Texas Instruments MSP430L092 Microcontroller

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the MSP430L092 microcontroller (MCU). TI’s MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0.9-V, including the entire analog and digital logic. The MSP430 MCU does not require an on-board boost converter. The TI MSP430 reduces power consumption and the need for external circuitry. The 0.9-V microcontroller enables electric toothbrushes, razors, toys and security devices to run off of a single-cell battery (from AAA to coin cell). The MSP430L092 microcontroller is priced at $0.85 (10K units).

Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430L092 microcontroller (MCU)

TI MSP430L092 MCU Features

  • Three 0.9-V MCU variations – MSP430L092 (RAM), MSP430C091 (ROM) and MSP430C092 (ROM)
  • Up to 2KB RAM and 2KB ROM
  • Integrated Analog Functions Pool (A-POOL) can serve as an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), digital-to-analog converter (DAC), system voltage supervisor (SVS), temperature sensor or comparator, eliminating the need for external components to reduce overall bill of materials
  • Programmable A-POOL enables the various analog peripheral configurations to run sequentially without user interaction, providing increased flexibility
  • Tool kits, including external EEPROM, and ROM-flow process guide help rapidly move from development to final production
  • Ultra-low-power consumption of 45 microamps (active) and wake-up time of less than 5 microseconds combined with true 0.9-V operation, enable optimized battery usage

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