Houston, Tex. - Texas Instruments Incorporated is offering its enhanced floating-point F28335 Delfino microcontroller (MCU) Peripheral Explorer Kit and free C2000 MCU Teaching ROM to give students and new real-time control developers an easy-to-use, cost-efficient foundation for jumpstarting designs. The new C2000 Teaching ROM is a comprehensive guide to C2000 MCUs that provides an introduction to real-time control design considerations.
The F28335 Peripheral Explorer Board (TMDSPREXF28335) allows users to easily demo and evaluate key C2000 peripherals (ePWM, ADC, McBSP, eCAP, CAN, I2C, SPI, GPIO). Full board development is enabled with included F28335 controlCARD. On-board USB JTAG emulation eliminates need for external emulator, reducing development cost. Temperature sensor and additional LEDs assist with learning and labs. Open source hardware, documentation and open source example software are included.
The C2000 MCU Teaching ROM includes labs based on TIís F28335 Peripheral Explorer Kit for hands-on learning. The new kit brings increased integration over previous explorer kits to reduce development cost and enhance learning exercises. Together, the Teaching ROM and Peripheral Explorer Kit will enable engineers to leverage the performance of C2000 MCUs to develop more energy-efficient real-time control applications such as motor control, digital power, renewable energy and lighting.
The free Teaching ROM is structured like an undergraduate-level course to provide intuitive, self-paced study. Nineteen modules cover MCU/DSP basics, MCU architecture, peripherals and tools as well as utilities and real-time control applications. Laboratory exercises include complete procedures and solutions and are paired with the F28335 Peripheral Explorer Kit. All exercises are provided in two versions to run under Code Composer Studio IDE v3.3 and v4.
Thanks Toni McConnel for providing such a valuable information, F28335 at $179 is a very affordable for industrial development purpose, but it is very high much costly for educational purpose, but other way round the free ROM is remarkable helpful in teaching and learning process.
But the cost of CodeComposer Studio is very high, I think it will be possible to test and experiment the kit using the demo version of it.
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