MSP430FRxx FRAM Microcontrollers

16-bit microcontrollers for ultra-low-power sensing and system management in building automation, smart grid, and industrial designs.

  • Lowest power capacitive touch & proximity sensing
  • Best-in-class noise immunity with IEC61000-4-6
  • Start in <5 minutes with CapTIvate design center
  • Lowest cost MSP430 MCUs and LaunchPad™ kits
  • Integrated analog for cost-effective solutions
  • Migrate 8-bit designs with portfolio scalability
  • Ultrasonic sensing MCUs with analog front end
  • Low energy accelerator for signal processing
  • Infinite data logging and scalability up to 512KB

Capacitive Sensing MCUs

Value Line Sensing MCUs

Performance Sensing MCUs

Peripheral integration
  • CapTIvate technology with support for up to 64 buttons
  • 10-bit ADC
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • 10-bit ADC
  • Comparator
  • Transimpedance amplifier
  • Operational amplifier
  • 256-segment LCD driver
  • IR modulation logic
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • Ultrasonic sensing analog front end
  • Low energy accelerator
  • 24-bit sigma delta ADCs
  • 12-bit ADCs & DACs
  • 320-segment LCD driver
  • 256-bit AES accelerator
  • Metering test interface
  • Extended scan interface
  • Real time clock / calendar
  • I2C, SPI, UART and USB
Memory Up to 16KB Up to 56KB Up to 512KB
Package options 24 and 32 pin TSSOP, VQFN and DSBGA packages 8 to 64 pin DIP, SO, TSSOP, VQFN, LQFP and DSBGA packages 24 to 128 pin TSSOP, VQFN, LQFP and DSBGA packages
Power
  • Shutdown: 15nA
  • Stand-by: 770nA
  • Active: 126uA/MHz
  • Wake-on-touch power: less than 3uA
  • Shutdown: 15nA
  • Stand-by: 700nA
  • Active: 120uA/MHz
  • Shutdown: 20nA
  • Stand-by: 250nA
  • Active: 100uA/MHz
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Capacitive Touch Sensing MCUs

MSP430 MCUs with CapTIvate touch technology provide the industry’s lowest power and most noise immune capacitive sensing solutions. The MCUs can support capacitive sliders, wheels, up to 64 buttons, and proximity implementations—all of which can operate through operate through thick glass, plastic and metal overlays, and in moist, dirty or greasy conditions. TI’s capacitive touch MCUs are flexible for any capacitive sensing application, in even the toughest environments. For more details on CapTIvate technology visit www.ti.com/CapTIvate.

Example applications

MSP430FR2633

MSP430FR2632

MSP430FR2533

MSP430FR2532

FRAM / RAM 16KB / 4KB 8KB / 2KB 16KB / 2KB 8KB / 1KB
# Buttons Self-capacitance: up to 16
Mutual capacitance: up to 64
Self-capacitance: up to 8
Mutual capacitance: up to 16
Self-capacitance: up to 16
Mutual capacitance: up to 16
Self-capacitance: up to 8
Mutual capacitance: up to 8
Package 32-pin TSSOP and QFN
24-pin DSBGA
24-pin QFN and DSBGA 32-pin TSSOP and QFN 24-pin QFN
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Value Line Sensing MCUs

The MSP430 Value Line Sensing MCU portfolio adds intelligence and sensing to discrete functions with cost effective MCUs that minimize the impact on the bill of materials. The portfolio offers options to migrate 8-bit MCU designs to gain additional performance and capabilities with a range of memory options from .5KB to 56KB. The MSP430FR2x and MSP430FR4x families have advanced analog integration options to support additional sensing functionality including a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter, transimpedance amplifier or operational amplifier as well as LCD support.

Example applications

MSP430FR2x

MSP430FR4x

MSP430G2x

MSP430i2x

Memory Up to 16KB
  • 1015 write cycles
  • Flexible memory partitioning
Up to 16KB
  • 1015 write cycles
  • Flexible memory partitioning
Up to 56KB Up to 32KB
Package options 16 to 64 pin TSSOP, VQFN, LQFP and DSBGA packages 48 to 64 pin TSSOP and LQFP packages 8 to 40 pin DIP, SO, TSSOP, VQFN, LQFP and DSBGA packages 28 to 32 pin TSSOP and QFN packages
Peripheral integration
  • 10-bit ADC
  • Comparator
  • Transimpedance amplifier
  • Operational amplifier
  • IR modulation logic
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • 10-bit ADC
  • 256-segment LCD driver
  • IR modulation logic
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • 10-bit ADC
  • Comparator
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • Up to four 24-bit sigma delta ADCs
  • 105 C operation
  • I2C, SPI, UART
Power
  • Shutdown: 15nA
  • Stand-by: 700nA
  • Active: 120uA/MHz
  • Shutdown: 15nA
  • Stand-by: 700nA
  • Active: 120uA/MHz
  • Shutdown: 100nA
  • Stand-by: 700nA
  • Active: 260uA/MHz
  • Shutdown: 75nA
  • Stand-by: 210nA
  • Active: 275uA/MHz
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Performance Sensing MCUs

The MSP430 Performance Sensing MCU portfolio delivers a range of devices developed for applications requiring higher precision and more memory without sacrificing power. The portfolio features MCUs with an integrated ultrasonic analog front end or an energy efficient low energy accelerator (LEA) for signal processing applications among other features. The four MSP430 Performance Sensing MCU families include unified memory options with infinite data logging and scalability to 512KB.

Example applications

MSP430FR5x

MSP430FR6x

MSP430F5x

MSP430F6x

Memory Up to 256KB
  • 1015 write cycles
  • Flexible memory partitioning
Up to 256KB
  • 1015 write cycles
  • Flexible memory partitioning
Up to 512KB Up to 512KB
Package options 24 to 80 pin TSSOP, VQFN, LQFP and DSBGA packages 64 to 100 pin VQFN and LQFP packages 38 to 100 pin TSSOP, VQFN, LQFP and DSBGA packages 80 to 128 pin TSSOP, VQFN, and LQFP packages
Peripheral integration
  • Low energy accelerator (LEA)
  • 12-bit ADC
  • 256-bit AES accelerator
  • Real time clock / calendar
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • Ultrasonic sensing analog front end
  • Low energy accelerator (LEA)
  • Extended scan interface
  • Metering test interface
  • 12-bit ADC
  • 320-segment LCD driver
  • 256-bit AES accelerator
  • Real time clock / calendar
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • 12-bit ADCs
  • 12-bit DACs
  • 256-bit AES accelerator
  • Real time clock / calendar
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • USB
  • Up to seven 24-bit sigma delta converters with integrated PGA
  • 12-bit ADCs
  • 12-bit DACs
  • 320-segment LCD driver
  • 256-bit AES accelerator
  • Real time clock / calendar
  • I2C, SPI, UART
  • USB
Power
  • Shutdown: 20nA
  • Stand-by: 250nA
  • Active: 100uA/MHz
  • Shutdown: 40nA
  • Stand-by: 250nA
  • Active: 100uA/MHz
  • Shutdown: 100nA
  • Stand-by: 1.1nA
  • Active: 180uA/MHz
  • Shutdown: 100nA
  • Stand-by: 1.1nA
  • Active: 265uA/MHz
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