TI TMS320C2000 Piccolo Microcontroller DC/DC LED Developer Kit

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the TMS320C2000 Piccolo microcontroller (MCU) DC/DC LED Developer’s Kit. The Piccolo microcontroller kit helps developers add dimming, color tone adjustment, power line communication, and fault detection features to LED designs. The TI LED developer kit includes all of the open source hardware and software needed to jumpstart design of energy-efficient LED electronics, including backlighting, street lighting and building automation lighting. The TMS320C2000 Piccolo MCU DC/DC LED Developer’s Kit (part number: TMDSDCDCLEDKIT) is now available and priced at $379.

TI Piccolo MCU DC/DC LED Developer’s Kit Features

  • 12-48V DC input to SEPIC DC/DC stage 50V DC output
  • 4 LED driver stages, each capable of drving two strings at 30 watts
  • LED driver stages can be externally powered
  • Open source hardware, including gerber files, schematics, and BOMs
  • Closed loop DC/DC and LED driving software, complete with source code and documentation
  • Piccolo F28035 controlCARD provides 60MHz of 32-bit performance, 14 PWM outputs, a 12-bit, 4.6 megasample-per-second ADC, and 128KB of flash memory to support advanced lighting features
  • 8 independent 5 watt LED strings allow unique current sensing for features like individual brightness adjustment and blown string detection
  • Onboard isolated XDS100 USB JTAG emulation simplifies debugging and programming while reducing system cost
  • Easy-to-use, open source controlSUITE software includes examples for closed loop control of DC/DC power and LED driver stages as well as detailed lab documentation of software structure and functionality
  • Modular controlCARD concept allows developers to choose the right C2000 MCU to fit varying price, performance and peripheral requirements
  • Reduces system cost through the integrated control of LED and power stages using a single Piccolo MCU
  • Supports multiple power configuration options, modular Piccolo controlCARDs and a detachable LED panel

More info: Texas Instruments