The MSP430RF2311 Launchpad

The MSP430RF2311 Launchpad

TI just announced a Launchpad for its new  ultra-low-power MSP430FR231x FRAM microcontroller with 4 KB FRAM, 1 KB SRAM, 12 IO, 8 ch ADC10, OpAmps and a transimpedance amplifier.

Reduce PCB space by up to 75 percent in sensing and measurement applications with the world’s first microcontroller (MCU) with a configurable low-leakage transimpedance amplifier (TIA). The MSP430FR2311 MCU features the industry’s only integrated TIA with 50pA current leakage, more than 20x lower leakage than alternative voltage and current sensing solutions.

The Launchpad comes with 20 pin BoosterPack pinouts, although 40 pin BoosterPacks should still be able to mount over the it. This Launchpad also comes with a photodiode to demonstrate the  transimpedance amplifier capabilities. The MSP-EXP430FR2311 comes with the eZFET emulator with EnergyTrace support for low power debugging.

 MSP430RF2311 Overview.

MSP430RF2311 Overview.

The below video gives a good introduction on how a transimpedance amplifier is useful in taking measurements.

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