MSP430TCH5E Haptics Enabled Device authenticated to run Immersion Touchsense technology |

This product continues to be in production to support existing customers.
Haptics Enabled Device authenticated to run Immersion Touchsense technology


This product is not recommended for new designs.

Replaced By MSP430FR2633 – The device has SIMILAR FUNCTIONALITY but is not functionally equivalent to the compared device.
DRV2605L – The device has SIMILAR FUNCTIONALITY but is not functionally equivalent to the compared device.

TI does not recommend using this part in a new design. This product continues to be in production to support existing customers.


The MSP430TCH5E device is a haptics-enabled MSP430 microcontroller that features Immersion TouchSense Technology. Haptics technology provides tactile feedback, using mechanical vibrations, dramatically reducing user error in touch applications. Haptics can be used in a variety of end equipments, including handsets, tablets, digital cameras touch screens, home appliances, computer accessories, automotive products, and more. Haptics can also be implemented in portable media players to generate subwoofer-like effects using audio-to-haptics technology. Haptics is inexpensive to implement and is also a great way to differentiate products. Immersion is the premier haptics technology provider in the market, and MSP430TCH5E device provides a programmable use of Immersion TouchSense Technology with no additional fees.

The MSP430TCH5E device belongs to the Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultra-low-power microcontrollers, which consists of several devices that feature different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, combined with five low-power modes, is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable measurement applications. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows the device to wake up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 1 µs. Peripherals include 16-bit timers, up to 24 Capacitive Touch I/O pins, a versatile analog comparator, a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and built-in communication capability using the universal serial communication interface (USCI).

Capacitive touch buttons are often paired with haptic feedback to improve user experience. The MSP430TCH5E device can support capacitive button, slider, and wheel functionality in conjunction with Immersion TouchSense Haptics Technology. Examples are remote controls, gaming accessories, PC accessories, and control panels on TVs and home appliances.

Typical application configurations include:

Touch-enabled devices where the MSP430TCH5E device is used both as haptics and capacitive touch controller.

Host-controlled systems where an external host controls the MSP43TCH5E haptics controller device.

Application consoles where the MSP430TCH5E device is used as an Audio-to-Haptics controller that converts the audio input to respective haptics effects.


  • Haptics-Enabled Device Authenticated to Run Immersion TouchSense Technology
    • Supports 122 Different Haptic Effects
    • Supports Wide Range of LRA and ERM Actuators Offering Maximum Design Flexibility
    • Highly Customizable Haptics Effects: Multiple-Effect Sequencing, Delays, and Repeat Counters
    • Supports Audio Synchronized Haptics Playout (Audio-to-Haptics)
    • Supports Programmable Solution Allowing Integration With Capacitive Touch and Other System Controller Functionality
    • With Licenses Included
  • Low Supply-Voltage Range: 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • Ultra-Low-Power Consumption
    • Active Mode: 230 µA at 1 MHz, 2.2 V
    • Standby Mode: 0.5 µA
    • Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 µA
  • Five Power-Saving Modes
  • Ultra-Fast Wake Up From Standby Mode in Less Than 1 µs
  • 16-Bit RISC Architecture, 62.5-ns Instruction Cycle Time
  • Basic Clock Module Configurations
    • Internal Frequencies up to 16 MHz With Four Calibrated Frequency
    • Internal Very-Low-Power Low-Frequency (LF) Oscillator
    • 32-kHz Crystal
    • External Digital Clock Source
  • Two 16-Bit Timer_A With Three Capture/Compare Registers
  • Up to 24 Capacitive Touch I/O Pins
  • Universal Serial Communication Interface (USCI)
    • Enhanced UART With Automatic Baud Rate Detection (LIN)
    • IrDA Encoder and Decoder
    • Synchronous SPI
    • I2C
  • On-Chip Comparator for Analog Signal Compare Function or Slope Analog-to-Digital (A/D) Conversion
  • 10-Bit 200-ksps Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) With Internal Reference, Sample-and-Hold, and Autoscan
  • Brownout Detector
  • Serial Onboard Programming, No External Programming Voltage Needed, Programmable Code Protection by Security Fuse
  • On-Chip Emulation Logic With Spy-Bi-Wire Interface
  • Available in 28-Pin TSSOP and 32-Pin QFN (RHB) Packages