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).

  • 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-Bit71 - Immediate
MSP-EXP430FR5739 product page link
Published: 2012-06-29