Starter kit for MSP430 FRAM micro designs

MSP430-boardTexas Instruments has introduced the MSP430 ULP (ultra low power) FRAM LaunchPad development platform which incorporates embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory).

The MSP-EXP430FR5969 evaluation module for the MSP4305969 microcontroller incorporates embedded FRAM, a non-volatile memory with high speed write access, for applications such as metering, wearable electronics and energy harvesting devices.

Embedded FRAM opens up MCU design

Available from Farnell element14, the dev kit includes TI’s EnergyTrace++ debug system that enables developers to analyse power consumption down to 5nA resolution in real-time for each peripheral.

  • MSP430 ULP FRAM technology-based 16-bit MSP430FR5969 MCU64KB FRAM / 2KB SRAM
  • 16-Bit RISC Architecture up to 8-MHz FRAM access / 16MHz system clock speed
  • 5x Timer Blocks
  • Analog: 16Ch 12-Bit differential ADC, 16Ch Comparator
  • Digital: AES256, CRC, DMA, HW MPY32
  • 20 pin LaunchPad standard leveraging the BoosterPack ecosystem

The evaluation kit includes on-board eZ-FET emulation for programming, debugging and energy measurements. The board features on-board buttons and LEDs for quick integration of a simple user interface as well as a SuperCap allowing standalone applications without an external power supply.

Tags: element14, msp430, Texas Instruments, TI

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