The Wolverine platform cuts power consumption in half compared to competition, setting the new standard for energy efficient microcontrollers.
Enhanced MSP430 DNA
MSP430 has been the recognized leader in low power for over a decade, and Wolverine represents a new leap forward with several new innovations.
Predictive power gating to supply power where it’s needed, when it’s needed.
New, optimized analog peripherals like a 12-bit Analog to digital converter that runs at 75μA
Load adaptive LDO that matches current to expected usage
Innovative process technology
TI has been on the cutting edge of new process technology nodes ever since Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit. Now we have taken our accumulated knowledge from high performance and small process geometries and re-engineered them to optimize energy efficiency.
Proprietary 130 nm ultra-low-leakage process including mixed signal components
Best design library from 90, 65, and 45nm nodes redesigned from 1GHz processors and retooled for low power under 150MHz
Lowest power memory
Ferroelectric RAM, or FRAM is at least 250x lower energy per bit than Flash, and TI is the first to integrate it into a low power microcontroller platform.
With half the power, it’s possible that portable electronics will last longer off a single battery than the mechanical components that protect them from the environment. It would save over 3 billion batteries that are disposed of every year and make the idea of replacing the battery in toys, safety monitors, and security equipment a thing of the past.