SLAS701B November   2010  – June 2018 MSP430AFE221 , MSP430AFE222 , MSP430AFE223 , MSP430AFE231 , MSP430AFE232 , MSP430AFE233 , MSP430AFE251 , MSP430AFE252 , MSP430AFE253


  1. 1Device Overview
    1. 1.1 Features
    2. 1.2 Applications
    3. 1.3 Description
    4. 1.4 Functional Block Diagram
  2. 2Revision History
  3. 3Device Comparison
    1. 3.1 Related Products
  4. 4Terminal Configuration and Functions
    1. 4.1 Pin Diagrams
    2. 4.2 Signal Descriptions
      1. Table 4-1 Terminal Functions
  5. 5Specifications
    1. 5.1  Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 5.2  ESD Ratings
    3. 5.3  Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 5.4  Thermal Resistance Characteristics for PW-24 Package
    5. 5.5  Active Mode Supply Current (Into DVCC and AVCC) Excluding External Current
    6. 5.6  Typical Characteristics – Active-Mode Supply Current (Into DVCC and AVCC)
    7. 5.7  Low-Power-Mode Supply Currents (Into VCC) Excluding External Current
    8. 5.8  Typical Characteristics – LPM4 Current
    9. 5.9  Schmitt-Trigger Inputs (Ports Px and RST/NMI)
    10. 5.10 Leakage Current (Ports Px)
    11. 5.11 Outputs (Ports Px)
    12. 5.12 Output Frequency (Ports Px)
    13. 5.13 Typical Characteristics – Outputs
    14. 5.14 POR, BOR
    15. 5.15 Typical Characteristics – POR, BOR
    16. 5.16 Supply Voltage Supervisor (SVS), Supply Voltage Monitor (SVM)
    17. 5.17 Main DCO Characteristics
    18. 5.18 DCO Frequency
    19. 5.19 Calibrated DCO Frequencies – Tolerance
    20. 5.20 Wake-up Times From Lower-Power Modes (LPM3, LPM4)
    21. 5.21 Typical Characteristics – DCO Clock Wake-up Time
    22. 5.22 Internal Very-Low-Power Low-Frequency Oscillator (VLO)
    23. 5.23 Crystal Oscillator (XT2)
    24. 5.24 Typical Characteristics – XT2 Oscillator
    25. 5.25 SD24_A, Power Supply
    26. 5.26 SD24_A, Input Range
    27. 5.27 SD24_A, Performance
    28. 5.28 SD24_A, Temperature Sensor and Built-In VCC Sense
    29. 5.29 SD24_A, Built-In Voltage Reference
    30. 5.30 SD24_A, Reference Output Buffer
    31. 5.31 SD24_A, External Reference Input
    32. 5.32 USART0
    33. 5.33 Timer_A3
    34. 5.34 Flash Memory
    35. 5.35 RAM
    36. 5.36 JTAG and Spy-Bi-Wire Interface
    37. 5.37 JTAG Fuse
  6. 6Detailed Description
    1. 6.1  CPU
    2. 6.2  Instruction Set
    3. 6.3  Operating Modes
    4. 6.4  Interrupt Vector Addresses
    5. 6.5  Special Function Registers
      1. Table 6-4 Interrupt Enable Register 1 Field Descriptions
      2. Table 6-5 Interrupt Flag Register 1 Field Descriptions
      3. Table 6-6 Module Enable Register 1 Field Descriptions
    6. 6.6  Memory Organization
    7. 6.7  Flash Memory
    8. 6.8  Peripherals
    9. 6.9  Oscillator and System Clock
    10. 6.10 Brownout, Supply Voltage Supervisor
    11. 6.11 Digital I/O
    12. 6.12 Watchdog Timer (WDT+)
    13. 6.13 Timer_A3
    14. 6.14 USART0
    15. 6.15 Hardware Multiplier
    16. 6.16 SD24_A
    17. 6.17 Peripheral File Map
    18. 6.18 I/O Port Schematics
      1. 6.18.1 Port P1 Pin Schematic: P1.0 Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      2. 6.18.2 Port P1 Pin Schematic: P1.1 and P1.2 Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      3. 6.18.3 Port P1 Pin Schematic: P1.3 Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      4. 6.18.4 Port P1 Pin Schematic: P1.4 Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      5. 6.18.5 Port P1 Pin Schematic: P1.5 to P1.7 Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      6. 6.18.6 Port P2 Pin Schematic: P2.0 Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      7. 6.18.7 Port P2 Pin Schematic: P2.6, Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      8. 6.18.8 Port P2 Pin Schematic: P2.7, Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      9. 6.18.9 JTAG Fuse Check Mode
  7. 7Device and Documentation Support
    1. 7.1 Getting Started
    2. 7.2 Device Nomenclature
    3. 7.3 Tools and Software
    4. 7.4 Documentation Support
    5. 7.5 Related Links
    6. 7.6 Community Resources
    7. 7.7 Trademarks
    8. 7.8 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    9. 7.9 Glossary
  8. 8Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Tools and Software

All MSP microcontrollers are supported by a wide variety of software and hardware development tools. Tools are available from TI and various third parties. See them all at Development Kits and Software for Low-Power MCUs.

Table 7-1 lists the debug features of the MSP430AFE2xx MCUs. See the Code Composer Studio for MSP430 User's Guide for details on the available features.

Table 7-1 Hardware Debug Features

MSP430 Yes Yes 2 No Yes No No

Design Kits and Evaluation Modules

    MSP430AFE253 embedded metering (sub-meter) EVM

    This embedded metering (sub-meter/e-meter) EVM is designed based on the MSP430AFE253. The EVM can be connected to the mains (or to DC) and the load directly. The EVM measures the electrical parameters of the load and the result of measurement can be read from the UART port. This EVM provided with built-in power supply and isolated serial connect to facilitate user quick start to the evaluation of the MSP430AFE253 in embedded metering application.


    MSP430Ware™ Software

    MSP430Ware software is a collection of code examples, data sheets, and other design resources for all MSP430 devices delivered in a convenient package. In addition to providing a complete collection of existing MSP430 MCU design resources, MSP430Ware software also includes a high-level API called MSP Driver Library. This library makes it easy to program MSP430 hardware. MSP430Ware software is available as a component of CCS or as a stand-alone package.

    Fixed Point Math Library for MSP

    The TI MSP IQmath and Qmath Libraries are a collection of highly optimized and high-precision mathematical functions for C programmers to seamlessly port a floating-point algorithm into fixed-point code on MSP430 and MSP432 devices. These routines are typically used in computationally intensive real-time applications where optimal execution speed, high accuracy and ultra-low energy are critical. By using the IQmath and Qmath libraries, it is possible to achieve execution speeds considerably faster and energy consumption considerably lower than equivalent code written using floating-point math.

    Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Library for MSP Microcontrollers

    The Digital Signal Processing library is a set of highly optimized functions to perform many common signal processing operations on fixed-point numbers for MSP430 microcontrollers. This function set is typically utilized for applications where processing-intensive transforms are done in real-time for minimal energy and with very high accuracy. This library’s optimal use of the MSP families’ intrinsic hardware for fixed-point math allows for significant performance gains.

Development Tools

    Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers

    Code Composer Studio (CCS) integrated development environment (IDE) supports all MSP microcontroller devices. CCS comprises a suite of embedded software utilities used to develop and debug embedded applications. CCS includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features.

    MSP Flasher - Command Line Programmer

    MSP Flasher is an open-source shell-based interface for programming MSP microcontrollers through a FET programmer or eZ430 using JTAG or Spy-Bi-Wire (SBW) communication. MSP Flasher can download binary files (.txt or .hex) directly to the MSP microcontroller without an IDE.

    MSP MCU Programmer and Debugger

    The MSP-FET is a powerful emulation development tool – often called a debug probe – which lets users quickly begin application development on MSP low-power MCUs. Creating MCU software usually requires downloading the resulting binary program to the MSP device for validation and debugging.

    MSP-GANG Production Programmer

    The MSP Gang Programmer is an MSP430 or MSP432 device programmer that can program up to eight identical MSP430 or MSP432 flash or FRAM devices at the same time. The MSP Gang Programmer connects to a host PC using a standard RS-232 or USB connection and provides flexible programming options that let the user fully customize the process.