The latest news, tips and design resources for TI’s MSP portfolio of 16-bit and 32-bit low-power microcontrollers.
    • Jun 6, 2018

    Get more signal chain from your MCU in factory automation applications

    As factories become increasingly smarter, so does the technology used to create the sensors, automation and equipment that controls and monitors these installations. Microcontrollers (MCUs) need to quickly and efficiently adapt to different types of sensing and measurement applications, especially those involving the sensing of light, humidity, temperature...
    • Feb 28, 2018

    Embedding more sensing and measurement at embedded world

    Welcome to embedded world in Nuremberg, Germany. If you happen to be at the show, stop by and visit TI in Hall 3A, Booth No. 129 to see some really cool MSP430™ microcontroller (MCU) demos. If not, let me give you a glimpse of some of the sensing and measurement applications we’re highlighting. At the show, we have our new MSP430 CapTIvate™...
    • Feb 27, 2018

    Thinking that capacitive touch is too expensive or complicated to include in your product? Think again

    What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “capacitive touch”? I’d be willing to bet that the first thing that popped into your head was a touch screen. You may have thought about your smartphone, that tablet computer you wish you had, or a fancy infotainment system in a new car. You’d be right on all...
    • Dec 12, 2017

    25 functions for 25 cents: timer functions

    Have you ever found yourself asking, “Where did the time go?” If you’re like me, you probably ask yourself this daily. Keeping track of time is very difficult; luckily, timer modules on an MSP430™ microcontroller (MCU) are created solely to do this very task. From kitchen timers to home security systems, timers are at the...
    • Dec 7, 2017

    Cooktops with capacitive touch technology make quick work in the kitchen for the holidays

    The holidays – that wonderful and hectic season at home with friends and loved ones – are upon us. Although we all may celebrate the season a little differently, we are all looking forward to enjoying great food during these cozy winter m...
    • Dec 5, 2017

    25 functions for 25 cents: systems and housekeeping

    Does your system need more nonvolatile memory? Maybe you’re looking for a low-power keypad or an external watchdog timer? This wide range of applications may seem unrelated, but they can all be realized using cost-effective MSP430™ ferro...
    • Nov 30, 2017

    Water-flow metering with an ADC approach

    Utilities around the world waste more than 30% of the water they pump and need a superior, affordable technology that can both find leaks and precisely measure water flow. Traditional mechanical paddlewheel-type water meters deteriorate and degrade o...
    • Nov 28, 2017

    25 functions for 25 cents: pulse width modulation

    Are the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in your design shining too brightly? Do you want to control the amount of voltage fed to a load, or vary the rotation speed or distance of a motor? Ever require an analog output from a digital device? You can acc...
    • Nov 16, 2017

    Modern, sleek and durable touch on metal HMIs

    Many industrial and consumer electronic product designers use metal in their designs due to its modern look and durability. However, implementing human machine interfaces (HMIs) on metal surfaces is challenging, as it requires machining and cutting a...
    • Nov 14, 2017

    25 functions for 25 cents: communication functions

    Have you ever used a home entertainment system or a home security system? Have you ever toured an automated factory? You may have found yourself wondering how all of the devices in these systems work together. From complex industrial systems to hom...