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TI's Concerto MCUs possess increased memory, more I/Os

Posted: 05 Oct 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:C2000 Concerto? integrated development environment v5? controlSUITE? controlCARD?

Texas Instruments Inc. has recently revealed its latest 32bit C2000 Concerto microcontrollers for motor control, renewable energy and smart grid applications which all require power conversion remote data sharing, diagnostics, monitoring and control from a single device.

The company's latest Concerto F28M36x microcontrollers integrate real-time, precise control provided by its C28x digital signal processor and advanced connectivity enabled through its ARMCortex-M3 core, plus on-chip peripherals.

The dual-core Concerto microcontrollers are supported by C2000's controlSUITE software which includes an intuitive software ecosystem, application libraries, demos and examples, as well as TI's Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) v5.

TI-RTOS, a new, deterministic, scalable real-time operating system (RTOS), is fully integrated with the Code Composer Studio IDE and available at no cost and royalty free. It provides low-overhead communication mechanisms between the ARM Cortex-M3 and C28x cores, enabling developers to get started right out of the box and easily exchange command-and-control data buffers. These newest Concerto microcontrollers are code compatible across the entire C2000 microcontroller platform for scalability and code reuse in energy-efficient applications.

The F28M36x Experimenter Kit includes a Concerto F28M36x controlCARD and docking station to enable developers to quickly and easily begin evaluation and development. The modular controlCARD is hardware-compatible with TI's C2000 application-specific kits and software to further support development. Free, on-demand Concerto training enables developers to begin further exploring optimised architecture, tailored features and easy-to-use software infrastructure of the devices.

Concerto microcontrollers now start at $6.99 in quantities of 1,000 units. The Concerto F28M36x Experimenter Kit (TMDXDOCK28M36) is priced at $195, and the controlCARD (TMXCDCNF28M36) is available for $145.

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