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Devt tool eases precision digital filtering

Posted: 19 Dec 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:microcontrollers? MCU? digital filtering? Quickfilter? filter?

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A new development tool from Quickfilter Technologies Inc. simplifies the task of adding precision digital filtering to designs based on the Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430 ultralow-power MCUs.

The latest Quickfilter development tool, designated the MSP-Mojo, promises quick and easy implementation of precision digital filtering through an embedded single-channel precision digital filter chipthe QF1D512 Simple and Versatile FIR engine (SavFIRe).

Until now, a high-level of filtering performance such as precision digital filtering would have required migrating from the low-power MSP430 MCU to a higher-powered controller such as a DSP or FPGA.

"The MSP-Mojo target board implements in hardware a typical system based on the MSP430 device with the QF1D512 acting as a filter co-processor" said Steve Brightman, director of marketing at Quickfilter Technologies. "By connecting it to the MSP430-eZ430 development tool, the designer can use existing development tools, download code and verify system-level performance in just a few minutes."

The Quickfilter MSP-Mojo has been designed as a plug-in target board for the TI eZ430-F2013 MSP430 USB Stick Development Tool. It features an MSP430F2013 MCU and a QF1D512 SavFIRe chip, along with an input jack for connecting an analog input signal source. An expansion header (header pins included) allows for connection to a user's target system, application breadboard or the QF1D512-DK Development Kit.

The eZ430-F2013 development tool from TI allows new users to evaluate the MSP430 MCU architecture in minutes and also gives experienced developers all the resources they need to complete an entire MSP430F20xx project from start to finish. In a compact USB stick form factor, the eZ430 tool is a complete MCU development and evaluation tool available for just $20.

Support documentation, including application notes and eZ430 drivers, can be found on the Quickfilter Website. The Quickfilter MSP-Mojo is built on behalf of Quickfilter Technologies by DLP Design and is available for $39.95.

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