Radiation Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller



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Non-volatile memory (kB) 64 RAM (KB) 2 ADC 12-bit SAR GPIO pins (#) 40 Features AES, DMA, Real-time clock UART 2 USB No Number of I2Cs 1 SPI 3 Comparator channels (#) 16 open-in-new Find other MSP430 microcontrollers

Package | Pins | Size

HTQFP (PHP) 48 49 mm² 7 x 7 VQFN (RGZ) 48 49 mm² 7 x 7 open-in-new Find other MSP430 microcontrollers


  • 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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    * Data sheet MSP430FR5969-SP Radiation Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller datasheet (Rev. A) Mar. 26, 2018
    * Errata MSP430FR5969 Device Erratasheet (Rev. AF) May 20, 2021
    * User guide MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User's Guide (Rev. P) Apr. 21, 2020
    * Radiation & reliability report MSP430FR5969-SP Neutron Displacement Damage Characterization Radiation Report Apr. 04, 2019
    * Radiation & reliability report Single-event Effects Test Report of the MSP430FR5969-SP Mar. 19, 2019
    * Radiation & reliability report MSP430FR5969-SP Radiation-Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller TID Rad Report Apr. 06, 2018
    Application note MSP430 System-Level ESD Considerations (Rev. B) Jul. 14, 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
    User guide MSP430 FRAM Devices Bootloader (BSL) User's Guide (Rev. AA) Feb. 19, 2021
    Selection guide TI Space Products (Rev. H) Jan. 27, 2021
    Technical article Satellite state of health: how space-grade ICs are improving telemetry circuit design Jan. 26, 2021
    Application note MSP430FRBoot – Main Memory Bootloader and Over-the-Air Updates for MSP430 FRAM (Rev. E) Jul. 08, 2020
    Application note MSP430 FRAM Technology – How To and Best Practices (Rev. A) Jun. 30, 2020
    Application note Heavy Ion Orbital Environment Single-Event Effects Estimations May 18, 2020
    Application note Single-Event Effects Confidence Interval Calculations Jan. 14, 2020
    Application note MSP430 System ESD Troubleshooting Guide Dec. 13, 2019
    Application note 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
    E-book Preview: Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) Jun. 07, 2019
    E-book Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) May 21, 2019
    User guide TSW12D1620EVM-CVAL User's Guide (Rev. A) Jan. 29, 2019
    Application note Software I2C on MSP430 MCUs (Rev. A) Jul. 02, 2018
    Application note Random Number Generation Using MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx Microcontrollers Jan. 18, 2017
    Application note General Oversampling of MSP ADCs for Higher Resolution (Rev. A) Apr. 01, 2016
    Application note Designing With the MSP430FR58xx, FR59xx, FR68xx, and FR69xx ADC (Rev. A) Mar. 30, 2016
    Application note MSP Code Protection Features Dec. 07, 2015
    User guide Crypto-Bootloader (CryptoBSL) for MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx MCUs Nov. 17, 2015
    User guide MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad Development Kit (MSP-EXP430FR5969) User's Guide (Rev. B) Jul. 20, 2015

    Design & development

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    Hardware development

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      • 5x Timer Blocks
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    Software development

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    Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Library for MSP430 Microcontrollers
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    FRAM embedded software utilities for MSP ultra-low-power microcontrollers
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    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 (...)
    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 (...)
    • 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
    Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers

    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 (...)

    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.

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    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 (...)
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    Reference designs

    Space-grade reference design using integrated digital-output temperature sensor
    TIDA-070004 — This reference design illustrates the fact that several spacecraft projects provide a system health status telemetry that ground personnel monitor in real time. This reference design shows an example using a digital output temperature sensor to acquire temperature data on a sub-system using a (...)
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