Texas Instruments Stellaris MCU Development Kits

Texas Instruments introduced four development kits for TI’s latest ARM Cortex-M3-based Stellaris MCUs. The kits start at $99 and enable developers to immediately start their designs, leveraging the advanced connectivity, data efficiency and motion control features of the fourth generation 32-bit Stellaris MCUs. Each kit includes the StellarisWare Peripheral Driver Library, Graphics Library, USB Library, and code examples.

Stellaris LM3S9B90 and LM3S9B92 Ethernet+USB-OTG Evaluation Kits

  • Both evaluation kits include two boards for a simple out-of-the-box experience: an In-Circuit Debug Interface board and the 36mm x 102mm EK-LM3S9B90 or EK-LM3S9B92 evaluation board
  • The 80 MHz LM3S9B90 MCU features a hibernation module for extended periods of inactivity
  • The 80 MHz LM3S9B92 MCU features eight PWM outputs for motion and energy and two Quadrature Encoder Inputs (QEI) modules, along with options for maximal peripheral connectivity
  • Integrated advanced connectivity peripherals including Ethernet 10/100 with two LED indicators and USB 2.0 Full-Speed OTG
  • Standard size terminal headers for all MCU I/O for ease of prototyping
  • Complete source code, documentation and a choice of evaluation tools from third party ARM tools vendors for simplified development
  • Both evaluation kits (EKx-LM3S9B90 and EKx-LM3S9B92) are priced at $99 (USD)

DK-LM3S9B96 Development Kit

  • Feature rich development platform with 3.5″ landscape QVGA TFT color LCD graphics display and thumbwheel potentiometer for simple menu navigation
  • SafeRTOS in ROM can be used as a standard operating system or as part of a high integrity application requiring IEC61508 or FDA510(k) certification
  • Highly integrated 80 MHz Stellaris LM3S9B96 MCU
  • Two External Peripheral Interface (EPI) daughter boards – one featuring 8MB SDR SDRAM memory and one featuring easy access to all 32 EPI pins
  • Integrated Interchip Sound (I2S) Interface with an external audio codec and interface supporting line in/out, microphone in and headphone out
  • MicroSD card slot, 1 MB of serial flash memory, precision 3V analog reference voltage
  • StellarisWare software and evaluation tools from third party ARM tools vendors for simplified development
  • The kit is priced at $425 (USD)

3.5-inch Landscape Single Board Computer Intelligent Display Reference Design Kit (RDK-IDM-SBC)

  • Cost- and form-factor-optimized example of a Human Machine Interface (HMI) touch display panel for embedded control devices
  • Highly integrated 80 MHz Stellaris LM3S9B92 MCU in addition to extended board-level memories including 8MB SDRAM, 1MB Serial Flash, USB Host connector for external mass storage, and a MicroSD card slot for image, data and code storage
  • 3.5-inch landscape-oriented QVGA 16-bit color LCD resistive touch panel display with white LED backlight
  • Serial, digital and analog connectivity options including 10/100 Ethernet RJ45 Jack, USB 2.0 Type A connector, CAN through a terminal block interface, as well as UART and I2C through an expansion header
  • I2S Audio codec with power amplifier to drive an external 8 ohm speaker
  • The kit is priced at $299 (USD)

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