MCUs Save Space With On-Board Signal Chain

Oct. 8, 2008
The MSP430FG47x series of microcontrollers is designed to help create smaller, smarter portable medical devices with very low power consumption. The MCUs offer on-chip integration of the complete signal chain, reducing design complexity and delivering

The MSP430FG47x series of microcontrollers is designed to help create smaller, smarter portable medical devices with very low power consumption. The MCUs offer on-chip integration of the complete signal chain, reducing design complexity and delivering significant space and cost savings. The devices incorporate two configurable op amps, a 12-bit digital-to-analog converter, a comparator, and a 16-bit analog-to-digital converter. A 128-segment LCD driver with contrast control can be used for a diagnostic display. Multiple memory options allow up to 60 kbytes of flash memory and 2 kbytes of RAM for easy programmability. Package options include an 80-pin QFP or 113-ball BGA that measures 7.1 by 7.1 mm. The FG47x MCUs are available now for $5.50 in quantities of 1000. They are fully compatible with the $149 MSP-FET430U100 and $99 MSP-FET430UIF flash emulation tools kits. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, Dallas, TX. (619) 398-9700.

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