Products

The world’s only embedded FRAM MCU family, featuring over 100 ultra-low-power microcontrollers.

  • FR2x: 16 KB FRAM, 60 GPIO:
    starting at $0.99
  • FR4x: 16 KB FRAM, 60 GPIO, LCD Controller:
    starting at $1.25
  • FR5x: 64 KB FRAM, 12-bit ADC, AES:
    starting at $2.20
  • FR6x: 128 KB FRAM, 12-bit ADC, AES, LCD Controller, Scan Interface:
    starting at $3.79

Future-proof your projects with MSP430 FRAM

FRAM

What is FRAM?

Learn how MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs with embedded FRAM are simplifying microcontroller projects and programming and while increasing performance and decreasing power consumption.

 

Migration Made Easy

Explore key considerations when porting to MSP430FRx MCUs.

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Reduce development time

MSP430 FRAM MCUs offers a scalable portfolio that is breaking down the barriers of traditional microcontrollers

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EnergyTrace™ Technology

EnergyTrace™ Technology

Power debugging at a whole new level

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MSP430FRxx microcontrollers (MCUs) from the MSP Ultra-Low-Power MCU series are the first to integrate FRAM technology. As the world demands faster and higher performance in every application, new memory technology is needed to enable smarter solutions. FRAM from Texas Instruments (TI) provides unified memory with dynamic partitioning and memory access speeds 100 times faster than flash. This new memory is combined with the low-power DNA of MSP to offer lower energy consumption than ever before!

Is power critical to your application? MSP microcontrollers offer the lowest power-consumption in the industry, but you no longer need to take our word for it. The new ULPBench™ benchmark from the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) offers a new way to compare microcontrollers based on application-level power efficiency.

MSP430FR2x MCUs


Key Features

  Clock
  • Up to 16 MHz CPU speed
    ADC
  • 8-ch 10-bit Differential ADC (integrated window comparator)
 
  Memory
  • Up to 16 KB FRAM
  • Up to 2 KB SRAM
    Input/Output Pins
  • Up to 60 GPIO
 
  Voltage
  • 1.8 – 3.6V operation
    IR Modulation Logic
  • Simplified IR development
  Low Power
  • 126 μA / MHz active mode
  • 770 nA real-time clock mode
 

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MSP430FR5x MCUs Block Diagram

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MSP430FR4x MCUs


Key Features

  Clock
  • Up to 16 MHz CPU speed
    ADC
  • 8-ch 10-bit Differential ADC (integrated window comparator)
 
  Memory
  • Up to 16 KB FRAM
  • Up to 2 KB SRAM
    LCD
  • Industry’s lowest power device with integrated LCD
  • Charge-pump on-chip maintains contrast in low-power modes
 
  Voltage
  • 1.8 – 3.6V operation
    Input/Output Pins
  • Up to 60 GPIO
  Low Power
  • 126 μA / MHz active mode
  • 936 nA standby with LCD
  • 770 nA real-time clock mode
    IR Modulation Logic
  • Simplified IR development

MSP430FR5x MCUs


Key Features

  Clock
  • Up to 16 MHz CPU speed
    ADC
  • 16-ch 12-bit Differential ADC (integrated window comparator)
 
  Memory
  • Up to 64 KB FRAM
  • Up to 2 KB SRAM
    Data Protection
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • True random number seed
 
  Voltage
  • 1.8 – 3.6V operation
    EnergyTrace™ Technology
  • Real-time power measurement and debugging
  • Generate application energy profiles including current, CPU state, and peripheral state
  Low Power
  • 100 μA / MHz active mode
  • 450 nA real-time clock mode
  • Ultra-Fast Wake-Up From Standby Mode in <7 μs
    Various Package Options
  • Common package variants including QFN and TSSOP
  • Small package options available (MSP430FR57x DSBGA @ 2mm x 2mm)

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MSP430FR5x MCUs Block Diagram

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Applications

Key Features

  Clock
  • Up to 16 MHz CPU speed
    ADC
  • 16-ch 12-bit Differential ADC (integrated window comparator)
 
  Memory
  • Up to 128 KB FRAM
  • Up to 2 KB SRAM
    Data Protection
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • True random number seed
 
  Voltage
  • 1.8 – 3.6V operation
    Extended Scan Interface
  • Integrated scan interface ideal for flow measurement
 
  Low Power
  • 100 μA / MHz active mode
  • 450 nA real-time clock mode
  • Ultra-Fast Wake-Up From Standby Mode in <7 μs
 


  LCD
  • Integrated LCD controller

EnergyTrace™ Technology

  • Real-time power measurement and debugging
  • Generate application energy profiles including current, CPU state, and peripheral state

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MSP430FR6x MCUs Block Diagram

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FRAM Training Videos



MSP430 ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments (TI) are RISC-based, mixed-signal processors. These microcontrollers include smart analog and digital peripherals that can run without CPU intervention for enabling the lowest possible power consumption. These ultra-low-power MCUs offer a number of additional options such as low-power embedded segment LCD drivers, infrared modulation for ir transceiver functionality and security such as AES encryption. TI provides microcontroller project support for the ultra-low-power microcontrollers including technical documents, training, and the hardware (such as the MSP LaunchPad development kit) and software (like Code Composer Studio, Energia and EnergyTrace Technology) tools you need to get your microcontroller boards and programming started today!