The MSP430 family of ultra-low-power 16-bit RISC mixed-signal processors from Texas Instruments (TI) provides the ultimate solution for battery-powered measurement applications. Using leadership in both mixed-signal and digital technologies, TI has created the MSP430 which enables system designers to simultaneously interface to analog signals, sensors and digital components while maintaining unmatched low power.
A 16-bit RISC CPU, peripherals and flexible clock system are combined by using a von-Neumann common memory address bus (MAB) and memory data bus (MDB). Partnering a modern CPU with modular memory-mapped analog and digital peripherals, the MSP430 offers solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s mixed-signal applications.
Ultra-low-power architecture extends battery life:
- 0.1-µA RAM retention
- 0.8-µA real-time clock mode
- 250-µA/MIPS active
Wide range of integrated intelligent peripherals offloads the CPU
Modern 16-bit RISC CPU enables new applications at a fraction of the code size
- Utility metering
- Portable instrumentation
- Intelligent sensing
- Consumer electronics