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16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer

MSP430FR5872

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Features AES, DMA, Real-Time Clock Non-volatile memory (kB) 64 RAM (KB) 2 ADC 12-bit SAR ADC: channels (#) 8 GPIO pins (#) 51 I2C 2 SPI 4 UART 2 Comparator channels (#) 8 Approx. price (US$) 1.72 | 1ku Timers - 16-bit 5 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

  • Embedded Microcontroller
    • 16-Bit RISC Architecture up to 16-MHz Clock
    • Wide Supply Voltage Range From 3.6 V Down to 1.8 V (Minimum Supply Voltage is Restricted by SVS Levels, See the SVS Specifications)
  • Optimized Ultra-Low-Power Modes
    • Active Mode: Approximately 100 µA/MHz
    • Standby (LPM3 With VLO): 0.4 µA (Typical)
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC) (LPM3.5): 0.35 µA (Typical) (1)
    • Shutdown (LPM4.5): 0.04 µA (Typical)
  • Ultra-Low-Power Ferroelectric RAM (FRAM)
    • Up to 64KB of Nonvolatile Memory
    • Ultra-Low-Power Writes
    • Fast Write at 125 ns per Word (64KB in 4 ms)
    • Unified Memory = Program, Data, and Storage in One Single Space
    • 1015 Write Cycle Endurance
    • Radiation Resistant and Nonmagnetic
  • Intelligent Digital Peripherals
    • 32-Bit Hardware Multiplier (MPY)
    • Three-Channel Internal Direct Memory Access (DMA)
    • RTC With Calendar and Alarm Functions
    • Five 16-Bit Timers With up to Seven Capture/Compare Registers
    • 16-Bit and 32-Bit Cyclic Redundancy Checker (CRC16, CRC32)
  • High-Performance Analog
    • Up to 8-Channel Analog Comparator
    • 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) With Internal Reference and Sample-and-Hold and up to 8 External Input Channels
  • Code Security and Encryption
    • 128-Bit or 256-Bit AES Security Encryption and Decryption Coprocessor (MSP430FR59xx(1) Only)
    • True Random Number Seed for Random Number Generation Algorithm
    • Lockable Memory Segments for IP Encapsulation and Secure Storage
  • Multifunction Input/Output Ports
    • All I/O Pins Support Capacitive Touch Capability Without Need for External Components
    • Accessible Bit-, Byte- and Word-Wise (in Pairs)
    • Edge-Selectable Wakeup From LPM on Ports P1 to P4
    • Programmable Pullup and Pulldown on All Ports
  • Enhanced Serial Communication
    • eUSCI_A0 and eUSCI_A1 Support:
      • UART With Automatic Baud-Rate Detection
      • IrDA Encode and Decode
      • SPI at Rates up to 10 Mbps
    • eUSCI_B0 and eUSCI_B1 Support:
      • I2C With Multiple-Slave Addressing
      • SPI at Rates up to 10 Mbps
  • Flexible Clock System
    • Fixed-Frequency DCO With 10 Selectable Factory-Trimmed Frequencies
    • Low-Power Low-Frequency Internal Clock Source (VLO)
    • 32-kHz Crystals (LFXT)
    • High-Frequency Crystals (HFXT)
  • Development Tools and Software
    • Free Professional Development Environments With EnergyTrace++™ Technology for Power Profiling and Debugging
    • Microcontroller Development Boards Available
  • Family Members
    • Device Comparison Summarizes the Available Variants and Packages
  • For Complete Module Descriptions, See the MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User’s Guide

(1)The RTC is clocked by a 3.7-pF crystal.

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Description

This ultra-low-power MSP430FRxx FRAM microcontroller family consists of several devices featuring embedded nonvolatile FRAM, a 16-bit CPU, and different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, FRAM, and peripherals, combined with seven low-power modes, are optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable and wireless sensing applications. FRAM is a new nonvolatile memory that combines the speed, flexibility, and endurance of SRAM with the stability and reliability of flash, all at lower total power consumption.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet MSP430FR597x(1),MSP430FR592x(1) MSP430FR587x(1) Mixed‑Signal Microcontrollers datasheet (Rev. C) Aug. 30, 2018
* Errata MSP430FR5872 Device Erratasheet (Rev. S) Oct. 09, 2019
* User guides MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User's Guide (Rev. P) Apr. 21, 2020
Application notes MSP430 System-Level ESD Considerations (Rev. A) Jan. 13, 2020
Application notes MSP430 System ESD Troubleshooting Guide Dec. 13, 2019
Application notes ESD Diode Current Specification (Rev. A) Jul. 10, 2019
Application notes Migration from MSP430 FR58xx, FR59xx, and FR6xx to FR4xx and FR2xx (Rev. A) Mar. 26, 2019
White papers Capacitive Touch and MSP Microcontrollers (Rev. A) Apr. 27, 2017
Application notes Migrating From MSP430F4xx Family to MSP430FR58xx/FR59xx/FR68xx/FR69xx Family (Rev. B) Nov. 03, 2016
Application notes Migrating from the MSP430F2xx,G2xx Family to the MSP430FR58xx/FR59xx/68xx/69xx (Rev. E) Nov. 03, 2016
Application notes Migrating from the MSP430F5xx,F6xx Family to the MSP430FR58xx/FR59xx/68xx Family (Rev. D) Nov. 03, 2016
Application notes General Oversampling of MSP ADCs for Higher Resolution (Rev. A) Apr. 01, 2016
Application notes Designing With the MSP430FR58xx, FR59xx, FR68xx, and FR69xx ADC (Rev. A) Mar. 30, 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
White papers Building Automation with MSP MCUs Jul. 27, 2015
Application notes 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
Technical articles Easily increase functionality in motor drive applications May 19, 2015
White papers If you don’t plan to scale, you plan to fail (Rev. A) Feb. 09, 2015
Application notes Getting Started With EEMBC ULPBench on MSP-EXP430FR5969 (Rev. A) Jan. 29, 2015
White papers Closing the security gap with TI’s MSP430™ FRAM-based microcontrollers Sep. 15, 2014
White papers Simplify LCD designs and reduce power consumption Aug. 26, 2014
Application notes MSP430 FRAM Technology – How To and Best Practices Jun. 23, 2014
White papers System advantages of mixed signal integration Jun. 17, 2014
Application notes MSP430 Advanced Power Optimizations: ULP Advisor SW and EnergyTrace Technology Jun. 09, 2014
Application notes MSP430 FRAM Quality and Reliability (Rev. A) May 01, 2014
More literature FRAM FAQs Apr. 23, 2014
White papers Benchmarking des Mikrocontroller-Stromverbrauchs für Anwendungen mit extrem ger Mar. 08, 2013

Design & development

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Hardware development

DEVELOPMENT KITS Download
document-generic User guide
Description

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 on-board emulation for programming (...)

Features
  • MSP ULP FRAM-based MSP430FR6989 16-bit MCU
    • 100 uA/MHz active mode and 350 nA standby with RTC and 3.7 pF crystal
    • Certified ULPBench score of 109
    • 128 KB FRAM
    • 16-Bit RISC architecture up to 8-MHz FRAM access/ 16MHz system clock speed
    • 320-segment LCD controller
    • Extended Scan Interface
    • 16 channel 12-bit ADC
    • (...)
DEVELOPMENT KITS Download
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$89.00
Description

Note: This kit does not include MSP430 microcontroller samples. To sample the compatible devices, please visit the product page or select the related MCU after adding the tool to the TI Store cart:

The MSP-TS430PM64F is a standalone 64-pin ZIF socket target board used to program (...)

Features
  • Unified FRAM: low power, fast and flexible non-volatile memory
  • Industry’s lowest power MCU with integrated 112–segment LCD
  • Integrated analog/digital peripherals include a 12-bit ADC and AES accelerator

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
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
FRAM embedded software utilities for MSP ultra-low-power microcontrollers
MSP-FRAM-UTILITIES The Texas Instruments FRAM Utilities is designed to grow as a collection of embedded software utilities that leverage the ultra-low-power and virtually unlimited write endurance of FRAM. The utilities are available for MSP430FRxx FRAM microcontrollers and provide example code to help start (...)
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 Below are the steps needed in order to both understand and use the MSPBSL effectively across the MSP portfolio. For the most up to date information on what features the BSL on your device supports or which interface methods are needed to communicate with the BSL, please see “TABLE 1. Overview (...)
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
MSP Driver Library
MSPDRIVERLIB Driver Library's abstracted API keeps you above the bits and bytes of the MSP430 and MSP432 hardware by providing easy-to-use function calls. Thorough documentation is delivered through a helpful API Guide, which includes details on each function call and the recognized parameters. Developers can (...)
Features
  • Software APIs that abstract away the details of the device’s hardware registers
  • Licensed BSD
  • Examples showing how to use DriverLib APIs in your project
  • Complete API guide available in PDF and html formats
  • Integration with CCS and TI Resource Explorer when using MSPWare
DRIVERS & LIBRARIES Download
Floating Point Math Library for MSP430
MSPMATHLIB Continuing to innovate in the low power and low cost microcontroller space, TI brings you MSPMATHLIB. Leveraging the intelligent peripherals of our devices, this floating point math library of scalar functions brings you up to 26x better performance.

Mathlib is easy to integrate into your designs. (...)

Features
  • Up to 26x higher performance when executing floating point scalar math functions
  • Remains in low power modes longer due to the increased performance
  • Free and easy to use –  now integrated in CCS and IAR
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
GCC - Open Source Compiler for MSP Microcontrollers
MSP430-GCC-OPENSOURCE MSP430™ and MSP432™ GCC open source packages are complete debugger and open source C/C++ compiler toolchains for building and debugging embedded applications based on MSP430 and MSP432 microcontrollers. These free GCC compilers support all MSP430 and MSP432 devices without code size limitations. In (...)
Features
  • Available standalone or integrated within Code Composer Studio™
  • No Code Size Limitation
  • Free and Open-source
IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
ULP (Ultra-Low Power) Advisor
ULPADVISOR ULP (Ultra-Low Power) Advisor is a tool for guiding developers to write more efficient code to fully utilize 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 (...)
Features
  • Seamless tool that provides easy-to-understand remarks for creating power-efficient code for all MSP devices
  • Checks your code against a thorough ULP checklist
  • Built in to Code Composer Studio and also available as a standalone executable
  • Supports all MSP devices
  • Wiki-based social online community for (...)
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 To get started developing:
Step 1: Buy the MSP-FET 
Step 2: Refer to the debuggers user’s guide and hardware user’s guide.
Step 3: Refer to debugging video

**The second generation of the MSP-FET is supported in the IDEs since Code Composer Studio™ v7.0, IAR EW430 v7.1 and IAR EWAR v8.10. For use (...)

$115.00
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 is a MSP430/MSP432 device programmer that can program up to eight identical MSP430/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 allow the (...)
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 (...)
SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
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Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
EEPROM Emulation and Sensing With MSP430 FRAM Microcontrollers
TIDM-FRAM-EEPROM — This TI Design reference design describes an implementation of emulating EEPROM using Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) technology on MSP430™ ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) combined with the additional sensing capabilities that can be enabled when using an MCU. The reference (...)
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