MSP430FG438

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8 MHz MCU with 48KB Flash, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC, Dual DAC, DMA, 3 OpAmp, 128 seg LCD

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Parameters

Non-volatile memory (kB) 48 RAM (KB) 2 ADC 12-bit SAR GPIO pins (#) 48 Features Advanced sensing, LCD, DAC, OpAmp UART 1 USB No Number of I2Cs 0 SPI 1 Comparator channels (#) 2 open-in-new Find other MSP430 microcontrollers

Package | Pins | Size

LQFP (PN) 80 196 mm² 14 x 14 NFBGA (ZCA) 113 49 mm² 7 x 7 open-in-new Find other MSP430 microcontrollers
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Technical documentation

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* Data sheet MSP430FG43x Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers datasheet (Rev. E) Jun. 17, 2021
* Errata MSP430FG438 Microcontroller Errata (Rev. L) Jun. 24, 2021
* User guide MSP430x4xx Family User's Guide (Rev. L) Dec. 12, 2017
Application note ESD Diode Current Specification (Rev. B) Aug. 23, 2021
User guide MSP430 MCUs Development Guide Book (Rev. A) May 13, 2021
Technical article A world of possibilities: 5 ways to use MSP430™︎ MCUs in your design Apr. 29, 2021
Application note MSP430 Embedded Application Binary Interface (Rev. A) Jun. 02, 2020
Application note MSP430 System ESD Troubleshooting Guide Dec. 13, 2019
Application note Programming a Flash-Based MSP430 MCU Using the JTAG Interface (Rev. H) Mar. 15, 2019
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 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 Software Coding Techniques for MSP430™ MCUs (Rev. B) Mar. 14, 2018
Application note Heart-Rate and EKG Monitor Using the MSP430FG439 (Rev. B) Mar. 09, 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
Application note MSP Code Protection Features Dec. 07, 2015
Application note Designing With MSP430™ MCUs and Segment LCDs (Rev. A) Jul. 20, 2015
White paper Power Management Solutions for Ultra-Low-Power 16-Bit MSP430 MCUs (Rev. D) Mar. 28, 2012
Application note A Single-Chip Pulsoximeter Design Using the MSP430 (Rev. B) Feb. 09, 2012
Application note Tiny DCDC Converter Reference Design (Rev. A) Jun. 14, 2010

Design & development

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Hardware development

DEVELOPMENT KIT Download
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Description

The MSP-TS430PN80 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-TS430PN80 development board supports MSP430F241x, MSP430F261x, MSP430F43x, MSP430F43x1 (...)

Features
  • Development board (MSP-TS430PN80) with a ZIF socket fitting some MSP430 derivatives in 80-pin LQFP (PN) 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
HARDWARE PROGRAMMING TOOL Download
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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
  • (...)
HARDWARE PROGRAMMING TOOL Download
document-generic User guide
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

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT (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 EXAMPLE OR DEMO Download
SLAC047M.ZIP (498 KB)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
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 (...)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
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
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER 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 (...)

IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER 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 (...)
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER Download
IAR Embedded Workbench
Provided by IAR Systems IAR Embedded Workbench delivers a complete development toolchain for building and debugging embedded applications for your selected target microcontroller. The included IAR C/C++ Compiler generates highly optimized code for your application, and the C-SPY Debugger is a fully integrated debugger for (...)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING TOOL 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

SIMULATION MODEL Download
SLAM087.ZIP (43 KB) - TINA-TI Spice Model
DESIGN TOOL Download
MSP Third party search tool
MSP-3P-SEARCH TI has partnered with multiple companies to offer a wide range of solutions and services for TI MSP devices. These companies can accelerate your path to production using MSP devices. Download this search tool to quickly browse third-party details and find the right third-party to meet your needs.

The (...)

Features
  • Supports many TI MSP devices including general purpose and advanced sensing MCUs
  • Search by type of product, TI devices supported, or country
  • Access links and contacts for quick engagement
  • Third-party companies located around the world
CAD/CAE SYMBOL Download
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NFBGA (ZCA) 113 View options

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