Mansfield, Texas, USA — April 19, 2011 - Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top global engineering design resource for semiconductors and electronic components, today announced it is stocking new product from Texas Instruments | Microcontrollers.
The Texas Instruments 430BOOST-SENSE1 Capacitive Touch BoosterPack is a plug-in daughter card board for LaunchPad. This TI MSP430 Capacitive Touch Booster Pack features several capacitive touch elements, including a scroll wheel, button, and proximity sensor. Also on-board this TI BoosterPack are 9 LEDs that provide instant feedback as users interact with the capacitive touch elements. A timer-based UART enables communication to a PC for feedback via GUI or hyperterminal. This BoosterPack also includes a pre-programmed MSP430G2452IN20 MSP430 Value Line microcontroller. When paired with the LaunchPad kit, the TI 430BOOST-SENSE1 Capacitive Touch BoosterPack provides a complete hardware and software reference design to enable developers to quickly and easily replace any physical button with a capacitive touch element. This is the simplest, most cost effective solution for adding capacitive touch differentiation in many applications, such as consumer electronics, point of sales machines and other devices with a physical button. LaunchPad is an easy-to-use development tool intended for beginners and experienced users alike for creating MPS430 MCU-based applications.
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About Texas Instruments | Microcontrollers
Texas Instruments (TI) offers designers the broadest range of embedded control solutions from ultra-low-power MSP430 and 32-bit ARM® Cortex-M3™-based Stellaris® microcontrollers and Cortex R4F safety critical MCUs to 32-bit real time TMS320C2000™ MCUs. For more information, visit http://focus.ti.com/mcu/docs/mcuhome.tsp?sectionId=101&DCMP=TIHomeTracking&HQS=Other+OT+home_p_micro.
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