MSP430FR6047 Ultrasonic Microcontrollers (MCUs)

Texas Instruments' MSP430FR6047 MCUs provide high accuracy for a wide range of flow rates in water and heat meters

Image of Texas Instruments' MSP430FR6047 Ultrasonic MCUsTexas Instruments' MSP430FR604x ultrasonic sensing and measurement SoCs are powerful, highly integrated MCUs that are optimized for water and heat meters. The MSP430FR604x MCUs offer an integrated ultrasonic sensing solution (USS) module that provides high accuracy for a wide range of flow rates. The USS module helps achieve ultra-low power metering combined with lower system cost due to maximum integration requiring very few external components. These MCUs implement a high-speed ADC-based signal acquisition followed by optimized digital signal processing using the integrated low-energy accelerator (LEA) module to deliver a high-accuracy metering solution with ultra-low power optimum for battery-powered metering applications.

The USS module includes a programmable pulse generator (PPG) and a physical interface (PHY) with a low-impedance output driver for optimum sensor excitation and accurate impendence matching to deliver the superior results for zero-flow drift (ZFD). The module also includes a programmable gain amplifier (PGA) and a high-speed 12-bit 8 Msps Sigma Delta ADC (SDHS) for accurate signal acquisition from industry-standard ultrasonic transducers.

The MSP430FR604x MCUs integrate other peripherals to improve system integration for metering. These devices have a metering test interface (MTIF) module to implement pulse generation to indicate flow measured by the meter. They also have an on-chip 8-mux LCD driver, an RTC, a 12-bit SAR ADC, an analog comparator, an advanced encryption accelerator (AES256), and a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) module. TI’s MSP430 ultra-low power (ULP) FRAM microcontroller platform combines uniquely embedded ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) and a holistic ultra-low-power system architecture, letting system designers increase performance while lowering energy consumption. FRAM technology combines the low-energy fast writes, flexibility, and endurance of RAM with the nonvolatility of Flash.

Features
  • Superior ultrasonic water-flow measurement with ultra-low power consumption
  • Compliant to and exceeds ISO 4064, OIML R49, and EN 1434 accuracy standards
  • Ability to directly interface standard ultrasonic sensors: up to 2.5 MHz
  • Integrated analog front end - USS
  • MTIF
    • Pulse generator and pulse counter
    • Pulse rates up to 1,016 p/s
  • LEA
  • Embedded microcontroller
    • 16-bit RISC architecture up to 16 MHz clock
  • Optimized ultra-low power modes
    • Active-mode: approx. 120 µA/MHz
  • FRAM
    • Up to 256 KB of nonvolatile memory
    • Ultra-low power writes
    • Fast write at 125 ns/word (64 KB in ms)
  • Intelligent digital peripherals
    • 32-bit hardware multiplier (MPY)
    • 6-channel internal DMA
  • High-performance analog
  • Multifunction input/output ports
  • Code security and encryption
  • Enhanced serial communication
  • Flexible clock system
Applications
  • Ultrasonic smart water meters
  • Ultrasonic smart heat meters
  • Liquid level sensing
  • Water leak detection

MSP430FR6047 Ultrasonic MCUs

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
MSP430FR6047IPZR datasheet linkULTRA LOW POWER MICRO CONTROLLERMSP430FR6047IPZRULTRA LOW POWER MICRO CONTROLLER4208 - Immediate
MSP430FR6047IPZR product page link
MSP430FR60471IPZ datasheet linkMSP430FR60471IPZMSP430FR60471IPZMSP430FR60471IPZ90 - Immediate
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MSP430FR6047IPZ datasheet linkMSP430FR6047IPZMSP430FR6047IPZMSP430FR6047IPZ57 - Immediate
MSP430FR6047IPZ product page link
MSP430FR60471IPZR datasheet linkMSP430FR60471IPZRMSP430FR60471IPZRMSP430FR60471IPZR994 - Immediate
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Evaluation Board

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionSensor TypeEmbeddedSupplied ContentsAvailable QuantityView Details
EVM430-FR6047 datasheet linkEVAL MODULE MSP430FR6047EVM430-FR6047EVAL MODULE MSP430FR6047UltrasonicYes, MCU, 16-BitBoard(s)0EVM430-FR6047 product page link
Published: 2018-10-18