Texas Instruments introduced the TMS320F2803x Piccolo microcontrollers (MCUs). The F2803x MCU features the Control Law Accelerator (CLA) 32-bit floating-point math accelerator that operates independently of the C28x core, allowing for direct access to on-chip peripherals and parallel execution of algorithms. The new microcontrollers are based on an enhanced tightly coupled control architecture with integrated real-time control peripherals to simplify development of complex systems. The F2803x Piccolo microcontrollers enable developers to use a single MCU to design cost-sensitive industrial, digital power, and consumer applications.
The F2803x Piccolo MCUs start at sub $3.00 in volume. The TMX320F28035 is the superset of the F2803x series and is sampling today. The F28035 controlCARD (TMDXCNCD28035) and F28035 Experimenter’s Kit (TMDXDOCK28035) are also immediately available for order entry and are priced at $59 and $89, respectively.
F2803x Piccolo Microcontrollers Highlights
- 60 MHz C28x core and 60 MHz CLA provide performance necessary to execute complex control algorithms with a single Piccolo MCU
- Flexible control peripherals such as high-resolution PWMs, high-speed 12-bit ADC and 32-bit captures reduce sample-to-output delay and improve system response
- 32-bit Control Law Accelerator
- Direct access to on-chip control peripherals for parallel execution of algorithms
- Fully programmable IEEE floating-point unit reduces scaling and saturation burden
- Operates independently of the C28x core for efficient software partitioning
- Wide range of F2803x configurations provides flexibility to scale designs: 64KB to 128KB flash, 64-pin/80-pin packages, 1050C and 1250C
- High-efficiency power management reference designs for Piccolo MCUs are available
More information: Texas Instruments TMS320F28035 Piccolo Microcontroller