TI doubles memory in new MSP430™ microcontrollers offering 512K Flash and 64K RAM plus intelligent analog integration and USB

TI doubles memory in new MSP430™ microcontrollers offering 512K Flash and 64K
         RAM plus intelligent analog integration and USB peripherals

MSP430F66xx devices provide more memory, analog integration and device
scalability for blood glucose meters, home automation, activity monitors and
low-power wireless applications

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering more memory in its 16-bit
microcontroller portfolio than ever before, Texas Instruments Incorporated
(TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announces MSP430F66xx microcontrollers with embedded
512K Flash and 64K RAM. These larger memory resources enable MSP430 devices to
easily manage wireless protocols, such as Bluetooth^®, Wi-Fi^® and ZigBee^®,
making it a companion microcontroller for TI's broad portfolio of wireless
connectivity applications including the SimpleLink™ family. The MSP430F66xx
microcontrollers can also better support over-the-air firmware updates,
graphical software libraries and more complex computing algorithms. Further
easing system design, the new MSP430 family offers advanced analog
integration, providing an embedded signal chain to enhance analog performance
for sensor interfaces, eliminate external components and enable features such
as text to speech capabilities. The combination of larger memory, integrated
analog, 160-segment LCD driver and USB allows for smaller form factors and
reduced system cost along with the ultra-low-power performance of the MSP
portfolio. Additionally, the new MSP430F66xx devices are a code and pin
compatible extension of MSP430F663x microcontrollers, which offer 256K Flash
and 16k RAM, for a simple design migration path and maximum flexibility. For
more information, visit www.ti.com/f66xx-pr-pf. 

Software and tools for MSP430F66xx microcontrollers

MSP430F66xx microcontrollers are supported by a variety of software
resources. This includes MSP430 Driver Library, which provides a full set of
peripheral drivers, as well as the MSP430 USB Developers Package that delivers
a complete USB software stack and code examples for rapid application
development. In addition to TI's software resources, Micrium® RTOS uC/OS-II
support is available enabling fail-safe, mission critical systems in real-time
environments as well as a variety of wired and wireless protocol stacks such
as the Bluetooth Health Device Profile (HDP) enabling Continua Certified™
telehealth applications. Target boards, including the MSP-TS430PZ100C and
MSP-TS430PZ100USB, are available at TI's eStore with an experimenter board
featuring audio capabilities coming later this year.

Additional features and benefits of MSP430F66xx microcontrollers

  oCode and pin compatible for easy scalability across the F5xx/F6xx series
    while maintaining peripherals with no trade-offs for performance versus
  oSupports broad range of wireless connectivity protocols, including
    Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, near field communications (NFC), sub-1
    GHz, ZigBee including SEP 2.0 architecture and Wi-Fi connectivity
  oIncreased memory plus analog signal chain, including 12-bit
    analog-to-digital (ADC) and digital-to-analog converters (DAC), for the
    recording and outputting of 8ksps of audio enabling basic text to speech
  oUltra-low standby power as low as 2uA with RAM retention enabled for 3us
    fast wake-up offering optimized power and performance efficiency
  oCompatible with the Code Composer Studio™ integrated development
    environment for fast application development and debugging
  oFor non-LCD applications, MSP430F56xx microcontrollers offer pin and code
    compatibility with the 256k MSP430F563x

Pricing and availability

MSP430F56xx and MSP430F66xx microcontrollers are priced from $4.25 USD in
volume units. Samples are immediately available. The MSP-TS430PZ100C and
MSP-TS430PZ100USB target boards are available for $75 USD.

Find out more about TI's microcontrollers, tools and software:

  oMSP430F66xx microcontrollers: www.ti.com/f66xx-pr-pf 
  oMSP430 microcontrollers: www.ti.com/f66xx-msp430-pr-lp 
  oMSP430 USB Developers Package: www.ti.com/f66xx-usb-pr-sw
  oContinua Certified Medical USB Package: www.ti.com/f66xx-medicalusb-pr-sw
  oMSP430 RTOS: www.ti.com/f66xx-msprtos-pr-sw
  oMSP430Ware software: www.ti.com/f66xx-msp430ware-sw 
  oTI's wireless connectivity portfolio: www.ti.com/f66xx-wireless-pr-lp
  oMake the Switch to TI microcontrollers: www.ti.com/maketheswitch

TI's broad portfolio of MCUs and software

From ultra-low-power and Value Line MSP430™ MCUs, to Stellaris® Cortex™-M MCUs
to real-time control C2000™ MCUs, and Hercules™ safety MCUs, TI offers the
broadest range of microcontroller solutions. Designers can accelerate time to
market by tapping into TI's complete software and hardware tools, extensive
third-party offerings and technical support.

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MSP430, C2000, Hercules, SimpleLink and Code Composer Studio are trademarks of
Texas Instruments. Stellaris is a registered trademark. All other trademarks
and registered trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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