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Olimex Medical Series TI MSP430 Development Boards

Olimex Medical Series TI MSP430 Development Boards

Olimex Medical Series TI MSP430 Development Boards include the MOD-EKG and the MOD-PULSE development boards, both of which are based on TI's MSP430FG439 microcontroller.

MOD-EKG & MOD-PULSE Shared Features
  • MCU: MSP430FG439
  • JTAG
  • UEXT
  • LCD custom display

  • Two status LEDs
  • Two user buttons
  • FR-4, 1.5mm, soldermask, component print
TI MSP430FG439 Features
  • Low supply-voltage range: 1.8V to 3.6V
  • Ultra low-power consumption:
    • Active mode: 300μA at 1MHz, 2.2V
    • Standby mode: 1.1μA
    • Off mode (RAM retention): 0.1μA
  • Five power saving modes
  • Wake-up from standby mode in less than 6μs
  • 16-bit RISC architecture, 125-ns instruction cycle time
  • Single-channel internal DMA
  • 12-bit A/D converter with internal reference, sample-and-hold, and autoscan feature
  • Three configurable operational amplifiers
  • Dual 12-bit D/A converters with synchronization
  • 16-bit Timer_A with 3 capture/compare registers
  • 16-bit Timer_B with 3 capture/compare-with-shadow registers

  • On-chip comparator
  • Serial communication interface (USART);
    select asynchronous UART or synchronous
    SPI by software
  • Brownout detector
  • Supply voltage supervisor/monitor with programmable level detection
  • Bootstrap loader
  • Serial onboard programming, no external programming voltage needed; programmable code protection by security fuse
  • Integrated LCD driver for up to 128 segments
  • 60KB+256B Flash memory
  • 2KB RAM

Olimex MOD-EKG


Olimex MOD-EKG is a digital heart-rate monitor which displays the heartbeat rate per minute on the LCD. In addition, the application outputs a digital data stream via an RS232 serial port to allow EKG waveform display on a PC. An electrocardiogram (ECG), also called an EKG, is a graphic tracing of the voltage generated by the heart muscle during a heartbeat. In this application, the EKG waveform is used by the MCU to measure the heartbeat rate. Because heartbeat calculation is the major focus, the electrodes are simplified to two connections, one to a right hand and the other to the left hand.


MOD-EKG Features
  • EKG amplifiers realized with INA321EA
  • Lithium coin battery holder
  • Extension headers for all microcontroller ports - no connectors mounted on the board
  • Right and left hands contact electrodes - HR1 and HR2
  • Switch between battery and UEXT power supply
  • Based on Texas Instruments application note SLAA280a
  • Dimensions: 76.20 x 71.12mm

MOD-EKG Components
MOD-EKG Components
MOD-EKG Dimensions

MOD-EKG Dimensions

Olimex MOD-PULSE


Olimex MOD-PULSE is an instrument for monitoring the blood oxygenation of a human. By measuring the oxygen level and heart rate, MOD-PULSE can display the levels of blood oxygenation and heart rate on its LCD display. MOD-PULSE can be connected to variety of Olimex's development boards via its UEXT connector.


MOD-PULSE Features
  • Power supply switch
  • +3V lithium battery connector
  • Battery connector for 2 x 1.5V AA batteries
  • DB9 - Female connector
  • System clock crystal
  • Extension pin holes for each microcontroller's ports
  • Dimensions: 134.6 x 101.6mm

MOD-PULSE Components

MOD-PULSE Components
MOD-PULSE Dimensions

MOD-PULSE Dimensions


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