Lose power, not data. New ultra-low-power FRAM microcontrollers from Texas Instruments revolutionize context save and restore
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Lose power, not data. New ultra-low-power FRAM microcontrollers from Texas Instruments revolutionize context save and restore

Highly integrated MSP430 FRAM microcontrollers with LCD enable industrial automation and metering applications at a reduced system cost

DALLAS, May 20, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Overcoming a design hurdle that has burdened engineers for decades, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced a revolutionary Compute Through Power Loss (CTPL) technology to enable context save and restore across its MSP430™ FRAM microcontroller (MCU) family, including the new MSP430FR6972 MCU. This patent-pending technology enables instantaneous wakeup with intelligent system-state restoration after an application unexpectedly loses power. In addition, the new MSP430FR6972 MCU with TI's CTPL technology includes integrated smart analog and digital peripherals to reduce system cost, power and size. These features include a low-power segment LCD controller, a 12-bit differential analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with internal window comparator, and a 256-bit AES accelerator. The ultra-low-power MSP430FR6972 MCU with 64 KB of non-volatile FRAM highlight TI's leading ULPBench scores for 16-bit MCUs and can be used for data logging to enable applications such as a wireless motor condition monitor. This system was developed as a TI Design in Kilby Labs, TI's center for innovation research, and is paired with TI's bq25570 energy harvesting IC and SimpleLink™ multi-standard CC2650 wireless MCU to operate from a coin cell battery for decades. This system monitors and analyzes motor vibration frequencies and allows operators to accurately predict and schedule maintenance, reducing potential for machine failures.

Lose power, not data. New ultra-low-power FRAM microcontrollers from Texas Instruments revolutionize context save and restore.

Explore the unique ultra-low-power capabilities of non-volatile FRAM-based MCUs

Features and benefits of TI's MSP430FR6972 FRAM MCUs

Pricing and availability

MSP430FR6972 MCUs and variants are available in production quantities starting at USD $2.15 in 1ku. The MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad allows developers to start evaluating with a full-feature board for only USD $17.99. The MSP-TS430PM64F target socket development board and MSP-FET programmer/debugger are available for full development at USD $175.

Learn more about TI's ultra-low power MSP430 FRAM MCUs

Innovation is at the core of TI MCUs 

Beginning with the foundation of leading process technology and adding unique system architecture, intellectual property and real-world system expertise, TI continues its 20+ years of MCU innovation with low-power and performance MCUs.   With unique products for ultra-low power, low-power performance and security communications, to real-time control, control and automation, and safety, designers can accelerate time to market with TI's ecosystem of tools, software, wireless connectivity solutions, extensive Design Network offerings and technical support.

About Texas Instruments

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