MSP430 CapTIvate™ MCU touch keypad BoosterPack plug-in module


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The BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD is an easy-to-use evaluation module (EVM) for the MSP430FR2522 capacitive touch sensing microcontroller (MCU) with  CapTIvate™ technology. The BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD can be used in three different ways - with a LaunchPad™ development kit, with the CapTIvate development kit (MSP-CAPT-FR2633) or with the CapTIvate programmer board (CAPTIVATE-PGMR).

The BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD enables you to extend your LaunchPad™ development kit design by adding a 12-key capacitive touch numeric keypad with LED backlighting and proximity wake-up. Don’t have a LaunchPad kit? The BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD may be used as a simple CapTIvate technology evaluation module when coupled with the CAPTIVATE-PGMR for interfacing to a host PC running the CapTIvate Design Center. It is even possible to bypass the onboard keypad and connect up to three external capacitive sensors to the BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD to test out your own sensor design concepts.  If you have a CapTIvate development kit (MSP-CAPT-FR2633) you can use the programmer board that is part of the kit to evaluate the BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD.

  • MSP430FR2522 MSP430 MCU with CapTIvate technology
  • 40-pin BoosterPack standard leveraging the LaunchPad ecosystem
  • CapTIvate programming header for interfacing with CAPTIVATE-PGMR
  • 12 touch button numeric keypad with proximity sensor
  • Integrated LP3943 LED driver for backlighting

  • 1x BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD BoosterPack

MSP430 microcontrollers
MSP430FR2512 Capacitive Touch MCU with 4 touch IO (4 sensors), 8KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 15 IO, 10-bit ADC MSP430FR2522 Capacitive touch MCU with 8 touch IO (16 sensors), 8KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 15 IO, 10-bit ADC


RGB LED drivers
LP3943 16 channel RGB/White LED driver with independent string control via SMBUS/I2C
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  1. Order the BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD BoosterPack plug-in module + CAPTIVATE-PGMR bundle
  2. Download and install the CapTIvate MCU design center
  3. Follow the out-of-box experience instructions

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BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD — MSP430 CapTIvate™ MCU touch keypad BoosterPack plug-in module

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* User guide BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD Development Kit - Hardware Tool User's Guide 12 Jan 2018
* User guide BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD Capacitive Touch BoosterPack Plug-in Module User's Guide 09 Jan 2018
Data sheet MSP430FR25x2 Capacitive Touch Sensing Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers datasheet (Rev. C) PDF | HTML 10 Dec 2019
Certificate BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) 02 Jan 2019
Technical article Thinking that capacitive touch is too expensive or complicated to include in your PDF | HTML 27 Feb 2018
White paper Simplify smart speaker human machine interface with capacitive-touch technology 15 Feb 2018
Technical article Why knock on wood when touch will do? PDF | HTML 25 May 2017

Related design resources

Software development

MSPCAPTDSNCTR CapTIvate™ Design Center GUI for MSP430™ Capacitive Sensing MCUs

Reference designs

TIDM-CAPTIVATE-E-LOCK MSP430FR2633 Microcontroller CapTIvate Electronic Lock and Keypad Reference Design

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