Texas Instruments Sampling FRAM-based MSP430FR59xx Microcontrollers
Texas Instruments is sampling the new FRAM-based MSP430FR59xx microcontrollers. The TI MCU devices feature Wolverine technology, up to 64kB embedded FRAM, direct memory access (DMA) engine, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), analog comparator, capacitive touch IOs and UART, SPI and I2C serial interfaces. The TI MSP430FR59xx microcontrollers are ideal for wireless sensing, energy harvesting, Smart Grid, industrial, consumer, building automation and security applications.
With the Wolverine series, developers can add hardware, AES encryption, memory protection and hardware accelerated random number generator (DRNG) to designs without the need for more central processing unit (CPU) performance, memory or power.
The MSP430FR59xx microcontrollers features 360 nA in real-time clock mode, less than 100 µA/MHz in active power consumption, fast wakeup time of 6.5µs and high precision peripherals such as internal power management and 12-bit ADC at 75µA. The Wolverine devices also feature embedded FRAM, the world’s first integrated unified memory technology and industry’s lowest power non-volatile memory architecture, consuming 250x less energy per bit and writing more than 100 times faster compared to Flash- and EEPROM-based microcontrollers.
TI MSP430FR59xx Microcontrollers Wolverine Series Features
- Based on “Wolverine” technology, the industry’s lowest power microcontroller platform
- Unique ultra-low-leakage process technology for the lowest total power consumption
- Enables longer battery life and taking us one step closer to a battery-free world
- Unified, non-volatile FRAM provides lowest power memory and flexible development space
- Simple and fast memory writes and the ability to treat any part of memory as data or program space
- Intelligent, integrated analog and digital peripherals such as 12-bit ADC, enhanced serial interface supporting UART, I2C, and full-featured SPI
- Simpliflies software writes, save memory size, increase battery life with the help of a flexible clocking system and reduce the need for external components to decrease development costs
- Advanced security features such as AES256 hardware encryption accelerator, hardware DRNG, flexible firmware update options and memory protection
- Functional encapsulation offer a simple method for adding secure functions to applications, especially wireless networks
- Supporting tools, free software resources and technical documentation to ensure developers get started quickly
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