Using the MSP430 in Portable Medical Applications
Portability, meaning small, easy to use and long battery life, continues to be a strong desired trend in medical products. The MSP430 microcontrollers implement the latest in package technology to support manufacturing of small medical equipment with space restrictions. The MSP430 also help reduce design complexity and time to market. In most portable medical equipments, the actual physiological signals are analog and require signal conditioning techniques, such as amplification and filtering, before they can be measured, monitored, or displayed. The MSP430 microcontroller offers integration of the complete signal chain required for these applications such as personal blood pressure monitors, pulsoximeters, and heart rate monitors.