Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Ultrasonic Sensing Microcontrollers are equipped with low-energy accelerator.

Press Release Summary:

Ultrasonic Sensing Microcontrollers are equipped with low-energy accelerator.

Nov 02, 2017 -

MSP430FR6047 Ultrasonic Sensing Microcontrollers come with analog front end and allows user to detect low flow rates of less than 1 liter per hour. Units feature 256KB FRAM and a 12-bit 8 Msps sigma-delta ADC. Products offer time measurement resolution of less than 5 ps and less than 25-ps differential time of flight accuracy. MSP430FR6047 is embedded with metrology software libraries and features code examples and hardware EVM.

Texas Instruments, Inc. - Warrenville, IL

Original Press Release

New MSP430™ MCUs for Ultrasonic Sensing

Press release date: Nov 01, 2017

High accuracy, precision, ultra-low-power MCUs for ultrasonic flow metering applications

New MSP430FR6047 ultrasonic sensing microcontrollers (MCUs) from TI have an integrated analog front end (AFE) offering highly accurate measurement at all flow rates. These devices feature 256KB FRAM, a 12-bit - 8 Msps sigma-delta ADC, low-energy accelerator and AES256.

The flexible ecosystem for the MSP430FR6047 MCU family includes a hardware EVM and the MSP430 ultrasonic sensing design center’s GUI, metrology software libraries and code examples to enable quick development and customization.

Key features and benefits:

  • <25-ps differential time of flight (dTOF) accuracy
  • High-precision time measurement resolution of <5 ps
  • Ability to detect low flow rates (<1 liter per hour)
  • 10+ years of battery life