Texas Instruments has announced three new development tools for the company's TMS320C2000 32-bit real-time microcontrollers and one new tool for the 16-bit MSP430F5xx ultra-low-power MCU series. The tools, listed below, are designed to help designers create energy-efficient and ultra-low power applications quickly and easily:
- $299 Resonant DC/DC Developer's Kit (TMDRESDCKIT)
- $349 Renewable Energy Developer's Kit (TMDSENRGYKIT)
- $169 Peripheral Explorer Developer's Kit (TMDSPREX28335)
- $149 MSP430F5438 Experimenter Kit (MSP-EXP430F5438)
The 32-bit controlCARD-based 'C2000 Resonant DC/DC Developer's Kit, Renewable Energy Developer's Kit and Peripheral Explorer Development Kit are intended to speed development and enhance functionality for energy-efficient, real-time digital power applications such as solar inverters, uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), telecom rectifiers and LED lighting.
The MSP430F5438 MCU Experimenter's Kit is designed to help designers quickly develop with and learn about the new 'F5xx MCUs, which are suited for use in applications such as energy harvesting, wireless sensing and automatic metering infrastructure.
The 'C2000 Resonant DC/DC Developer's Kit, C2000 Peripheral Explorer Developer's Kit and MSP430F5438 Experimenter's Kit are available now via the TI e-store or authorized distributors. The C2000 Renewable Energy Developer's kit will be available in early March 2009.
Texas Instruments, 800-477-8924, www.ti.com
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