MSP430 MCUs Ultrasonic Sensing Design Center
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The ultrasonic design center is a one stop resource to develop ultrasonic sensing applications using MSP430TM microcontrollers (MCUs). It includes tools, a graphical user interface (GUI), documentation, software libraries and application examples for developers to get started with water or gas flow measurement development. The ultrasonic design center GUI is a rapid development tool for configuring and customizing various parameters related to transducers, pipe size as well as analyzing and capturing waveforms.

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Water Metering

The MSP430 MCU ultrasonic sensing solution (USS) software library (MSP-USSSWLIB_Water) helps configure the analog front end (AFE) in the MSP430FR604x family devices for ultrasonic captures and integrate with the application software to develop ultrasonic water flow meters. The library also takes advantage of the low-energy accelerator (LEA) module in MSP430FR604x MCU family to compute time of flight (TOF) measurements.

The MSP-USSSWLIB_Water works with the following EVMs and reference designs:



Gas Metering

The MSP430 Gas Metering software library (MSP-USSSWLIB_Gas) provides the means to configure the internal analog-to-digital converter (ADC) in the MSP430FR6043 MCU family for ultrasonic captures and helps integrate the application software for development of ultrasonic gas flow meter applications. The library also takes advantage of the low-energy accelerator (LEA) module in MSP430FR6043 devices to compute time of flight (TOF) measurements.

The MSP-USSSWLIB_Gas works with the following development tools:


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Technical documentation
User guides (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 621 05 Mar 2018
PDF 195 02 Feb 2018
White papers (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 1621 18 Sep 2017
More literature (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 96 17 Oct 2019

Software development (2)

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

Reference Designs (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
Ultrasonic Sensing Water Meter Front-End Reference Design  TIDM-1019  Reference design 
Ultrasonic sensing subsystem reference design for gas flow measurement  TIDM-02003  Reference design 

TI Devices (3)

Part Number Name Product Family
MSP430FR5043  Ultrasonic Sensing MCU with 64KB FRAM, 12KB RAM for gas and water metering applications  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6043  Ultrasonic Sensing MCU with 64KB FRAM, 12KB RAM, LCD for gas and water metering applications  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
MSP430FR6047  Ultrasonic Sensing MCU with 256KB FRAM, 8KB RAM, LCD for water metering applications  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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