New MCU portfolio from Texas Instruments adds affordability to development. Texas Instruments (TI) has launched a brand new line of Microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the Arm Cortex-M0+ cores. The company is saying these $0.39 MCUs are so versatile they can be used in just about any application.
The introduction of a scalable set of MCUs means that the company is now moving its an even broader development marketplace. These MCUs fit a broad range of, computing, pinout, memory, and integrated analog options.
This line of microcontrollers is called the MSPM0 MCU portfolio and the launch included dozens of variations of the MCUs that are supported by software and design tools. The entire line of controllers is designed to allow time-savings in both evaluating and coding the systems. TI is saying these MCUs can cut design times down from months to days.
There is a range of computing options from 32 MHz to 80 MHz with math acceleration. There are multiple configurations of integrated analog signal-chain components. These configurations include an industry-first zero-drift operational amplifier on the MCU. There is also precision 12-bit, 4MSPS analog to digital converters.
All these options are available within the MSPM0 portfolio.
“TI is building the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of Arm Cortex-M0+ based MCUs – expanding an already extensive semiconductor offering with options for general-purpose designs,” said Vinay Agarwal, vice president, MSP Microcontrollers, Texas Instruments. “Our new MCUs provide the flexibility our customers need to enhance the sensing and control capabilities of their systems while cutting cost, complexity, and design time.”
The pricing is in the affordable range for just about any developer. The prices start at just $0.39 in 1,000-unit quantities. The MCUs come in different package sizes from 16 – 32 pin package options. Flash memory is offered for multiple levels from 8kB to 128kB. There are also LaunchPad development kits that can be used for immediate design and development tasks.
To find out more about the MSPM0 family of Microcontrollers see the product page at the company website here.
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