The Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultralow-power microcontrollers consists of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, combined with five low-power modes is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portablemeasurement applications. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The calibrated digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows wake-up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 1 µs.
The MSP430F2618 is a microcontroller configuration with two built-in 16-bit timers, a fast 12-bit A/D converter, a comparator, dual 12-bit D/A converters, four universal serial communication interface (USCI) modules, DMA, and up to 64 I/O pins. Typical applications include sensor systems, industrial control applications, hand-held meters, etc.
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