MSP430 Ultra-Low Power MCUs

Texas Instruments' MSP430 value line of ultra-low power MCUs

Image of Texas Instruments' MSP430 Ultra-Low Power MCUsTexas Instruments' MSP430 family of ultra-low power microcontrollers consists of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, combined with five low-power modes, is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable measurement applications. These devices feature a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows wake-up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 1 µs.

The MSP430G2x44 is an ultra-low power mixed signal microcontroller with two built-in 16-bit timers, a universal serial communication interface, 10-bit A/D converter with integrated reference, data transfer controller (DTC), and 32 I/O pins.

The MSP430G2x55 series includes ultra-low power mixed signal microcontrollers with built-in 16-bit timers, up to 32 I/O touch-sense-enabled pins, a versatile analog comparator, and built-in communication capability using the universal serial communication interface.

Features
  • Low supply voltage range: 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • Ultra-low power consumption
    • Active mode: 270 µA at 1 MHz, 2.2 V
    • Standby mode: 1 µA (MSP430G2x44 ), 0.7 µA (MSP430G2x55)
    • Off mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 µA
  • Five power-saving modes (MSP430G2x55)
  • Ultra-fast wake-up from standby mode in less than 1 µs
  • 16-bit RISC architecture, 62.5 ns instruction cycle time
  • Basic clock module configurations
    • Internal frequencies up to 16 MHz with four calibrated frequencies
    • Internal ultra-low-power low frequency (LF) oscillator
    • 32 kHz crystal
    • High-frequency (HF) crystal up to 16 MHz
    • External digital clock source
    • External resistor

MSP430 Ultra-Low Power MCUs

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
MSP430G2744IRHA40R datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 32KB FLASH 40VQFNMSP430G2744IRHA40RIC MCU 16BIT 32KB FLASH 40VQFN3932 - Immediate
MSP430G2744IRHA40R product page link
MSP430G2955IRHA40R datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 56KB FLASH 40VQFNMSP430G2955IRHA40RIC MCU 16BIT 56KB FLASH 40VQFN0MSP430G2955IRHA40R product page link
MSP430G2744IDA38R datasheet linkIC MCU 16BIT 32KB FLASH 38TSSOPMSP430G2744IDA38RIC MCU 16BIT 32KB FLASH 38TSSOP8 - Immediate
MSP430G2744IDA38R product page link
Published: 2013-04-19