Texas Instruments has increased the MSP430G2xx series of microcontrollers. Now there are 16-b. The main changes concerned the amount of internal memory – now available with up to 8 KB flash memory and 256 bytes of RAM. Also, the new microcontrollers have a port pins that are compatible with capacitive touch buttons.
Features and benefits of the MSP430 Value Line:
Compared to 8-bit microcontrollers with higher performance up to 10 times at 16MIPS and 50% greater code density
5 power modes with ultra-low standby mode of 0.4 µa and a time of transition in the mode of maximum performance 1mks, providing longer battery life compared to 8-bit solutions
Integrated peripherals: 10-bit ADCS, UART, comparator, timers, temperature sensor, serial communication interfaces
Budget development tools and IDE are compatible with all MSP430 MCU platform
Integrated line I/o, optimized for capacitive sensors, allowing to implement keyboard touch without extra external components.