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  Date: 27/03/2013

MSP430 MCUs from TI up to 56kB flash memory and 4kB SRAM

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 <0.1 percent clock source accuracy for reliable high bit-rate serial communications
Standby power of 1uA and fast wake-up time of < 1us for ultra-low-power consumption
Integrated intelligent peripherals, such as 10-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), UART, comparator and serial communication, offload CPU tasks for increased power efficiency
MSP430 LaunchPad support with expansion board for MSP430G2xx4 devices, enabling access to TI's growing MCU LaunchPad and BoosterPack ecosystem
Supported by free, downloadable software debuggers and compilers, including Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE), IAR Embedded Workbench and open source MSPGCC GNU

Pricing and availability: MSP430G2xx4 and G2xx5 microcontrollers are priced from $0.96/$1.12 in 10K units, and samples can be ordered today. The MSP430 LaunchPad expansion board will be available in May for $15. The MSP-TS430DA38 target board and MSP-FET430U38 Flash emulation tool are both immediately available from TI's eStore for $75 and $149, respectively.



 
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