7.3 Documentation Support
The following documents describe the MSP430FR59xx MCUs. Copies of these documents are available on the Internet at www.ti.com.
Receiving Notification of Document Updates
To receive notification of documentation updates—including silicon errata—go to the product folder for your device on ti.com (for links to product folders, see Section 7.5). In the upper right corner, click the "Alert me" button. This registers you to receive a weekly digest of product information that has changed (if any). For change details, check the revision history of any revised document.
MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, MSP430FR68xx, and MSP430FR69xx Family User's GuideDetailed description of all modules and peripherals available in this device family.
MSP430FR57xx, MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, MSP430FR68xx, and MSP430FR69xx Bootloader (BSL)The bootloader (BSL, formerly known as the bootstrap loader) provides a method to program memory during MSP430 MCU project development and updates. It can be activated by a utility that sends commands using a serial protocol. The BSL lets the user control the activity of the MSP430 and to exchange data using a personal computer or other device.
MSP430 Programming With the JTAG InterfaceThis document describes the functions that are required to erase, program, and verify the memory module of the MSP430 flash-based and FRAM-based microcontroller families using the JTAG communication port. In addition, it describes how to program the JTAG access security fuse that is available on all MSP430 devices. This document describes device access using both the standard 4-wire JTAG interface and the 2-wire JTAG interface, which is also referred to as Spy-Bi-Wire (SBW).
MSP430 Hardware Tools User's GuideThis manual describes the hardware of the TI MSP-FET430 Flash Emulation Tool (FET). The FET is the program development tool for the MSP430 ultra-low-power microcontroller. Both available interface types, the parallel port interface and the USB interface, are described.
MSP430 FRAM Technology – How To and Best Practices FRAM is a nonvolatile memory technology that behaves similar to SRAM while enabling a whole host of new applications, but also changing the way firmware should be designed. This application report outlines the how to and best practices of using FRAM technology in MSP430 from an embedded software development perspective. It discusses how to implement a memory layout according to application-specific code, constant, data space requirements, and the use of FRAM to optimize application energy consumption.
MSP430 32-kHz Crystal OscillatorsSelection of the right crystal, correct load circuit, and proper board layout are important for a stable crystal oscillator. This application report summarizes crystal oscillator function and explains the parameters to select the correct crystal for MSP430 ultra-low-power operation. In addition, hints and examples for correct board layout are given. The document also contains detailed information on the possible oscillator tests to ensure stable oscillator operation in mass production.
MSP430 System-Level ESD ConsiderationsSystem-Level ESD has become increasingly demanding with silicon technology scaling towards lower voltages and the need for designing cost-effective and ultra-low-power components. This application report addresses three different ESD topics to help board designers and OEMs understand and design robust system-level designs.