TI aims to dominate ARM M0+ market with $0.39 microcontroller

TI aims to dominate ARM M0+ market with $0.39 microcontroller

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By Nick Flaherty

TI is aiming to have the industry’s widest range of general purpose microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ starting from $0.39.

The MSPM0 is a scalable range of MCUs different pinout, memory and integrated analog options, using peripherals from the MSP430 microcontroller range. These MCUs are available in multiple package sizes with 16- to 64-pin package options and flash memory options ranging from 16 kB to 128 kB.

The initial launch of dozens of MCUs at Embedded World (EW2023) today is supported by software and design tools. The parts range from 32 MHz to 80 MHz with math acceleration and multiple configurations of integrated analog signal-chain components, including the industry’s first zero-drift operational amplifier on an MCU and precision 12-bit, 4-MSPS analog-to-digital converters.

There are more than 100 devices planned this year.

“TI is building the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of Arm Cortex-M0+ based MCUs – expanding an already extensive semiconductor offering with options for general-purpose designs,” said Vinay Agarwal, vice president, MSP Microcontrollers, Texas Instruments. “Our new MCUs provide the flexibility our customers need to enhance the sensing and control capabilities of their systems while cutting cost, complexity and design time.”

“TI has a good heritage MSP430 MCUs with low power, but that is only one vector of performance, and we have integrated a lot of the IP from these, along with drivers and software,” he added.

The MSPM0 software development kit (SDK) provides a wide variety of drivers, libraries, over 200 easy-to-use code examples and subsystem reference designs.

MSPM0L and MSPM0G MCUs are available for purchase on and through authorized distributors, with pricing starting at US$0.39 in 1,000-unit quantities.



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