Industrial sensing and communications

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 node to enable additional features.

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 remote sensing applications that include motor condition monitoring.

Industrial

Differentiators

  • The lowest active/standby mode power profile
    • < 100 µA/MHz Active Mode
    • < 500 nA RTC Standby Mode
    • Power optimized integrated analog
  • FRAM write speeds and endurance enable storage and analysis of more data over time
  • Patent Pending Compute Through Power Loss (CTPL) software library revolutionizes context save and restore
  • Extended temperature options available

Benefits

  • Reduced maintenance and replacement costs
    • Battery operation > 10yrs
    • Battery free operation when paired with the bq25570 Energy Harvesting IC
  • Smarter decisions enabled based on a larger set of data
  • Quick wakeup with intelligent system-state restoration after unexpectedly power loss
  • Run in harsh environmental conditions

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TI Designs Tools Devices

TIDA-00165: 4-20mA current loop temperature transmitter

TIDA-00188: Turnkey IO Link Transmitter

TIDM-FRAM-CTPL: Intelligent context save and restore on power loss

TIDM-WLMOTORMONITOR: Wireless motor condition monitor

TIDA-00274: 3-phase brushless DC motor drive

TIDM-LPBP-CONTACTLESS-TEMP-SENSE: Contactless MEMS Temperature Sensor Orientation Tracker

MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

MSP-TS430DA38 – 38 pin MSP430 Target board

MSP-EXP430FR5969- 64 KB FRAM LaunchPad with built in super-capacitor

MSP-EXP430FR6989- 128 KB FRAM LaunchPad with LCD

MSP430FR6989

MSP430FR6972

MSP430FR5969

MSP430FR5739

MSP430FR4133

MSP430FR2033

MSP430AFE2xx

MSP430i2041

MSP430F2274

MSP430F2272

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Energy harvesting / alternative energy / renewable energy

Reducing peak and average current consumption with the world’s lowest power microcontrollers (MCUs), TI is opening the door to new applications that were not feasible with traditional battery powered systems. Pairing with battery management solutions such as the bq25570 Energy Harvesting IC, applications ranging from a clock powered with a grape, sensors on a bridge powered by vibration, or sensors for wireless monitoring of a farm or winery powered by light, TI along with leading energy harvesting vendors, is creating a complete ecosystem allowing designers to not only envision but also create a battery-free world.

Alternative Energy

Differentiators

  • Lowest active/standby mode power profile
    • < 100 uA/MHz Active Mode
    • < 500 nA RTC Standby Mode
  • High precision integrated analog peripherals enable true system on chip designs
  • Integrated USB peripheral simplifies direct computer connection for data download or analysis purposes

Benefits

  • Low leakage systems helps in improving efficiency / throughput with the renewable sources
  • Scalable portfolio enables easy software portability for various applications.

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TIDA-00120: Solar MPPT Charge Controller

TIDA-00121: Solar Street Light with Integrated MPPT Charger Reference Design

TIDM-WLMOTORMONITOR: Wireless Motor Monitor Reference Design

TIDA-00242: Solar Power Energy Harvester Reference Design using a Super Capacitor
EZ430-RF2500-SEH: MSP Solar Energy Harvesting Development Tool

MSP-EXP430FR5969 - 64 KB FRAM LaunchPad with built in super-capacitor

MSP-EXP430FR6989 - 128 KB FRAM LaunchPad with LCD
MSP430FR5969 - 16 MHz, 64 KB FRAM, 2 KB SRAM, 40 IO, 12-bit ADC, AES

MSP430FR5739 - 24 MHz, 16 KB FRAM, 1 KB SRAM, 32 IO, 10-bit ADC

MSP430F5172 – 25 MHz, 32 KB Flash, 2 KB SRAM, 31 IO, 10-bit ADC, High-Res Timer

MSP430F5529 - 25 MHz, 128 KB Flash, 10 KB SRAM, 63 IO, 12-bit ADC, USB

MSP430F2274 - 16 MHz, 32 KB Flash, 1 KB SRAM, 32 IO, 10-bit ADC

Access control & security

MSP microcontrollers are designed to meet upcoming needs for applications like Occupancy & Intruder Detectors, Electronic Access Control & Capacitive Touch applications . These low-power microcontrollers have unique analog capabilities to address multiple sensing topologies and supports RFID, NFC technologies.

Smart Grid

Differentiators

  • Ultra low power – Active Mode : 100uA/MHz
  • Energy Trace++ Technology
  • Capacitive Touch IO capability & Software Library
  • NFC Software & ROM Controllers

Benefits

  • Cost efficient with min. external components
  • Long Battery Life
  • Accurate and efficient power monitoring
  • Reliable and Fail safe mode operation

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TIDA-00213 -Thermopile-Based Occupancy Detector for People Counting Applications Reference Design

TIDM-LPBP-CAPTOUCH - Low Power Capacitive Touch Solution f/Human Machine Interface (HMI) Apps Reference Design NFC Transceiver Reference Design
MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

ENERGYTRACE MSP EnergyTrace™ Technology

CAPSENSELIBRARY - Capacitive Touch Software Library
MSP430G2533

MSP430FR5969

MSP430FR5739

MSP430F5529

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Fire and smoke detectors

A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Commercial and residential security devices issue a signal to a fire alarm control panel as part of a fire alarm system, while household detectors, known as smoke alarms, generally issue a local audible or visual alarm from the detector itself.

Smoke detectors are typically housed in a disk-shaped plastic enclosure about 150 mm (6 in) in diameter and 25 mm (1 in) thick, but the shape can vary by manufacturer or product line. Most smoke detectors work either by optical detection (photoelectric) or by physical process (ionization), while others use both detection methods to increase sensitivity to smoke. Sensitive alarms can be used to detect, and thus deter, smoking in areas where it is banned. Smoke detectors in large commercial, industrial, and residential buildings are usually powered by a central fire alarm system, which is powered by the building power with a battery backup. However, in many single-family detached and smaller multiple family housings, a smoke alarm is often powered only by a single disposable battery.

MSP430 Controllers are used very popularly in these applications to get highest battery lifetime ( >10yrs ) with its Ultra low power features and cost optimization with integrated analog features like in-built Operational Amplifiers and ADC.

Fire and Smoke Detectors

Differentiators

  • Crystal less operation with integrated HF Oscillator
  • Low Leakage Internal Trans-impedance Amplifier
  • ‹2uA average power consumption
  • FRAM helps for faster programming and high volume manufacturing

Benefits

  • Ultra Low power for 10yr+ Battery Life
  • Small Form Factor for size constraints
  • Integrated Analog functionality for cost effective, single chip implementation
  • Voice Band , Audio Playback functionality – Ready design

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TIDM-G2XXSMOKEDETECTOR - Smoke Detector with Ultra Low Power MCU

TIDM-TIA - Trans impedance Amplifier with Microcontroller

MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

ENERGYTRACE MSP EnergyTrace™ Technology

MSP430G2452 / MSP430F2132 - 8KB Flash with 10bit ADC

MSP430G2553 / MSP430F2252 – 16KB Flash with 10bit ADC

MSP430FR2033 - 16KB FRAM with 10bit ADC and higher IO count.

MSP430F2274 - 32KB Flash with Integrated Op-Amp and 10bit ADC

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Glass break detectors

A glass break detector is a sensor used in electronic burglar alarms that detects if a pane of glass is shattered or broken. These sensors are commonly used near glass doors or glass store-front windows to detect if an intruder broke the glass and entered. Glass break detectors usually use a microphone, which monitors any noise or vibrations coming from the glass. If the vibrations exceed a certain threshold (that is sometimes user selectable) they are analyzed by detector circuitry. Simpler detectors simply use narrowband microphones tuned to frequencies typical of glass shattering, and react to sound above certain threshold, whereas more complex designs compare the sound analysis to one or more glass-break profiles using signal transforms similar to DCT and FFT and react if both the amplitude threshold and statistically expressed similarity threshold are breached.

MSP Controllers are designed to optimize Glass Break detector applications via a cost effective single chip implementation with lower power and robust algorithm for reference.

Glass Break Detectors

Differentiators

  • Higher processing requirements at lower power with LEA
  • Higher Security with AES256, Regional Secure Zones
  • 14bit High Speed ADC for advance capture algorithms and improved performance

Benefits

  • Ultra Low power for 10yr+ Battery Life
  • Small Form Factor for size constraints with single chip implementation
  • Ready reference design & software - Robust algorithms for false trigger/detections

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TIDA-00314 Touch on Metal Buttons with Integrated Haptic feedback

TIDA-00373 NFC & RFID Ultra-Low Power Card Presence Detection

MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

ENERGYTRACE MSP EnergyTrace™ Technology

CAPSENSELIBRARY - Capacitive Touch Software Library

MSP430G2553 – 16KB Flash with 10bit ADC

MSP430FR2033 – 16KB FRAM with 10bit ADC

MSP430FR5969 - 64KB FRAM with Differential input, lower power 12bit ADC

MSP432P401 – 256KB Flash, 64KB RAM with ARM Cortex M4F Core & 14 bit, 1 MSPS ADC

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Electronic locks

Electronic Locks are combination of a  mechanical and electronic fastening device that is released by a physical object (such as a key, keycard , keypads via a combination of numbers, fingerprint , RFID card, security token etc.), by supplying secret information (such as a code or password), or by a combination.

MSP430 controllers are ideally suited for these applications to optimize lower power performance increasing the battery life and better security, data logging features for added intelligence with FRAM Technology.

Electronic locks

Differentiators

  • Captivate IP for Cap Touch Functionality
  • AES256 & IP Encapsulation for enhanced security
  • FRAM for firmware upgrades and data logging

Benefits

  • Ultra Low power for 10yr+ Battery Life
  • Small Form Factor for size constraints
  • Communication stacks availability – NFC, 6LowPAN, Simple Link…etc

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TIDA-00314 : Touch on Metal Buttons with Integrated Haptic feedback

TIDA-00373 : NFC & RFID Ultra-Low Power Card Presence Detection
MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

ENERGYTRACE MSP EnergyTrace™ Technology

CAPSENSELIBRARY - Capacitive Touch Software Library
MSP430G2553 – 16KB Flash with 10bit ADC

MSP430FR2033 – 16KB FRAM with 10bit ADC

MSP430FR5969  - 64KB FRAM with Differential input, lower power 12bit ADC

MSP432P401 – 256KB Flash, 64KB RAM with ARM Cortex M4F Core & 14 bit, 1 MSPS ADC

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Occupancy, motion detectors

Occupancy or Motion Detectors are essentially Sensing applications which encompasses a range of technologies for detecting a presence of human body in an area of space, typically without the intentional participation of the detected person. A variety of sensing technologies are used like Infra-red, Ultrasound, Acoustic, Image recognition…etc. Appropriate application spaces are offices, classrooms, conference rooms, rest rooms, storage areas, corridors…etc primarily for optimizing energy consumption i.e to conserve and save electrical power. MSP Microcontrollers with its ultra low power features are well suited for these application with integrated analog function and advance security features.

Motion detection

Differentiators

  • AES256 & IP Encapsulation for enhanced security
  • FRAM for firmware upgrades and data logging
  • 14bit High Speed ADC for advance capture algorithms and improved performance

Benefits

  • Low power for simpler power supplies
  • Small Form Factor for size constraints
  • Integrated Analog functionality for multiple sensor inputs (PIR, thermopile, Inductive ...etc.)
  • Communication stacks availability (6LowPAN, Simple Link, KNX ...etc.)

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TI Designs Tools Devices
TIDM-TIA: Transimpedance Amplifier with Microcontroller Reference Design

CC256XEM-RD - CC256x Bluetooth® Reference Design

TIDM-VOICEBANDAUDIO - Voice Band Audio Playback Using a PWM DAC

MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger


CC256XEM-RD

MSP-EXP430G2

MSP-TS430PZ100AUSB
MSP430F2274
MSP430F2274 offers Integrated op-amps and a 10-bit ADC for simple low cost BGM implementations.

CC2560
CC2564 LP2985-18
Enables customers to easily add BLE to existing BGM designs.

MSP430G2xxx MSP430F5xxx MSP430FR59xx TPA301D
Low cost, small code footprint recorded audio playback functionality

MSP430FG6626 System on Chip device including 16-bit sigma delta ADC, 12-bit DAC’s, Op-Amps & LCD controller. Reduces BOM count and PCB space.

Blood pressure monitor

The health benefits and early warning signs attainable through regular blood-pressure monitoring are well known. These portable pieces of equipment require precision analog measurements along with precise control functions to ensure the system operates correctly and with maximum efficiency.

Medical

Differentiators

  • True system-on-chip designs include high-performance analog peripherals.
  • Integrated USB peripheral simplifies direct computer connection for data download or analysis purposes.

Benefits

  • Reduced bill of materials help to drive down overall form factor and system cost.
  • Single chip design enables faster time to market and may simplify overall design effort needed.

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TIDM-BPM Ultra Low Power Blood Pressure And Heart Rate Monitor Reference Design MSP-TS430PZ100USB MSP430F6638
LMV324
TPS763
High Performance ADC & DAC’s integrated into a System on Chip microcontroller, reduced external component count
MSP-TS430PZ100D MSP430FR6989
128KB Integrated FRAM non-volatile memory, large non-volatile FRAM enables low energy data logging extending system battery lifetime
MSP430FG6x2x MSP430FG6626
System on Chip device including 16-bit sigma delta ADC, 12-bit DAC’s, Op-Amps & LCD controller, System On Chip convenience reduces BOM count and PCB space.

Pulse oximeter

A pulse-oximeter is a medical device that is used to measure a patients oxygen saturation level. MSP microcontrollers provide a single chip solution for today’s designers.

Pulse

Differentiators

  • High precision integrated analog peripherals enable true system on chip designs.
  • Integrated USB peripheral simplifies direct computer connection for data download or analysis purposes.

Benefits

  • Reduced bill of materials help to drive down overall form factor and system cost.
  • Single chip design enables faster time to market and may simplify overall design effort needed.

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TI Designs Tools Devices
TIDA-00311 - Miniaturized Pulse Oximeter Reference Design

TIDA-00010 - Pulse Oximeter via Finger Clip Reference Design with BLE Connectivity

TIDM-EKG-PULSE - Low Power Pulse Oximeter & EKG Reference Design

MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

MSP-TS430PZ100AUSB

MSP430F5528
DSBGA packages and optimized PCB layout, small form factor allows integration into space constrained applications

MSP430FG439
12-bit SAR ADC, 12-bit dual DAC, op-Amps, upto 60K Flash, LCD controller

MSP430FG6626
16-bit SD ADC, 12-bit dual DAC, op-amps, USB, LCD controller

Heart rate monitor

From single-lead health and fitness heart-rate monitor chest straps, Holter and event monitor systems to clinical diagnostic systems, TI’s offering of medical semiconductor products offer a wide range of solutions for many heart-rate monitor applications.

Medical

Differentiators

  • Integrated analog enables single chip solutions for many HRM applications.
  • Innovative FRAM non-volatile memory.

Benefits

  • Single chip solutions help to optimize bill of material complexity and costs.
  • FRAM memory reduces non volatile write power, significantly extending battery life. It also enables extended data logging with near infinite write endurance.

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TI Designs Tools Devices
TIDA-00011: Optical Heart Rate Monitor Reference Design with BLE Connectivity
MOD-EKG MSP430FG439 - 12-bit SAR ADC, 12-bit dual DAC, op-Amps, up to 60K Flash, LCD controller

MSP430FG6626 - 16-bit SD ADC, 12-bit dual DAC, op-amps, USB, LCD controller

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Activity tracker

MSP devices provide an ideal combination of processing performance and power consumption, enabling the latest generations of personal fitness, activity monitors and trackers to operate even longer between battery charges.

Activity

Differentiators

  • Innovative FRAM non-volatile memory.
  • Tiny DSBGA packages drive down physical footprint.

Benefits

  • Extended battery life including applications where non volatile data storage is required.
  • Integrated USB peripheral simplifies data download & firmware updates.

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TI Designs Tools Devices
TIDA-00011: Optical Heart Rate Monitor Reference Design with BLE Connectivity

TIDM-CHRONOS-PAN: Personal Area Network and Sensor Node Development System Reference Design

MSP-EXP430F5529LP

eZ430-Chronos
MSP430F5528 - Enables accurate wrist worn step counting, small code size.

CC430F6147
- Ready to go form factor enables fast time to market

Smart medical patch

By complimenting or even replace existing methods of gathering physiological data, the growing trend for un-obtrusive smart medical patches continues to grow. By utilizing innovative technologies such as FRAM non-volatile memory and NFC transceivers, energy harvesting battery-less systems are now a reality.

smartp

Differentiators

  • Ultra-low-power FRAM microcontrollers offer significantly lower power writes than conventional NV memories such as Flash or EEPROM.
  • Integrated AES256 encryption / decryption hardware accelerator.

Benefits

  • Enables extended battery life with no added power needed for NV storage.
  • System power can be supplied through NFC field only, enabling battery free systems.

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TIDM-RF430-TEMPSENSE - Dynamic Near Field Communication (NFC) Type 4B Tag

TIDM-RF430-TEMPSENSE - Battery-less NFC/RFID Temperature Sensing Patch
MSP-EXP430FR5969

DLP-7970ABP
RF430FRL15x

MSP430FR5989 - 128KB Integrated FRAM non-volatile memory, large non-volatile FRAM enables low energy data logging extending system battery lifetime

MSP430FR5739

RF430CL330H

RF430FRL152H - FSystem on chip integrating analog front end, NFC transceiver & microcontroller with FRAM memory, enables temperature measurement & non-volatile storage using scavenged RF energy

Personal electronics (consumers)

Touch optimized peripherals, Low-Power design, and low cost make MSP MCUs ideal for Consumer & Portable Electonic applications. These microcontrollers can add value to a system as an always-on ultra-low power co-processor to an applications processor. The MSP can be used to offload functions such as sensor hub, keyboard control, battery and power management, capacitive touch, haptics, and proximity detection.

Consumer & Portable Electronics

Differentiators

  • The lowest active/standby mode power profile
    • < 100 µA/MHz Active Mode
    • < 500 nA RTC Standby Mode
  • .4 nsec Timer D resolution
  • Capacitive touch I/O module integrated
  • Split rail 1.8 V/3.3 V options available

Benefits

  • Low power architecture and peripherals enable extended system battery life
  • High resolution timers enable faster response time and sensitivity to support more buttons
  • Touch inputs enabled without external components
  • Directly connect to applications processors and sensors alike

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TI Designs Tools Devices
TIDM-REMOTE-CONTROLLER-FOR-AC: Remote Controller of Air Conditioner using Low Power Microcontroller

TIDM-BATTERYLESSNFCKEYBOARD: Battery-less Near Field Communication (NFC) Keyboard

TIDM-BANKCARDREADER: Mobile Phone Bank Card Reader

TIDM-LPBP-HAPTOUCH: Haptics Enabled Gaming Controller Design

TIDA-00089: Value Soundbar Reference Design Kit for Stereo or 2.1 Applications
MSP-EXP430F5529

430BOOST-SENSE1

MSP-EXP430F5529lPTI

MSP-EXP430FR5969

MSP-TS430PZ100D
MSP430G2xx2

MSP430G2xx3

MSP430F51x1

MSP430F51x2

MSP430F5229

MSP430F525x

MSP430FR5969

MSP430FR6989

MSP430FR2033

MSP430FR4133

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Thermostats

A thermostat is a component of a control system which senses the temperature and maintains it near a desired set-point. The thermostat does this by switching heating or cooling devices on or off, or regulating the flow of a heat transfer fluid as needed, to maintain the correct temperature. A thermostat may be a control unit for a heating or cooling system or a component part of a heater or air conditioner. Thermostats can be constructed in many ways and may use a variety of sensors to measure the temperature. The output of the sensor then controls the heating or cooling apparatus. A thermostat may switch on and off at temperatures either side of the setpoint. This prevents equipment damage from frequent switching.

MSP430 Microcontrollers with Ultra-Low power and inbuilt LCD Driving capability are suited for these applications to give higher battery lifetime and visual indications with higher contrast LCD display.

Medical

Differentiators

  • FRAM for firmware upgrades and data logging
  • Cap Touch Functionality for better user interface

Benefits

  • Ultra Low power for higher battery lifetime
  • Integrated LCD Drive functionality for large displays
  • Integrated low power RTC ( Real Time Clock ) peripheral

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TIDM-FRAM-THERMOSTAT: Thermostat Implementation with FRAM Microcontroller Reference Design

TIDA-00373: Backlight and Smart Lighting Control by Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor Reference Design

TIDM-FRAM-CTPL: Intelligent System State Restoration after Power Failure with Compute Through Power Loss Utility

MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

MSP430 Energy Trace technology

MSP-FRAM-Utilities

MSP430F417 – 32Kb Flash, 1Kb RAM with integrated comparator & 96 segment LCD

MSP430FR4133 – 16KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM with 144segment LCD

MSP430F6723 – 64KB Flash, 4KB RAM with 320segment LCD and integrated hardware RTC

MSP430F6726 – 128Kb Flash, 8KB RAM with 320 segment LCD and integrated hardware RTC

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Smart Grid & Infrastructure

MSP microcontrollers are designed to meet higher accuracy and reliability needs for smart grid infrastructure products like Circuit breakers, self powered protection relays and power monitors. These low-power microcontrollers have unique capabilities to address multiple sensing topologies and address the advanced communication requirements.

smart grid

Differentiators

  • Ultra low power – Active Mode : 100uA/MHz
  • Fast start-up times < 6uS
  • High performance ADCs
  • Integrated Op-Amps
  • Accurate Internal Oscillators
  • Small form factors / packages

Benefits

  • Simpler Power Supply requirements
  • Reliable and Fail safe mode operation
  • Precise power monitoring and better accuracy
  • Cost efficient with min. external components

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TI Designs Tools Devices
TIDA-00221 Measurement Module for Branch Current Monitor

TIDA-00222 Measurement Module for Branch Circuit power Monitor / Sub Meter
MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger

MSP430 Energy Trace technology
MSP430F6779A

MSP430FR5969

MSP430F5328

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Water, Heat and Gas Flow Meters

MSP based Flow Meter products are designed to meet higher accuracy and achieve >20years of Battery life time. The enhanced peripherals support multiple sensing technologies ( like Optical sensing, Magnetic sensing, LC sensors & Ultrasonic sensing....etc ) for flow measurement and enable multiple communication technologies for Water Meters & Gas Meters. Also, with the new FRAM technology, these low-power microcontrollers enable constant on-the-fly data logging and faster, simpler wireless firmware updates.

Water

Differentiators

  • System on chip with Enhanced Scan interface peripheral
  • Ultra Low Power Active ( 100uA/MHz ) and stand-by modes ( 350nA )
  • Energy trace++ technology
  • FRAM Memory
  • AES256 & true random number seed for Random Number generation algorithm
  • Metrology & Wireless M-Bus Software offering

Benefits

  • Ultra Low-power Background Flow Measurement
  • Optimized energy based code analysis
  • Higher Battery Life time
  • Fast and reliable data logging
  • Advanced Security for Automated Meter Reading, Automated Meter Infrastructure needs
  • Fast time to market with reference design

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TIDM-3LC-METER-CONV Water Meter Reference Design for three LC Sensors

TIDM-FRAM-WaterMeter: Water Meter Implementation with FRAM Microcontroller Reference Design
MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger MSP430FR6989

MSP430FR4133

MSP430FW429

MSP430FR6972

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Electric Meter

MSP based Energy-measurement products are designed to meet /exceed ANSI C12.20 and IEC 62053 accuracy standards for smart electric meters across the entire temperature range and helps to <achieve <0.1% accuracy over 2000:1 dynamic input range for phase current .These low-power microcontrollers have unique features to support multiple sensors like Current Transformers, Shunt resistors & Rogowski Coils along with built in sophisticated peripherals to enhance system security and code/data protection to meet the smart grid requirements. Additionally, MSP Microcontrollers are used for accurate and efficient power monitoring applications.

Medical

Differentiators

  • System on chip with 24 bit,7 Simultaneous ΣΔ Converters having differential inputs & inbuilt PGAs
  • Hardware real-time clock with separate Vbat and Tamper detect IO
  • Hardware AES-128 module for Encryption
  • Ultra Low Power Modes with <2uA standby mode
  • Energy Software Library offering with DLMS support
  • Energy Software Library offering with DLMS support

Benefits

  • Class 0.2 Metrology Accuracy
  • Ultra Low Power for >10yrs battery life
  • Automatic Meter Reading ( AMR ) with standard compliance
  • Reduce cases of energy theft and revenue loss due to meter tampering
  • Time to Market with complete reference design

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TIDM-Three Phase Meter : Class 0.2 Accuracy

TIDM-3PHMETER-ROGOWSKI : Implementation of a 3ph. Rogowski Coil based Watt hour Meter

TIDM-Three Phase Meter : Class 0.5 Accuracy

TIDM-1PHMTR-ESD: One-Phase Metrology with Enhanced ESD Protection reference design
MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger MSP430F6779A

MSP430F6736A

MSP430F67641A

MSP430F47197

MSP430F427A

MSP430FR6972

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Blood Glucose Meter

Description: Blood Glucose Meters are handheld portable medical devices used to monitor a patient’s glucose levels. Today, these meters are generally based on the amperometric measurement of an electrochemical reaction between a tiny blood sample and a specific reagent. This tiny current is converted to a voltage which is measured using an analog-to-digital converter. This measured voltage is then processed to give the user a glucose reading which is displayed and stored for downloading at a later time.

glucose

Differentiators

  • Integrated SAR or Sigma-Delta ADC, OP-Amps, DAC’s for true SoC design
  • Wide range of memory and peripheral configurations for a range of glucose meters

Benefits

  • Single chip design enables faster time to market and may simplify overall design effort needed.
  • Scalable portfolio enables easy software portability between a full range of meter products.

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TIDM-TIA: Transimpedance Amplifier with Microcontroller Reference Design MSP-FET – MSP Programmer/Debugger MSP430F2274
MSP430F2274 offers Integrated op-amps and a 10-bit ADC for simple low cost BGM implementations.
CC256XEM-RD - CC256x Bluetooth® Reference Design CC256XEM-RD CC2560
CC2564 LP2985-18
Enables customers to easily add BLE to existing BGM designs.
TIDM-VOICEBANDAUDIO - Voice Band Audio Playback Using a PWM DAC MSP-EXP430G2 MSP430G2xxx MSP430F5xxx MSP430FR59xx TPA301D
Low cost, small code footprint recorded audio playback functionality
MSP-TS430PZ100AUSB MSP430FG6626 System on Chip device including 16-bit sigma delta ADC, 12-bit DAC’s, Op-Amps & LCD controller


MSP Low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments (TI) are RISC-based, mixed-signal processors that include up to 512 KB non-volatile memory (Flash or FRAM), up to 66 KB SRAM, smart analog and digital peripherals and a number of additional options such as ultra-low-power embedded RF and security such as AES encryption. In total, this MCU family features over 450 device variants and over 25 package options. TI provides robust design support for the low-power MCUs including technical documents, training, code examples and the hardware and software tools you need to get started today!