The MSP430FW42x series are microcontroller configurations with a unique Scan Interface peripheral, which is dedicated to capturing sensor inputs while in Standby Mode (LPM3). Not only does the MSP430FW42x series provide an ultra-low power sensor interface solution for power-sensitive applications, but it also frees up the CPU for other processing requirements.
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The Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultra-low-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 portable measurement applications. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows the device to wake up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 6 µs.
The MSP430FW42x series are microcontroller configurations with two built-in 16-bit timers, a comparator, 96 LCD segment drive capability, a scan interface, and 48 I/O pins.
Typical applications include sensor systems that capture analog signals, convert them to digital values, and process the data and transmit them to a host system. The comparator and timers make the configurations ideal for gas, heat, and water meters, industrial meters, counter applications, and hand-held meters.
|Part number||Order||Non-volatile memory (kB)||RAM (KB)||ADC||ADC: channels (#)||GPIO pins (#)||I2C||SPI||UART||Comparator channels (#)||Package Group||Approx. price (US$)||USB||Timers - 16-bit||Bootloader (BSL)||Package size: mm2:W x L (PKG)|
||8||0.125||Slope||0||48||0||0||0||2||LQFP | 64||2.50 | 1ku||No||2||UART||64LQFP: 144 mm2: 12 x 12 (LQFP | 64)|
|MSP430FW425||Samples not available||16||0.5||Slope||0||48||0||0||0||2||LQFP | 64||2.80 | 1ku||No||2||UART||64LQFP: 144 mm2: 12 x 12 (LQFP | 64)|
||32||1||Slope||0||48||0||0||0||2||LQFP | 64||3.10 | 1ku||No||2||UART||64LQFP: 144 mm2: 12 x 12 (LQFP | 64)|
||48||2||Slope||0||48||0||0||0||2||LQFP | 64||3.30 | 1ku||No||2||UART||64LQFP: 144 mm2: 12 x 12 (LQFP | 64)|
||60||2||Slope||0||48||0||0||0||2||LQFP | 64||3.55 | 1ku||No||2||UART|