The MSP430 MCU architecture already provides intelligent peripherals that wake only when needed, flexible clocking that allows modules within the MCU to operate at different frequencies and advanced power management technology. With the “Wolverine” MCU platform, code named for its aggressive power-saving technology, TI has created the next generation of the MSP430 architecture. This platform achieves new levels of ultra-low-power by cutting the power and energy consumption of MCUs by more than half.