Texas Instruments introduced the MSP430FR57xx FRAM series of ultra-low-power ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) 16-bit microcontrollers. Data can be written more than 100 times faster with the TI MSP430FR57xx FRAM series. Compared to flash- and EEPROM-based microcontrollers, the new MCUs use as little as 250 times less power. The MSP430FR57xx’s on-chip FRAM supports data retention in all power modes, can handle over 100 trillion write cycles.and enables developers to partition data and programming memory with changes in software. The MSP430FR57xx microcontrollers are available now. Prices start at $1.20 (10K units).