16-bit performance at an 8-bit price
More Memory, More Performance, Lower Power
MSP430’s Value Line offers more RAM for added agility, higher resolution timers for increased precision, and faster processing power for more efficient instruction execution – all with minimal power requirements. Unleash your application’s untapped potential with the 16-bit MSP430 Value Line.
Flash-Based MSP430G2xx Value Series (Vcc 1.8 to 3.6V)
MSP430 Microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments (TI) are 16-bit, RISC-based, mixed-signal processors designed specifically for ultra-low-power (ULP). MSP430 MCUs have the right mix of intelligent peripherals, ease of use, low cost, and lowest power consumption for thousands of applications – including yours. TI offers robust design support for the MSP430 MCU platform along with technical documents, training, tools, and software to help designers develop products and release them to market faster.
Get more flash, Ram, and speed with the MSP430 Value Line
Leading ultra-low power consumption drives longer battery life and smaller form factors
MSP430 + Intelligent Peripherals
Code Required by MSP430 with Intelligent Peripherals
Competing low cost 8-bit products require the CPU to be active for each ADC conversion and loaded data transfer. MSP430’s ADC10 with Data Transfer Controller (DTC) can manage ADC samples throughout entire memory range – All without CPU overhead!
MSP430 Value Line devices are integrated with intelligent peripherals including ADC10 with DTC, comparators, SPI, I2C, and 16-bit timers. Upcoming MSP430G2xx devices will additionally feature capacitive touch I/O pins and UART. These intelligent peripherals allow the MSP430G2xx to do more tasks independent of the CPU, lowering average current consumption and allowing the CPU to focus on more advanced tasks.
This is especially evident in sensing, security, and other low power applications. With the MSP430G2xx’s integrated ADC10 with DTC, samples and memory allocation can be done autonomously without CPU intervention. Compared to competing MCUs, the intelligent peripherals integrated into the MSP430G2xx enable lower power consumption, minimize CPU activity, and improve code density.
Powerful, low cost development tools starting at $20
Getting started with hardware development tools:
LaunchPad BoosterPack is a plug in board for the MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad development kit (MSP-EXP430G2). This BoosterPack features several capacitive touch elements including a scroll wheel, button, and proximity sensor. Also, on-board are nine LEDs that provide instant feedback as users interact with the capacitive touch elements.
FRAM FR57x MCU
MSP430 microcontrollers featuring FRAM are one-hundred times faster than flash when writing, have virtually unlimited write endurance, operate at under 100 µA/MHz in active power mode and have true unified memory. They are backwards code compatible with all MSP430 devices and eliminate the need for EEPROM.
MSP430L092 0.9V MCU
Texas 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. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency.
eZ430 - Chronos
Representing a new era in development, the eZ430-Chronos is the world's first customizable development environment within a sports watch. This kit allows developers to easily harness the leading integration, ultra-low power, and wireless capabilities of TI's CC430 MCU. Priced at $49, Chronos was designed to provide customers with all of the hardware and software needed to immediately begin development of wireless networking applications, regardless of programming expertise.
eZ430™ Development Tools
eZ430 development tools includes all the hardware and software needed for a complete MSP430 project in a portable USB stick. eZ430 tools includes a free IDE, provide full emulation capabilities, and include detachable target boards.
Experimenter Boards from Texas Instruments feature selected MSP430 devices and additional hardware components for easy system evaluation and prototyping. They are the ideal platform for learning a new architecture or testing the capabilities of a device.
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