples navigate to example folder, select a project and click the .eww project files for IAR or import the .projectspec file for CCS.

Current supported eperimenters boards are found in the Device Support section of the release notes.

Known Issues

Outstanding Defects

1317 do not force black and white in palette
1638 1BPP Edge Detection Option
1649 Display Image size in flash
1863 Open/Save File Path Memory
1867 Use Chris' 8BPP algorithm instead of stock Java algorithm
1885 Add blurring filter before image conversion into c-string
1886 Additional DCT option for better image compression
1887 Change compression options from compressed or not, to table of 3 compression options
1888 Add Loading screen to GUI during image generation


This is build of  MSP430 Graphics Library

Technical Support and Product Updates


Additional Resources

For more information, visit www.ti.com.