The MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Development Kit is an easy-to-use microcontroller development board for the MSP430FR5969 MCU. It contains everything needed to start developing quickly on the MSP430FRxx FRAM platform, including on-board emulation for programming, debugging and Energy Measurements. The board features on-board buttons and LEDs for integration of a simple user interface as well as a SuperCap allowing standalone applications without external power supply. The MSP430FR5969 microcontroller features embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory), a non-volatile memory known for its ultra-low power, high endurance and high-speed write capabilities. Rapid prototyping is a snap thanks to 20-pin headers and a wide range of BoosterPack plug-in modules enabling technologies such as wireless connectivity, graphical displays, environmental sensing, and much more.
The FR5969 LaunchPad also enables the use of EnergyTrace++™ technology for measuring MCU current, while tracking both CPU and peripheral states. This technology brings optimization for ultra-low-power applications to a whole new level. Furthermore, software libraries such as the MSP-FRAM-UTILITIES are available to enable lower power consumption and intelligent system state restoration after power failure on FRAM microcontrollers.
The out-of-box provided with the MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad features a graphical user-interface that enables two modes. The first of these modes is the live temperature mode, where data is measured using the on-chip temperature sensor of the MSP430FR5969 and streamed back to the GUI via backchannel UART. The second mode demonstrates the data logging capabilities of FRAM by disconnecting from the computer and using the on-board super capacitor for power. In this mode, the microcontroller will go to sleep and wake up at 5 second intervals to log temperature and capacitor voltage data. These values can be uploaded and graphed when reconnected to the computer.
Key Applications: Wireless connectivity, Graphical displays, Environmental sensing
- MSP430 ULP FRAM technology based MSP430FR5969 16-bit MCU
- 64KB 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
- 0.1F SuperCap for standalone power
- Onboard eZ-FET emulation
- 2 buttons and 2 LEDs for User Interaction
- Back-channel UART via USB to PC
- 1 x MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad evaluation Kit
- 1 x Micro USB cable
- 1 x Quick Start Guide