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TI's MSP430 ultra-low-power automotive MCUs improve fuel efficiency, battery life

11/29/2011 05:37 PM EST
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AlexCavity
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re: TI's MSP430 ultra-low-power automotive MCUs improve fuel efficiency, battery life
AlexCavity   4/23/2012 3:13:37 AM
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I love how this site documents almost everything with regards to engineering, but at the same time it means that I sometimes get confused looking at the infographics in these articles. It would be great if a more lay man way of explaining things is used. Alex - http://www.cavalok.com

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Luis Sanchez   11/30/2011 7:58:32 PM
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Those graphics do look impressive. 70% power consumption difference against a PIC microcontroller?!!! I suppose now with hybrid vehicles (or all-electric vehicles) power consumption is critical in the automobile. But I think that is too much of a difference… I wonder about the conditions used for measuring the power consumption among the devices… and are the compared devices used for the same applications?

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