Texas Instruments' microcontroller portfolio includes ultra-low power 16-bit MSP430, Stellaris 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3, and real-time control TMS320C2000 microcontrollers. More than 500 devices provide a broad range of price, performance and peripherals to target medical, industrial, renewable energy, metering, motor control, and automotive applications.
Expanding the MSP430 portfolio, TI introduced the MSP430 microcontroller Value Line family and LaunchPad development kit to allow new and experienced developers to take advantage of the 16-bit performance and ultra-low power of MSP430 microcontrollers at 8-bit prices. Starting at 25 cents, the MSP430G2xx family is code-compatible across the entire MSP430 platform.
The growing Stellaris platform offers on-chip memory, power management, and control options in addition to advanced connectivity, including fully integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC plus PHY, USB 2.0 Full Speed On-the-Go, and Bosch CAN networking technology. Additionally, new wireless kits enable developers to add RFID, Zigbee, and low-power RF capabilities to their designs.
Support for real-time control applications is provided by the expanding C2000 platform, which is now coupled with controlSUITE software to give developers automatic updates and one portal to access all modular math and application libraries, datasheets, user guides, training and other collateral.
Additionally, TI's microprocessor portfolio includes the high-performance Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 and ARM9 microprocessors targeted at industrial, medical and consumer applications. The Sitara ARM microprocessor platform offers a peripheral set that includes TI's PRU (programmable real-time unit), uPP (universal parallel port), SATA (serial ATA), CAN controller, EMAC (Ethernet MAC), and USB 2.0 OTG (on-the-go).