16-bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller, 60KB Flash, 2KB RAM, 12-Bit ADC, 2 USCIs, HW Multiplier

16-bit Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller, 60KB Flash, 2KB RAM, 12-Bit ADC, 2 USCIs, HW Multiplier - MSP430F249


The Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultra-low power microcontrollers consists of several devices featuring 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 calibrated digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows wake-up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 1 µs.

The MSP430F23x, MSP430F24x(1), and MSP430F2410 series are microcontroller configurations with two built-in 16-bit timers, a fast 12-bit A/D converter (not MSP430F24x1), a comparator, four (two in MSP430F23x) universal serial communication interface (USCI) modules, and up to 48 I/O pins. The MSP430F24x1 devices are identical to the MSP430F24x devices, with the exception that the ADC12 module is not implemented. The MSP430F23x devices are identical to the MSP430F24x devices, with the exception that a reduced Timer_B, one USCI module, and less RAM are integrated.

Typical applications include sensor systems, industrial control applications, and hand-held meters.


  • Low Supply-Voltage Range, 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • Ultra-Low Power Consumption
    • Active Mode: 270 µA at 1 MHz, 2.2 V
    • Standby Mode (VLO): 0.3 µA
    • Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.1 µA
  • 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
    • Internal Very Low-Power LF Oscillator
    • 32-kHz Crystal
    • Internal Frequencies up to 16 MHz With Four Calibrated Frequencies to ±1%
    • Resonator
    • External Digital Clock Source
    • External Resistor
  • 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) Converter With Internal Reference, Sample-and-Hold, and Autoscan Feature
  • 16-Bit Timer_A With Three Capture/Compare Registers
  • 16-Bit Timer_B With Seven Capture/Compare With Shadow Registers
  • Four Universal Serial Communication Interfaces (USCI)
    • USCI_A0 and USCI_A1
    • Enhanced UART Supporting Auto-Baudrate Detection
    • IrDA Encoder and Decoder
    • Synchronous SPI
    • USCI_B0 and USCI_B1
    • I2C™
    • Synchronous SPI
  • On-Chip Comparator
  • Supply Voltage Supervisor/Monitor With Programmable Level Detection
  • Brownout Detector
  • Bootstrap Loader
  • Serial Onboard Programming, No External Programming Voltage Needed, Programmable Code Protection by Security Fuse
  • Family Members Include:
    • MSP430F233: 8KB+256B Flash Memory, 1KB RAM
    • MSP430F235: 16KB+256B Flash Memory, 2KB RAM
    • MSP430F247, MSP430F2471: 32KB+256B Flash Memory, 4KB RAM
    • MSP430F248, MSP430F2481: 48KB+256B Flash Memory, 4KB RAM
    • MSP430F249, MSP430F2491: 60KB+256B Flash Memory, 2KB RAM
    • MSP430F2410: 56KB+256B Flash Memory, 4KB RAM
  • Available in 64-Pin QFP and 64-Pin QFN Packages (See Available Options)
  • For Complete Module Descriptions, See MSP430x2xx Family User's Guide (SLAU144)

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Parametrics Compare all products in Other MSP430 MCUs

Non-volatile Memory (KB)
ADC: Channels (#)
GPIO Pins (#)
Comparator Channels (#)
Package Group
Approx. Price (US$)
Timers - 16-bit
MSP430F249 MSP430F2410 MSP430F247 MSP430F248
60     56     32     48    
2     4     4     4    
12-bit SAR     12-bit SAR     12-bit SAR     12-bit SAR    
8     8     8     8    
48     48     48     48    
2     2     2     2    
2     2     2     2    
2     2     2     2    
8     8     8     8    
3.73 | 1ku     4.60 | 1ku     2.75 | 1ku     3.41 | 1ku    
No     No     No     No    
2     2     2     2    

Other qualified versions of MSP430F249

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Enhanced Product MSP430F249-EP Supports Defense, Aerospace and Medical Applications