FRAM FR57x MCU

Texas Instruments MSP430FR57xx FRAM MCU series allows developers to write more than 100 times faster using 250 times less power

FRAM FR57x MCUTexas Instruments' MSP430 microcontrollers featuring FRAM are one-hundred times faster than flash when writing, have virtually unlimited write endurance, operate at under 100 µA/MHz in active power mode and have true unified memory. They are backwards code compatible with all MSP430 devices and eliminate the need for EEPROM.

The Texas Instruments MSP430™ family of low-power microcontrollers consists of several devices featuring different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The architecture, combined with seven low-power modes is optimized to achieve extended battery life in portable measurement applications. The device features a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and constant generators that contribute to maximum code efficiency.

The MSP430FR572x and MSP430FR573x devices are microcontroller configurations with up to five 16-bit timers, comparator, universal serial communication interfaces (eUSCI) supporting UART, SPI, and I2C, hardware multiplier, DMA, real-time clock module with alarm capabilities, up to 33 I/O pins, and an optional high-performance 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC).

Features
  • Reduces the industry’s best active power by up to 50% when executing code from FRAM, operating at 100 µA/MHz in active mode and 3 µA in real-time clock mode
  • More than 100 trillion write cycle endurance supports continuous data logging, eliminating need for costly external EEPROM and battery-backed SRAM
  • Unified memory allows developers to easily change memory partitioning between program, data and cache in software, providing inventory management and system cost savings
  • Guaranteed write and data retention in all power modes ensure code safety to simplify the development process, reduce memory test costs and increase end-product reliability
  • Enables reliable remote software upgrades – especially over the air – to provide cheaper, easier software upgrade paths for device manufacturers

MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionBoard TypeTypeAvailable Quantity
MSP-EXP430FR5739 datasheet linkBOARD EXPERIMENTER FOR MSP430MSP-EXP430FR5739BOARD EXPERIMENTER FOR MSP430Evaluation PlatformMCU 16-Bit217 - Immediate
MSP-EXP430FR5739 product page link
Published: 2012-06-29