Texas Instruments Msp-exp430fr6989 Dev Kit, Launchpad, Msp430fr6989 Mcu, Energytrace



MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad development kit is the fastest and affordable solution in the ultra low power domain specifically for evaluation purposes. The evaluation module is well equipped with essential features like embedded FRAM, noted for its ultra low power consumption; high endurance and high speed write access with 128KB support.

MSP430FRxx FRAM platform Board has got everything for development and evaluation purposes starting from the onboard emulation for programming, debugging and energy measurement. It features the onboard LED, programmable buttons and a support of segmented LCD display which showcase the integrated driver of driving capacity up to 320 segments. The onboard emulation for programming, debugging and energy measurement adds more advantage in handling the device smartly and effectively.

Texas Instruments Msp-exp430fr6989 Dev Kit, Launchpad,

User get more flexibility by adding the booster pack support onto 40 pin dedicated for the same, this allows to expand the device supportability with features like graphical LCD, Wireless connectivity, environmental sensing and much more or design your own BoosterPack or choose among many already available from TI and third party developers.


  • MSP ULP FRAM-based MSP430FR6989 16-bit MCU
    • 100 uA/MHz active mode and 350 nA standby with RTC and 3.7 pF crystal
    • Certified ULPBench score of 109
    • 128 KB FRAM
    • 16-Bit RISC architecture up to 8-MHz FRAM access/ 16MHz system clock speed
    • 320-segment LCD controller
    • Extended Scan Interface
    • 16 channel 12-bit ADC
    • Comparator
    • 5 Timers
    • Direct memory access
    • 256-bit AES
    • 83 GPIO
  • EnergyTrace++ Technology available for ultra-low-power debugging
  • 40 pin LaunchPad standard leveraging the BoosterPack ecosystem
  • Onboard eZ-FET emulation
  • 2 buttons and 2 LEDs for User Interaction
  • Segmented LCD
  • Pins for direct access to the Extended Scan Interface

Relevant Resources:

MSP Debuggers User’s Guide (Rev. I)

MSP430FR6989 LaunchPad Development Kit (MSP-EXP430FR6989) User’s Guide (Rev. A)

Manufacturer’s Online Links


20 May 2015, element14 has announced the addition of the Texas Instruments(TI)  MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad Kit to its extensive portfolio of technology products, which includes the largest range of development kits available globally from one single source.

An easy-to-use Evaluation Module (EVM) for the ultra-low power MSP430FR6989 FRAM microcontroller (MCU), the MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad Development Kit includes on-board emulation for programming, debugging and energy measurements as well as a 320-segment Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).

David Shen, Group Chief Technology Officer at Premier Farnell said, “The MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad highlights our partnership with Texas Instruments to bring the latest products and technologies to its popular LaunchPad development ecosystem. This easy-to-use dev kit simplifies rapid prototyping as it supports a wide range of BoosterPacks and includes advanced features such as TI’s EnergyTrace++ technology to enable real-time power consumption readings and CPU and peripheral state updates through the EnergyTrace GUI.”  

The MSP430FR6989 microcontroller features ultra-low-power consumption with 128 KB of embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory), delivering high endurance and high speed write access. It also comes with demo examples including a stopwatch and a simple thermometer application using the on-chip temperature sensor. Free software development tools are also available, such as TI’s Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio (CCS) integrated development environment (IDE) and IAR Embedded Workbench.

The Texas Instruments MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad Development Kit is priced at £12.85 and ships from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America ($17.99), and element14 in Asia (S$31.60); details are available at http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-74652



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