Microcontrollers (MCU)

Microcontrollers (MCU) – Applications

TI microcontrollers (MCUs) help shape systems all over the world to enable design advancements that are fast, green, smart and fun. Let TI MCUs help get you there. From low-power MSP MCUs and performance C2000™ real-time controllers, to 32-bit Hercules™ARM® MCUs for functional safety and Cortex®-M4 MCUs, TI offers a wide selection of embedded controller products to fit your design needs. TI’s MCU portfolio is complete with a variety of versatile and dependable options that meet customer demands in an ever-changing and technological world.

Alternative energy

TI semiconductors enable green efficiency and greener designs that help make the world a more livable place. TI MCUs are synonymous with ultra-low power, real-time control and safety which help increase efficiency and reduce waste. From solar, to energy harvesting, to hybrid and electric-vehicle applications, TI is helping to create a complete ecosystem where customers can envision and design for a world powered by renewable energy. This world will include clean energy that is safe and abundant, it will reduce energy usage through smarter and more power-efficient electronics, and it will be conducive to a better quality of life based around renewable energy sources.

Applications Products Technologies
Solar
C2000 MCUs and Safety MCUs Solar Power
Functional Safety 
MSP430™ MCUs Radio Frequency 
HEV  C2000 MCUs and Safety MCUs Motor Drive & Control
Human Machine Interface
Radio Frequency 
MSP430 MCUs Sensors 
Energy Harvesting  MSP430 MCUs Radio Frequency
Sensors 

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Automotive & transportation

New technologies provide advanced reliability and energy savings in automobiles. TI, an innovator in the semiconductor industry and automotive market, is committed to providing secure and reliable embedded technology to meet the needs of customers for a safe, comfortable and connected driving experience. In a modern world where microcontrollers are controlling a car’s engine, TI MCUs perform under extreme circumstances to provide a safe and efficient solution in a vast and growing market. SafeTI™ design packages help customers achieve the certification needed for safety development processes and standards.

Applications Products Technologies
Car Access System MSP430 MCUs Embedded Security
Radio Frequency 
Central Body Control Module C2000 MCUs and Safety MCUs Functional Safety
Radio Frequency 
Anti-Lock Braking Systems  C2000 MCUs and Safety MCUs Functional Safety 

Consumer & portable electronics

Microcontrollers are hidden inside a number of consumer and commercial products, from microwaves to TVs and more, allowing a device to interact with a user through the embedded processor within. A broad range of microcontrollers allow for ultra-low power to real-time control functionalities for your suite of embedded design solutions.

Applications Products Technologies
Remote control 
MSP430 MCUs Radio Frequency
Human Machine Interface
Sensors 
White goods (appliances) 
C2000 MCUs Motor Drive & Control 
Radio Frequency 
MSP430 MCUs
Human Machine Interface
Sensors 

Industrial

TI’s commitment to the industrial market ranges from automation and metering solutions, industrial motor control, human machine interface, sensor and programmable logic control. As industrial applications continue to demand lower active standby power consumption, TI microcontrollers maintain design flexibility while delivering the best in energy friendliness. Increased connectivity, safety and security requirements are met through TI’s innovative and integrated microcontroller and system expertise.

Applications Products Technologies
Pumps 
C2000 MCUs
Motor Drive & Control 
Optical modules
MSP430 MCUs
Lighting
C2000 MCUs LED Lighting
Human Machine Interface
Sensors 
MSP430 MCUs Radio Frequency 
Programmable Logic Controller  C2000 MCUs and Safety MCUs Functional Safety 
Weigh Scale  MSP430 MCUs Human Machine Interface
Radio Frequency
Sensors 
Pressure Sensor  MSP430 MCUs Radio Frequency
Sensors 
C2000 MCUs Functional Safety 
Temperature Sensor  MSP430 MCUs Human Machine Interface
Radio Frequency
Sensors 
C2000 MCUs Functional Safety 
Chemical/Gas Sensor  MSP430 MCUs Human Machine Interface
Radio Frequency
Sensors 
C2000 MCUs Functional Safety

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Medical

From portable health and monitoring devices to wellness and fitness meters and detection systems, TI is committed to the medical market that helps customers achieve innovative possibilities. The MSP430 MCU is ideal in complementing the trend of connectivity for personal and portable devices such as glucose meters and blood pressure monitors that run on coin-cell batteries. Let TI MCUs enable your modern design while maintaining longer battery life, accurate and reliable measurements and complete cost effectiveness.

Applications Products Technologies
Wearable Fitness & Activity Monitor
MSP430 MCUs Radio Frequency
Human Machine Interface
Sensors 
Blood Glucose Meter (BGM) 
MSP430 MCUs
Radio Frequency
Human Machine Interface
Sensors 
Blood Pressure Monitor (BPM) 
MSP430 MCUs
Radio Frequency
Human Machine Interface
Sensors 
Infusion Pumps  C2000 MCUs and Safety MCUs Functional Safety
Human Machine Interface
Radio Frequency 
Ventilators  C2000 MCUs and Safety MCUs Functional Safety
Human Machine Interface
Radio Frequency 

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Smart grid

TI offers optimized microcontrollers for smart grid applications, such as utility meters, home and building automation, power line communication and grid infrastructure. Future energy systems will demand metrology expertise as well as a range of application processors and connectivity systems. TI’s MCU portfolio coupled with advanced software, tools and support ensure that the challenge of efficient energy management and distribution as well as the need for intelligent controllers will be met to enable robust solutions.

Applications Products Technologies
E-Meter 
MSP430 MCUs
Radio Frequency
Human Machine Interface
C2000 MCUs
Embedded Security 
Flow Meter 
MSP430 MCUs
Radio Frequency
Human Machine Interface
Sensors 
Data Concentrator 
C2000 MCUs
Human Machine Interface
Radio Frequency 
Power Line Communications 
C2000 MCUs