This Development board offers a good platform for developing projects for Power Management, Sensing and Instrumentation,Embedded design development, integrated intelligent peripherals , Medical and Industrial apllications
MSP-EXP430G2 Launch Pad is easy-to-use Flash programmer and debugging tool for the MSP430G2xx Value Line microcontrollers. It features everything users need to start developing on an MSP430 microcontroller device. It has on-board emulation for programming and debugging and features a 14/20 pin DIP socket, on-board buttons and LEDs & Booster Pack-compatible pinouts that support a wide range of plug-in modules for added functionality.
Enables development on any MSP430 Value Line device with 14- or 20 pin DIP (N) packages
LaunchPad's integrated emulator interface connects Flash based MSP430 Value Line devices to a PC
Includes one mini USB cable to interface with a PC.
Included MSP430G2xx devices feature preloaded sample programs.
Free downloadable versions of IAR Kick-start and Code Composer Studio Version 5
2 programmable LEDs, 1 power LED, 1 programmable button, 1 reset button
Built-in Flash emulation for debugging and programming
10pin PCB connector
Launchpad is a Texas Instruments microprocessor based development board that is a very low cost "alternative" to arduino. This board comes loaded with features and is supported good in terms of documentation and the IDE used to program which will kick start your development of projects without any poblem.