TIDM-G2XXSWRGBLED Reference Design

Texas Instruments

Software Controller Red/Green/Blue LED on Ultra Low Power Microcontroller


This reference design describes the implementation of a software controlled RGB LED on an MSP430, using a single timer module and Capture Compare Register.  This design also includes a serial communication interface for externally controlling the RGB LED.

  • Red, Green, Blue (RGB) LED control with P-FETs to source LED current directly from VCC
  • Independent control of color and brightness
  • 512 unique colors and 50 brightness levels
  • Software PWM generation uses a single Compare Capture Register on one timer module
  • Serial interface for externally controlling LED
  • Notebook PC
  • Industrial Monitor
  • STB & DVR
Product Categories
  • Microcontrollers (MCU)


Part Number Name Companion Part
MSP430G2553 MSP430G2553 Buy Datasheet
TPD2E001 TPD2E001 Buy Datasheet
TUSB3410 TUSB3410 Buy Datasheet

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