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New MSP430 Family from Texas Instruments runs at 12 RISC MIPS & standby of 1uA

Started by Bill Giovino October 10, 2004
Texas Instruments has announced a new family in its MSP430 ultra-low power
16-bit RISC microcontroller product line that provides twice the processing
performance (16 RISC MIPS) and half the stand-by power consumption compared
to earlier devices.

http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp4302xx.asp


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


Bill Giovino wrote:
> Texas Instruments has announced a new family in its MSP430 ultra-low power > 16-bit RISC microcontroller product line that provides twice the processing > performance (16 RISC MIPS) and half the stand-by power consumption compared > to earlier devices. > > http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp4302xx.asp
MSP430F1101 [Sept 1999, revised 2003 ] States Ultralow-Power Consumption - Active Mode: 160 �A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V - Standby Mode: 0.7 �A - Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 �A MSP430F2101 family Data, Sept 2004 States Ultralow-Power Consumption - Active Mode: 200 �A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V - Standby Mode: 0.7 �A - Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 �A Seems their own data sheets directly contradict this press release ? From this, the operate power has actually got WORSE ?! Yes, they carefully word the claim 'stand-by', but last time I checked 0.7uA was not HALF of 0.7uA :) Perhaps the errata is still comming ? -jg
"Jim Granville" <no.spam@designtools.co.nz> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:jdhad.7405$mZ2.641206@news02.tsnz.net...
> Bill Giovino wrote: > > Texas Instruments has announced a new family in its MSP430 ultra-low
power
> > 16-bit RISC microcontroller product line that provides twice the
processing
> > performance (16 RISC MIPS) and half the stand-by power consumption
compared
> > to earlier devices. > > > > http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp4302xx.asp > > > MSP430F1101 [Sept 1999, revised 2003 ] States > Ultralow-Power Consumption > - Active Mode: 160 &#4294967295;A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V > - Standby Mode: 0.7 &#4294967295;A > - Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 &#4294967295;A > > MSP430F2101 family Data, Sept 2004 States > Ultralow-Power Consumption > - Active Mode: 200 &#4294967295;A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V > - Standby Mode: 0.7 &#4294967295;A > - Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 &#4294967295;A > > Seems their own data sheets directly contradict this press release ? > > From this, the operate power has actually got WORSE ?! > > Yes, they carefully word the claim 'stand-by', but last time > I checked 0.7uA was not HALF of 0.7uA :) > > Perhaps the errata is still comming ? > > -jg >
The current consumption at 3V in LPM3 decreased to about one half. That's what really counts in battery operated systems. The internal comparator still consumes too much power. Microchip leads in this important issue, since they introduced the ultra low power wake up module which consumes only 100-300nA. In solar cell based designs LPM3 still consumes too much energy. MIKE
M.Randelzhofer wrote:
> "Jim Granville" <no.spam@designtools.co.nz> schrieb im Newsbeitrag > news:jdhad.7405$mZ2.641206@news02.tsnz.net... > >>Bill Giovino wrote: >> >>>Texas Instruments has announced a new family in its MSP430 ultra-low power >>>16-bit RISC microcontroller product line that provides twice the processing >>>performance (16 RISC MIPS) and half the stand-by power consumption compared >>>to earlier devices. >>> >>>http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp4302xx.asp >> >> >>MSP430F1101 [Sept 1999, revised 2003 ] States >>Ultralow-Power Consumption >>- Active Mode: 160 &#4294967295;A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V >>- Standby Mode: 0.7 &#4294967295;A >>- Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 &#4294967295;A >> >>MSP430F2101 family Data, Sept 2004 States >>Ultralow-Power Consumption >>- Active Mode: 200 &#4294967295;A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V >>- Standby Mode: 0.7 &#4294967295;A >>- Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 &#4294967295;A >> >>Seems their own data sheets directly contradict this press release ? >> >> From this, the operate power has actually got WORSE ?! >> >>Yes, they carefully word the claim 'stand-by', but last time >>I checked 0.7uA was not HALF of 0.7uA :) >> >>Perhaps the errata is still comming ? >> >>-jg >> > > > The current consumption at 3V in LPM3 decreased to about one half. > That's what really counts in battery operated systems.
Hmmm, yes, right down in the fine print, and only for 3V / Room temp. 85'C is less of an improvement, MAX's are still TBF, and 2.2V is no change. That's rather a long way short of a blanket 'half the stand-by power' claim, esp as there are a number of standby modes....
> > The internal comparator still consumes too much power. Microchip leads in > this important issue, since they introduced the ultra low power wake up > module which consumes only 100-300nA. > In solar cell based designs LPM3 still consumes too much energy.
Still, TI DID add the 'Zero power' BOD, which is a good move. IMO they should put that in the press release, and leave off the claims that conflict with their page-ones.....
In article <Jqkad.7446$mZ2.642804@news02.tsnz.net>, 
no.spam@designtools.co.nz says...
> M.Randelzhofer wrote: > > "Jim Granville" <no.spam@designtools.co.nz> schrieb im Newsbeitrag > > news:jdhad.7405$mZ2.641206@news02.tsnz.net... > > > >>Bill Giovino wrote: > >> > >>>Texas Instruments has announced a new family in its MSP430 ultra-low power > >>>16-bit RISC microcontroller product line that provides twice the processing > >>>performance (16 RISC MIPS) and half the stand-by power consumption compared > >>>to earlier devices. > >>> > >>>http://microcontroller.com/news/ti_msp4302xx.asp > >> > >> > >>MSP430F1101 [Sept 1999, revised 2003 ] States > >>Ultralow-Power Consumption > >>- Active Mode: 160 &#4294967295;A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V > >>- Standby Mode: 0.7 &#4294967295;A > >>- Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 &#4294967295;A > >> > >>MSP430F2101 family Data, Sept 2004 States > >>Ultralow-Power Consumption > >>- Active Mode: 200 &#4294967295;A at 1 MHz, 2.2 V > >>- Standby Mode: 0.7 &#4294967295;A > >>- Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 &#4294967295;A > >> > >>Seems their own data sheets directly contradict this press release ? > >> > >> From this, the operate power has actually got WORSE ?! > >> > >>Yes, they carefully word the claim 'stand-by', but last time > >>I checked 0.7uA was not HALF of 0.7uA :) > >> > >>Perhaps the errata is still comming ? > >> > >>-jg > >> > > > > > > The current consumption at 3V in LPM3 decreased to about one half. > > That's what really counts in battery operated systems. > > Hmmm, yes, right down in the fine print, and only for 3V / Room temp. > 85'C is less of an improvement, MAX's are still TBF, and 2.2V is > no change. > > That's rather a long way short of a blanket 'half the stand-by power' > claim, esp as there are a number of standby modes.... > > > > > > The internal comparator still consumes too much power. Microchip leads in > > this important issue, since they introduced the ultra low power wake up > > module which consumes only 100-300nA. > > In solar cell based designs LPM3 still consumes too much energy. > > Still, TI DID add the 'Zero power' BOD, which is a good move. > IMO they should put that in the press release, and leave off the claims > that conflict with their page-ones..... >
These are also the low end of the product line. When they announce the MSP430F249, (or something with at least 32KFlash), then I'll pay a bit more attention. Mark Borgerson
M.Randelzhofer wrote:
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> > > The current consumption at 3V in LPM3 decreased to about one half. > That's what really counts in battery operated systems. > > The internal comparator still consumes too much power. Microchip leads in > this important issue, since they introduced the ultra low power wake up > module which consumes only 100-300nA. > In solar cell based designs LPM3 still consumes too much energy.
Looking some more at TI's 'fine print' I see the Active (Flash ON) figures for 4096Hz, that are on the F1xx family, have quietly been dropped on the F2xx series ?!. In data sheets it is what they DONT say that's often more important :) It is now very hard to compare the F2xx with the C8051F330, which gives 32KHz Osc, FLASH On = 9uA Typ [ Running Code @ 32KHz ] 32KHz Osc, FLASH Off = 7.5uA Typ [ Perihperals active ] Does anyone have these operating points for the F2xx series ? -jg

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