MSP432™ MCU With MSP430™ Capacitive Touch MCU, Haptics, and LCD Reference Design TIDM-CAPTIVATE-MSP432 (ACTIVE)

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This reference design demonstrates how to interface an MSP430 MCU featuring CapTIvate™ technology with an MSP432 MCU host microcontroller using the CapTIvate Software Library communications module. The design integrates capacitive touch technology with haptics, an MSP432 MCU as host, driving a color QVGA LCD screen.

  • Ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontroller featuring CapTIvate touch technology and FRAM
  • Mutual capacitance HMI with 17 buttons, 2 sliders, 1 wheel, a proximity/guard channel and haptics
  • MSP432 MCU, a low-power, high-performance 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F host 
  • 320 x 240 pixel SPI controlled TFT QVGA display  
  • CapTIvate Design Center support

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MSP-EXP432P401R :
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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP430FR2633  MSP430 MCU with CapTIvate technology - the lowest power, most noise-immune capacitive touch  Microcontrollers (MCU)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
MSP432P401R  SimpleLink Ultra-Low-Power 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M4F MCU With Precision ADC, 256KB Flash and 64KB RAM  SimpleLink MCUs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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More literature (1)
Title Date Type
CapTIvate Technology Guide 19 Jul 2016
User guides (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 2625 30 Aug 2016
White papers (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 1379 04 Aug 2017
PDF 1156 14 Oct 2015
Design files (6)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 327 29 Sep 2016
ZIP 373 29 Sep 2016
PDF 540 29 Sep 2016
PDF 169 29 Sep 2016
PDF 100 29 Sep 2016
PDF 199 29 Sep 2016
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Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 3 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
Kentec QVGA Display BoosterPack  BOOSTXL-K350QVG-S1  Development Kits 
MSP CapTIvate MCU Development Kit  MSP-CAPT-FR2633  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
SimpleLink™ MSP432P401R high-precision ADC LaunchPad™ Development Kit  MSP-EXP432P401R  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

Software (3)

Name Part Number Software Type
MSP430Ware for MSP Microcontrollers  MSPWARE  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
CapTIvate™ Design Center GUI for MSP430™ Capacitive Sensing MCUs  MSPCAPTDSNCTR  Software Libraries 

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