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TI delivers industry's first true 0.9 volt microcontroller to drive innovation in smaller, more cost-effective products in consumer electronics, security and more

(PresseBox) (Dallas, TX, ) Driving smaller, lower cost products that run from a singlecell battery, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the industry's first true 0.9-V microcontroller (MCU) as the newest addition to the ultralowpower MSP430(TM) MCU portfolio. Unlike existing MCUs that claim 0.9-V technology, TI's MSP430L092 MCU inherently operates at 0.9-V, including the entire analog and digital logic. Because it operates at 0.9-V, the MSP430 MCU does not require an onboard boost converter, lowering the entire system's power consumption and reduces the need for external circuitry required by traditional solutions. This allows developers to run applications such as electric toothbrushes, razors, toys and security devices off of a singlecell battery, ranging from AAA to coin cell. MSP430L092 also offers programmable analog building blocks that can be configured as five different peripherals. In addition to free software, comprehensive application notes, code libraries and community support, new tool kits are available to help developers fully leverage the benefits of this industryfirst device. For more information, please visit

Key features and benefits of the MSP430L092

- Three 0.9-V MCU variations - MSP430L092 (RAM), MSP430C091 (ROM) and MSP430C092 (ROM) - with up to 2kB RAM and 2kB ROM provide multiple choices for a path to production
- Integrated Analog Functions Pool (A-POOL) can serve as an analogtodigital converter (ADC), digitaltoanalog converter (DAC), system voltage supervisor (SVS), temperature sensor or comparator, eliminating the need for external components to reduce overall bill of materials
- Programmable A-POOL enables the various analog peripheral configurations to run sequentially without user interaction, providing increased flexibility
- Tool kits, including external EEPROM, and ROMflow process guide help rapidly move from development to final production
- Ultralowpower consumption of 45 uA (active) and wakeup time of less than 5 µs combined with true 0.9-V operation, enable optimized battery usage

Pricing and availability

The new MSP430L092 MCUs are priced from $0.85 at 10K units. The supporting MSP-TS430L092 ($99) and MSP-FET430U092 ($149) development tools are immediately available to customers. Tools and silicon can be ordered at

TI's broad portfolio of MCUs and software From general purpose, ultralow power MSP430 MCUs, to Stellaris® Cortex(TM) -M3based 32bit MCUs and high performance, realtime control TMS320C2000(TM) MCUs, TI offers the broadest range of microcontroller solutions. Designers can accelerate time to market by tapping into TI's complete software and hardware tools, extensive thirdparty offerings and global technical support.

Find out more about TI's MSP430L092 MCUs by visiting the links below:

- MSP430L092 Wiki:
- MSP430L092 product folder:
- TI's microcontroller portfolio:
- MSP430L092 tools:
- TI eStore:
- MSP430L092 video overview:


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