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TI MSP430 Microcontroller Gets Massive Portfolio Expansion

Started by Bill Giovino September 6, 2005
http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp430_50newdevices.asp

Over 50 new devices, including cool new features such as 20-bit addressing
and run current of only 200 �A/MIPS.

- Bill Giovino
   Executive Editor
   http://Microcontroller.com




Bill Giovino wrote:
 > TI MSP430 Microcontroller Gets Massive Portfolio Expansion

Well, no, not just yet - but why let reality get in the way of a 
headline....?

> http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp430_50newdevices.asp > > Over 50 new devices, including cool new features such as 20-bit addressing > and run current of only 200 �A/MIPS.
For a better take on what is _really_ happening, you could look at: http://focus.ti.com/docs/pr/pressrelease.jhtml?prelId=sc05153 There you will see, that no, the F20xx does not have 20 bit addressing - why would the 6 announced parts, with <= 2K of flash, need 20 bit address mode ? The 20 bit is comming in a new FG series, that will have > 64KFlash, and so need the extended opcodes feature. -jg
"Jim Granville" <no.spam@designtools.co.nz> wrote in message
news:431d4b85$1@clear.net.nz...
> Bill Giovino wrote: > > TI MSP430 Microcontroller Gets Massive Portfolio Expansion > > Well, no, not just yet - but why let reality get in the way of a > headline....? > > > http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp430_50newdevices.asp > > > > Over 50 new devices, including cool new features such as 20-bit
addressing
> > and run current of only 200 &#2013266101;A/MIPS. > > For a better take on what is _really_ happening, you could look at: > > http://focus.ti.com/docs/pr/pressrelease.jhtml?prelId=sc05153 > > There you will see, that no, the F20xx does not have 20 bit > addressing - why would the 6 announced parts, with <= 2K of flash, > need 20 bit address mode ? > The 20 bit is comming in a new FG series, that will have > 64KFlash, > and so need the extended opcodes feature.
No, it's in the core. Of course, the 2K flash parts won't need 20-bits of addressing (they don't need 13-bits either!), and I doubt if many embedded engineers will be slipped up by that.