TI’s MSP430F5xx family of low power microcontrollers

The new MSP430F5xx family of microcontrollers from Texas Instruments run faster and are more configurable than previous versions of the MSP430. If used correctly the 16-bit RISC microcontrollers can by far be the lowest power solution for an embedded system.

The low power features include:

-25MHz core speed

-160µA/MHz

-A Power Management Module (PMM), varying the voltage from 1.4V to 1.9V in four steps

-A Unified Clock System with fail-safe clock operation

-Up to Eight DMA channels

-32-bit Real Time Clock (RTC) for extended sleep times

-Core off with peripherals running draws a mere 2µA

-A RAM and Status retention mode of 1µA

-Programmable GPIO drive levels

-An improved A/D with higher performance and lower current consumption

-Ability to turn different RAM sectors on or off to conserve power

-Read/erase/write of the Flash is possible at voltages down to 1.8V

-Up to 256KBytes Flash

-Up to 16KBytes RAM

Additional features include a hardware 32×32 multiply, a 4-wire JTAG interface, and integrated pull-up and pull-down resistors on GPIO pins.

Check out the video for more information:

MSP430F5XX Video

 

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