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Processor Families

KeyStone Multicore DSP + ARM

KeyStone multicore DSP + ARM processors include a wide range of device choices that deliver the highest performance at the lowest power levels and costs.

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Group lineup: 66AK2H14/12/06

Tiva C Series MCUs

The Tiva™ C Series ARM® MCUs provide a broad portfolio of connected Cortex-M4 microcontrollers. more
Group lineup: TM4C123x, TM4C129x

Stellaris ARM Cortex-M Microcontrollers

Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™-M microcontrollers offer embedded MCU designers the option of obtaining 32-bit performance for the same price as their current 8- and 16- bit microcontroller designs. Designers who migrate to Stellaris benefit from great tools, small code footprint, and outstanding performance.

 

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Group lineup: Stellaris LM4F230

KeyStone Multicore DSPs

KeyStone multicore processors include a wide range of device choices that deliver the highest performance at the lowest power levels and costs. more
Group lineup: TMS320C6655/57

TMS470M ARM® Cortex™-M3 Transportation Microcontroller Family

The TMS470M microcontroller family enables developers to easily create safety-related applications for the transportation industry. TMS470M microcontrollers use the widely adopted ARM® Cortex™-M3 CPU running at 80MHz. more
Group lineup: TMS470M

C6000 Power Optimized DSP

The C6000 DSP platform includes the industry´s highest performance fixed and floating-point DSPs including the fastest fixed-point DSPs running at up to 1.2 GHz.

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Hercules Safety ARM MCUs

Hercules microcontrollers are based on TI’s 20+ years of safety-critical system expertise, industry collaboration and proven hardware for the automotive market.

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DaVinci Digital Media Processors

Accelerate Development of Your Digital Video Application with DaVinci™ Technology

Optimized for digital video systems, the DaVinci processor portfolio consists of scalable, programmable processors ranging from affordable, targeted ARM9 only solutions to full-featured Digital Signal Processor (DSP)-based SoCs. These processors offer a variety of video encoding and decoding capabilities with accelerators, peripherals, support for multimedia codecs and application programming interfaces (APIs). These integrated components are the industry’s first complete offering allowing for the development of a complete spectrum of digital video applications.

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Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 & ARM9 Processors

Sitara™ high performance, ARM-based microprocessors are comprised of the ARM® Cortex™-A8 or ARM9™ based embedded microprocessors with speeds ranging from 200 MHz to beyond 1GHz in future devices. more

DLPC100

The DLPC100 performs all the image processing and control, along with DMD data formatting, for driving a 0.17 HVGA DMD (DLP1700). more

C2000 32-bit Real-time control MCUs

C2000™ devices are 32 bit microcontrollers with high performance integrated peripherals designed for real-time control applications. Its math-optimized core gives designers the means to improve system efficiency, reliability, and flexibility. Powerful integrated peripherals make C2000 devices the perfect single-chip control solution. C2000´s development tools strategy and controlSUITE™ software create an open platform with the goal of maximizing usability and minimizing development time.

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Videos and Training Modules   

TI's latest Training Videos
IoT Solutions with the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad (16-part series)

These are voice over PowerPoint videos to support the workshop based on the EK-TM4C1294XL Connected LaunchPad.

These videos will cover:

  • Chapter 1: Intro to TM4C Devices, LaunchPad and Cloud Services
  • Chapter 2: Code Composer Studio
  • Chapter 3: Initialization, GPIO and TivaWare®
  • Chapter 4: Ethernet Port
  • Chapter 5: Interrupts and the Timers
  • Chapter 6: ADC and the Educational BoosterPack
  • Chapter 7: PWM and QEI
  • Chapter 8: I2C, SensorLib and GUI Composer
  • Chapter 9: SPI and QSSI
  • Chapter 10: UART
  • Chapter 11: USB
  • Chapter 12: Memory, Security and the MPU
  • Chapter 13: Floating Point Unit
  • Chapter 14: DMA
  • Chapter 15: Low Power Modes Chapter
  • Chapter 16: Graphics Library
Developing HD Video Applications with the TI DaVinci DM8168
Start developing compelling HD video applications with TI’s new DM8168 high performance processor within the DaVinci platform.
Training: Intro to Motors & Motor Control (Parts 3)
Part 3 of 6 - Brushless DC Motors: This session will talk about the different types of motors used in the industry; DC, Brushless DC, Steppers, Permanent Magnet Synchronous, and AC Induction.
eZ430-Chronos Wireless Watch Development Tool: Online Training Module
The eZ430-Chronos is the world's first wearable wireless development system that comes in a sports watch. Join this session to learn more about the eZ430-Chronos development tool.
TI Presents Smarter Metering Solutions
TI's comprehensive utility metering portfolio includes devices targeted at electricity, water and gas metering, as well as power line communications (PLC) and radio frequency (RF) interfaces for automated meter reading (AMR).
TI's Motor Control Industrial Automation System Solution
TI’s Industrial Automation demo showcases a full solution including Human Machine Interface (HMI), Logic Controller, Industrial Fieldbus and Motion Control. 
TI @ APEC2011: Digital Power Conversion with C2000â„¢ MCUs
Digital power development boards, featuring a MPPT (maximum power point tracking) boost DC/DC + Isolated LLC board based on C2000™ Piccolo™ MCUs. Coupled with a Grid-Tied DC/AC converter, also based on Piccolo MCUs.
Texas Instruments: Training: Intro to Motors & Motor Control (Parts 1)
Part 1 of 6 - Intro: This session will talk about the different types of motors used in the industry; DC, Brushless DC, Steppers, Permanent Magnet Synchronous, and AC Induction. 
Texas Instruments: Training: Intro to Motors & Motor Control (Parts 2)
Part 2 of 6 - Brushed DC Motors: This session will talk about the different types of motors used in the industry; DC, Brushless DC, Steppers, Permanent Magnet Synchronous, and AC Induction.
Demonstrating Smart Metering Solutions from TI
The focus of this video is on energy meters and their advancement to Smart Meters.
Sitara ARM Microprocessor Overview
In this video, you will gain insight into TI’s Sitara™ family of high performance, ARM Cortex-A8 and ARM9 microprocessors
The Future of DSP with Gene Frantz, Question 6
Will DSP significantly impact quality of life?
AM1810 Sitara ARM® MPU PROFIBUS Demo
Get introduced to AM1810 (ARM9) and integration of PROFIBUS interface on this device. Also learn how to get started and find more information on using AM1810 in industrial systems.
AM389x Sitara ARM MPU
AM3892 and AM3894, two new Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 microprocessors delivering up to 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 performance with high system integration for faster, more robust applications.
AM1808 Development Kit Demonstration
See a demonstration of the Sitara AM1808 EVM, highlighting the strength of the graphics capabilities of the processor via user interface and menus.
C6Run Software Development Tool
C6Run Software Development Tool is designed for users of TI’s heterogeneous SOC processors, which contain both an ARM core and a TMS320C6000 DSP core. Using this tool, ARM programmers will find it easy to differentiate and improve the performance of their products by leveraging the C6000 DSP
C6Accel Software Development Tool
C6Accel is a free software development tool that allows ARM SoC developers access to production-ready DSP optimized software.
The Future of DSP with Gene Frantz, Question 7
The Future of DSP with Gene Frantz, Question 7
Application Processors: OMAP-L138 Evaluation Module Out of the Box
This training will take you through the set up of the OMAP-L138 Evaluation Module, so you know what to expect of your out of box experience.
Training: Video Surveillance Reference Design for IP Net Camera and DVR: (Part 1)
Part 1 of 2 - Video Surveillance Reference Designs - DVR: In this session, we will discuss video reference designs based on TI’s DM365 processors and TVP5158 analog decoders
Training: Video Surveillance Reference Design for IP Net Camera and DVR: (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2 - TMS320DM36x IP Security Camera Reference Design: In this session, we will discuss video reference designs based on TI’s DM365 processors and TVP5158 analog decoders
Stellaris ARM Cortex M3 MCUs: Ethernet, USB, CAN
Out of the Box: Stellaris 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller, the LM3S9B96, is highlighted in this development board demonstration for applications using Ethernet, USB and CAN.

Guides and Papers   

The latest Guides and Papers from TI
Smart thermostats are a cool addition to the connected home
With a base level of infrastructure in place, residents are turning to connected home systems for two simple reasons: save time and money. The timesaving appliances and home automation systems that make up a connected home accelerate the time-to-enjoyment for the people living there.
Low-Frequency RFID in a Nutshell

This application report describes the principles of Texas Instruments low-frequency RFID products, how to choose the right components, and shows best practices for a good PCB layout.

Reducing Crosstalk in Directpath™ Headphone Amplifiers

This application report talks about the design time considerations for reducing the cross talk. The measurement can be skewed if using the wrong headset during tests

Going “beyond a faster horse” to transform mobile devices

This paper focuses on some of the key new capabilities of the Cortex-A15 processor that will help drive the transformation of mobile computing.

Motor Control Solutions Guide
TI provides a broad range of analog products, digital controllers and software to precisely control the position, velocity and torque of mechanical drives.
Selection Guide: TI processors based on ARM® technololgy
Learn how to get started with TI's ARM devices, kits and tools. TI offers you experience and expertise in designing with ARM cores including the Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™ - M3.
MSP430x5xx/MSP430x6xx Family User Guide
Meet TI's latest addition to the embedded systems microcontroller portfolio — the ultra-low-power MSP430F5xx generation of microcontrollers. 
Software and hardware design challenges due to the dynamic raw NAND market
This white paper will highlight the difficulties in developing and maintaining firmware (bootloaders), middleware (OS/application drivers) and hardware IPs for interfacing with raw NAND devices.
MSP430 MCU Product Brochure
MSP430 ultra-low power MCUs have the right mix of intelligent peripherals, ease of use, low cost and lowest power consumption for thousands of applications.
Creating a ZigBee Smart Energy Device with the MSP430F54xx and the CC2530-ZNP
This paper describes how to create a ZigBee Smart Energy Device using the MSP430F54xx as the host application processor to the CC2530-ZNP (ZigBee Pro Network Processor).
Doing Efficient and Cost-Effective Real-Time Control with a Single Microcontroller: The C2000 Advantage
Performance, effi ciency, fl exibility and protection – these are the attributes paramount to power electronics technologies. TI’s TMS320C2000™ microcontroller (MCU) platform enables developers to cost-effi ciently meet all of the key criteria
Methods of controlling multiple LED strings with C2000 microcontrollers (MCUs)
This whitepaper explores the different LED driver topologies and digital control methods for driving multiple LED strings to reduce system cost, lower operating expenses, increase color accuracy, and improve overall reliability.
The Stellaris Graphics Library Makes Short Order of Assembling a Dynamic HMI
This white paper demonstrates how to construct a visually appealing display and control center leveraging the Stellaris ARM-Cortex-M3 to run the system. A number of HMI examples demonstrate the library’s potential.
Get to Work in 10 Minutes
Complete Kits, Popular Software, and Meaningful Examples Speed the Evaluation and Development of Stellaris 32-bit Microcontrollers for Real Applications
Design considerations when selecting a TI ARM-based processor for industrial applications
Explore a new paradigm for industrial control using a standard ARM-based processor architecture to create a unified control environment.
Maximizing the Power of ARM with DSP
This paper reviews the benefits of combining ARM processing with DSP processing (TI Integra™ DSP+ARM) in a single chip, including increased real-time performance, improved system flexibility and reduced system cost and power.
ARM Platform Technical Overview
Learn about TI’s ARM portfolio which spans Cortex™-M3, ARM9™ and Cortex-A8 family cores.  Designed to meet a variety of market needs, TI supports the more ARM-based products than any single manufacturer.
Customizable system interfaces add value to embedded processors
Standard interfaces integrated into an embedded processor helps ease a system designer’s work but they can also make the choice of an embedded processor a bit problematic.
C6Run DSP Software Development Tool
ARM® developers looking to enhance their applications on TI's heterogeneous multicore embedded processors can utilize the new C6Run open-source development tool.
Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU): Extending Functionality of Existing SoCs
As the complexity of applications implemented on SoC devices continues to increase, higher performance and many different connectivity options are required. TI continues to extend the capabilities of its SoCs by providing more connectivity options with every new generation.
C6Flo DSP Software Development Tool
C6Flo is a free graphical development tool for TI’s TMS320C6000™ DSP devices that allows developers to abstract all or part of their embedded development to a high-level block diagram viewpoint.
Video and Vision Guide
The steps in the video chain span everything from creation of original content to final viewing. TI has solutions for various market segments that simplify development by providing access to software, tools, third parties and local support.
Intelligent I/O processing for DSP+ARM® SoCs
This white paper discusses results of input/ output (I/O) processing on the general-purpose processor (GPP) for a DSP-centric programming model using a system-on-chip (SoC) containing both digital signal processor (DSP) and ARM® cores.
Key considerations when choosing an OS for ARM ®- based microprocessors, including TI’s Sitara™ family

Selecting an OS for a specifi c application that will run on an ARM processor entails the consideration of many desired features, technical requirements and cost parameters. While many OSs support the ARM architecture, design teams can quickly narrow the list by applying the guidelines discussed in this article.