Low-cost MSP430 microcontrollers are now AEC-Q100 certified for automotive applications, enabling developers to reduce system cost and time-to-market
Fulfilling the need for ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) in the automotive market, Texas Instruments Incorporated announced the qualification of MSP430 16-bit microcontrollers for automotive applications. The AEC-Q100 certification allows developers to integrate higher performance, power efficiency and scalability into their designs without sacrificing on price. Automotive systems designers now have access to more than 50 MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers for use in applications including interior cabin motors, capacitive touch, infotainment systems and remote keyless entry.
MSP430 automotive qualified microcontrollers include the same support and software that developers have come to expect from all MSP430 devices. The inclusion of easy-to-use, scalable and code-compatible software, including the Grace software plug-in for Code Composer Studio IDE, helps developers speed designs and migrate to a roadmap of devices that offer more performance, memory options, greater connectivity and a higher temperature range.
Features and benefits of MSP430 automotive qualified microcontrollers:
Tools and support for MSP430 automotive microcontrollers
TI offers robust design support for the MSP430 MCU platform along with technical documents, training, tools and software to help designers develop products and release them to market faster. Developers can get started with the MSP430 microcontroller Value Line LaunchPad development kit (MSP-EXP430G2) for $4.30 USD. It can be ordered at www.ti.com/launchpad.
Pricing and availability
MSP430 automotive microcontrollers start at $0.30 USD for 50K units and are available for sampling.
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