Texas Instruments TMS320F2806x Piccolo Floating Point Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the TMS320F2806x Piccolo floating-point microcontrollers (MCUs). The Piccolo F2806x features an enhanced math engine for simplifying programming and optimizing performance in real-time control applications that may require integrated communications. The TI TMS320F2806x is ideal for energy-efficient motor control and renewable energy applications. The F2806x Piccolo family of microcontrollers start at $4.95 (1K volumes). Samples are available now.

Texas Instruments (TI) TMS320F2806x Piccolo floating-point microcontrollers (MCUs)

TI F2806x Piccolo floating-point MCUs Features

  • High-efficiency 32-Bit CPU (TMS320C28x)
  • Native single-precision floating-point operations
  • Up to 256KB Flash
  • Up to 100KB RAM
  • Math engine consists of 80 MHz floating-point C28x core, Viterbi Complex Math Unit (VCU) and Control Law Accelerator (CLA) options
  • Floating-point core eases programming, improves compatibility with meta-language tools, and improves performance by up to 40% over fixed point
  • New VCU complex math unit provides 75 tailored math instructions to accelerate processing of communications algorithms, such as those for PLC, by a factor of up to 7X
  • Increased communications and throughput via USB 2.0 full-speed (host and device), CAN and direct memory access (DMA)
  • 15+ MCUs provide an increased memory range of 52 – 100KB RAM, 128 – 256 KB flash as well as options for 80 and 100 pin packages
  • Control-oriented peripherals, including PWMs (150ps), 3 MSPS 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and 3 analog comparators with 10-bit reference
  • Low-cost F2806x controlSTICK and modular controlCARD enable easy evaluation with TI’s compatible experimenter and real-world hardware application development tools
  • controlSUITE software includes application and math libraries with source code as well as detailed documentation so developers can easily, fully harness F2806x features
  • IQmath Library for code compatibility and scaling throughout the C2000 platform, including the low-cost Piccolo series and high-performance Delfino floating-point series

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