Blackhawk(TM) recently announced the USB2000 Controller for Texas Instruments’ (TI) TMS320C2000(TM) digital signal controllers (DSC). The new USB2000 Controller model (BH-USB-2000) is built upon the advanced technology of the highly-popular USB510, and its predecessor USB2, first introduced by Blackhawk in 2001. This 3rd Generation controller achieves the cost/performance balance required by the C2000 development community. Target applications for the USB2000 include automotive, digital motor control, digital power supply, consumer products, medical, and industrial controls. The Blackhawk USB2000 Controller is available for immediate delivery, at a SRP of $299.
Features of the USB2000 Controller include: a Plug n’ Play USB host interface, 3.3 to 5.0v device support, bi-color status LED, and optional on-chip flash memory burner utility available for free download. Connection to the target board is via a standard 14-pin 2×7 header and is compatible with most TI and third party development platforms. Blackhawk will provide drivers with the USB2000 for TI’s Code Composer Studio(TM) integrated development environment version 3.3. Driver updates for all Blackhawk products are provided free-of-charge from the company’s website.
The controller pod shares the same physical dimensions as its cousin, the USB510, and is very small and lightweight, requiring no external power except for a USB connection. The Blackhawk USB2000 supports all C2000 controller families, which include the F283x, F281x, F280x, and F280xx 32-bit DSCs and the LF240x 16-bit controllers. It is compatible with the TI Code Composer Studio (CCStudio) integrated development environment (IDE), v3.3 and later. An optional Isolation Adapter is also available which provides protection from ground loop voltage, harsh environments and new, untested designs.