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Adventures in Micro Land

TI’s New MSP430 MCU, Nano-Bubbles, and Choosing the Right Capacitor

In this week’s Fish Fry, we’re following a microcontroller yellow brick road to a land where analog reigns supreme. Dave Smith (Texas Instruments) joins us to discuss the details of the “Smart Analog Combo” included in in the MSP430 family, the benefits of the configurable signal-chain elements inherent in this solution, and why the FRAM memory found in this new family sets it apart from other solutions on the market.  Also this week, we investigate how “nano-bubbles” are being used in cancer treatment therapy. To finish things up, we look at how the KSIM tool can help you choose the right capacitor for your design.

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Links for July 20, 2018

Integration at its core: New MSP430™ MCUs offer configurable signal-chain elements for sensing applications

Feature Article by Jim Turley: MCUs For the Indecisive – TI’s Microcontroller Family Has a Bit of Everything

Controlled gene and drug release from a liposomal delivery platform triggered by X-ray radiation (whitepaper)

New Episode of Chalk Talk: KSIM: Capacitors

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