There are several advanced analog peripherals integrated in the broad portfolio of Texas Instruments microcontroller products. These key analog integrated peripherals such as analog-to-digital converters, operational amplifiers and comparators are the backbone for applications such as Industrial Sensors, Portable Health and Electricity Meters. Each application has its own analog characteristics. Below is the starting point for choosing the right microcontroller based on analog requirements.
|ADC||DAC||Comparator||OpAMP||Temp Sensor||Inputs & Outputs||Delta Sigma Filter||Monitoring||PHY|
|MCU Type||8-Bit SAR||10-Bit SAR||12-Bit SAR||16-Bit ADC||16-Bit Sigma Delta||24-Bit Sigma Delta||8-Bit||12-Bit||Comparator||OpAMP||Temp Sensor||0.9v||1.8vg||5v||cap touch||Delta Sigma Filter||Voltage and Clocks||PHY|
|C2000™ Real-time Control||no||no||yes||yes||no||no||no||yes||yes||yes||no||no||no||no||no||yes||no||no|
|C2000 Control + Automation||no||no||yes||no||no||no||no||no||yes||no||no||no||no||no||no||no||no||yes|
MSP is a 16-bit family of microcontrollers designed from the ground up to support ultra-low-power applications. The integrated analog peripherals are designed to operate in the various power modes enabling a power-efficient system solution. Many of the analog peripherals have modes of operation that do not use the CPU at all, which enables low power consumption and frees the CPU for parallel operations. The information below highlights the key features of each analog integrated peripheral and recommended devices to begin evaluation.
The C2000™ Real-time Control MCUs provide integrated high performance analog peripherals such as ADCs, comparators, op-amps, and much more. A mix of analog peripherals are available on all real-time control devices from the low cost Piccolo line of products to the high end Delfino microcontrollers.
Safety MCUs integrate analog sensing functions via 10-bit and 12-bit SAR ADCs with sampling rates up to 1.6 MSPS. In support of the fault detection and diagnosis requirements for safety critical designs, additional analog circuits are included to monitor critical system attributes such as the power supply, clock source and phase-locked loop. All Hercules devices include ADC Self-Test and calibration as well as voltage, oscillator and PLL monitoring.
The C2000 control + automation devices are a family of ARM® Cortex®-M4 and –M3 and C28x microcontrollers designed from the ground up to support industrial and connected applications. The integrated analog peripherals enable applications to simultaneously control its environment, connect to the user and automate the system. The information below highlights the key features of each analog IP and recommended devices to begin evaluation.