Part Number: MSP430F1232IPWR

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments

Description: IC MCU 16BIT 8KB FLASH 28TSSOP

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Technical Specifications of MSP430F1232IPWR

Datasheet  MSP430F1232IPWR datasheet
Category Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Family Embedded – Microcontrollers
Manufacturer Texas Instruments
Series MSP430x1xx
Packaging Cut Tape (CT)
Part Status Active
Core Processor MSP430
Core Size 16-Bit
Speed 8MHz
Connectivity SPI, UART/USART
Peripherals Brown-out Detect/Reset, POR, PWM, WDT
Number of I/O 22
Program Memory Size 8KB (8K x 8 + 256B)
Program Memory Type FLASH
RAM Size 256 x 8
Voltage – Supply (Vcc/Vdd) 1.8 V ~ 3.6 V
Data Converters A/D 8x10b
Oscillator Type Internal
Operating Temperature -40°C ~ 85°C (TA)
Package / Case 28-TSSOP (0.173″, 4.40mm Width)
Supplier Device Package 28-TSSOP

MSP430F1232IPWR Introduction

Are you looking for a microcontroller with outstanding performance and flexibility that consumes very little power? Go no further than Texas Instruments’ MSP430F1232IPWR; it has all you need. This microcontroller is built for low power consumption and efficient performance thanks to its strong 16-bit RISC Processor and different clock module configurations. It also features a wide range of options. In addition, it has an inbuilt 16-bit timer and 10-bit A/D converter with an integrated reference and data transfer controller (DTC), making it perfect for various applications, such as the detection of glass breakage and stand-alone RF sensors. This microcontroller is designed to function with quick response times and extended battery life. It has a wake-up time of less than six seconds and five power-saving modes.

MSP430F1232IPWR Description

The MSP430 family of ultralow-power microcontrollers from Texas Instruments comprises multiple separate devices, each of which features a unique collection of peripherals designed with specific uses in mind. When combined with the five low-power modes, the architecture has been fine-tuned to produce an increased battery life when used in portable measurement applications.

The digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) makes it possible to wake up from low-power modes to active mode in a time that is less than six microseconds. The MSP430F1232IPWR is a mixed signal microcontroller with a 16-bit timer that consumes little power. A digital-to-analog converter that can handle 10 bits of data and has a built-in reference and IO for sending (DTC), and either fourteen or twenty-two input/output pins, depending on which series you choose. Additionally, these microcontrollers are available in both 8-bit and 16-bit versions. In addition, the series of microcontrollers known as MSP430x12x2 come pre-assembled with an in-built communication capability capable of supporting synchronous (SPI) protocols and asynchronous (UART), respectively. Glass-break detection using signal analysis is just one example of a system solution might benefit greatly from the capabilities of 16-bit RISC paired with digital signal processing. Another area where this technology can be used is in stand-alone RF sensors.

MSP430F1232IPWR Detailed Description

The MSP430 central processing unit (CPU) utilizes a 16-bit RISC architecture that is extremely unobtrusive to the application. Aside from the instructions that control the execution of the program, every action is carried out as a register operation in conjunction with seven different addressing modes for the source operand and four different addressing modes for the destination operand. The central processing unit (CPU) includes 16 registers, each contributing to faster instruction execution. One cycle of the CPU clock equals the amount of time needed to execute a register-to-register operation. The program counter, the stack pointer, the status register, and the constant generator are each handled by one of the registers, starting with R0 and progressing through R3. The registers that are still available are general-purpose registers. The central processing unit (CPU) is connected to the system’s peripherals through the use of data, address, and control buses; these buses allow for all instructions to be executed.

MSP430F1232IPWR Features

The microprocessor functions within a supply voltage range of 1.8 V to 3.6 V, which is considered a low supply voltage range. Because of this, the device can function effectively while utilizing relatively modest power supplies.

  • Ultralow Power Consumption: The microcontroller can operate in various power modes to conserve power. With a frequency of 1 MHz and a voltage of 2.2 V, the active mode uses just 200 microamperes of current, while the standby mode uses only 0.7 microamperes and the off mode (RAM retention) uses only 0.1 microamperes.
  • Five Different Power-Saving Modes: The microcontroller comes with five different power-saving modes, allowing the user to select the most suitable mode for the task they are performing.
  • A Quick Wake-Up Time The microcontroller has a quick wake-up time from the standby mode, which is less than 6 microseconds. This allows for faster response times as well as a reduction in the amount of power consumed.
  • 16-Bit Reduced Instruction Set Computing Architecture: The microcontroller uses a 16-bit RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) architecture designed to have a minimum environmental impact while maintaining a high level of performance. The amount of time it takes to cycle through an instruction is 125 nanoseconds.
  • Fundamental Configurations of the Clock Module The microcontroller can have several different clock module configurations. These configurations include internal resistors, a single external resistor, a 32-kHz crystal, a high-frequency crystal, a resonator, and an external clock source. This allows for a variety of applications to benefit from the flexibility.
  • 16-Bit Timer A: The microcontroller includes a 16-bit Timer A with three capture/compare registers that can be used for timing, pulse width modulation, or frequency creation.
  • 10-Bit, 200-ksps A/D Converter: The microcontroller is equipped with a 10-bit, 200-ksps (thousand samples per second) A/D converter with an internal reference, sample-and-hold, autos can, and data transmission controller. The translation from analog to digital may thus take place in a manner that is both accurate and efficient, thanks to this.
  • Serial Communication Interface The microcontroller is equipped with a serial communication interface (USART0) that may be set to either synchronous SPI or asynchronous UART through the use of a software setting (MSP430x12x2 only). This facilitates communication with other devices in a straightforward manner.

In general, the operation of the microcontroller is meant to have a low power consumption, a fast response time, and flexibility for a variety of diverse applications.


To summarize, the MSP430F1232IPWR microcontroller offered by Texas Instruments is an outstanding option for a diverse and effective central processing unit (CPU). This device is designed to suit the requirements of various applications thanks to its broad working temperature range, rapid clock speed, high-resolution ADC, and 16-bit processing architecture. Because of its low power consumption and many modes that save power, it is an excellent option for battery-powered devices or those that need to be operational for an extended period of time. The MSP430F1232IPWR provides adequate storage for most applications thanks to its 8KB of flash program memory. Contact ICRFQ, your leading electronic component distributor in China, for expert guidance in sourcing high-quality electronic components.

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