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16 MHz MCU with 256KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer

MSP430FR5964

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Features AES, DMA, Real-Time Clock Non-volatile memory (kB) 256 RAM (KB) 8 ADC 12-bit SAR ADC: channels (#) 20 GPIO pins (#) 68 I2C 4 SPI 8 UART 4 Comparator channels (#) 16 Timers - 16-bit 6 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 LQFP (PN) 80 196 mm² 14 x 14 NFBGA (ZVW) 87 36 mm² 6 x 6 VQFN (RGZ) 48 49 mm² 7 x 7 open-in-new Find other MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs

Features

  • Embedded Microcontroller
    • 16-Bit RISC Architecture up to 16‑MHz Clock
    • Up to 256KB of Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM)
      • Ultra-Low-Power Writes
      • Fast Write at 125 ns Per Word (64KB in 4 ms)
      • Flexible Allocation of Data and Application Code in Memory
      • 1015 Write Cycle Endurance
      • Radiation Resistant and Nonmagnetic
    • 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: 118 µA/MHz
    • Standby With VLO (LPM3): 500 nA
    • Standby With Real-Time Clock (RTC) (LPM3.5): 350 nA (1)
    • Shutdown (LPM4.5): 45 nA
  • Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) for Signal Processing (MSP430FR599x Only)
    • Operation Independent of CPU
    • 4KB of RAM Shared With CPU
    • Efficient 256-Point Complex FFT:
      Up to 40x Faster Than Arm® Cortex®-M0+ Core
  • Intelligent Digital Peripherals
    • 32-Bit Hardware Multiplier (MPY)
    • 6-Channel Internal DMA
    • RTC With Calendar and Alarm Functions
    • Six 16-Bit Timers With up to Seven Capture/Compare Registers Each
    • 32- and 16-Bit Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)
  • High-Performance Analog
    • 16-Channel Analog Comparator
    • 12-Bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) Featuring Window Comparator, Internal Reference and Sample-and-Hold, up to 20 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- or 256-Bit AES Security Encryption and Decryption Coprocessor
    • Random Number Seed for Random Number Generation Algorithms
    • IP Encapsulation Protects Memory From External Access
  • Enhanced Serial Communication
    • Up to Four eUSCI_A Serial Communication Ports
      • UART With Automatic Baud-Rate Detection
      • IrDA Encode and Decode
    • Up to Four eUSCI_B Serial Communication Ports
      • I2C With Multiple-Slave Addressing
    • Hardware UART or 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 (Also See Tools and Software)
  • Device Comparison Summarizes the Available Device Variants and Package Options
  • 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

The MSP430FR599x microcontrollers (MCUs) take low power and performance to the next level with the unique Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) for digital signal processing. This accelerator delivers 40x the performance of Arm® Cortex®-M0+ MCUs to help developers efficiently process data using complex functions such as FFT, FIR, and matrix multiplication. Implementation requires no DSP expertise with a free optimized DSP Library available. Additionally, with up to 256KB of unified memory with FRAM, these devices offer more space for advanced applications and flexibility for effortless implementation of over-the-air firmware updates.

The MSP ultra-low-power (ULP) FRAM microcontroller platform combines uniquely embedded FRAM and a holistic ultra-low-power system architecture, allowing system designers to increase performance while lowering energy consumption. FRAM technology combines the low-energy fast writes, flexibility, and endurance of RAM with the nonvolatile behavior of flash.

MSP430FR599x MCUs are supported by an extensive hardware and software ecosystem with reference designs and code examples to get your design started quickly. Development kits for the MSP430FR599x include the MSP-EXP430FR5994 LaunchPad™ development kit and the MSP-TS430PN80B 80-pin target development board. TI also provides free MSP430Ware™ software, which is available as a component of Code Composer Studio™ IDE desktop and cloud versions within TI Resource Explorer.

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Technical documentation

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Type Title Date
* Datasheet MSP430FR599x, MSP430FR596x Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers datasheet (Rev. C) Aug. 31, 2018
* Errata MSP430FR5964 Device Erratasheet (Rev. J) Jan. 22, 2019
* User guide MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User's Guide (Rev. P) Apr. 21, 2020
User guide MSP430 MCUs Development Guide Book Oct. 09, 2020
Application note MSP430 System-Level ESD Considerations (Rev. A) Jan. 13, 2020
Application note MSP430 System ESD Troubleshooting Guide Dec. 13, 2019
Application note Migration from MSP430 FR58xx, FR59xx, and FR6xx to FR4xx and FR2xx (Rev. A) Mar. 26, 2019
Application note Random Number Generation Using MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx Microcontrollers Jan. 18, 2017
Application note Benchmarking the Signal Processing Capabilities of the Low-Energy Accelerator (Rev. B) Nov. 01, 2016
Application note Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Nov. 01, 2016
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Technical articles Don’t miss out on the top training videos of 2015 Dec. 16, 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

Design & development

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Hardware development

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Description

When plugged into a LaunchPad™ Development Kit, the BOOSTXL-AUDIO Audio BoosterPack™ Plug-in Module can capture audio input from a microphone and output audio through an on-board speaker. Headphone input and output is also supported. This audio input/output stream lets developers (...)

Features
  • High quality audio playback with onboard 14-bit DAC (can be bypassed if target MCU has an integrated DAC)
  • Automatic switching from onboard speakers and microphone to a headset with microphone
  • Onboard microphone supports sampling rates of up to 20kHz
DEVELOPMENT KIT Download
Description

The MSP-EXP430FR5994 LaunchPad™ Development Kit is an easy-to-use evaluation module (EVM) for the MSP430FR5994 microcontroller (MCU). It contains everything needed to start developing on the ultra-low-power MSP430FR5x FRAM microcontroller platform, including on-board debug probe for programming (...)

Features
  • ULP FRAM technology based MSP430FR5994 16-bit MCU with low-energy accelerator (LEA
  • EnergyTrace++ Technology available for ultra-low-power debugging
  • 40-pin LaunchPad kit standard leveraging the BoosterPack ecosystem
  • On-board eZ-FET debug probe
  • 2 buttons and 2 LEDs for user interaction
  • On-board micro SD (...)
DEVELOPMENT KIT Download
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: MSP430FR5994.

The MSP-TS430PN80B microcontroller development board is a standalone ZIF socket target (...)

Features
  • Socket Board to program & debug the 80pin QFP Package through the JTAG Interface
  • Access to all device pins
  • Indicator LEDs
  • JTAG connector
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
  • (...)

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
APPLICATION SOFTWARE & FRAMEWORK Download
IEC60730 Software Package
MSP430-IEC60730-SW-PACKAGE The IEC60730 MSP430 software package was developed to be useful in assisting customers in complying with IEC 60730-1:2010 (Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use – Part 1: General Requirements) for up to Class B products, which includes home appliances, arc detectors (...)
Features
Supports testing these parts:
  • MSP430G23xx
  • MSP430G24xx
  • MSP430G25xx
  • MSP430G2x44
  • MSP430G2x55
  • MSP430F5xx
  • MSP430FR2433
  • MSP430FR25xx
  • MSP430FR26xx
  • MSP430FR57xx
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
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 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
DRIVER OR LIBRARY 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 (...)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
PMBus Software Library for MSP MCUs
MSP-PMBUS The MSP Power Management Bus (PMBus) embedded software library is a free C library for enabling PMBus master implementation on MSP microcontrollers that have eUSCI/USCI serial communication peripherals. In addition, the library supports alert response (for host notification in the presence of (...)
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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 (...)
DRIVER OR LIBRARY Download
Floating Point Math Library for MSP430
MSPMATHLIB MSPMathLib is an accelerated floating point math library for MSP430™ MCUs that delivers up to 26x faster computation for the most commonly used math functions. The library seamlessly integrates with projects to replace floating point math functions such as sin, cos, tan, log, exp and sqrt (...)
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
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
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 (...)
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 (...)
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 (...)

SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
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Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Filtering and signal processing reference design using MSP430 FRAM microcontroller
TIDM-FILTERING-SIGNALPROCESSING — This reference design showcases the performance of the low-energy accelerator (LEA) on MSP430™ FRAM microcontroller (MCUs) in performing advanced filtering and signal processing while maintaining ultra-low power on a 16-bit MCU. The LEA provides a boost of 13.8x over a traditional C (...)
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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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CAD/CAE symbols

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LQFP (PM) 64 View options
LQFP (PN) 80 View options
NFBGA (ZVW) 87 View options
VQFN (RGZ) 48 View options

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