CapTIvate™ Design Center GUI for MSP430™ Capacitive Sensing MCUs
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MSP CapTIvate Design Center GUI

ACTIVE   31-JAN-2020  
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Step 1: Download and install the CapTIvate Design Center
Step 2: Select and buy the best evaluation hardware for your application
Step 3: Complete the getting started workshop

The CapTIvate™ Design Center GUI is a one-stop resource for everything related to CapTIvate capacitive sensing technology integrated on TI MSP430™ microcontrollers. It includes tools, documentation and software examples that can simplify and accelerate capacitive touch designs. Start by dragging and dropping capacitive sensing elements (i.e. buttons, sliders, wheels and proximity sensors) to your GUI workspace and use the GUI to configure and tune your design in real time. When tuning is complete, the GUI will generate the source code needed for the selected capacitive touch elements.

  • Set up a design in less than five minutes
  • Create, configure and tune capacitive sensors without writing a single line of code
  • Automatically generate source code projects for code composer studio™ and IAR Embedded Workbench® IDEs
  • Support for slider, wheel, buttons and proximity sensors
  • Real time target communication through a HID communication bridge enabling:
    • A detailed view of sensor data
    • Configuration and tuning of sensor performance
  • Works with:
    • Windows 7+ operating system with Java version 1.6+
    • Apple OS X 10.10.1+ with Java version 1.7+
    • Linux OS with Java version 1.6+

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User guides (1)
Title Date Type
CapTIvate Technology Guide 11 Nov 2015
White papers (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 840 12 Nov 2019
PDF 1156 14 Oct 2015
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 198 18 Feb 2016

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 4 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
Touch on Metal Capacitive Sensing Add-on Board for the CapTIvate™ Development Kit  CAPTIVATE-METAL  Development Kits 
MSP CapTIvate MCU Development Kit  MSP-CAPT-FR2633  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
MSP430 CapTIvate MCU Programmer  CAPTIVATE-PGMR  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
MSP430 CapTIvate™ Touch Keypad BoosterPack  BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (8)

Part Number Name Product Family
MSP430FR2512  Capacitive Touch MCU with 4 touch IO (4 sensors), 8KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 15 IO, 10-bit ADC  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2522  Capacitive Touch MCU with 8 touch IO (16 sensors), 8KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 15 IO, 10-bit ADC  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2532  16 MHz Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller With 8 KB FRAM, CapTIvate Touch Technology  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2533  16 MHz Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller with 16 KB FRAM, CapTIvate touch technology  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2632  16 MHz Ultra-Low-Power Microcontroller With 8 KB FRAM, CapTIvate touch technology  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2633  MSP430 MCU with CapTIvate technology - the lowest power, most noise-immune capacitive touch  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2675  CapTIvate™ capacitive-touch sensing microcontroller with 32-KB FRAM, 6-KB SRAM, 43 I/O, 12-bit ADC  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2676  CapTIvate™ capacitive-touch sensing microcontroller with 64-KB FRAM, 8-KB SRAM, 43 I/O and 12-bit AD  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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