Legendary family of ultra-low power 16-bit microcontrollers – MSP430
MSP430 is a custom-designed family of 16-bit RISC microcontrollers developed by Texas Instruments. The broad portfolio of MSP430 MCUs is dedicated for ultra-low power applications in various industry branches – from wearable and mobile devices to wireless sensor networks, remote metering and portable medical & measurement appliances. The processors utilize a bunch of low-power modes, ultra-fast wakeup from standby mode and a comprehensive set of peripherals, including various analog-to-digital converters, analog comparators, D/A converters, flexible timers with PWM outputs as well as multi-channel capacitive touch controllers, direct LCD drivers and different types of serial interfaces (enhanced UART with auto baudrate detection feature, IrDA, SPI and I2C). In-system programming can be done by simple, low I/O count debug interface called Spy-Bi-Wire. MSP430 processors are available in many types of packages, including SMT (TSSOP, QFN and so on) as well as PDIP – the last option is highly recommended for education and evaluation purposes, allowing simple replacement of MCU while using the same development board. In our stock you can find low-cost MSP-EXP430G2ET LaunchPad evaluation board with on-board MSP430G2553 processor. You can also buy MSP430G2553IN20 MCU in DIP20 package if you need to use the chip in your own device.
TIVA C - high performance ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs from Texas Instruments
In our offer you can also find two interesting products developed for evaluation of TIVA C Series ARM Cortex-M4 processors. These are 32-bit microcontrollers with built-in USB controller and rich set of analog and digital peripherals. The TM4C123GH6PM processor can work at clock frequency of up to 80 MHz and contains 256 kB of Flash memory and 32 kB of RAM. EK-TM4C123GXL Launchpad evaluation board also contains built-in USB debugger, two user switches, reset switch, RGB LED as well as microUSB connector for user application and of course some gpio pinheaders. If you need more advanced connectivity and higher performance, you can also check our EK-TM4C1294XL Connected LaunchPad. It is based on TM4C1294NCPDT 32-bit 120 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 MCU with 1 MB Flash memory, 256 kB RAM and also 6 kB of embedded EEPROM. You can benefit from reach set of GPIO headers, built-in Ethernet 10/100 PHY with RJ45 socket and also USB connector for user applications and four switches (two for user application, one reset switch and one wake up switch).
TMS320 – embedded digital signal processing at your fingertips
In some applications there is a need for specific features that enable fast computation of complex mathematical algorithms, such as Fourier transform, digital filters or fast, software-implemented PID controllers. LAUNCHXL-F280049C evaluation board is great, affordable development platform for learning and developing DSP applications without need of purchasing expensive hardware tools. On the PCB you can find 100 MHz TMS320F280049C DSP processor with 256 kB of Flash memory, FPU co-processor and TMU (trigonometric math unit). It also has a 12-bit ADC, CAN bus controller, encoder interface as well as UART, I2C and SPI serial interfaces.