MSP430F4618

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8 MHz MCU with 116KB FLASH, 8KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, Comparator, DMA, I2C/SPI/UART, 160 Seg LCD

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Features LCD, Real-Time Clock Non-volatile memory (kB) 116 RAM (KB) 8 ADC 12-bit SAR ADC: channels (#) 12 GPIO pins (#) 80 I2C 1 SPI 1 UART 1 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

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Features

  • Low Supply-Voltage Range, 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • Ultralow-Power Consumption:
    • Active Mode: 400 µA at 1 MHz, 2.2 V
    • Standby Mode: 1.3 µA
    • Off Mode (RAM Retention): 0.22 µA
  • Five Power-Saving Modes
  • Wake-Up From Standby Mode in Less Than 6 µs
  • 16-Bit RISC Architecture, Extended Memory, 125-ns Instruction Cycle Time
  • Three Channel Internal DMA
  • 12-Bit A/D Converter With Internal Reference, Sample-and-Hold and Autoscan
    Feature (MSP430x461x only)
  • 16-Bit Timer_A With Three Capture/Compare Registers
  • 16-Bit Timer_B With Seven Capture/Compare-With-Shadow Registers
  • On-Chip Comparator
  • Supply Voltage Supervisor/Monitor With Programmable Level Detection
  • Basic Timer With Real Time Clock Feature
  • Integrated LCD Driver up to 160 Segments With Regulated Charge Pump
  • Serial Communication Interface (USART1), Select Asynchronous UART or
    Synchronous SPI by Software
  • Universal Serial Communication Interface
    • Enhanced UART Supporting Auto-Baudrate Detection
    • IrDA Encoder and Decoder
    • Synchronous SPI
    • I2C™
  • Serial Onboard Programming, Programmable Code Protection by Security Fuse
  • Brownout Detector
  • Family Members Include:
    • MSP430x4616, MSP430x46161(1):
      • 92KB+256B Flash or ROM Memory
      • 4KB RAM
    • MSP430x4617, MSP430x46171(1):
      • 92KB+256B Flash or ROM Memory
      • 8KB RAM
    • MSP430x4618, MSP430x46181(1):
      • 116KB+256B Flash or ROM Memory
      • 8KB RAM
    • MSP430x4619, MSP430x46191(1):
      • 120KB+256B Flash or ROM Memory
      • 4KB RAM
  • For Complete Module Descriptions, Refer to the MSP430x4xx Family User’s Guide

(1) The MSP430F461x1 devices are identical to the MSP430F461x devices, with the exception that the ADC12 module is not implemented.

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Description

The Texas Instruments MSP430 family of ultralow-power microcontrollers consists 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 devices feature 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 MSP430x461x(1) series are microcontroller configurations with two 16-bit timers, a high-performance 12-bit A/D converter (MSP430x461x only), one universal serial communication interface (USCI), one universal synchronous/asynchronous communication interface (USART), DMA, 80 I/O pins, and a liquid crystal display (LCD) driver with regulated charge pump.

Typical applications for this device include portable medical applications and e-meter applications.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet MSP430F461x, MSP430F461x1 Mixed Signal Microcontroller datasheet Sep. 30, 2009
* Errata MSP430F4618 Device Erratasheet (Rev. O) Feb. 20, 2020
* User guide MSP430x4xx Family User's Guide (Rev. L) Dec. 12, 2017
User guide MSP430 MCUs Development Guide Book Oct. 09, 2020
Application note MSP430 Embedded Application Binary Interface (Rev. A) Jun. 02, 2020
Application note MSP430 System ESD Troubleshooting Guide Dec. 13, 2019
Application note ESD Diode Current Specification (Rev. A) Jul. 10, 2019
Application note Programming a Flash-Based MSP430 MCU Using the JTAG Interface (Rev. H) Mar. 15, 2019
Application note Interfacing the 3-V MSP430 MCU to 5-V Circuits (Rev. A) Oct. 03, 2018
Application note MSP430 Flash Memory Characteristics (Rev. B) Aug. 24, 2018
Application note Understanding MSP430 Flash Data Retention (Rev. A) Aug. 24, 2018
Application note Mixing C and Assembler With MSP430™ MCUs (Rev. A) Aug. 07, 2018
Application note Using the TPS3619 With MSP430 Microcontrollers (Rev. B) Aug. 06, 2018
Application note MSP430 LFXT1 Oscillator Accuracy (Rev. A) Aug. 03, 2018
Application note Efficient Multiplication and Division Using MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) Jul. 18, 2018
Application note CRC Implementation with MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) Jun. 21, 2018
Application note Implementing a Direct Thermocouple Interface With the MSP430F4xx and ADS1240 (Rev. B) May 29, 2018
Application note Implementing An Ultra-Low-Power Keypad Interface With MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) May 22, 2018
Application note Li-Ion Battery Charger Solution Using an MSP430™ MCU (Rev. A) May 18, 2018
Application note Random Number Generation Using MSP430™ MCUs (Rev. A) May 16, 2018
Application note Wave Digital Filtering Using an MSP430 MCU (Rev. A) May 16, 2018
Application note Software Coding Techniques for MSP430™ MCUs (Rev. B) Mar. 14, 2018
Application note MSP430 32-kHz Crystal Oscillators (Rev. D) Jul. 18, 2017
Application note Advanced Debugging Using the Enhanced Emulation Module (EEM) With CCS v6 (Rev. F) Sep. 06, 2016
Application note 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 note MSP Code Protection Features Dec. 07, 2015
Application note Designing With MSP430™ MCUs and Segment LCDs (Rev. A) Jul. 20, 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 note Driving Large LCDs with LCD Peripheral of the MSP430 (Rev. A) Apr. 12, 2013
Application note Use of Two MSP430s to Enhance Segment Lines for Larger LCDs (Rev. A) Apr. 12, 2013
Application note Design Considerations When Using the MSP430 Graphics Library Oct. 05, 2012
White paper Power Management Solutions for Ultra-Low-Power 16-Bit MSP430 MCUs (Rev. D) Mar. 28, 2012
Application note Powering the MSP430 from a High Voltage Input using the TPS62122 (Rev. C) Jan. 12, 2012
Application note 1.8V – 5.5V Input, High-Efficiency DCDC Converter Reference Design for MSP430 (Rev. B) Jun. 14, 2010
Application note Tiny DCDC Converter Reference Design (Rev. A) Jun. 14, 2010

Design & development

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Hardware development

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Description

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 (...)

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
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Description

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 (...)

Software development

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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 EXAMPLE OR DEMO Download
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Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Library for MSP430 Microcontrollers
MSP-DSPLIB The TI MSP430™ Digital Signal Processing library is a set of optimized functions to perform common signal processing operations for MSP430 microcontrollers. These functions are used in applications where processing-intensive transforms are done in real-time for minimal energy and with very (...)
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MSP Graphics Library
MSP-GRLIB The MSP Graphics Library is a royalty-free set of graphics primitives for displaying images or creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on MSP430 and MSP432 microcontroller-based boards that use a graphical display. The graphics library consists of two functional layers: 1) the display driver layer (...)
Features
  • Free license and royalty-free use
  • Simplify and accelerate development of applications
  • Easy-to-maintain code
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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 (...)
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  • 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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)

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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.

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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 (...)
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IAR Embedded Workbench
Provided by IAR Systems IAR Embedded Workbench includes the IAR C/C++ compiler and C-SPY debugger for building and debugging embedded applications for your selected target microcontroller. The IAR compiler generates highly optimized code for your application, and the debugger is a fully integrated debugger for source and (...)
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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

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