MSP430 for Industrial Sensing Applications

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As modern process control systems become increasingly more complex, so does the requirement for embedded processing within individual sensor units. Whether it be for localized data analysis or to support the growing need for digital communication protocols, many sensor manufacturers are now including an MCU within the sensor to enable these new features.

Many existing wired sensors are being retrofitted with a digital communication channel capable of providing more information about the sensors current operating status. This can help to reduce cost of ownership by enabling preventative maintenance schemes which helps to identify failing sensors prior to total failure avoiding costly system breakdowns. Recent innovations in the wireless communication arena are helping to drive growth within the field of wireless sensor networks, when coupled with new energy harvesting techniques, wireless sensor networks are becoming an everyday reality in many remote monitoring situations.

Bringing together high performance analog peripherals, innovative FRAM memory technology combined with the world's lowest power consumption combine to make the MSP430 family of microcontrollers the ideal solution at the heart of new ultra-low-power industrial sensors.

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MSP430 Devices

MSP430 Devices Optimized for Industrial Sensing
Part Number Memory Size Key Features
MSP430F51xx 8 / 16 / 32KB Flash, up to 2KB RAM Hi-Res timer_D, 5V IO, 10-Bit ADC, 32 x 32 MPY
MSP430FR57xx 4 / 8 / 16KB FRAM, up to 1KB RAM 10-Bit ADC, 32 x 32 MPY, 17 GPIO, 4mm x 4mm QFN
MSP430AFE2xx 4 / 8 / 16KB Flash, up to 0.5KB RAM Up to x3 24-Bit ADC's, 16 x 16 MPY
MSP430F22xx 8 / 16 / 32K Flash, up to 1KB RAM x2 integrated op-amps, 10-Bit ADC, 105°C option available
MSP430F534x 64 / 96 / 128K Flash, up to 10KB RAM 12-Bit ADC, 32 x 32 MPY, up to 4 serial comms channels
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Introducing the Wolverine Technology Platform

Introducing the Wolverine Technology Platform - MSP430 Ultra-Low Power MCUs

Imagine a world without wires or batteries! This is where our Wolverine technology is striving to take you. Advances in energy harvesting techniques coupled with this new ultra-low-power technology can make your wireless and batteryless system a reality.

TI achieves the "Wolverine" platform's impressive power gains through its new 130-nm ultra-low-leakage (ULL) process technology, integrated low-power non-volatile memory and enhanced MSP430 DNA with advanced power management and precision low-power analog.

  • Active power as low as 100 μA/MHz
  • < 400 nA standby with RTC and brown-out protection
  • 250× less energy per bit with FRAM
  • < 7 μs to wake to active from standby

Wolverine


Technical Documents and Development Resources

MSP430 Resources for Industrial Sensors
Literature / Part Number Description Type
SNAA134 MSP430 Interface to LMP90100 24bit Sensor AFE application report Application Note
SNAC029 MSP430 Interface to LMP90100 24bit Sensor AFE code library Code Library
SNAA138A MSP430 Interface to LMP91000 Chemical Sensor AFE application report Application Note
SNAC032 MSP430 Interface to LMP91000 Chemical Sensor AFE code library Code Library
SNAA139 MSP430 Interface to DAC161P997 4-20mA DAC application report Application Note
SNAC041 MSP430 Interface to DAC161P997 4-20mA DAC code library Code Library
SNAA140 MSP430 Interface to LMP91200 pH Sensor AFE application report Application Note
SNAC044 MSP430 Interface to LMP91200 pH Sensor AFE code library Code Library
SLAA216 Implementing a single chip thermocouple with the MSP430x42x application report Application Note
SLAA216 Implementing a single chip thermocouple with the MSP430 ADC16 code library Code Library
SLAA501 Implementing a single chip thermocouple with the MSP430 ADC12 application report Application Note
SLAA501 Implementing a single chip thermocouple with the MSP430 ADC12 code library Code Library
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Useful Development Tools

MSP430 Experimenter Boards
Part Number Featured Devices Image Features Price
EM430F6137RF900 CC430F6137 EM430F6137RF900 - CC430 Wireless Development Tool Complete wireless development kit for the CC430 sub 1GHz RF system on chip. Including 2 CC430F6137 target boards, SMA mounting antennas, push buttons, LED's and AAA battery boxes. $149
MSP-EXP430FR5739 MSP430FR5739 MSP-EXP430FR5739 - MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board FRAM-based experimenter's board, accelerometer, thermistor, LEDs, switches, connections for RF modules, integrated Flash Emulation Tool. $29
MSP-EXP430F5529 MSP430F5529 MSP-EXP430F5529 - MSP430F5529 USB Experimenter's Board Complete USB development board, Dot Matrix LCD, microSD card, 3-axis accelerometer, 5-pad capacitive touch slider, RF Module connectors, LEDs, Integrated Flash Emulation Tool $149
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