Using a DC-DC Converter to Reduce Power

July 27, 2011 // By Claus Kuch, TI
The CC430 family of ultra-low-power microcontroller system-on-chip (SoCs) with an integrated sub 1 GHz RF transceiver consists of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for a wide range of applications. The architecture, combined with five low-power modes, is optimized to maximize battery life and enable wireless connectivity in battery-powered applications. The family features the powerful MSP430 16-bit RISC CPU with 16-bit registers and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. This report outlines how power consumption can be reduced in low power RF applications by using a DC-DC converter.
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