The second product family in the Tivia C series from Texas Instruments (TI) -- Tivia TM4C129x MCUs -- allows designers to develop a new class of products that can connect to the cloud using the first ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller with integrated Ethernet (MAC and PHY). Connectivity is "the name of the game" these days, and this MCU can communicate with endpoints using a variety of simultaneous on-chip connectivity options.
Multiple events can be monitored and controlled with high-performance on-chip analog. Products targeted at industrial and HMI (human-machine interface) applications can be enhanced with advanced features, including data protection, robust memory, and LCD control.
Tivia TM4C129x MCUs offer higher on-chip resources and speeds to handle increased level of operation, including large memory footprints; they support Industrial and extended temperature ranges, features, and reliability; and they provide extended-cycle non-volatile memories in an automotive-proven process.
The Tiva C Series Development Kit (DK-TM4C129X) with fully integrated TivaWare software, 50+ application examples, and TIís development ecosystem is available now for $199:
Based on the TM4C129XNCZADI, this kit offers the following features:
- Ethernet RJ45 jack
- Two ports for BoosterPack connectivity
- User H/D/O microAB USB connector
- QVGA display with resistive touchscreen
- QSSI connected 512MB Flash memory and microSD slot
- 3x user buttons, tri-color user LED, speaker
- HW reset button and system LED indicators
- Tiva in-circuit debug interface and 20-pin JTAG debug header
- TivaWare DriverLib
Click here to visit the TM4C129x Series portion of the Texas Instruments website.
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