Texas Instruments (TI) announced the DRV8412 evaluation kit (DRV8412-C2-KIT) for spinning motors. The DRV8412 evaluation platform for spinning motors includes all of the hardware and software needed to spin two brushed DC motors or a single stepper motor. The DRV8412-C2-KIT speeds development time for brushed DC and stepper motors running up to 6 A continuous/12 A peak at 50 V. The kit is for ideal medical pumps, gate openers, stage lighting, textile manufacturing tools, and industrial or consumer robotics. The DRV8412-C2-KIT is available now for $199 (price includes CCStudio IDE with no compiler or memory limitations).
The new Freescale i.MX51 evaluation kit (EVK) speeds and simplifies the development of compelling applications based on the Google Android platform and Freescale’s i.MX51 processor. The i.MX51 EVK is available now and ships with software BSPs on accompanying pre-flashed SD cards. In addition, Android OS BSP images for the i.MX51 processor can be downloaded from the Freescale website.