Texas Instruments' MSP-EXP430FR2355 LaunchPad development kit is an easy-to-use evaluation module (EVM) based on the MSP430FR2355 value line microcontroller (MCU). It contains everything needed to start developing on the ultra-low-power MSP430FR2x value line MCU platform, including on-board debug probe for programming, debugging, and energy measurements. The board includes two buttons and two LEDs for creating a simple user interface. It also has an ambient light sensor and connector for external analog sources.
The MSP430FR2355 MCU includes a smart analog combo of configurable signal chain elements including options for multiple 12-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and programmable gain amplifiers (PGAs) along with a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and two enhanced comparators (eCOMPs). One of the out-of-box demos includes a GUI to showcase some of the smart analog combo configurations.
The 24 MHz MSP430FR2355 device features 32 KB of embedded ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM), a non-volatile memory known for its ultra-low power, high endurance, and high-speed write access. Combined with the 4 KB of on-chip SRAM, users have access to 32 KB of memory to split between their program and data as required. For example, a data logging application may require a large data memory with a relatively small program memory, so the memory may be allocated as required between program and data memory.