MSP430FR596x Microcontrollers

MSP430FR596x Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments' MSP430FR596x microcontrollers (MCUs) take low power and performance to the next level with the unique low-energy accelerator (LEA) for digital signal processing. This accelerator delivers 40x the performance of ARM® Cortex®-M0+ MCUs to help developers efficiently process data using complex functions, such as FFT, FIR, and matrix multiplication. Implementation requires no DSP expertise with a free optimized DSP library available. Additionally, with up to 256 KB of unified memory with FRAM, these devices offer more space for advanced applications and flexibility for effortless implementation of over-the-air firmware updates.

The MSP ultra-low-power (ULP) FRAM microcontroller platform combines uniquely embedded FRAM and a holistic ultra-low-power system architecture, allowing system designers to increase performance while lowering energy consumption. FRAM technology combines the low-energy fast writes, flexibility, and endurance of RAM with the nonvolatile behavior of Flash.

MSP430FR599x MCUs are supported by an extensive hardware and software ecosystem with reference designs and code examples to get designs started quickly. Development kits for the MSP430FR599x include the MSP-EXP430FR5994 LaunchPad™ development kit and the MSP-TS430PN80B 80-pin target development board. TI also provides free MSP430Ware™ software, which is available as a component of Code Composer Studio™ IDE desktop and cloud versions within TI Resource Explorer.

  • Embedded microcontroller
    • 16-bit RISC architecture up to 16 MHz clock
    • Up to 256 KB of ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM)
      • Ultra-low-power writes
      • Fast write at 125 ns per word (64 KB in 4 ms)
      • Flexible allocation of data and application code in memory
      • 1015 write cycle endurance
      • Radiation resistant and nonmagnetic
    • Wide supply voltage range: 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • Optimized ultra-low-power modes
    • Active mode: 118 µA/MHz
    • Standby with VLO (LPM3): 500 nA
    • Standby with real-time clock (RTC) (LPM3.5): 350 nA (2)
    • Shutdown (LPM4.5): 45 nA
  • Intelligent digital peripherals
    • 32-bit hardware multiplier (MPY)
    • 6-channel internal DMA
    • RTC with calendar and alarm functions
    • Six 16-bit timers with up to seven capture/compare registers each
    • 32- and 16-bit cyclic redundancy check (CRC)
  • High-performance analog
    • 16-channel analog comparator
    • 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) featuring window comparator, internal reference and sample-and-hold, up to 20 external input channels
  • Multifunction input/output ports
    • All pins support capacitive-touch capability with no need for external components
    • Accessible bit-, byte-, and word-wise (in pairs)
    • Edge-selectable wake from LPM on all ports
    • Programmable pullup and pulldown on all ports
  • Code security and encryption
    • 128- or 256-bit AES security encryption and decryption coprocessor
    • Random number seed for random number generation algorithms
    • IP encapsulation protects memory from external access
  • Enhanced serial communication
    • Up to four eUSCI_A serial communication ports
      • UART with automatic baud-rate detection
      • IrDA encode and decode
    • Up to four eUSCI_B serial communication ports
      • I2C with multiple-slave addressing
    • Hardware UART or I2C bootloader (BSL)
  • Flexible clock system
    • Fixed-frequency DCO with ten selectable factory-trimmed frequencies
    • Low-power low-frequency internal clock source (VLO)
    • 32 kHz crystals (LFXT)
    • High-frequency crystals (HFXT)
  • Grid infrastructure
  • Factory automation and control
  • Building automation
  • Portable health and fitness
  • Wearable electronics