TI Ultra-Low Power MSP430™ MCU Value Line
Texas Instruments ultra-low power MSP430™ microcontroller Value Line offers superior 16-bit MCU performance and industry leading ultra-low power consumption for cost sensitive applications that have traditionally depended on low cost 8-bit microcontrollers. TI MSP430 Value Line ensures 8-bit developers no longer need to sacrifice performance, power efficiency or scalability because of price. The MSP430G2xx Value Line is an ideal fit for a broad range of cost sensitive applications, including, safety and security, low cost touch pads, remote controls and intelligent sensors. The roadmap includes more than 100 MCUs to be released over the next 15 months, providing developers with a broad portfolio to best fit their memory, peripheral and packaging configuration needs.
The G2xx devices are code compatible across the MSP430 MCU platform, enabling easy code migration and upgrades to higher-end devices as application requirements evolve. The new MCUs are also supported by TI's easy-to-use MSP430 tools, free software and broad third party support network, driving faster time-to-market across a broad range of cost sensitive applications, including safety, security and touch sense.
The combination of low-cost, tiny form factor, high-performance 16-bit RISC core, and ultra-low power allows the MSP430 Value Line to enable new possibilities in traditional low cost 8-bit applications.
- Up to 10X performance, including true 16 MIPS operation
- Five power modes with ultra-low standby power of 0.4 μA and <1μs wake-up time
- Integrated intelligent peripherals
- Up to 2KB Flash and 128B RAM - future devices will include up to 16KB Flash and 512B RAM
- Full code compatibility across MSP430 platform
- Consumer Electronics
- Personal Health & Fitness
- Intelligent Sensors
- Touch Pads
- Safety & Security
MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad Experimenter Board
The Texas Instruments MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad Experimenter Board is a
complete USB-based development and experimenter tool providing everything you need to launch your own MSP430 Value Line applications. The TI MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad includes an integrated DIP target socket that supports up to 20 pins, allowing MSP430 Value Line devices to be dropped into the LaunchPad board. An on-board flash emulation tool allows direct interface to a PC for easy programming, debugging, and evaluation. Included are free and downloadable software development environments for writing and debugging software. The TI LaunchPad can be used to create interactive solutions thanks to its on-board push buttons, LEDs, and extra input/output pins for easy integration of external devices.