Texas Instruments Introduces Concerto F28M36x Dual-core Microcontrollers

Texas Instruments introduced their Concerto F28M36x microcontrollers. The 32-bit MCU integrate real-time, precise control provided by its C28x digital signal processor and advanced connectivity enabled through its ARM Cortex-M3 core, plus on-chip peripherals. The TI F28M36x microcontrollers are ideal for motor control, renewable energy and smart grid applications that require power conversion, remote data sharing, diagnostics, monitoring and control from a single device. Concerto microcontrollers are priced at $6.99 each (in quantities of 1,000 units).

The TI Concerto F28M36x microcontrollers are code compatible across the entire C2000 microcontroller platform for scalability and code reuse in energy-efficient applications.

Texas Instruments’ dual-core Concerto microcontrollers are supported by C2000′s controlSUITE software, which includes an intuitive software ecosystem, application libraries, demos and examples, as well as TI’s Eclipse-based Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) v5.

TI Concerto F28M36x Microcontroller Systems Highlights

  • Real-time control subsystem with TI’s C28x 150 Mhz digital signal processor with floating point and the Viterbi Complex Math Unit
  • Smaller package size and more connectivity than previous Concerto microcontrollers
  • 289-pin (ball), 16×16 mm nFBGA package with .8 mm ball pitch to allow more input/output (I/O) connectivity
  • Industry-leading control peripherals for control and power conversion in energy-efficient applications
  • Robust host communication subsystem based on 125 Mhz Cortex-M3 and connectivity peripherals such as Ethernet, USB On-The-Go, dual CAN and multiple serial communication ports
  • Enable functions such as data sharing, diagnostics and monitoring
  • High-performance pulse-width modulation (PWM) peripherals increase the control resolution in switching power supplies and motor control systems
  • Memory includes up to 1.5 MB of flash and 232 KB RAM for storage
  • Simple development environment supports programming each subsystem independently
  • TI-RTOS for builds on the SYSBIOS real-time kernel and controlSUITE middleware and peripheral libraries and provides TCP/IP, USB host and device, a FAT file system, and drivers all completely integrated and tested in a multithreaded environment

More info: Texas Instruments C28x + ARM Cortex M3 Concerto Series Microcontrollers