SLASE23E January   2015  – August 2018 MSP430FR6820 , MSP430FR6822 , MSP430FR68221 , MSP430FR6870 , MSP430FR6872 , MSP430FR68721 , MSP430FR6920 , MSP430FR6922 , MSP430FR69221 , MSP430FR6970 , MSP430FR6972 , MSP430FR69721


  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
      1. Table 4-2 Signal Descriptions
    4. 4.4 Pin Multiplexing
    5. 4.5 Buffer Type
    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  Typical Characteristics - Active Mode Supply Currents
    6. 5.6  Low-Power Mode (LPM0, LPM1) Supply Currents Into VCC Excluding External Current
    7. 5.7  Low-Power Mode LPM2, LPM3, LPM4 Supply Currents (Into VCC) Excluding External Current
    8. 5.8  Low-Power Mode With LCD Supply Currents (Into VCC) Excluding External Current
    9. 5.9  Low-Power Mode LPMx.5 Supply Currents (Into VCC) Excluding External Current
    10. 5.10 Typical Characteristics, Low-Power Mode Supply Currents
    11. 5.11 Typical Characteristics, Current Consumption per Module
    12. 5.12 Thermal Resistance Characteristics
    13. 5.13 Timing and Switching Characteristics
      1. 5.13.1  Power Supply Sequencing
        1. Table 5-1 Brownout and Device Reset Power Ramp Requirements
        2. Table 5-2 SVS
      2. 5.13.2  Reset Timing
        1. Table 5-3 Reset Input
      3. 5.13.3  Clock Specifications
        1. Table 5-4 Low-Frequency Crystal Oscillator, LFXT
        2. Table 5-5 High-Frequency Crystal Oscillator, HFXT
        3. Table 5-6 DCO
        4. Table 5-7 Internal Very-Low-Power Low-Frequency Oscillator (VLO)
        5. Table 5-8 Module Oscillator (MODOSC)
      4. 5.13.4  Wake-up Characteristics
        1. Table 5-9   Wake-up Times From Low-Power Modes and Reset
        2. Table 5-10 Typical Wake-up Charge
        3.    Typical Characteristics, Average LPM Currents vs Wake-up Frequency
      5. 5.13.5  Digital I/Os
        1. Table 5-11 Digital Inputs
        2. Table 5-12 Digital Outputs
        3.    Typical Characteristics, Digital Outputs at 3.0 V and 2.2 V
        4. Table 5-13 Pin-Oscillator Frequency, Ports Px
        5.    Typical Characteristics, Pin-Oscillator Frequency
      6. 5.13.6  Timer_A and Timer_B
        1. Table 5-14 Timer_A
        2. Table 5-15 Timer_B
      7. 5.13.7  eUSCI
        1. Table 5-16 eUSCI (UART Mode) Clock Frequency
        2. Table 5-17 eUSCI (UART Mode)
        3. Table 5-18 eUSCI (SPI Master Mode) Clock Frequency
        4. Table 5-19 eUSCI (SPI Master Mode)
        5. Table 5-20 eUSCI (SPI Slave Mode)
        6. Table 5-21 eUSCI (I2C Mode)
      8. 5.13.8  Segment LCD Controller
        1. Table 5-22 LCD_C Recommended Operating Conditions
        2. Table 5-23 LCD_C Electrical Characteristics
      9. 5.13.9  ADC12
        1. Table 5-24 12-Bit ADC, Power Supply and Input Range Conditions
        2. Table 5-25 12-Bit ADC, Timing Parameters
        3. Table 5-26 12-Bit ADC, Linearity Parameters With External Reference
        4. Table 5-27 12-Bit ADC, Dynamic Performance for Differential Inputs With External Reference
        5. Table 5-28 12-Bit ADC, Dynamic Performance for Differential Inputs With Internal Reference
        6. Table 5-29 12-Bit ADC, Dynamic Performance for Single-Ended Inputs With External Reference
        7. Table 5-30 12-Bit ADC, Dynamic Performance for Single-Ended Inputs With Internal Reference
        8. Table 5-31 12-Bit ADC, Dynamic Performance With 32.768-kHz Clock
        9. Table 5-32 12-Bit ADC, Temperature Sensor and Built-In V1/2
        10. Table 5-33 12-Bit ADC, External Reference
      10. 5.13.10 REF Module
        1. Table 5-34 REF, Built-In Reference
      11. 5.13.11 Comparator
        1. Table 5-35 Comparator_E
      12. 5.13.12 FRAM Controller
        1. Table 5-36 FRAM
      13. 5.13.13 Emulation and Debug
        1. Table 5-37 JTAG and Spy-Bi-Wire Interface
  6. 6Detailed Description
    1. 6.1  Overview
    2. 6.2  CPU
    3. 6.3  Operating Modes
      1. 6.3.1 Peripherals in Low-Power Modes
      2. 6.3.2 Idle Currents of Peripherals in LPM3 and LPM4
    4. 6.4  Interrupt Vector Table and Signatures
    5. 6.5  Bootloader (BSL)
    6. 6.6  JTAG Operation
      1. 6.6.1 JTAG Standard Interface
      2. 6.6.2 Spy-Bi-Wire Interface
    7. 6.7  FRAM
    8. 6.8  RAM
    9. 6.9  Tiny RAM
    10. 6.10 Memory Protection Unit (MPU) Including IP Encapsulation
    11. 6.11 Peripherals
      1. 6.11.1  Digital I/O
      2. 6.11.2  Oscillator and Clock System (CS)
      3. 6.11.3  Power-Management Module (PMM)
      4. 6.11.4  Hardware Multiplier
      5. 6.11.5  Real-Time Clock (RTC_C)
      6. 6.11.6  Watchdog Timer (WDT_A)
      7. 6.11.7  System Module (SYS)
      8. 6.11.8  DMA Controller
      9. 6.11.9  Enhanced Universal Serial Communication Interface (eUSCI)
      10. 6.11.10 Timer_A TA0, Timer_A TA1
      11. 6.11.11 Timer_A TA2
      12. 6.11.12 Timer_A TA3
      13. 6.11.13 Timer_B TB0
      14. 6.11.14 ADC12_B
      15. 6.11.15 Comparator_E
      16. 6.11.16 CRC16
      17. 6.11.17 CRC32
      18. 6.11.18 AES256 Accelerator
      19. 6.11.19 True Random Seed
      20. 6.11.20 Shared Reference (REF_A)
      21. 6.11.21 LCD_C
      22. 6.11.22 Embedded Emulation
        1. Embedded Emulation Module (EEM)
        2. EnergyTrace++ Technology
      23. 6.11.23 Input/Output Diagrams
        1.  Digital I/O Functionality Port P1 to P7 and P9
        2.  Capacitive Touch Functionality on Port P1 to P7, P9, and PJ
        3.  Port P1 (P1.0 to P1.3) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        4.  Port P1 (P1.4 to P1.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        5.  Port P2 (P2.0 to P2.3) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        6.  Port P3 (P3.0 to P3.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        7.  Port P4 (P4.2 to P4.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        8.  Port P5 (P5.4 to P5.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        9.  Port P6 (P6.0 to P6.6) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        10. Port P7 (P7.0 to P7.4) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        11. Port P9 (P9.4 to P9.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        12. Port PJ (PJ.4 and PJ.5) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        13. Port PJ (PJ.6 and PJ.7) Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
        14. Port PJ (PJ.0 to PJ.3) JTAG Pins TDO, TMS, TCK, TDI/TCLK, Input/Output With Schmitt Trigger
    12. 6.12 Device Descriptors (TLV)
    13. 6.13 Memory
      1. 6.13.1 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 ADC12_B Peripheral
        1. Partial Schematic
        2. Design Requirements
        3. Detailed Design Procedure
        4. Layout Guidelines
      2. 7.2.2 LCD_C Peripheral
        1. Partial Schematic
        2. Design Requirements
        3. Detailed Design Procedure
        4. Layout Guidelines
  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 MSP430FR697x(1), MSP430FR687x(1), MSP430FR692x(1), and MSP430FR682x(1) MCUs. See the Code Composer Studio for MSP430 User's Guide for details on the available features.

Table 8-1 Hardware Debug Features

MSP430Xv2 Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes

Design Kits and Evaluation Modules

    MSP430FR6989 LaunchPad Development Kit

    The MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad Development Kit is an easy-to-use Evaluation Module (EVM) for the MSP40FR6989 microcontroller (MCU). It contains everything needed to start developing on the ultra-low-power MSP430FRx FRAM microcontroller platform, including onboard emulation for programming, debugging, and energy measurements.

    MSP-FET430U64F - MSP430 64-pin FRAM TS Board and MSP-FET Bundle

    The MSP-FET430U64F is a bundle containing the MSP-FET emulator and a stand-alone 64-pin ZIF socket target board to program and debug the MSP430 in-system through the JTAG interface or the Spy-Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) protocol. The TS development board supports the MSP430FR6972 FRAM device in a 64-pin LQFP package (TI package code: PM).


    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.

    Capacitive Touch Software Library

    Free C libraries for enabling capacitive touch capabilities on MSP430 MCUs. The MSP430 MCU version of the library features several capacitive touch implementations including the RO and RC method.

    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.

    MSPEnergyTrace™ 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 identify 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 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 provides MSPMATHLIB. Leveraging the intelligent peripherals of MSP devices, this floating-point math library of scalar functions is 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. CCS 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 – 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.