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.
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.
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.
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.