TI is simplifying industrial gateway designs to connect sensors to the cloud by introducing Ethernet connectivity to the SimpleLink microcontroller (MCU) platform – a single hardware, software and tool platform for wired and wireless MCUs.
The new SimpleLink MSP432 Ethernet MCUs are based on a high-performance 120-MHz Arm Cortex-M4F core with an integrated MAC and PHY to reduce development time.
To help developers accelerate time to market for grid infrastructure and industrial automation gateway applications, the new MSP432E411Y MCUs integrate an Ethernet MAC and PHY, USB, Controller Area Network (CAN) and advanced cryptography accelerators.
“Engineers can now combine wired communications with the SimpleLink MSP432 host MCUs through integrated serial interfaces with wireless connectivity technology such as Sub-1 GHz, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect end nodes to the cloud using the SimpleLink software development kit (SDK)”, said TI in the announcement.
In addition, developers can use the same code base when designing end nodes and intelligent gateways using the new SimpleLink Ethernet MCUs for the grid, factories and buildings.
The SimpleLink Ethernet MCU-based development kits are available through the TI store and authorized distributors. The MSP432E401Y MCU LaunchPad development kit (MSP-EXP432E401Y) is available for US$19.99.
Additionally, the MSP432E4 MCUs are available for mass production, priced at US$9.00 in 1,000-unit quantities.
For more information, see www.ti.com/simplelinkethernet-pr.
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