Get real-time, digital control at your fingertips. TI expands microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem with new $17 C2000™ LaunchPad.

Prototyping with Piccolo™ 32-bit MCUs is easier and less expensive with hardware and software that expands to TI BoosterPacks, enabling a myriad of applications

Houston, TX (July 31, 2012) – Moving beyond exploration to prototyping of digital, real-time control applications is now easier and more cost-effective with the new C2000™ LaunchPad evaluation kit, based on the Piccolo™ 32-bit TMS320F2802x microcontroller, from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN). Introduced today, C2000 LaunchPad builds upon the popularity and success of the TI microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem. C2000 LaunchPad is a modular, quick-launch evaluation kit that contains everything needed – device, emulation and software – for developers, hobbyists and university students to explore the latest real-time control techniques for applications like digital motor control, lighting and power conversion.

The TI microcontroller LaunchPad ecosystem, with its MSP430™ LaunchPad and new C2000™ LaunchPad, offers flexibility and expandability into one of the 12 available BoosterPack expansion boards. These BoosterPacks, including future additions to the ecosystem, enable greater functionality and speed design and exploration. For example, available for use with the new C2000 LaunchPad is a new $30 LED BoosterPack, perfect for LED lighting applications requiring multi-string lighting or color-mixing functions. Developers can get started quickly with TI’s free controlSUITE software and documentation and also share project ideas and collaborate on best practices through a large open source community.

C2000 LaunchPad features and benefits:

LED BoosterPack features and benefits:

Pricing and availability
The new C2000 LaunchPad (LAUNCHXL-F28027) is available for order now for $17 USD and the LED BoosterPack (BOOSTXL-C2KLED) is available for $30 USD. The compatible MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) and Capacitive Touch BoosterPack (430BOOST-SENSE1) are also available now, and the Stellaris® LaunchPad is coming soon.

Find out more about TI´s Piccolo microcontrollers and tools by visiting the links below:

TI’s broad portfolio of microcontrollers (MCUs) and software
From general purpose, ultra-low power MSP430™ microcontrollers, to Stellaris® Cortex™-M microcontrollers to real-time control C2000™ microcontrollers, and Hercules™ safety microcontrollers, TI offers the broadest range of microcontroller solutions. Designers can accelerate time to market by tapping into TI´s complete software and hardware tools, extensive third-party offerings and technical support.