Thursday, October 2, 2014

Takeoff designing with TI MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad evaluation kit now at Mouser

TAIWAN: Mouser Electronics Inc. is now stocking the MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit from Texas Instruments (TI).

This new TI LaunchPad is an easy-to-use rapid-prototyping kit for TI’s MSP430FR5969 microcontroller featuring 64KBytes of FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory). FRAM is a nonvolatile memory known for its low power, high endurance, and fast write access. The onboard MSP430FR5969 16-bit microcontroller supports speeds up to 16MHz and has integrated peripherals for communication, ADC, timers, and AES encryption.

TI MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit, available from Mouser, provides a simple user interface through on-board buttons and LEDs, and includes a 0.1mF super capacitor (SuperCap) that allows standalone applications to operate without an external power supply.

The user interface enables two modes: the first mode is a live temperature mode, where data is measured using the on-chip temperature sensor of the MCU and streamed back to the user interface through the backchannel UART.

The second mode demonstrates the data logging capabilities of the MCUs’ 64KB of embedded, non-volatile FRAM, by disconnecting it from the computer and using the on-board super capacitor for power. The included 16-bit MSP430FR5969 MCU supports CPU speeds up to 16MHz, and has integrated peripherals for communication, ADC, timers, AES encryption and more.

Additional features of the MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Kit include an onboard eZ‑FET emulation with EnergyTrace++ Technology that enables developers to analyze power consumption down to 5nA resolution in real time for each peripheral.

To allow for rapid prototyping, the kit also features a 20-pin LaunchPad standard that leverages the BoosterPack ecosystem. TI’s BoosterPack enables technologies such as wireless connectivity, graphical displays, and environmental sensing.

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