Texas Instruments MSP430G2xx2 Value Line Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments (TI) rolled out 64 new ultra-low-power MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers (MCUs) that offer 16-bit performance at an 8-bit price. The MSP430G2xx2 MCUs feature integrated capacitive touch IOs, which enable developers to interface directly with capacitive touch pads without additional hardware and components. The TI G2xx2 MCU Value Line also include extra package and memory options. Samples are available now. The new MSP430G2xx2 MCUs are priced from $0.33 for 100K units.

TI MSP430G2xx2 MCU Features

  • Integrated capacitive touch IOs eliminate the need for external passive components, reducing system level BOM
  • Ultra-low standby power of 0.4 microamps
  • Wake-up time of <1 microseconds
  • Integrated intelligent peripherals, such as 10-bit ADCs, UART, comparator and serial communication
  • Code compatible across MSP430 platform providing easy migration path for added scalability
  • Same Ultra low power consumption as G2xx1 devices
  • Flash size up to 8 KB
  • 256B SRAM
  • Capacitive touch sense enabled IOs to reduce system costs in such applications
  • 14/20-pin TSSOP, 16 pin QFN and 20 pin PDIP packages available
  • Supported by the MSP430 MCU Value Line LaunchPad development kit (MSP-EXP430G2), which is priced at $4.30

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