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Texas – New system makes prototyping with Piccolo 32-bit MCUs easier and less expensive (C2000 LaunchPad)Aug 2 2012 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
Moving beyond exploration to prototyping of digital, real-time control applications is now easier and more cost-effective with the new C2000 LaunchPad evaluation kit, based on the Piccolo 32-bit TMS320F2802x microcontroller, from Texas Instruments (TI). The company has now introduced the C2000 LaunchPad which builds on the popularity and success of the TI microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem. C2000 LaunchPad is a modular, quick-launch evaluation kit that contains everything needed – device, emulation and software – for developers, hobbyists and university students to explore the latest real-time control techniques for applications like digital motor control, lighting and power conversion.
The TI microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem, with its MSP430 LaunchPad and new C2000 LaunchPad, offers flexibility and expandability into one of the 12 available BoosterPack expansion boards. The BoosterPacks, including future additions to the ecosystem, enable greater functionality and speed design and exploration. For example, available for use with the new C2000 LaunchPad is a new $30 LED BoosterPack, perfect for LED lighting applications requiring multi-string lighting or colour-mixing functions. Developers can get started quickly with TI’s free controlSUITE software and documentation and also share project ideas and collaborate on best practices through a large open source community, says the company.More news from Texas Instruments