- MSP430 ULP FRAM-based MSP430FR4133 16-bit MCU 16KB FRAM
- 16-Bit RISC Architecture up to 8-MHz FRAM access/ 16MHz system clock speed
- 3 x Timer Blocks
- 10Ch 10-Bit ADC
- 8 x 32 segment LCD driver with integrated charge pump and configurable pins
- EnergyTrace available for ultra-low-power debugging
- 20 pin LaunchPad standard leveraging the BoosterPack ecosystem
- Onboard eZ-FET emulation
- 2 buttons and 2 LEDs for User Interaction
- Segmented LCD
The MSP-EXP430FR4133 LaunchPad development kit is an easy-to-use Evaluation Module (EVM) for the MSP430FR4133 microcontroller. It contains everything needed to start developing on the MSP430 Ultra-low-power (ULP) FRAM-based microcontroller (MCU) platform, including on-board 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 Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) display which showcases the integrated driver with flexible software-configurable pins. The MSP430FR4133 device features embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory), a non-volatile memory known for its ultra-low power, high endurance and high speed write access.
Rapid prototyping is simplified by the 20-pin BoosterPack plug-in module headers, which support a wide range of available BoosterPacks. You can quickly add features like wireless connectivity, graphical displays, environmental sensing, and much more. Design your own BoosterPack or choose among many already available from TI and third party developers. The out-of-box provided with the MSP-EXP430FR4133 LaunchPad features the on-board segmented display and offers two operating modes. Stopwatch Mode can run a timer for up to 100 hours, or alternatively operate split time, where the display can be frozen and the stopwatch continues running in the background. The second mode provides a simple thermometer application using the on-chip temperature sensor. The temperature is displayed on the LCD and can be shown in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius. Free software development tools are also available, such as TI’s Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio and IAR Embedded Workbench. Both of these IDEs support EnergyTrace technology when paired with the MSP430FR4133 LaunchPad.
Applications: A/C Remote Controller, Water Meter, Heat Meter, Gas Meter, One-Time-Password Token, Weigh Scale, In-Building Thermostat, Low-Power Display Driver, Blood Glucose or Blood Pressure Meter
- 1x MSP-EXP430FR4133 LaunchPad Development Kit
- 1x Micro USB Cable
- 1x Quick Start Guide
• Do the baud rate in the host's terminal application and the USCI settings match?
• Are the appropriate jumpers in place, on the isolation jumper block?
• Probe on RXD and send data from the host. If you don't see any data, it might be a problem on the host side.
• Probe on TXD while sending data from the MSP430. If you don't see data, it might be a configuration
problem with the eUSCI module.
• Consider the use of the hardware flow control lines (especially for higher baud rates).
devices with this many pins are too expensive for the LaunchPad's target price.
Reasons to open these connections:
• To remove any and all influence from the eZ-FET emulator for high accuracy target power measurements
• To control 3-V and 5-V power flow between the eZ-FET and target domains
• To expose the target MCU pins for other use than onboard debugging and application UART communication
• To expose the programming and UART interface of the eZ-FET so that it can be used for devices other than the onboard MCU.