MSP430F168

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8 MHz MCU with 48KB FLASH, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, Dual 12-bit DAC, Comparator, DMA, I2C/SPI/UART

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Parameters

Non-volatile memory (kB) 48 RAM (KB) 2 ADC 12-bit SAR ADC: channels (#) 8 GPIO pins (#) 48 I2C 1 SPI 2 UART 2 Comparator channels (#) 2 Timers - 16-bit 2 Bootloader (BSL) UART Special I/O Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 Rating Catalog open-in-new Find other MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs

Package | Pins | Size

LQFP (PM) 64 100 mm² 10 x 10 VQFNP (RTD) 64 81 mm² 9 x 9 open-in-new Find other MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs

Features

  • Low Supply-Voltage Range: 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • Ultralow Power Consumption
    • Active Mode: 330 µA at 1 MHz, 2.2 V
    • Standby Mode: 1.1 µA
    • Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.2 µA
  • Five Power-Saving Modes
  • Wake-Up From Standby Mode in Less Than 6 µs
  • 16-Bit RISC Architecture,
    125-ns Instruction Cycle Time
  • Three-Channel Internal DMA
  • 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital (A/D) Converter
    With Internal Reference, Sample-and-Hold,
    and Autoscan Feature
  • Dual 12-Bit Digital-to-Analog (D/A)
    Converters With Synchronization
  • 16-Bit Timer_A With Three
    Capture/Compare Registers
  • 16-Bit Timer_B With Three or Seven
    Capture/Compare-With-Shadow Registers
  • On-Chip Comparator
  • Serial Communication Interface (USART0),
    Functions as Asynchronous UART or
    Synchronous SPI or I2C™ Interface
  • Serial Communication Interface (USART1),
    Functions as Asynchronous UART or
    Synchronous SPI Interface
  • Supply Voltage Supervisor/Monitor With
    Programmable Level Detection
  • Brownout Detector
  • Bootstrap Loader
  • Serial Onboard Programming, No External
    Programming Voltage Needed, Programmable
    Code Protection by Security Fuse
  • Family Members Include
    • MSP430F155
      16KB+256B Flash Memory
      512B RAM
    • MSP430F156
      24KB+256B Flash Memory
      1KB RAM
    • MSP430F157
      32KB+256B Flash Memory,
      1KB RAM
    • MSP430F167
      32KB+256B Flash Memory,
      1KB RAM
    • MSP430F168
      48KB+256B Flash Memory,
      2KB RAM
    • MSP430F169
      60KB+256B Flash Memory,
      2KB RAM
    • MSP430F1610
      32KB+256B Flash Memory
      5KB RAM
    • MSP430F1611
      48KB+256B Flash Memory
      10KB RAM
    • MSP430F1612
      55KB+256B Flash Memory
      5KB RAM
  • Available in 64-Pin QFP Package (PM) and
    64-Pin QFN Package (RTD)
  • For Complete Module Descriptions, See the
    MSP430x1xx Family User’s Guide,
    Literature Number SLAU049

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Description

The Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultralow power microcontrollers consist of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, combined with five low power modes is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable measurement applications. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) allows wake-up from low-power modes to active mode in less than 6 µs.

The MSP430F15x/16x/161x series are microcontroller configurations with two built-in 16-bit timers, a fast 12-bit A/D converter, dual 12-bit D/A converter, one or two universal serial synchronous/asynchronous communication interfaces (USART), I2C, DMA, and 48 I/O pins. In addition, the MSP430F161x series offers extended RAM addressing for memory-intensive applications and large C-stack requirements.

Typical applications include sensor systems, industrial control applications, hand-held meters, etc.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet MSP430F15x, MSP430F16x, MSP430F161x Mixed Signal Microcontroller datasheet (Rev. G) Mar. 02, 2011
* Errata MSP430F168 Device Erratasheet (Rev. H) Oct. 09, 2019
* User guides MSP430x1xx Family User's Guide (Rev. F) Aug. 06, 2018
Application notes MSP430 Embedded Application Binary Interface (Rev. A) Jun. 02, 2020
Application notes MSP430 System ESD Troubleshooting Guide Dec. 13, 2019
Application notes ESD Diode Current Specification (Rev. A) Jul. 10, 2019
Application notes Programming a Flash-Based MSP430 MCU Using the JTAG Interface (Rev. H) Mar. 15, 2019
Application notes Interfacing the 3-V MSP430 MCU to 5-V Circuits (Rev. A) Oct. 03, 2018
Application notes MSP430 Flash Memory Characteristics (Rev. B) Aug. 24, 2018
Application notes Understanding MSP430 Flash Data Retention (Rev. A) Aug. 24, 2018
Application notes Mixing C and Assembler With MSP430™ MCUs (Rev. A) Aug. 07, 2018
Application notes Using the TPS3619 With MSP430 Microcontrollers (Rev. B) Aug. 06, 2018
Application notes MSP430 LFXT1 Oscillator Accuracy (Rev. A) Aug. 03, 2018
Application notes Efficient Multiplication and Division Using MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) Jul. 18, 2018
Application notes CRC Implementation with MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) Jun. 21, 2018
Application notes Implementing An Ultra-Low-Power Keypad Interface With MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) May 22, 2018
Application notes Li-Ion Battery Charger Solution Using an MSP430™ MCU (Rev. A) May 18, 2018
Application notes Random Number Generation Using MSP430™ MCUs (Rev. A) May 16, 2018
Application notes Wave Digital Filtering Using an MSP430 MCU (Rev. A) May 16, 2018
Application notes Software Coding Techniques for MSP430™ MCUs (Rev. B) Mar. 14, 2018
Application notes MSP430 32-kHz Crystal Oscillators (Rev. D) Jul. 18, 2017
Application notes Advanced Debugging Using the Enhanced Emulation Module (EEM) With CCS v6 (Rev. F) Sep. 06, 2016
Application notes General Oversampling of MSP ADCs for Higher Resolution (Rev. A) Apr. 01, 2016
Technical articles “Touching” the smart grid infrastructure space with capacitive sensing technology Mar. 31, 2016
Technical articles Don’t miss out on the top training videos of 2015 Dec. 16, 2015
Application notes MSP Code Protection Features Dec. 07, 2015
Technical articles How fast is your 32-bit MCU? Jul. 15, 2015
Technical articles Lose power, not data with new FRAM microcontrollers May 20, 2015
Application notes Design Considerations When Using the MSP430 Graphics Library Oct. 05, 2012
White papers Power Management Solutions for Ultra-Low-Power 16-Bit MSP430 MCUs (Rev. D) Mar. 28, 2012
Application notes Powering the MSP430 from a High Voltage Input using the TPS62122 (Rev. C) Jan. 12, 2012
Application notes 1.8V – 5.5V Input, High-Efficiency DCDC Converter Reference Design for MSP430 (Rev. B) Jun. 14, 2010
Application notes Tiny DCDC Converter Reference Design (Rev. A) Jun. 14, 2010

Design & development

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Hardware development

DEVELOPMENT KITS Download
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Description

The MSP-TS430PM64 is a standalone ZIF socket target board used to program and debug the MSP430 MCU in-system through the JTAG interface or the Spy Bi-Wire (2-wire JTAG) protocol.

Device Support: The MSP-TS430PM64 development board supports MSPF13x, MSP430F14x, MSP430F14x1, MSP430F15x, MSP430F16x (...)

Features
  • Development board (MSP-TS430PM64) with a ZIF socket fitting MSP430 derivatives in 64-pin LQFP (PM) packages includes an LED indicator, JTAG adapter, and header pin-outs for prototyping
  • Supports all debugging interfaces using a standard 14-pin JTAG header such as the MSP-FET430UIF

Software development

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KITS (SDK) Download
MSP430Ware for MSP Microcontrollers
MSPWARE MSP430Ware is a collection of resources that help users to effectively create and build MSP430 code. These resources support ALL MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs). As one user mentioned, “It’s essentially everything developers need to become MSP430 microcontroller experts!”

This complete collection of (...)

Features
  • Collection of MSP design resources
  • Available within CCS, as a standalone executable, or as part of TI’s new Cloud-based tools
  • Auto-updates through the web
  • Sleek & intuitive GUI for browsing content
  • Features the MSP Driver Library
  • Automatic filtering of content using a unique 2-pane view
CODE EXAMPLES & DEMOS Download
SLAC015U.ZIP (976 KB)
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Library for MSP430 Microcontrollers
MSP-DSPLIB — The Texas Instruments MSP430™ 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 used in applications where processing-intensive (...)
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
MSP Graphics Library
MSP-GRLIB The MSP Graphics Library is a royalty-free set of graphics primitives for creating graphical user interfaces on MSP430 and MSP432 microcontroller-based boards that have a graphical display. The graphical library consists of two building layers of functionality: the display driver layer, specific to (...)
Features
  • Free license and royalty-free use
  • Simplify and accelerate developmen tof applications
  • Easy-to-maintain code
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
Fixed Point Math Library for MSP
MSP-IQMATHLIB The Texas Instruments® 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 (...)
Features
  • Optimized fixed point functions - reduce development time and enable developers to focus on optimizing application code
  • Up to 100x higher performance when executing common fixed point scalar math functions in CCS – this means the MSP microcontroller can remain in low power modes longer than (...)
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
Bootloader (BSL) for MSP low-power microcontrollers
MSPBSL The bootloader (BSL) on MSP430™ microcontrollers (MCUs) lets users communicate with embedded memory in the MSP MCUs during the prototyping phase, final production, and in service. This is done through standard interfaces such as UART, I2C, SPI, and USB. Both the programmable memory (...)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers
CCSTUDIO-MSP

Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. Code Composer Studio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor (...)

IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
EnergyTrace Technology
ENERGYTRACE EnergyTrace™ software for MSP430™ MCUs, MSP432™ MCUs, CC13xx wireless MCUs and CC26xx wireless MCUs is an energy-based code analysis tool that measures and displays the energy profile of an application and helps optimize it for ultra-low-power consumption.

As most developers know, it is difficult to (...)

Features
  • Current measurement is enabled for all MSP430 MCUs, MSP432 MCUs and connectivity devices
  • Tracing of CPU states is available on selected MSP430 MCUs, MSP432 MCUs, CC13x2 wireless MCUs and CC26x2 wireless MCUs 
  • Tracing of peripheral states is also available on selected MSP430 MCUs, CC13x2 (...)
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
IAR Embedded Workbench
Provided by IAR Systems IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430 (EW430)
IAR Embedded Workbench for MSP430 is a complete debugger and C/C++ compiler toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications based on MSP430 microcontrollers. The Debugger is a fully integrated debugger for source and disassembly level debugging (...)
PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
MSP MCU Programmer and Debugger
MSP-FET The MSP-FET is a powerful emulation development tool – often called a debug probe – which allows users to quickly begin development on MSP low-power microcontrollers (MCU).

It supports programming and real-time debugging over both JTAG and SBW interfaces. Furthermore, the MSP-FET also provides a (...)

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Features
  • USB debugging interface to connect any MSP430 MCU to a computer for real-time, in-system programming and debugging
  • Enables EnergyTrace™ technology for energy measurement and debugging on all MSP430 and MSP432 devices in the Code Composer Studio and IAR Embedded Workbench development environments
  • (...)
PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
MSP-GANG Production Programmer
MSP-GANG The MSP Gang Programmer (MSP-GANG) is a MSP430™/MSP432™ device programmer that can program up to eight identical MSP430/MSP432 Flash or FRAM devices at the same time. It connects to a host PC using a standard RS-232 or USB connection and provides flexible programming options that allow (...)
Features
  • Quickly and reliably program Flash or FRAM-based MSP devices via RS-232 or USB interface
  • Several programming modes:
    • Interactive Mode – Programming while connected to PC using the MSP GANG Programmer GUI
    • Program from Image – An image can be stored, which contains configuration options and code (...)
PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™
UNIFLASH Supported devices: CC13xx, CC25xx, CC26xx, CC3x20, CC3x30, CC3x35, Tiva, C2000, MSP43x, Hercules, PGA9xx, IWR12xx, IWR14xx, IWR16xx, IWR18xx , IWR68xx, AWR12xx, AWR14xx, AWR16xx, AWR18xx.  Command line only: AM335x, AM437x, AM571x, AM572x, AM574x, AM65XX, K2G

CCS Uniflash is a standalone tool used to (...)

Design tools & simulation

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