DSP, Micros & Memory


Single-chip microcontroller for flow measurement and rotational motion detection

28 January 2004 DSP, Micros & Memory

Reducing cost and design time for makers of meters with automated meter reading (AMR) features, a single-chip microcontroller unit (MCU) for electronic flow measurement and motion detection, has been announced as a first by Texas Instruments.

The MSP430FW427, built on the ultra-low power MSP430 product line, combines an ultra-low-power Flash MCU with an integrated volume scan interface (Scan IF) and a LCD driver on a single chip. The device's ultra-low power architecture and programmable communication capabilities increase meter accuracy and performance, while extending battery life. In addition, these features make the device ideal for meters with sophisticated AMR capabilities.

For more information contact Analog Data Products, a division of Avnet Kopp, 011 809 6100.



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