TI Offers Free MCU Development Tool for MSP430 Microcontroller

Helping make embedded control design easier, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) has announced plans to give away over 5,000 eZ430 development tools at the fourth annual MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) “430 Day,” a free, three-hour lunch-and-learn event to be held at over 100 locations worldwide, beginning May 11. The sessions will include an overview, product updates, and technical demonstrations.

Attendees will take home a free eZ430-F2013 development tool that allows new users to evaluate the MSP430 MCU architecture in minutes and also gives experienced developers all the resources they need to complete an entire project based on the MSP430F20xx series of devices. In a compact Universal Serial Bus (USB) stick form factor, the eZ430-F2013 is the world’s smallest, complete MCU development and evaluation tool. For more information on the eZ430-F2013 tool, go online.

The 2006 “430 Day” event, hosted by TI distributors worldwide, teaches designers of embedded applications how the MSP430 MCU platform enables countless system design possibilities with its modern 16-bit RISC architecture, advanced peripheral set and wide portfolio – all while maintaining the world’s lowest MCU power consumption. Attendees will also learn how MSP430 development tools, including the new eZ430-F2013, and other resources can make getting started on new designs as “eZ” as 1-2-3.

“430 Day” is Held Worldwide:

  • Australia & New Zealand: June 8 – 28, 2006
  • China: June 6 – July 14, 2006
  • Europe: May 11 – 25, 2006
  • India: May 17 – June 23, 2006
  • Japan: May 23 – June 2, 2006
  • North America: May 25 – 30, 2006
  • Taiwan: June 8 – June 20, 2006

Go online for the latest details on specific locations.

TI Enables Innovation with Broad Range of Controllers
From ultra low power MSP430 and 32-bit general purpose TMS470 ARM7 family-based MCUs to high performance TMS320C2000(TM) digital signal controllers, TI offers designers the broadest range of embedded control solutions. Designers can also accelerate their design to market by tapping into TI’s complete software and hardware tools, extensive third party offerings and technical support. For more information on the broad range of TI’s controllers, go online.

About TI
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

TMS320C2000 is a trademark of Texas Instruments.