Schmartboard has just released a new product -- the Texas Instruments MSP430F5172 Development SchmartModule. This board is an easily to use platform featuring the MSP430F5172 from Texas Instruments. This 4th generation MSP430 includes a 25 MHz core, a 10 bit Analog to digital converter, a 32 bit hardware multiplier, and a precision Timer D PWM capable of 4 ns resolution. It is the perfect device to build servo, control, or other PWM applications. This module is fully populated including the T.I. MSP430F5172 microcontroller.
The Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultralow-power microcontrollers consists of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, combined with five low-power modes, is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable measurement applications. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows wake up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 5 µs.
The MSP430F51x2 series are microcontroller configurations with two 16-bit high-resolution timers, universal serial communication interfaces (USCI_A0 and USCI_B0), 32-bit hardware multiplier, a high performance 10-bit analog-to-digital (A/D) converter, on-chip comparator, three-channel DMA, 5-V tolerant I/Os, and up to 29 I/O pins.
The MSP430F51x1 series are microcontroller configurations with two 16-bit high-resolution timers, universal serial communication interfaces (USCI_A0 and USCI_B0), 32-bit hardware multiplier, on-chip comparator, three-channel DMA, 5-V tolerant I/Os, and up to 29 I/O pins.
Typical applications for these devices include analog and digital sensor systems, LED lighting, digital power supply, motor control, remote controls, thermostats, digital timers, hand-held meters, etc.
The board was co-designed by the University of Colorado EE department to address some educational needs and also Texas Instruments.