What is the MSL level on the MPM54304? Should I always bake the parts before use?
MPM54304 is MSL level 3. For parts that are manually programmed and delivered as samples or configuration code updates, they should be baked to eliminate any humidity that may be trapped inside the package.
For more information about the MSL of a part, please refer to the Reliability Reports found here: https://www.monolithicpower.com/en/support/quality/reliability-reports.html
More information on MSL can be found in the Moisture Sensitivity Technical Note.