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The MSP430F5xx series of devices is the latest addition to the MSP430 family of microcontrollers. Although there are many common features between the MSP430F5xx and MSP430F2xx and MSP430F4xx offerings, there are also several differences. This document gives a brief overview of differences between the device families. Detailed information regarding specific differences can be found in the respective module chapters in the MSP430F5xx and MSP430F6xx Family User's Guide.