SLAS645L July   2009  – May 2020 MSP430F5500 , MSP430F5501 , MSP430F5502 , MSP430F5503 , MSP430F5504 , MSP430F5505 , MSP430F5506 , MSP430F5507 , MSP430F5508 , MSP430F5509 , MSP430F5510


  1. 1Device Overview
    1. 1.1 Features
    2. 1.2 Applications
    3. 1.3 Description
    4. 1.4 Functional Block Diagrams
  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  Active Mode Supply Current Into VCC Excluding External Current
    5. 5.5  Low-Power Mode Supply Currents (Into VCC) Excluding External Current
    6. 5.6  Thermal Resistance Characteristics
    7. 5.7  Schmitt-Trigger Inputs – General-Purpose I/O (P1.0 to P1.7, P2.0 to P2.7, P3.0 to P3.4, P4.0 to P4.7) (P5.0 to P5.5, P6.0 to P6.7, PJ.0 to PJ.3, RST/NMI)
    8. 5.8  Inputs – Ports P1 and P2 (P1.0 to P1.7, P2.0 to P2.7)
    9. 5.9  Leakage Current – General-Purpose I/O (P1.0 to P1.7, P2.0 to P2.7, P3.0 to P3.4, P4.0 to P4.7) (P5.0 to P5.5, P6.0 to P6.7, PJ.0 to PJ.3, RST/NMI)
    10. 5.10 Outputs – General-Purpose I/O (Full Drive Strength) (P1.0 to P1.7, P2.0 to P2.7, P3.0 to P3.4, P4.0 to P4.7, P5.0 to P5.5, P6.0 to P6.7, PJ.0 to PJ.3)
    11. 5.11 Outputs – General-Purpose I/O (Reduced Drive Strength) (P1.0 to P1.7, P2.0 to P2.7, P3.0 to P3.4, P4.0 to P4.7, P5.0 to P5.5, P6.0 to P6.7, PJ.0 to PJ.3)
    12. 5.12 Output Frequency – General-Purpose I/O (P1.0 to P1.7, P2.0 to P2.7, P3.0 to P3.4, P4.0 to P4.7, P5.0 to P5.5, P6.0 to P6.7, PJ.0 to PJ.3)
    13. 5.13 Typical Characteristics – Outputs, Reduced Drive Strength (PxDS.y = 0)
    14. 5.14 Typical Characteristics – Outputs, Full Drive Strength (PxDS.y = 1)
    15. 5.15 Crystal Oscillator, XT1, Low-Frequency Mode
    16. 5.16 Crystal Oscillator, XT2
    17. 5.17 Internal Very-Low-Power Low-Frequency Oscillator (VLO)
    18. 5.18 Internal Reference, Low-Frequency Oscillator (REFO)
    19. 5.19 DCO Frequency
    20. 5.20 PMM, Brownout Reset (BOR)
    21. 5.21 PMM, Core Voltage
    22. 5.22 PMM, SVS High Side
    23. 5.23 PMM, SVM High Side
    24. 5.24 PMM, SVS Low Side
    25. 5.25 PMM, SVM Low Side
    26. 5.26 Wake-up Times From Low-Power Modes and Reset
    27. 5.27 Timer_A
    28. 5.28 Timer_B
    29. 5.29 USCI (UART Mode) Clock Frequency
    30. 5.30 USCI (UART Mode)
    31. 5.31 USCI (SPI Master Mode) Clock Frequency
    32. 5.32 USCI (SPI Master Mode)
    33. 5.33 USCI (SPI Slave Mode)
    34. 5.34 USCI (I2C Mode)
    35. 5.35 10-Bit ADC, Power Supply and Input Range Conditions
    36. 5.36 10-Bit ADC, Timing Parameters
    37. 5.37 10-Bit ADC, Linearity Parameters
    38. 5.38 REF, External Reference
    39. 5.39 REF, Built-In Reference
    40. 5.40 Comparator B
    41. 5.41 Ports PU.0 and PU.1
    42. 5.42 USB Output Ports (DP and DM)
    43. 5.43 USB Input Ports (DP and DM)
    44. 5.44 USB-PWR (USB Power System)
    45. 5.45 USB-PLL (USB Phase-Locked Loop)
    46. 5.46 Flash Memory
    47. 5.47 JTAG and Spy-Bi-Wire Interface
  6. 6Detailed Description
    1. 6.1  CPU (Link to User's Guide)
    2. 6.2  Operating Modes
    3. 6.3  Interrupt Vector Addresses
    4. 6.4  Memory Organization
    5. 6.5  Bootloader (BSL)
      1. 6.5.1 USB BSL
      2. 6.5.2 UART BSL
    6. 6.6  JTAG Operation
      1. 6.6.1 JTAG Standard Interface
      2. 6.6.2 Spy-Bi-Wire Interface
    7. 6.7  Flash Memory (Link to User's Guide)
    8. 6.8  RAM (Link to User's Guide)
    9. 6.9  Peripherals
      1. 6.9.1  Digital I/O (Link to User's Guide)
      2. 6.9.2  Port Mapping Controller (Link to User's Guide)
      3. 6.9.3  Oscillator and System Clock (Link to User's Guide)
      4. 6.9.4  Power-Management Module (PMM) (Link to User's Guide)
      5. 6.9.5  Hardware Multiplier (MPY) (Link to User's Guide)
      6. 6.9.6  Real-Time Clock (RTC_A) (Link to User's Guide)
      7. 6.9.7  Watchdog Timer (WDT_A) (Link to User's Guide)
      8. 6.9.8  System Module (SYS) (Link to User's Guide)
      9. 6.9.9  DMA Controller (Link to User's Guide)
      10. 6.9.10 Universal Serial Communication Interface (USCI) (Links to User's Guide: UART Mode, SPI Mode, I2C Mode)
      11. 6.9.11 TA0 (Link to User's Guide)
      12. 6.9.12 TA1 (Link to User's Guide)
      13. 6.9.13 TA2 (Link to User's Guide)
      14. 6.9.14 TB0 (Link to User's Guide)
      15. 6.9.15 Comparator_B (Link to User's Guide)
      16. 6.9.16 ADC10_A (Link to User's Guide)
      17. 6.9.17 CRC16 (Link to User's Guide)
      18. 6.9.18 Reference (REF) Voltage Reference (Link to User's Guide)
      19. 6.9.19 Universal Serial Bus (USB) (Link to User's Guide)
      20. 6.9.20 Embedded Emulation Module (EEM) (S Version) (Link to User's Guide)
    10. 6.10 Peripheral File Map
    11. 6.11 Input/Output Diagrams
      1. 6.11.1  Port P1 (P1.0 to P1.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      2. 6.11.2  Port P2 (P2.0 to P2.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      3. 6.11.3  Port P3 (P3.0 to P3.4) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      4. 6.11.4  Port P4 (P4.0 to P4.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      5. 6.11.5  Port P5 (P5.0 and P5.1) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      6. 6.11.6  Port P5 (P5.2) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      7. 6.11.7  Port P5 (P5.3) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      8. 6.11.8  Port P5 (P5.4 and P5.5) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      9. 6.11.9  Port P6 (P6.0 to P6.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      10. 6.11.10 Port U (PU.0/DP, PU.1/DM, PUR) USB Ports
      11. 6.11.11 Port J (PJ.0) JTAG Pin TDO, Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger or Output
      12. 6.11.12 Port J (PJ.1 to PJ.3) JTAG Pins TMS, TCK, TDI/TCLK, Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger or Output
    12. 6.12 Device Descriptors
  7. 7Device and Documentation Support
    1. 7.1  Getting Started and Next Steps
    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  Export Control Notice
    10. 7.10 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 MSP430 Ultra-Low-Power MCUs – Tools & software.

Table 7-1 lists the debug features of the MSP430F5510 and MSP430F550x MCUs. See the Code Composer Studio IDE for MSP430 User's Guide for details on the available features.

Table 7-1 Hardware Features

MSP430Xv2 Yes Yes 8 Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Design Kits and Evaluation Modules

    64-Pin Target Development Board and MSP-FET Programmer Bundle for MSP430F5x MCUs

    The MSP-FET430U64USB is a powerful flash emulation tool that allows you to quickly begin application development on the MSP430 MCU. It includes USB debugging interface used to program and debug the MSP430 in-system through the JTAG interface or the pin saving Spy Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) protocol. The flash memory can be erased and programmed in seconds with only a few keystrokes, and because the MSP430 flash is ultra-low power, no external power supply is required.


    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 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 Code Composer Studio™ IDE or as a stand-alone package.

    MSP Driver Library

    Driver Library's abstracted API keeps you above the bits and bytes of the MSP430 hardware by providing easy-to-use function calls. Thorough documentation is delivered through a helpful API Guide, which includes details on each function call and the recognized parameters. Developers can use Driver Library functions to write complete projects with minimal overhead.

    MSP EnergyTrace™ Technology

    EnergyTrace technology for MSP430 microcontrollers is an energy-based code analysis tool that measures and displays the application’s energy profile and helps to optimize it for ultra-low-power consumption.

    ULP (Ultra-Low Power) Advisor

    ULP Advisor™ software is a tool for guiding developers to write more efficient code to fully utilize the unique ultra-low power features of MSP and MSP432 microcontrollers. Aimed at both experienced and new microcontroller developers, ULP Advisor checks your code against a thorough ULP checklist to squeeze every last nano amp out of your application. At build time, ULP Advisor will provide notifications and remarks to highlight areas of your code that can be further optimized for lower power.

    MSP430 USB Developers Package

    The USB Developers Package for MSP430 is a software package containing all necessary source code and sample applications required for developing a USB-based MSP430 project. The package only supports MSP430 USB devices.

    IEC60730 Software Package

    The IEC60730 MSP430 software package was developed to be useful in assisting customers in complying with IEC 60730-1:2010 (Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use – Part 1: General Requirements) for up to Class B products, which includes home appliances, arc detectors, power converters, power tools, e-bikes, and many others. The IEC60730 MSP430 software package can be embedded in customer applications running on MSP430s to help simplify the customer’s certification efforts of functional safety-compliant consumer devices to IEC 60730-1:2010 Class B.

    Fixed Point Math Library for MSP

    The 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.

    Floating Point Math Library for MSP430

    Continuing to innovate in the low power and low cost microcontroller space, TI brings you MSPMATHLIB. Leveraging the intelligent peripherals of our devices, this floating point math library of scalar functions brings you up to 26x better performance. Mathlib is easy to integrate into your designs. This library is free and is integrated in both Code Composer Studio and IAR IDEs. Read the user’s guide for an in depth look at the math library and relevant benchmarks.

Development Tools

    Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers

    Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports all MSP microcontroller devices. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of embedded software utilities used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features. The intuitive IDE provides a single user interface taking you through each step of the application development flow. Familiar utilities and interfaces allow users to get started faster than ever before. Code Composer Studio combines the advantages of the Eclipse software framework with advanced embedded debug capabilities from TI resulting in a compelling feature-rich development environment for embedded developers. When using CCS with an MSP MCU, a unique and powerful set of plugins and embedded software utilities are made available to fully leverage the MSP microcontroller.

    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) files 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 allows users to quickly begin application development on MSP low-power microcontrollers (MCU). Creating MCU software usually requires downloading the resulting binary program to the MSP device for validation and debugging. The MSP-FET provides a debug communication pathway between a host computer and the target MSP. Furthermore, the MSP-FET also provides a Backchannel UART connection between the computer's USB interface and the MSP UART. This affords the MSP programmer a convenient method for communicating serially between the MSP and a terminal running on the computer. It also supports loading programs (often called firmware) to the MSP target using the BSL (bootloader) through the UART and I2C communication protocols.

    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 allow the user to fully customize the process. The MSP Gang Programmer is provided with an expansion board, called the Gang Splitter, that implements the interconnections between the MSP Gang Programmer and multiple target devices. Eight cables are provided that connect the expansion board to eight target devices (through JTAG or Spy-Bi-Wire connectors). The programming can be done with a PC or as a stand-alone device. A PC-side graphical user interface is also available and is DLL-based.