Comes with capacitive touch pads and eliminates additional hardware
Texas Instruments (TI) has launched 64 new ultra-low-power MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers (MCUs) that offer 16-bit performance at an 8-bit price.
According to the company, the new MSP430G2xx2 MCUs include integrated capacitive touch IOs, enabling developers to interface directly with capacitive touch pads, eliminating the need for additional hardware and components.
Additionally, the MSP430 MCU Value Line expansion provides extra package and memory options, providing developers with increased design flexibility.
TI’s new G2xx2 MCUs features and benefits include: integrated capacitive touch IOs, which eliminate the need for external passive components; increased memory ranges of up to 8KB Flash and 256B RAM to support more advanced applications; and Code compatible across MSP430 platform providing easy migration path for added scalability.
The new MSP430G2xx2 MCUs are priced from $0.33 for 100K units and samples are immediately available.
The MSP430 MCU Value Line LaunchPad development kit (MSP-EXP430G2) is priced at $4.30.