Texas Instruments Kits for TMS320C2000 and MSP430F5xx Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments introduced the 32-bit C2000-based Resonant DC/DC Developer’s Kit, Renewable Energy Developer’s Kit, Peripheral Explorer Development Kit, and MSP430F5438 MCU Experimenter’s Kit. The $299 C2000 Resonant DC/DC Developer’s Kit, $169 C2000 Peripheral Explorer Developer’s Kit, and $149 MSP430F5438 Experimenter’s Kit are available now. The $349 C2000 Renewable Energy Developer’s kit will be available in early March 2009.

Resonant DC/DC Developer’s Kit

  • TMS320F2808 controlCARD for DC/DC power conversion in UPS, telecom rectifiers and LED lighting applications
  • Single transformer LLC type digital power EVM with four distinct feedback methods
  • Lossless current sensing circuit for fault protection and active load for transient response tuning
  • On-board USB JTAG emulation with connection for external emulator and power supply
  • 32 KB limited Code Composer Studio IDE, open source hardware and software
  • Future plans to support TMX320F28027 (PiccoloTM) controlCARD

Renewable Energy Developer’s Kit

  • F2808 controlCARD for DC/AC power conversion in solar, wind and fuel cell applications
  • Front end single-phase boost; board designed for single or three-phase output
  • Battery charging and management; includes relay switch between battery and solar panel
  • AC line sensing and synchronization to detect if main grid goes down
  • Voltage and current measurement for maximum power point tracking and anti-islanding
  • 15-20V DC input, 30V AC output; 5V power supply for C2000 MCU and board components
  • 32 KB limited Code Composer Studio IDE, open source hardware and software
  • Future plans to support TMX320F28027 (Piccolo) controlCARD

Peripheral Explorer Developer’s Kit

  • Excellent teaching tool for new users or students to demo key C2000 peripherals (ePWM, ADC, McBSP, eCAP, CAN, I2C, SPI, GPIO)
  • F28335 controlCARD included with peripheral explorer baseboard for full board development
  • 5V power supply for powering C2000 MCU and board components
  • 32 KB limited Code Composer Studio IDE, open source hardware, documentation and open source example software

MSP430F5438 Experimenter Kit

  • Based on new MSP430F5438 MCU for ultra-low power designs that need enhanced functionality for wireless sensing applications, smart metering and energy harvesting
  • Socket allows for easy upgrades and quick application changes
  • Fast low-power-wireless development with support for various TI low power wireless RF evaluation modules, which cover the sub-1GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands
  • Multiple input/output options allow for fast system development, including microphone, joystick control, two push buttons, dot matrix LCD, USB connectivity and a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio output
  • JTAG headers make the device accessible for real-time, in-system programming and debugging
  • 16KB limited Code Composer Essentials IDE, documentation and open source example software

More information: C2000 MCU Tools | MSP430 MCU Tools