Texas Instruments Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced their Robotic Evaluation Board (EVALBOT) for use with Micrium’s uC/OS-III. EVALBOT is a mini robot that enables engineers to experience the Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3-based LM3S9B92 MCU in real-world applications. The evaluation kit includes all of the hardware and software required for quick assembly so that developers can begin evaluation in 10 minutes or less. The TI kit also includes a Stellaris-specific version of uC/OS-III: The Real-Time Kernel by Jean J. Labrosse. The Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board plus Micrium’s uC/OS-III book package is priced at $199. The Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board is priced at $149 US and can be purchased separately from the book.

Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board and Book (EKB-UCOS3-BNDL)

  • Evaluation board with robotic capabilities
  • Mechanical components assembled by user
  • 80 MHz Stellaris LM3S9B92 MCU with 256K flash, 96K SRAM, StellarisWare in ROM, Ethernet, USB On-the-Go (OTG)/Host/Device, CAN
  • MicroSD card connector
  • I2S audio codec with speaker
  • USB Host and Device connectors
  • RJ45 Ethernet connector
  • Bright 96 x 16 blue OLED display
  • On-board In-Circuit Debug Interface (ICDI)
  • Battery power (3 AA batteries) or power through USB
  • Wireless communication expansion port
  • Two DC gear-motors provide drive and steering
  • Opto-sensors detect wheel rotation with 45° resolution
  • Sensors for bump detection
  • Two 20-pin headers enable future wireless communications using standardized TI low-power embedded radio modules
  • Stellaris-specific version of uC/OS-III: The Real-Time Kernel

More information: Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board for use with Micriums µC/OS-III