MSP430FRxx FRAM Microcontrollers

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

More Data, Less Battery

  • Ultra-fast and ultra-low-power nonvolatile writes
  • 1015 write endurance
  • As low as 350nA standby and 100µA/MHz active current

 

Maximum Design Flexibility

  • Just like writing to RAM
  • Flexible memory layout partitioning
  • Application code, constant data, and variables linked to FRAM

Reduced System Cost

  • Quicker factory programming time
  • External EEPROM, RAM buffer, FRAM replacement
  • Integrated analog and digital peripherals

Reliability and Security

  • Proven 10 year data retention at 85°C
  • FRAM is resistant to electric/magnetic fields and radiation
  • AES, IP Encapsulation Units and Memory Protection Units

 

MSP430FRx microcontroller products

TIDA-00432

MSP430FR2x MCUs

  • Up to 16 MHz
  • Up to 16 KB FRAM
  • 10-channel 10-bit ADC
  • IR Modulation Logic
  • Up to 60 Capacitive Touch Enabled GPIO
 
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TIDA-00432

MSP430FR4x MCUs

  • Up to 16 MHz
  • Up to 16 KB FRAM
  • LCD Controller
  • 10-channel 10-bit ADC
  • IR Modulation Logic
  • Up to 60 Capacitive Touch Enabled GPIO
 
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TIDA-00432

MSP430FR5x MCUs

  • Up to 24 MHz
  • Up to 128 KB FRAM
  • 16-channel 12-bit ADC
  • Comparator
  • 5 Timers
  • Direct Memory Access
  • 256-bit AES
  • Up to 40 Capacitive Touch Enabled GPIO
 
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TIDA-00432

MSP430FR6x MCUs

  • Up to 16 MHz
  • Up to 128 KB FRAM
  • LCD Controller
  • 16-channel 12-bit ADC
  • Comparator
  • Extended Scan Interface
  • 5 Timers
  • Direct Memory Access
  • 256-bit AES
  • Up to 83 GPIO

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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!

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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
    LCD
  • Industry’s lowest power device with integrated LCD
  • Charge-pump on-chip maintains contrast in low-power modes
 
  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
  • 936 nA standby with LCD
  • 770 nA real-time clock mode
 

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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Key Features

  Clock
  • Up to 16 MHz CPU speed
    Data Protection
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • True random number seed
 
  Memory
  • Up to 128 KB FRAM
  • Up to 2 KB SRAM
    Extended Scan Interface
  • Integrated scan interface ideal for flow measurement
 
  Voltage
  • 1.8 – 3.6V operation
    LCD
  • Integrated LCD controller
 
  ADC
  • 16-ch 12-bit Differential ADC (integrated window comparator)
    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
 

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MSP430FR6x MCUs Block Diagram

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