Industrial applications demand multiple embedded processing devices to satisfy rigorous performance requirements. Multiple devices, however, add cost and take valuable space.
Industrial applications demand multiple embedded processing devices to satisfy rigorous performance requirements. Multiple devices, however, add cost and take valuable space. The solution? A one-chip C2000 Delfino 32-bit dual-core F2837xD MCU features 800 MIPS of floating-point performance through dual C28x cores and two 32-bit programmable floating-point real-time accelerators. The solution reduces complexity, adds performance, enables more peripherals in a single MCU, and trims development time.
Four 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) in addition to windowed comparators and sigma delta demodulators embedded on-chip provide multiple feedback channels, allowing designers to precisely control and monitor multiple inputs. The MCU boosts system execution and integrates differentiated analog for high-end industrial apps.
With the C2000 Delfino one-chip MCU, designers can safely shut down motors with integrated windowed comparators for power stage protection. Noise immunity results from sigma delta demodulators that allow for direct interface to isolated converters.
The devices offload main CPUs from control loop analysis for additional bandwidth. They are also able to predict motor failures with Viterbi complex unit (VCU II) accelerators. The family of MCUs are pin- and software-compatible, and the F2837xD controlCARD uses the established C2000 controlCARD format for compatibility with existing application kits. The devices are sampling and are priced at $18 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Developers can evaluate the MCUs using the F2837xD docking station for $219 and the modular controlCARD for $159. For more information, click here.