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Texas Instruments Announces MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

Texas Instruments introduced their MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit and supporting ecosystem of software and support for TI’s USB microcontrollers. The TI MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad is based on the ultra-low power MSP430F5529 microcontroller (MCU). It provides engineers and makers of all experience levels more connectivity, memory and performance options for a variety of low-power consumer, industrial, medical and wireless connectivity applications. The new MSP430 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit is available now for $12.99.

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Texas Instruments MSP430 Microcontroller Capacitive Touch Portfolio

Texas Instruments introduced the MSP430 16-bit microcontroller capacitive touch solution. The MSP430 platform features the free MSP430 capacitive touch library; MSP430G2xx2, MSP430F51x2, G2xx2 and G2xx3 devices; Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (430BOOST-SENSE1); and MSP430F5529 Experimenter Board. The TI MSP430G2xx2 is priced from $0.33 (100K units). Samples of the G2xx3 is available now. Prices start at $0.42 (100K units). For a limited time, the Capacitive Touch BoosterPack is available for $4.30. The MSP430F5529 Experimenter Board is available now for $149. The MSP430F51x2 will start sampling in 3Q11.

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TI MSP430 Microcontroller Powers Swimovate Pool-Mate Sports Watch

Innovating advanced swim training aids for the fitness industry, Swimovate Ltd leveraged Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) (NYSE: TXN) ultra-low power MSP430[tm] microcontroller (MCU) to drive its cutting-edge Pool-Mate sports watch, the first fully automatic lap and stroke counter on the market. Based on a single MSP430 MCU, Swimovate’s intelligent Pool-Mate allows swimmers to automatically count strokes and laps as well as calculate speed, distance, calories and efficiency.

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Texas Instruments, Fullpower Team on Motion Sensing for Portable Devices

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Fullpower Technology announced their strategic collaboration to bring advanced motion sensing capabilities to portable devices. The leading combination of Fullpower’s advanced MotionX technology and TI’s ultra-low power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs) enables developers to easily differentiate portable devices such as smart phones, sports equipment, gaming equipment and bluetooth headsets with cutting-edge motion sensing technology as well as extended battery life.

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