Texas Instruments has unveiled new MSP430 Value Line series with up to 56kB Flash memory and up to 4kB SRAM to support connectivity protocols such as wireless MBUS and near field communications (NFC). TI says by combining the increased memory resources and integrated capacitive touch IOs on the MSP430G2xx5 devices, developers can implement more sophisticated capacitive touch capabilities like swipe, gesturing, double tap and proximity effects within their applications. G2xx4 and G2xx5 microcontrollers also feature high-frequency crystal input. MSP430G2xx4 and G2xx5 devices are provided with more GPIOs, timers and serial ports.
Key features and benefits of MSP430G2xx4 and G2xx5 microcontrollers as per TI:
Increased memory of 32kB/56kB Flash (G2xx4/G2xx5) and up to 8x more SRAM (4kB) while providing up to 50 percent greater code density compared to standard 8-bit microcontrollers
Various package options, including DIP, TSSOP, QFN and DSBGA, for design flexibility
Support for high frequency, low parts per million (PPM) external crystal for achieving