October 7, 2009 - New MSP430F4xx ultra-low power MCUs provide analog front-end requirements and achieve leading accuracy for electricity and gas metering applications

Due to increased legislation and various implementation standards across the United States and Europe, utilities are seeking compliant metering solutions that will meet stringent energy efficiency guidelines. Expanding its smart metering portfolio to address these needs, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced 16 new ultra-low power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU) targeted at electricity and gas metering applications. These new MSP430F4xx devices are highly integrated solutions that can support standalone analog front-end (AFE) needs and achieve leading accuracy results of better than 0.1 percent. In addition, TI will be showcasing its metering solutions at Metering Europe on Oct. 6-8 (Spain Hall, Stand 150). For more information, please visit www.ti.com/f4xxmetering-prhome.   

Key features and benefits of the 16 new MSP430 metering MCUs

  • Expanded metering portfolio supports a wide range of implementation standards with additions to the F471xx, Fx461x and F44x series of MCUs
  • Provides analog front-end needs for a complete metrology solution
  • Better than 0.1 percent accuracy for precise energy measurements
  • Secure energy monitoring with tamper protection capabilities
  • Ultra-low power consumption for extended battery life
  • Increased memory for load demand response offers a 25 percent reduction in electricity bills