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Ultrasonic Sensing MCU with 256KB FRAM, 8KB RAM, LCD, I2C Bootloader for flow meters

MSP430FR60471

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Features Advanced sensing, DMA, LCD, Low-energy accelerator (LEA), MTIF (metering test interface), Real-time clock, Ultrasonic Sensing AFE, Direct drive ADC 12-bit SAR Non-volatile memory (kB) 256 GPIO pins (#) 80 RAM (KB) 8 USB No I2C 2 SPI 6 UART 4 Comparator channels (#) 16 open-in-new Find other MSP430 microcontrollers

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Features

  • Best-in-class ultrasonic water-flow measurement with ultra-low power consumption
    • <25-ps differential time-of-flight (dTOF) accuracy
    • High-precision time measurement resolution of <5 ps
    • Ability to detect low flow rates (<1 liter per hour)
    • Approximately 3-µA overall current consumption with one measurement per second
  • Compliant to and exceeds ISO 4064, OIML R49, and EN 1434 accuracy standards
  • Ability to directly interface standard ultrasonic sensors (up to 2.5 MHz)
  • Integrated analog front end – ultrasonic sensing solution (USS)
    • Programmable pulse generation (PPG) to generate pulses at different frequencies
    • Integrated physical interface (PHY) with low-impedance (4-Ω) output driver to control input and output channels
    • High-performance high-speed 12-bit sigma-delta ADC (SDHS) with output data rates up to 8 Msps
    • Programmable gain amplifier (PGA) with –6.5 dB to 30.8 dB
    • High-performance phase-locked loop (PLL) with output range of 68 MHz to 80 MHz
  • Metering test interface (MTIF)
    • Pulse generator and pulse counter
    • Pulse rates up to 1016 pulses per second (p/s)
    • Count capacity up to 65535 (16 bits)
    • Operates in LPM3.5 with 200 nA (typical)
  • Low-energy accelerator (LEA)
    • Operation independent of CPU
    • 4KB of RAM shared with CPU
    • Efficient 256-point complex FFT: Up to 40× faster than Arm Cortex-M0+ core
  • 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 120 µA/MHz
    • Standby mode with real-time clock (RTC) (LPM3.5): 450 nA (1)
    • Shutdown (LPM4.5): 30 nA
  • Ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM)
    • Up to 256KB 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 space
    • 1015 write cycle endurance
    • Radiation resistant and nonmagnetic
  • 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-bit and 16-bit cyclic redundancy check (CRC)
  • High-performance analog
    • 16-channel analog comparator
    • 12-bit SAR ADC featuring window comparator, internal reference, and sample-and-hold, up to 16 external input channels
    • Integrated LCD driver with contrast control for up to 264 segments
  • 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- or 256-bit AES security encryption and decryption coprocessor
    • Random number seed for random number generation algorithms
    • IP encapsulation protects memory from external access
    • FRAM provides inherent security advantages
  • Enhanced serial communication
    • Up to four eUSCI_A serial communication ports
      • UART with automatic baud-rate detection
      • IrDA encode and decode
    • Up to two 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

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

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Description

The Texas Instruments MSP430FR604x and MSP430FR603x family of ultrasonic sensing and measurement SoCs are powerful, highly integrated microcontrollers (MCUs) that are optimized for water and heat meters. The MSP430FR604x MCUs offer an integrated ultrasonic sensing solution (USS) module, which provides high accuracy for a wide range of flow rates. The USS module helps achieve ultra-low-power metering combined with lower system cost due to maximum integration requiring very few external components. MSP430FR604x and MSP430FR603x MCUs implement a high-speed ADC-based signal acquisition followed by optimized digital signal processing using the integrated low-energy accelerator (LEA) module to deliver a high-accuracy metering solution with ultra-low power optimum for battery-powered metering applications.

The USS module includes a programmable pulse generator (PPG) and a physical interface (PHY) with a low-impedance output driver for optimum sensor excitation and accurate impendence matching to deliver best results for zero-flow drift (ZFD). The module also includes a programmable gain amplifier (PGA) and a high-speed 12-bit 8-Msps sigma-delta ADC (SDHS) for accurate signal acquisition from industry-standard ultrasonic transducers.

Additionally, MSP430FR604x and MSP430FR603x MCUs integrate other peripherals to improve system integration for metering. The devices have a metering test interface (MTIF) module to implement pulse generation to indicate flow measured by the meter. The MSP430FR604x and MSP430FR603x MCUs also have an on-chip 8-mux LCD driver, an RTC, a 12-bit SAR ADC, an analog comparator, an advanced encryption accelerator (AES256), and a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) module.

MSP430FR604x and MSP430FR603x MCUs are supported by an extensive hardware and software ecosystem with reference designs and code examples to get your design started quickly. Development kits include the MSP‑TS430PZ100E 100-pin target development board and EVM430‑FR6047 ultrasonic water flow meter EVM. TI also provides free software including the ultrasonic sensing design center, ultrasonic sensing software library, and MSP430Ware™ software.

TI’s MSP430 ultra-low-power (ULP) FRAM microcontroller platform combines uniquely embedded FRAM and a holistic ultra-low-power system architecture, letting system designers increase performance while lowering energy consumption. FRAM technology combines the low-energy fast writes, flexibility, and endurance of RAM with the nonvolatility of flash.

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

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Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARD Download
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Description

The EVM430-FR6047 evaluation kit is a development platform to evaluate the performance of the MSP430FR6047 MCUs for ultrasonic sensing applications (e.g. smart water meters). The MSP430FR6047 MCU is an ultra-low-power device with an integrated ultrasonic sensing analog front end (USS) for high (...)

Features
  • USB powered and provision for external power
  • Connector available to interface with different transducer types
  • BoosterPack™ plug-in module headers available to interface with external boards (I2C, SPI, UART, GPIO) and RF communication modules
  • On-board segmented LCD
  • On-board eZ-FET emulation circuit to (...)
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 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
Ultrasonic Sensing Water Meter Front-End Reference Design
TIDM-1019 — This reference design helps designers develop an ultrasonic water-metering subsystem using an integrated, ultrasonic sensing solution (USS) module, which provides superior metrology performance with low-power consumption and maximum integration. The design is based on the 256KB MSP430FR6047 (...)
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