TI MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad Kit w/ Sharp LCD

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TI MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad Evaluation KitDeveloping with the MSP430FR5969 Family is now enabled by the LaunchPad ecosystem.
The MSP-BNDL-FR5969LCD LaunchPad development kit is based on the first device in the MSP430 ULP FRAM platform – the MSP430FR5969 device. The MSP430FR5969 device features embedded FRAM, a non-volatile memory known for its low power, high endurance and high speed write access. The benefits of FRAM and the ultra-low power features of this kit can be used in a wide variety of applications ranging from metering and consumer electronics to unconventionally powered sensors. This bundle of the MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit with 430BOOST-SHARP96 LCD Display BoosterPack contains everything needed to start developing on a MSP430 FRAM Technology platform, including on-board emulation for programming and debugging. The board features on-board buttons and LEDs for quick integration of a simple user interface as well as a SuperCap allowing standalone RTC operation without an external power supply.
The out-of-box experience provided with the MSP-BNDL-FR5969LCD uses the MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad and the 430BOOST-SHARP96 LCD BoosterPack. The display enables a great user experience and allows developers to more easily model their end application. One example enables the LaunchPad to run in low power modes for up to 20 hours without an external power supply. Free software development tools are also available, such as TI’s Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio and IAR Embedded Workbench.
Free software development tools are also available, such as TI’s Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio and IAR Embedded Workbench.
Key Features
MSP-EXP430FR5969 LaunchPad Evaluation Kit
    • 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
  • Communication: 1x UART/3x SPI/ 1x I2C
  • Analog: 16Ch 12-Bit differential ADC, 16Ch Comparator
  • Digital: AES256, CRC, DMA, HW MPY32
  • IOs: 40capacitive touch IOs
  • 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
430BOOST-SHARP96 LCD Display BoosterPack
  • Sharp LS013B4DN04 Memory LCD
    • 1.3" inch screen offering 96 x 96 pixels
    • Ultra-Low-Power consumption
    • Provides excellent viewing angles & high contrast images or text
    • Display is controlled serially using SPI f
  • 2 capacitive touch sliders (3 element sliders)
  • DCDC 3V-to-5V converter available to also support 5V Sharp displays
  • Software enabled by TI's software libraries
    • Graphics Library support and examples available
    • Capacitive Touch Library support and examples available
  • Fully open source hardware and software available for download
CC110L RF BoosterpackCC110L RF BoosterPack Hardware Features
  • 1.8 to 3.6 V operation
  • Low power consumption
  • SPI interface between RF module and MSP430
  • Prototyping area
  • Footprints for adding a microcontroller, pushbutton switch, and LED for standalone operation
  • ROHS and REACH compliant
  • Module is ETSI compliant and FCC/IC certified
  • See A110LR09x Users Manual and CC110L datasheet for radio specific features
AIR BoosterStack Software Features
  • Low-power temperature sensor application
  • Star network topology with one hub node and up to four sensor nodes
  • Graphical User Interface provides network control and displays key radio parameters
  • Ability to change radio settings locally and/or remotely
  • Remote control feature to turn on/off LaunchPad green LED
  • Node ID, operating state, and radio settings restored at power-up
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Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test these particular products.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the products.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future Road Tests.
Comment List
  • Received the kit today image

  • I'm sure it will be there soon, be patient



  • Hey anybody got the kit??? I'm still waiting for mine image

  • you can make a gameboy or something like it my lcd screen is no good this would be a good job for it

  • Indeed they are, Best of luck to those who Got the kit image I bought an LCD Display and it's really Awesome the only -ve fact for the LCD is that it Doesn't have memory to store the pixel data, so everything has to be done in RAM and then transfered to DIsplay

  • Those Sharp displays are awesome, I deliberately unplugged one from the launchpad while it had content on the display, it was over 5 minutes before it had dissipated. so if your content does not change much, you can save massive amounts of power by turning off the power or at least setting everything in to sleep mode for a while

  • Thanks a lot for selecting my entry,


    This would be the lowest power project that I have ever built.


    Warm Regards,


  • Congrats everyone, your in for a treat as these devices are fun and simple to use


    And if you want to try stuff not in the box as they say (Out of the BOX) then keep an eye on the Electronic Referee blog as I am using the same devices there for my summer project. Feel free to use anything you find in the posts to help you on your merry way. I look forward to your reviews


    The Electronic Referee


    I am currently using Energia to code and pairing the LCD with 1/2 dozen different boards (Ish)