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Texas Instruments at embedded world 2023

20th March 2023
Kiera Sowery

At embedded world 2023, Vinay Agarwal, Vice President, General Manager MSP Microcontrollers at Texas instruments talks to Electronic Specifier's Editor, Mick Elliott, about new products and new microcontrollers at Texas Instruments.

For decades, Texas Instruments has operated with a passion to create a better world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors. Each generation of innovation builds upon the last to make technology smaller, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable – making it possible for semiconductors to go into electronics everywhere.

At embedded world 2023, Texas Instruments announced its new MSPM0 MCUs based on Arm Cortex-M0+.

The focus is on three key things: cost optimisation, scalability and simplicity.

Microcontrollers (MCUs) in embedded systems are the equivalent of air traffic control in a busy airport. MCUs sense their operating environment, take actions based on those observations, and communicate with related systems.

They manage and control signals in an almost endless list of electronics, from digital thermometers to smoke detectors to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning motors.

Embedded designers need more flexibility during the design process to maintain a system’s affordability and longevity. With currently available MCU portfolios, designers are limited in how much hardware and code they can reuse across current and future designs, and have limited computing, integrated analog and packaging options.

This limited flexibility often means that designers must source MCUs from multiple manufacturers and spend additional time reprogramming to meet the unique needs of each design, adding to development costs as well as overall system cost and complexity.

The MSPM0 Arm Cortex-M0+ MCUs help solve these challenges by giving designers more options, more design flexibility, and more intuitive software and tools.

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