TI to Give Away MSP430 Collector's Kit at 430 Day Embedded Event

Building on the phenomenal attendance of over 10,000 people at the 2006 worldwide MSP430 Day events and continuing to make embedded design easier than ever, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) has announced that it will give away MSP430 Collector’s Kits to attendees of the 2007 430 Day events, held at over 100 locations worldwide beginning June 15. The Collector’s Kit includes a limited edition eZ430-compatible capacitive touch target board, only available at 430 Day 2007, plus an eZ430-F2013 microcontroller (MCU) development tool to program the target board.

Live demos and presentations facilitated by distribution partners worldwide at the free three-hour lunch-and learn 430 Day events will teach embedded application designers 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. The sessions will include an overview, product and roadmap updates, and technical demonstrations. Attendees will also learn how MSP430 development tools – including the $20 eZ430-F2013 tool, the new capacitance touch target board and other resources such as the new, $99 MSP430 Experimenter’s Board – provide designers with many versatile solutions help to simplify their embedded designs.

In a compact Universal Serial Bus (USB) stick form factor, the eZ430-F2013 is the world’s smallest, complete MCU development tool. Alternative target boards for the eZ430 tool include the T2012 board from TI and the MSP-Mojo board from TI third party, Quickfilter Technologies as well as the limited edition capacitive touch target board given out at 430 Day 2007. The MSP430 Experimenter’s Board includes two 16-bit MSP430 devices and a TI (Chipcon) radio frequency (RF) module connecter for developing low power wireless networks.

430 Day 2007 Will Be Held in Over 100 Locations Worldwide:

  • China — June 15 to August 2
  • North America — June 19
  • South America — June 19 to 28
  • Korea — June 29
  • Taiwan — July 3 to 11
  • Australia — July 13 to August 16
  • Japan — July 20 to August 3
  • India — June 18 to July 27
  • Europe — September 3 to 27

TI Enables Innovation with Broad Range of Controllers
From ultra low power MSP430 and 32-bit general purpose TMS470 ARM7(R) 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.

About TI
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