Radiation Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller



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Features AES, DMA, Real-Time Clock Non-volatile memory (kB) 64 RAM (KB) 2 ADC 12-bit SAR ADC: channels (#) 16 GPIO pins (#) 40 I2C 1 SPI 3 UART 2 Comparator channels (#) 16 Timers - 16-bit 5 Bootloader (BSL) UART Special I/O Operating temperature range (C) -55 to 105 Rating Space open-in-new Find other MSP430 ultra-low-power MCUs

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  • Radiation-Hardness Assured
    • Extended Temperature Operation (–55°C to 105°C) (1)
    • Single Event Latchup (SEL) Immune to 72 MeV.cm2/mg at 125°C
    • Radiation Lot Acceptance Tested to 50 krad
    • 48-pin VQFN Plastic Package
    • Single Controlled Baseline
    • Extended Product Change Notification
    • Product Traceability
    • Extended Product Life Cycle
  • Embedded Microcontroller
    • 16-Bit RISC Architecture up to 16‑MHz Clock
    • Wide Supply Voltage Range
      (1.8 V to 3.6 V) (2)
  • 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) (3)
    • 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
      • 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
    • 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)
    • For Complete Module Descriptions, See the MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, MSP430FR68xx, and MSP430FR69xx Family User’s Guide

    (1) Refer to MSP430FR5969-SP EM Lifetime Derating Chart in the Specifications Section.

    (2)Minimum supply voltage is restricted by SVS levels.

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

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    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 ultra low-power architecture of the MSP430FR5969-SP showcases seven low-power modes, optimized to achieve power efficient distributed telemetry/housekeeping systems.

    The integrated mixed-signal features of the MSP430FR5969-SP make it ideally suited for distributed telemetry applications in next-generation spacecraft. The strong immunity to single-event latchup and total ionizing dose, enable the device to be used in a variety of space and radiation environments.

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    Technical documentation

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    * Datasheet MSP430FR5969-SP Radiation Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller datasheet (Rev. A) Mar. 26, 2018
    * Errata MSP430FR5969 Device Erratasheet (Rev. AE) Jun. 09, 2020
    * User guides MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User's Guide (Rev. P) Apr. 21, 2020
    * Radiation & Reliability reports MSP430FR5969-SP Neutron Displacement Damage Characterization Radiation Report Apr. 04, 2019
    * Radiation & Reliability reports Single-event Effects Test Report of the MSP430FR5969-SP Mar. 19, 2019
    * Radiation & Reliability reports MSP430FR5969-SP Radiation-Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller TID Rad Report Apr. 06, 2018
    User guides MSP430 MCUs Development Guide Book Oct. 09, 2020
    Application notes MSP430FRBoot – Main Memory Bootloader and Over-the-Air Updates for MSP430 FRAM (Rev. E) Jul. 08, 2020
    Application notes MSP430 FRAM Technology – How To and Best Practices (Rev. A) Jun. 30, 2020
    Application notes Heavy Ion Orbital Environment Single-Event Effects Estimations May 18, 2020
    User guides MSP430 FRAM Devices Bootloader (BSL) User's Guide (Rev. Z) Mar. 23, 2020
    Application notes Single-Event Effects Confidence Interval Calculations Jan. 14, 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
    More literature TI Engineering Evaluation Units vs. MIL-PRF-38535 QML Class V Processing Jun. 17, 2019
    White papers Preview: Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) Jun. 07, 2019
    White papers Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) May 21, 2019
    User guides TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL User's Guide (Rev. A) Jan. 29, 2019
    Application notes Software I2C on MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) Jul. 02, 2018
    Application notes Random Number Generation Using MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx Microcontrollers Jan. 18, 2017
    Application notes 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
    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
    User guides Crypto-Bootloader (CryptoBSL) for MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx MCUs Nov. 17, 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

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    Reference designs

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