Texas Instruments MSP430FR57xx FRAM Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments introduced the MSP430FR57xx FRAM series of ultra-low-power ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) 16-bit microcontrollers. Data can be written more than 100 times faster with the TI MSP430FR57xx FRAM series. Compared to flash- and EEPROM-based microcontrollers, the new MCUs use as little as 250 times less power. The MSP430FR57xx’s on-chip FRAM supports data retention in all power modes, can handle over 100 trillion write cycles.and enables developers to partition data and programming memory with changes in software. The MSP430FR57xx microcontrollers are available now. Prices start at $1.20 (10K units).

Texas Instruments (TI) MSP430FR57xx FRAM series of ultra-low-power ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) 16-bit microcontrollers.
MSP430FR5721IRHA, MSP430FR5725IRHA, MSP430FR5729IRHA, MSP430FR5731IRHA, MSP430FR5735IRHA, MSP430FR5739IRHA

TI MSP430FR57xx FRAM MCU Highlights

  • Reduces active power by up to 50% when executing code from FRAM
  • 100µA/MHz in active mode and 3 µA in real-time clock mode
  • Over 100 trillion write cycle endurance supports continuous data logging
  • Eliminates need for costly external EEPROM and battery-backed SRAM
  • Unified memory enables developers to change memory partitioning between program, data and cache in software
  • Inventory management and system cost savings
  • Guaranteed write and data retention in all power modes ensure code safety
  • Simpliflies the development process, reduce memory test costs and increase end-product reliability
  • Enables reliable remote software upgrades
  • Cheaper, easier software upgrade paths for device manufacturers
  • Integrated FRAM densities up to 16kB
  • 10-bit ADC, 32-bit hardware multiplier
  • Up to five 16-bit timers
  • Multiple enhanced SPI/I2C/UART buses
  • Code compatibility across MSP platform
  • Simplify system development with broad compatible RF tools from TI
  • Enables intelligent batteryless RF connectivity solutions
  • FR57XX MCUs are built on TI’s advanced low power, 130nm embedded FRAM process

More info: Texas Instruments MSP430FR57xx FRAM (pdf)