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

MSP430FR5994

ACTIVE

Product details

Non-volatile memory (kB) 256 RAM (KB) 8 ADC 12-bit SAR GPIO pins (#) 68 Features DMA, Low-energy accelerator (LEA), Real-time clock UART 4 USB No Number of I2Cs 4 SPI 8 Comparator channels (#) 16
Non-volatile memory (kB) 256 RAM (KB) 8 ADC 12-bit SAR GPIO pins (#) 68 Features DMA, Low-energy accelerator (LEA), Real-time clock UART 4 USB No Number of I2Cs 4 SPI 8 Comparator channels (#) 16
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
  • 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 (the RTC is clocked by a 3.7-pF crystal)
    • 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 devices
  • 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 (the RTC is clocked by a 3.7-pF crystal)
    • 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 devices

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.

For complete module descriptions, see the MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User’s Guide .

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.

For complete module descriptions, see the MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User’s Guide .

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* Data sheet MSP430FR599x, MSP430FR596x Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers datasheet (Rev. D) 15 Jan 2021
* Errata MSP430FR5994 Microcontroller Errata (Rev. O) 30 Sep 2015
* User guide MSP430FR58xx, MSP430FR59xx, and MSP430FR6xx Family User's Guide (Rev. P) 21 Apr 2020
Application note ESD Diode Current Specification (Rev. B) 23 Aug 2021
Application note MSP430 FRAM Technology – How To and Best Practices (Rev. B) 12 Aug 2021
Application note Migration from MSP430 FR58xx, FR59xx, and FR6xx to FR4xx and FR2xx (Rev. B) 02 Aug 2021
Application note MSP430 System-Level ESD Considerations (Rev. B) 14 Jul 2021
User guide MSP430 MCUs Development Guide Book (Rev. A) 13 May 2021
Technical article A world of possibilities: 5 ways to use MSP430™︎ MCUs in your design 29 Apr 2021
User guide Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) Common Parameter Blocks Reference Guide 17 Mar 2021
User guide Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) Registers Reference Guide 17 Mar 2021
User guide Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) Commands Reference Guide 11 Mar 2021
More literature Building your application with security in mind (Rev. E) 28 Oct 2020
Application note MSP430FRBoot – Main Memory Bootloader and Over-the-Air Updates for MSP430 FRAM (Rev. E) 08 Jul 2020
Application note MSP430 System ESD Troubleshooting Guide 13 Dec 2019
Technical article Visualizing the performance of the low-energy accelerator 16 Oct 2017
Technical article Smart sensing with ultra-low-power MCUs – part 6: ultrasonic chirp sonar 26 Jul 2017
Technical article How to create your own low-power telemetry logger for a drone 25 Jul 2017
White paper Cities grow smarter through innovative semiconductor technologies 07 Jul 2017
Application note Random Number Generation Using MSP430FR59xx and MSP430FR69xx Microcontrollers 18 Jan 2017
Application note Optimizing Active Mode Current Consumption on MSP Devices 16 Dec 2016
Application note Migrating From MSP430F4xx Family to MSP430FR58xx/FR59xx/FR68xx/FR69xx Family (Rev. B) 03 Nov 2016
Application note Migrating from the MSP430F2xx,G2xx Family to the MSP430FR58xx/FR59xx/68xx/69xx (Rev. E) 03 Nov 2016
Application note Migrating from the MSP430F5xx,F6xx Family to the MSP430FR58xx/FR59xx/68xx Family (Rev. D) 03 Nov 2016
Application note Benchmarking the Signal Processing Capabilities of the Low-Energy Accelerator (Rev. B) 01 Nov 2016
Application note Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 01 Nov 2016
Application note How to Use MSP430 and MSP432 eUSCI and USCI Modules in RS-485 Networks 27 Oct 2016
White paper Setting a new standard for MCU performance while minimizing energy consumption 30 Sep 2016
White paper Smart Fault Indicator with MSP430 FRAM Microcontrollers 26 Sep 2016
Application note System-Level Tamper Protection Using MSP MCUs 12 Aug 2016
User guide TI-RTOS 2.20 for MSP43x Getting Started Guide (Rev. E) 17 Jun 2016
Application note General Oversampling of MSP ADCs for Higher Resolution (Rev. A) 01 Apr 2016
Application note Designing With the MSP430FR58xx, FR59xx, FR68xx, and FR69xx ADC (Rev. A) 30 Mar 2016
Application note MSP Code Protection Features 07 Dec 2015
Application note MSP430 Advanced Power Optimizations: ULP Advisor SW and EnergyTrace Technology 09 Jun 2014
Application note MSP430 FRAM Quality and Reliability (Rev. A) 01 May 2014

Design & development

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Daughter card

BOOSTXL-AUDIO — Audio Signal Processing BoosterPack Plug-In Module

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 (...)

Development kit

MSP-EXP430FR5994 — MSP430FR5994 LaunchPad Development Kit

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, (...)

Development kit

MSP-TS430PN80B — Target Development Board for MSP430FR599x MCUs with 80-pins (microcontroller not included)

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 (...)

Hardware programming tool

MSP-FET — MSP MCU Programmer and Debugger

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 (...)

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Software development kit (SDK)

MSPWARE — MSP430Ware for MSP Microcontrollers

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 (...)

Application software & framework

MSP430-IEC60730-SW-PACKAGE — IEC60730 Software 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, (...)
Driver or library

MSP-DSPLIB — Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Library for MSP430 Microcontrollers

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

MSP-FRAM-UTILITIES — FRAM embedded software utilities for MSP ultra-low-power microcontrollers

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 (...)
Driver or library

MSPMATHLIB — Floating Point Math Library for MSP430

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, (...)
GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

MSP430-LEA-GUI — MSP430™ MCU Low-Energy Accelerator (LEA) Performance and Energy Saving GUI

The low-energy accelerator (LEA) Performance and Energy Saving GUI, visually demonstrates the immediate benefit the LEA module integrated in some MSP430 microcontrollers (MCUs) can provide when performing vector-based signal processing operations. The tool allows users to quickly select an (...)
IDE, configuration, compiler or debugger

ENERGYTRACE — EnergyTrace Technology

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 (...)

Software programming tool

UNIFLASH — UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™

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

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Support software

MSP430FR599x, MSP430FR596x Code Examples (Rev. E)

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Design tool

MSP-3P-SEARCH — MSP Third party search tool

TI has partnered with multiple companies to offer a wide range of solutions and services for TI MSP devices. These companies can accelerate your path to production using MSP devices. Download this search tool to quickly browse third-party details and find the right third-party to meet your needs.

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Reference designs

TIDM-FILTERING-SIGNALPROCESSING — Filtering and signal processing reference design using MSP430 FRAM microcontroller

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 (...)
Reference designs

TIDA-00929 — Spectrum Analyzer Signal Conditioning and Processing for Capturing Arc Signatures Reference Design

This reference design demonstrates bandwidth-optimized analog front end (AFE) and real-time FIR implementation using low power to capture broadband frequency spectrum in any waveform. An operational amplifier in each signal path is chosen based on the gain, signal bandwidth, low noise and (...)
Reference designs

TIDM-FRAM-EEPROM — EEPROM Emulation and Sensing With MSP430 FRAM Microcontrollers

This reference design describes an implementation of emulating electrically-erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) using Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) technology on MSP430™ ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCUs) combined with the additional sensing capabilities that can (...)
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