MSP430FR599x 16 MHz Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments offers the MSP430FR5994 16 MHz ultra-low-power MCUs with a 256 KB FRAM, 8 KB SRAM, low-energy vector math accelerator

Image of Texas Instruments' MSP430FR599x 16 MHz Ultra-Low-Power MicrocontrollersTexas Instruments' MSP430FR599x 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 and a free optimized DSP library is available. Additionally, with up to 256 KB of unified memory with ferroelectric random access memory (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 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 (minimum supply voltage is restricted by SVS levels)
  • 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 (the RTC is clocked by a 3.7 pF crystal)
    • Shutdown (LPM4.5): 45 nA
  • Low-energy accelerator (LEA) for signal processing (MSP430FR599x only)
    • Operation independent of CPU
    • 4 KB of RAM shared with CPU
    • Efficient 256-point complex FFT: up to 40x faster than ARM Cortex-M0+ core
  • 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 10 selectable factory-trimmed frequencies
    • Low-power low-frequency internal clock source (VLO)
    • 32 kHz crystals (LFXT)
    • High-frequency crystals (HFXT)
  • Development tools and software
    • Development kits (MSP-EXP430FR5994 LaunchPad™ development kit and MSP‑TS430PN80B target socket board)
    • MSP430Ware™ software for MSP430™ microcontrollers
  • Device comparison summarizes the available device variants and package options

MSP430FR5994 16 MHz Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 48VQFNMSP430FR5994IRGZTIC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 48VQFN287 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 128KB FRAM 48VQFNMSP430FR5992IRGZRIC MCU 16BIT 128KB FRAM 48VQFN1780 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 128KB FRAM 87NFBGAMSP430FR5992IZVWRIC MCU 16BIT 128KB FRAM 87NFBGA990 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 87NFBGAMSP430FR5994IZVWIC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 87NFBGA214 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 64LQFPMSP430FR5994IPMRIC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 64LQFP353 - ImmediateView Details
IC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 80LQFPMSP430FR5994IPNRIC MCU 16BIT 256KB FRAM 80LQFP485 - ImmediateView Details

MSP430FR5994 Development Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionPart StatusBoard TypeOperating SystemAvailable QuantityView Details
LAUNCHPAD MSP430FR5994 EVAL BRDMSP-EXP430FR5994LAUNCHPAD MSP430FR5994 EVAL BRDActiveEvaluation Platform-172 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2017-06-29