Microcontrollers for Healthcare: Hello, Kinetis (Goodbye, MSP430)


Portable healthcare devices are evolving into comprehensive gadgets that include advanced communication protocols, stylish user interfaces and bountiful data logging resources. This evolution cannot come at the cost of key application requirements for long battery life, accurate and reliable measurements, and cost effectiveness. To address this demand, Freescale has recently launched the KinetisK50 ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller with integrated analog front end. The K50 microcontroller satisfies healthcare device requirements with exceptional low power design and integration of key peripherals such as capacitive touch sensing hardware. These features are integrated with a high performance, industry standard 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 CPU with DSP instructions, and are part of a portfolio of devices that contain integrated Flash memory sizes from 32KB to 1MB. The Kinetis K50 microcontroller is poised to be the healthcare microcontroller of choice for 2012 and beyond. Goodbye, MSP430.

Show Date: January 31, 2012
Show Time: 1:00 p.m. CT/2:00 p.m. ET
Webcast Duration: 60 minutes


Donnie Garcia

Donnie Garcia
Systems Engineer
Freescale Microcontroller

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