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

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ACTIVE FRAM embedded software utilities for MSP ultra-low-power microcontrollers (also available as a part of MSPWare)  

Description

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 application development. 

Compute Through Power Loss (CTPL): A utility API set that enables ease of use with LPMx.5 low-power modes and a powerful shutdown mode that allows an application to save and restore critical system components when a power loss is detected.

Traditionally, use of the low-power-mode 3.5 and 4.5 on MSP430 MCUs requires waking up with neither application state nor peripheral state retained. This can increase the start-up time and the complexity of applications. The CTPL utility leverages the non-volatile FRAM to provide an easier solution for embedded software developers. The utility enables application execution using the power-saving low-power modes 3.5 or 4.5, with the new ability to save and restore system state. It also enables a new shutdown mode to detect when power is lost either internally using an ADC or comparator peripheral or externally with an energy harvesting IC providing a GPIO interrupt that puts the device into shutdown mode. When power is restored the CTPL shutdown function restores the state and program execution continues. 

LZ4 compression utility: A software utility that offers real time compression and decompression on embedded MSP430FRxx devices. The LZ4 compression utility includes an open source command line tool that can be used to compress or decompress the same LZ4 files on a PC or host processor. This can enable increased storage capacity of FRAM devices as well as reduced wireless transmission time for over-the-air software updates or sensor data to a host device.

Random Number Generator (RNG): Implementation of a counter mode deterministic random byte generator (CTR-DRBG) according to the NIST SP 800-90A Rev 1 specification. Random numbers are generated using seed information stored in the TLV tables that are unique to each device. This utility also takes advantage of the 256-bit AES hardware accelerator present on MSP430FR5xx and MSP430FR6xx devices to create random bytes.

Non-Volatile Storage (NVS): Library that makes handling of non-volatile data easy and robust against intermittent power loss or asynchronous device resets. MSP430 devices with FRAM non-volatile memory guarantee 16-bit writes in all scenarios however more often than not the data being stored is a larger data type or a structure containing multiple types.  That means an unintended reset or power loss while data is written to the non-volatile memory will can result in partial data write and corrupted entries. To keep data storage constant, the non-volatile storage library contains functions that store data in a way that is guaranteed to recover the last valid entry without data corruption.


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More literature (1)
Title Date Type
MSP FRAM Utilities User’s Guide 10 Jul 2017

Software development (3)

Name Part Number Software Type
Code Composer Studio™ Integrated Development Environment for MSP Microcontrollers  CCSTUDIO-MSP  IDEs, configuration, compilers & debuggers 
EnergyTrace Technology  ENERGYTRACE  IDEs, configuration, compilers & debuggers 
MSP430Ware for MSP Microcontrollers  MSPWARE  Software development kits (SDK) 

Hardware development (7)

Reference Designs (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Intelligent System State Restoration after Power Failure with Compute Through Power Loss Utility  TIDM-FRAM-CTPL  Reference design 

TI Devices (102)

Part Number Name Product Family
MSP430FR2311  16MHz integrated analog microcontroller with 3.75KB FRAM, Op-Amp, TIA, Comparator w/ DAC, 10-bit ADC  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2355  24MHz 105C integrated analog microcontroller with 32KB FRAM, Op-Amps/PGAs, 12-bit DACs, 12-bit ADC  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2433  16 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 4KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2476  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, Comparator, 12-bit ADC, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2522  Capacitive Touch MCU with 8 touch IO (16 sensors), 8KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 15 IO, 10-bit ADC  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR2676  Capacitive Touch MCU with 16 touch IO (64 sensors), 64KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, 43 IO, 12-bit ADC, 105C  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR4133  16 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC, LCD, UART/SPI/I2C, IR Logic, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5720  8 MHz MCU with 4KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5721  8 MHz MCU with 4KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5722  8 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5723  8 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator,UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5724  8 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, 10-bit ADC, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5725  8 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, 10-bit ADC, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5726  8 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5727  8 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5728  8 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC , Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5729  8 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC , Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5730  24 MHz MCU with 4KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC , Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5731  24 MHz MCU with 4KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC , Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5732  24 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5733  24 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5734  24 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC , Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5735  24 MHz MCU with 8KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC , Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5736  24 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5737  24 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5738  24 MHz MCU with 16KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 10-bit ADC , Comparator, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5847  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR58471  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5848  16 MHz MCU with 48KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5849  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5857  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5858  16 MHz MCU with 48KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5859  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5867  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR58671  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5868  16 MHz MCU with 48KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5869  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5870  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5872  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR58721  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5887  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM  for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5888  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 96KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5889  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 128KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR58891  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 128KB FRAM, I2C Bootloader for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5922  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR59221  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5947  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR59471  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5948  16 MHz MCU with 48KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5949  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5957  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5958  16 MHz MCU with 48KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5959  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5962  16 MHz MCU with 128KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5964  16 MHz MCU with 256KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5967  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 1KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5968  16 MHz MCU with 48KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5969  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5969-SP  Radiation Hardened Mixed-Signal Microcontroller  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR59691  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5970  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5972  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR59721  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5986  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 48KB FRAM, AES for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5987  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 64KB FRAM, AES for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5988  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 96KB FRAM, AES for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5989  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 128KB FRAM,AES for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5989-EP  16 MHz ULP Microcontroller Featuring 128 KB FRAM, 2 KB SRAM, 48 IO, ADC12, Scan IF, AES  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR59891  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 128KB FRAM, AES, I2C Bootloader for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5992  16 MHz MCU with 128KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, LEA, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR5994  16 MHz MCU with 256KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, LEA, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR59941  16 MHz MCU with 256KB FRAM, 8KB SRAM, LEA, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, 68 IO, eUSCI  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6043  Ultrasonic Sensing MCU with 64KB FRAM, 12KB RAM, LCD for gas and water metering applications  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6820  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 116 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6822  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 116 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR68221  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 116 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6870  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 112 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6872  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 112 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR68721  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 112 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6877  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 320 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6879  16 MHz MCU with 128KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 320 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR68791  16 MHz MCU with 128KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, 320 Seg LCD, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6887  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 64KB FRAM, LCD  for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6888  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 96KB FRAM, LCD  for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6889  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 128KB FRAM, LCD  for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR68891  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 128KB FRAM, LCD, I2C Bootloader for flow meter  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6920  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6922  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR69221  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6927  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR69271  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6928  16 MHz MCU with 96KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6970  16 MHz MCU with 32KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6972  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR69721  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6977  16 MHz MCU with 64KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6979  16 MHz MCU with 128KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR69791  16 MHz MCU with 128KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA, UART/SPI/I2C, Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6987  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 64KB FRAM, AES, LCD for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6988  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 96KB FRAM, AES, LCD  for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6989  Rotary Sensing MCU with extended scan interface, 128KB FRAM, AES, LCD for flow meters  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR69891  16 MHz MCU with 128KB FRAM, 2KB SRAM, ESI, LCD, AES, 12-bit ADC , Comparator, DMA,UART/SPI/I2C,Timer  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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