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TI MSP430 and Energy Harvesting for Embedded Systems
(broadcast:20 January 2009):
Adrian Valenzuela, product marketing engineer for the Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontroller family, talks with eg3.com about energy harvesting based on solar energy, vibrations, thermal differences and other innovative methods as well as RF, Zigbee, and other technologies.
The company has just announced an evaluation kit based on the MSP430 for energy harvesting, available at low cost, worldwide.
About Adrian Valenzuela:
Adrian Valenzuela is a product marketing engineer for the Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontroller family.
He has worked with the MSP430 since 2002.
Valenzuela holds a BSEE and MSEE from Rice University.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries.
From ultra-low-power MSP430 MCUs and high performance TMS320C2000 real time controllers, to 32-bit general purpose ARM7-based TMS470 MCUs, TI offers designers the broadest range of embedded control solutions.
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