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

MSP430FR5949

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Features AES, DMA, Real-Time Clock Non-volatile memory (kB) 64 RAM (KB) 2 ADC 12-bit SAR ADC: channels (#) 14 GPIO pins (#) 33 I2C 1 SPI 3 UART 2 Comparator channels (#) 16 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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TSSOP (DA) 38 101 mm² 12.5 x 8.1 VQFN (RHA) 40 36 mm² 6 x 6 open-in-new Find other MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs

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 (LPM3.5): 0.25 µA (Typical) (1)
    • Shutdown (LPM4.5): 0.02 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 + Storage in One Single Space
    • 1015 Write Cycle Endurance
    • Radiation Resistant and Nonmagnetic
  • Intelligent Digital Peripherals
    • 32-Bit Hardware Multiplier (MPY)
    • 3-Channel Internal DMA
    • Real-Time Clock (RTC) With Calendar and Alarm Functions
    • Five 16-Bit Timers With up to Seven Capture/Compare Registers Each
    • 16-Bit Cyclic Redundancy Checker (CRC)
  • High-Performance Analog
    • 16-Channel Analog Comparator
    • 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
      With Internal Reference and Sample-and-Hold
      and up to 16 External Input Channels
  • Multifunction Input/Output Ports
    • All Pins Support Capacitive Touch Capability With No Need for External Components
    • Accessible Bit-, Byte-, and Word-Wise (in Pairs)
    • Edge-Selectable Wake From LPM on All Ports
    • Programmable Pullup and Pulldown on All Ports
  • Code Security and Encryption
    • 128-Bit or 256-Bit AES Security Encryption and Decryption Coprocessor
    • Random Number Seed for Random Number Generation Algorithms
  • Enhanced Serial Communication
    • eUSCI_A0 and eUSCI_A1 Support
      • UART With Automatic Baud-Rate Detection
      • IrDA Encode and Decode
      • SPI
    • eUSCI_B0 Supports
      • I2C With Multiple Slave Addressing
      • SPI
    • Hardware UART and I2C Bootloader (BSL)
  • 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
    • Development Kit (MSP-TS430RGZ48C)
  • Family Members
    • Device Comparison Summarizes the Available Device Variants and Package Types
  • For Complete Module Descriptions, See the MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User’s Guide

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

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Description

The MSP430™ ultra-low-power (ULP) FRAM platform combines uniquely embedded FRAM and a holistic ultra-low-power system architecture, allowing innovators to increase performance at lowered energy budgets. FRAM technology combines the speed, flexibility, and endurance of SRAM with the stability and reliability of flash at much lower power.

The MSP430 ULP FRAM portfolio consists of a diverse set of devices featuring FRAM, the ULP 16-bit MSP430 CPU, and intelligent peripherals targeted for various applications. The ULP architecture showcases seven low-power modes, optimized to achieve extended battery life in energy-challenged applications.

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Type Title Date
* Datasheet MSP430FR596x, MSP430FR594x Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers datasheet (Rev. G) Aug. 29, 2018
* Errata MSP430FR5949 Device Erratasheet (Rev. X) Jun. 09, 2020
* User guides MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User's Guide (Rev. P) Apr. 21, 2020
Application notes MSP430 FRAM Technology – How To and Best Practices (Rev. A) Jun. 30, 2020
User guides MSP430 FRAM Devices Bootloader (BSL) User's Guide (Rev. Z) Mar. 23, 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 Random Number Generation Using MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx Microcontrollers Jan. 18, 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 CES 2016: Join Us Jan. 07, 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
User guides Crypto-Bootloader (CryptoBSL) for MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx MCUs Nov. 17, 2015
Application notes Secure In-Field Firmware Updates for MSP MCUs Nov. 17, 2015
White papers Industrielle Automatisierungssysteme werden immer kleiner Oct. 07, 2015
White papers 크기는 점점 작아지고 있지만 더 높은 성능과 더 낮은 에너지 소비를 필요로 하는 산업 자동화 시스템 Oct. 05, 2015
White papers Industrial automation systems are getting smaller Sep. 03, 2015
White papers Building Automation with MSP MCUs Jul. 27, 2015
User guides MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad Development Kit (MSP-EXP430FR5969) User's Guide (Rev. B) 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
White papers Revolutionizing context save and restore with MSP FRAM microcontrollers May 11, 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
Selection guides Industrial Communications Solutions Featuring MSP Microcontrollers Jan. 26, 2015
More literature MSP-EXP430FR5969 Quick Start Guide (Rev. A) Jun. 20, 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
User guides Sharp LCD BoosterPack (430BOOST-SHARP96) for the LaunchPad User's Guide Feb. 17, 2014
White papers Enabling secure portable medical devices with TI’s MSP430™ MCU Jun. 04, 2013
White papers Benchmarking des Mikrocontroller-Stromverbrauchs für Anwendungen mit extrem ger Mar. 08, 2013
White papers RF430FRL152H Novel Ferroelectric RAM Memory NFC Embedded Tag Based Sensors Nov. 30, 2012
White papers Benchmarking MCU power consumption for ultra-low-power applications Oct. 26, 2012

Design & development

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Hardware development

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Ultra-low-power FRAM technology now joins the LaunchPad family.

The MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Development Kit is an easy-to-use microcontroller development board for the MSP430FR5969 MCU. It contains everything needed to start developing quickly on the MSP430FRxx FRAM platform (...)

Features
  • MSP430 ULP FRAM technology based MSP430FR5969 16-bit MCU
    • 64KB FRAM / 2KB SRAM
    • 16-Bit RISC Architecture up to 8-MHz FRAM access/ 16MHz system clock speed
    • 5x Timer Blocks
    • Analog: 16Ch 12-Bit differential ADC, 16Ch Comparator
    • Digital: AES256, CRC, DMA, HW MPY32
  • EnergyTrace+[CPU State]+[Peripheral State (...)
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The MSP-TS430RGZ48C is a standalone 48-pin 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-TS430RGZ48C development board supports MSP430FR58xx and MSP430FR59xx FRAM MCUs in a (...)

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
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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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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
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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 (...)
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 (...)
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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 (...)
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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 (...)

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Energia
ENERGIA Energia is an open source & community-driven integrated development environment (IDE) & software framework. Based on the Wiring framework, Energia provides an intuitive coding environment as well as a robust framework of easy-to-use functional APIs & libraries for programming a (...)
Features
  • Simple & easy-to-use code editor & compiler with built-in Serial Monitor/terminal
  • Features a robust framework of intuitive functional APIs for controlling microcontroller peripherals (i.e. digitalRead, digitalWrite, Serial.print, etc)
  • Support for various TI embedded devices (MSP430, TM4C, CC3200 (...)
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 (...)
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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 (...)

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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
  • (...)
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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 (...)
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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

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

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Reference designs

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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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100W USB Type C PD Power Monitoring Dongle Reference Design
PMP11474 — The PMP11474 reference design measures the voltage and current present on a USB type C cable.  Current is monitored across a 5 mΩ sense resistor by an INA213 current amplifier.  Voltage is monitored by an LM321 amplifier.  These measurements are processed and displayed on a small (...)
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Thermocouple AFE Using RTD or Integrated Temperature Sensor for Cold Junction Compensation (CJC)
TIDA-00168 The sole objective of this reference design is to provide comprehensive details on how to design a simple, robust, and accurate analog front end (AFE) circuit for making precision temperature measurements with thermocouple sensors. TIDA-00168 explains the theory, operation, and complications (...)
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Optimized Latency, Power and Memory Footprint Thermocouple Sensing Front-end Reference Design
TIDA-00468 The TIDA-00468 Reference design shows how to build an isolated thermocouple sensing front-end with optimized power-consumption for loop powered application while:
• reducing footprint from classical look-up table approach and
• keeping the fast response time of linear piece wise interpolation
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