Microcontrollers (MCU)

MSP430™ Capacitive Touch Sensing Microcontrollers

CapTIvate™ MCUs: Lowest power & most noise immune capacitive touch solutions

MSP430™ Capacitive Touch Sensing MCUs feature CapTIvate™ technology offering the lowest power capacitive touch solutions. With support from 1 to 64 buttons, sliders, wheels and proximity with reliable performance in wet, dirty and greasy conditions as well as through metal, glass, plastic and other overlays, TI has a capacitive touch solution for your MCU design.

Robust and reliable

  • Tolerant to electromagnetic disturbances
  • Resistant to oil, water and grease
  • Consistent performance in temperature variations
  • IEC and IPX certified solutions for reliability

Single-chip versatility

  • Up to 64 buttons
  • Proximity, sliders, wheels
  • <2uA wake-on touch/proximity, grip detection
  • Touch through metal, plastic, glass and wood

Tools and support

  • Easy to use tools and software
  • CapTIvate Design Center: Get started in <5 minutes
  • TI E2E™ support community
  • Extensive online training and documentation

Capacitive sensing MCUs with CapTIvate technology

MSP430FR2512

MSP430FR2522

MSP430FR2532

MSP430FR2632

MSP430FR2533

MSP430FR2633

FRAM/RAM 8KB/2KB 8KB/2KB 8KB/1KB 8KB/2KB 16KB/2KB 16KB/4KB
Buttons (#) Up to 4 Up to 16 Up to 8 Up to 16 Up to 16 Up to 64
Capacitive sensing IOs
4
8
8
8
16
16
Sensing blocks
1
2
4 4 4
4
Package

16-pin TSSOP

20-pin QFN

16-pin TSSOP

20-pin QFN

24-pin QFN 24-pin TSSOP and DSBGA 32-pin TSSOP and QFN

32-pin TSSOP and QFN

24-pin DSBGA

Software
User's guide CapTIvate Technology Guide

Featured tools

CapTIvate development kit

A comprehensive, easy-to-use platform to evaluate MSP430 microcontrollers with capacitive touch technology.

CapTIvate BoosterPack™ module

An easy-to-use tool to evaluate CapTIvate technology. The BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD can be used with a LaunchPad™ development kit, the CapTIvate development kit or the CapTIvate programmer board.

CapTIvate touch through metal add-on board

An add-on board for the CapTIvate development kit that allows designers and engineers evaluate touch on metal technology.

Technical resources

On-demand training on MSP430 MCUs for capacitive sensing applications with CapTIvate technology is available 24 hours a day.

System-level capacitive touch reference designs to help you quickly evaluate and design your MSP430 MCU-based system.

Ask questions, share knowledge and help solve problems with fellow engineers in the MSP430 TI E2E™ forum.

Featured documents

Capacitive Touch Technology Guide

The complete resource on capacitive touch basics through how to develop, design and tune systems with MSP430 MCUs with CapTIvate technology.

MSP430™ FRAM Microcontrollers With CapTIvate™ Touch Technology

Introduction to MSP430 capacitive touch MCUs with CapTIvate technology.

Enabling Noise Tolerant Capacitive Touch HMIs With MSP CapTIvate™ Technology (Rev. A)

Overview of building noise-tolerant human machine interfaces using capacitive sensing technology.

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