SLAS942E November   2015  – December 2019 MSP430FR2532 , MSP430FR2533 , MSP430FR2632 , MSP430FR2633


  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 Pin Attributes
    3. 4.3 Signal Descriptions
    4. 4.4 Pin Multiplexing
    5. 4.5 Buffer Types
    6. 4.6 Connection of Unused Pins
  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       Active Mode Supply Current Per MHz
    6. 5.6       Low-Power Mode LPM0 Supply Currents Into VCC Excluding External Current
    7. 5.7       Low-Power Mode (LPM3 and LPM4) Supply Currents (Into VCC) Excluding External Current
    8. 5.8       Low-Power Mode LPMx.5 Supply Currents (Into VCC) Excluding External Current
    9. 5.9       Typical Characteristics - Low-Power Mode Supply Currents
    10. Table 5-1 Typical Characteristics – Current Consumption Per Module
    11. 5.10      Thermal Resistance Characteristics
    12. 5.11      Timing and Switching Characteristics
      1. 5.11.1  Power Supply Sequencing
        1. Table 5-2 PMM, SVS and BOR
      2. 5.11.2  Reset Timing
        1. Table 5-3 Wake-up Times From Low-Power Modes and Reset
      3. 5.11.3  Clock Specifications
        1. Table 5-4 XT1 Crystal Oscillator (Low Frequency)
        2. Table 5-5 DCO FLL, Frequency
        3. Table 5-6 DCO Frequency
        4. Table 5-7 REFO
        5. Table 5-8 Internal Very-Low-Power Low-Frequency Oscillator (VLO)
        6. Table 5-9 Module Oscillator (MODOSC)
      4. 5.11.4  Digital I/Os
        1. Table 5-10 Digital Inputs
        2. Table 5-11 Digital Outputs
        3.   Typical Characteristics – Outputs at 3 V and 2 V
      5. 5.11.5  VREF+ Built-in Reference
        1. Table 5-12 VREF+
      6. 5.11.6  Timer_A
        1. Table 5-13 Timer_A
      7. 5.11.7  eUSCI
        1. Table 5-14 eUSCI (UART Mode) Clock Frequency
        2. Table 5-15 eUSCI (UART Mode)
        3. Table 5-16 eUSCI (SPI Master Mode) Clock Frequency
        4. Table 5-17 eUSCI (SPI Master Mode)
        5. Table 5-18 eUSCI (SPI Slave Mode)
        6. Table 5-19 eUSCI (I2C Mode)
      8. 5.11.8  ADC
        1. Table 5-20 ADC, Power Supply and Input Range Conditions
        2. Table 5-21 ADC, 10-Bit Timing Parameters
        3. Table 5-22 ADC, 10-Bit Linearity Parameters
      9. 5.11.9  CapTIvate
        1. Table 5-23 CapTIvate Electrical Characteristics
        2. Table 5-24 CapTIvate Signal-to-Noise Ratio Characteristics
      10. 5.11.10 FRAM
        1. Table 5-25 FRAM
      11. 5.11.11 Debug and Emulation
        1. Table 5-26 JTAG, Spy-Bi-Wire Interface
        2. Table 5-27 JTAG, 4-Wire Interface
  6. 6Detailed Description
    1. 6.1  Overview
    2. 6.2  CPU
    3. 6.3  Operating Modes
    4. 6.4  Interrupt Vector Addresses
    5. 6.5  Bootloader (BSL)
    6. 6.6  JTAG Standard Interface
    7. 6.7  Spy-Bi-Wire Interface (SBW)
    8. 6.8  FRAM
    9. 6.9  Memory Protection
    10. 6.10 Peripherals
      1. 6.10.1  Power-Management Module (PMM)
      2. 6.10.2  Clock System (CS) and Clock Distribution
      3. 6.10.3  General-Purpose Input/Output Port (I/O)
      4. 6.10.4  Watchdog Timer (WDT)
      5. 6.10.5  System (SYS) Module
      6. 6.10.6  Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)
      7. 6.10.7  Enhanced Universal Serial Communication Interface (eUSCI_A0, eUSCI_B0)
      8. 6.10.8  Timers (Timer0_A3, Timer1_A3, Timer2_A2 and Timer3_A2)
      9. 6.10.9  Hardware Multiplier (MPY)
      10. 6.10.10 Backup Memory (BAKMEM)
      11. 6.10.11 Real-Time Clock (RTC)
      12. 6.10.12 10-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
      13. 6.10.13 CapTIvate Technology
      14. 6.10.14 Embedded Emulation Module (EEM)
    11. 6.11 Input/Output Diagrams
      1. 6.11.1 Port P1 Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      2. 6.11.2 Port P2 (P2.0 to P2.2) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      3. 6.11.3 Port P2 (P2.3 to P2.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
      4. 6.11.4 Port P3 (P3.0 to P3.2) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
    12. 6.12 Device Descriptors
    13. 6.13 Memory
      1. 6.13.1 Memory Organization
      2. 6.13.2 Peripheral File Map
    14. 6.14 Identification
      1. 6.14.1 Revision Identification
      2. 6.14.2 Device Identification
      3. 6.14.3 JTAG Identification
  7. 7Applications, Implementation, and Layout
    1. 7.1 Device Connection and Layout Fundamentals
      1. 7.1.1 Power Supply Decoupling and Bulk Capacitors
      2. 7.1.2 External Oscillator
      3. 7.1.3 JTAG
      4. 7.1.4 Reset
      5. 7.1.5 Unused Pins
      6. 7.1.6 General Layout Recommendations
      7. 7.1.7 Do's and Don'ts
    2. 7.2 Peripheral- and Interface-Specific Design Information
      1. 7.2.1 ADC Peripheral
        1. Partial Schematic
        2. Design Requirements
        3. Layout Guidelines
      2. 7.2.2 CapTIvate Peripheral
        1. Device Connection and Layout Fundamentals
        2. Measurements
          1. SNR
          2. Sensitivity
          3. Power
    3. 7.3 CapTIvate Technology Evaluation
  8. 8Device and Documentation Support
    1. 8.1  Getting Started and Next Steps
    2. 8.2  Device Nomenclature
    3. 8.3  Tools and Software
    4. 8.4  Documentation Support
    5. 8.5  Related Links
    6. 8.6  Community Resources
    7. 8.7  Trademarks
    8. 8.8  Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    9. 8.9  Export Control Notice
    10. 8.10 Glossary
  9. 9Mechanical, 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 8-1 lists the debug features of the MSP430FR211x microcontrollers. See the Code Composer Studio IDE for MSP430 MCUs User's Guide for details on the available features.

Table 8-1 Hardware Debug Features

MSP430Xv2 Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes No No No S

Design Kits and Evaluation Modules

MSP CapTIvate MCU Development Kit

The MSP CapTIvate MCU Development Kit is a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform to evaluate MSP430FR2633 microcontroller with capacitive touch technology. The kit contains the MSP430FR2633-based processor board, a programmer and debugger board with EnergyTrace technology to measure energy consumption with the Code Composer Studio IDE, and sensor boards for evaluating self-capacitance, mutual capacitance, gesture, and proximity sensing.


MSP430Ware Software

MSP430Ware is a collection of design resources that help users to effectively create and build MSP430 code. MSP430Ware includes a wide selection of highly abstracted software libraries – ranging from device and peripheral-specific libraries such as MSP430 Driver Library or USB, to application-specific libraries such as the graphics and capacitive touch libraries. In particular, the MSP430 Driver Library is an essential library to help software developers leverage convenient APIs to control low-level and intricate hardware peripherals, making the resulting code much easier to read and maintain.

MSP430FR243x, MSP430FR253x, MSP430FR263x Code Examples

C code examples are available for every MSP device that configures each integrated peripheral for various application needs.

MSP Driver Library

The abstracted API of MSP Driver Library provides easy-to-use function calls that free you from directly manipulating the bits and bytes of the MSP430 hardware. 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 energy profile of the application 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 use 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 help minimize the energy consumption of your application. At build time, ULP Advisor provides notifications and remarks to highlight areas of your code that can be further optimized for lower power.

IEC60730 Software Package

The IEC60730 MSP430 software package was developed to help customers comply 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 collections 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 provides MSPMATHLIB. Leveraging the intelligent peripherals of our devices, this floating-point math library of scalar functions that are up to 26 times faster than the standard MSP430 math functions. Mathlib is easy to integrate into your designs. This library is free and is integrated in both Code Composer Studio IDE and IAR Embedded Workbench IDE.

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. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features.

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 – that lets users 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.

MSP-GANG Production Programmer

The MSP Gang Programmer 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.