MSP430 CapTIvate™ Touch Keypad BoosterPack


Order now


Step 1: Buy the BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD BoosterPack + CAPTIVATE-PGMR bundle
Step 2: Download and install the CapTIvate Design Center
Step 3: Follow the out-of-box experience instructions

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 ultra-low-power MCUs
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 & white LED drivers
LP3943 16 channel RGB/White LED driver with independent string control via SMBUS/I2C

Get started

  1. Order the BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD BoosterPack + CAPTIVATE-PGMR bundle
  2. Download and install the CapTIvate Design Center
  3. Follow the out-of-box experience instructions

Order & start development

Development kit

BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD – MSP430 CapTIvate™ Touch Keypad BoosterPack

Development kit

CAPKEYPAD-PGMR-BNDL – CapTIvate™ Keypad BoosterPack + Programmer Board Bundle

TI's Standard Terms and Conditions for Evaluation Items apply.

Design files

Technical documentation

= Top documentation selected by TI
No results found. Please clear your search and try again.
View all 8
Type Title Date
* User guides BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD Development Kit - Hardware Tool User's Guide Jan. 12, 2018
* User guide BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD Capacitive Touch BoosterPack Plug-in Module User's Guide Jan. 09, 2018
Datasheet MSP430FR25x2 Capacitive Touch Sensing Mixed-Signal Microcontrollers datasheet (Rev. C) Dec. 10, 2019
More literature BOOSTXL-CAPKEYPAD EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) (Rev. A) Jan. 02, 2019
Technical articles Thinking that capacitive touch is too expensive or complicated to include in your product? Think again Feb. 27, 2018
White paper Simplify smart speaker human machine interface with capacitive-touch technology Feb. 15, 2018
Technical articles Why knock on wood when touch will do? May 25, 2017
Technical articles “Touching” the smart grid infrastructure space with capacitive sensing technology Mar. 31, 2016

Related design resources

Hardware development

MSP-CAPT-FR2633MSP CapTIvate MCU Development Kit

Software development

MSPCAPTDSNCTRCapTIvate™ Design Center GUI for MSP430™ Capacitive Sensing MCUs

Reference designs

TIDM-CAPTIVATE-E-LOCKMSP430FR2633 Microcontroller CapTIvate Electronic Lock and Keypad Reference Design

Support & training

TI E2E™ forums with technical support from TI engineers

View all forum topics

Content is provided "as is" by TI and community contributors and does not constitute TI specifications. See terms of use.

If you have questions about quality, packaging or ordering TI products, see TI support. ​​​​​​​​