25 Functions for 25 Cents: Using MSP430 MCUs To Tailor Simple Functions


Inspiring developers to implement simple sensing solutions through a variety of integrated mixed-signal features, TI has unveiled its new MSP430 value line sensing MCUs, available for as low as US$0.25 in high volumes. The MCUs can be used to customize 25 common system-level functions including timers, input/output expanders, system reset controllers, electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) and more, using a library of code examples.

Additions to the series include two new entry-level devices, the MSP430FR2000 and MSP430FR2100 MCUs (with 0.5 KB and 1 KB of memory, respectively), and a new TI LaunchPad development kit for quick and easy evaluation.

TI allows developers to choose the best sensing MCU for each of their designs by providing a common core architecture, a tools and software ecosystem, and extensive documentation including migration guides.

Applications may leverage a 0.5-KB MSP430FR2000 MCU to one with 256 KB of memory, higher performance or more analog peripherals.


The MSP430 value line sensing MCUs already included the MSP430FR2111, MSP430FR2311, MSP430FR2033, MSP430FR2433 and MSP430FR4133 microcontroller families and their related development tools and software.

The MCUs are priced for US$0.29 in 1,000-unit quantities and US$0.25 in higher volumes. Additionally, the new MSP430FR2433 LaunchPad development kit is available for US$9.99.

Today through Dec. 31, 2017, the TI store is offering the LaunchPad kit for a promotional price of US$4.30.

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