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Texas Instruments LaunchPad Evaluation Kits & BoosterPacks

Texas Instruments LaunchPad Evaluation Kits & BoosterPacks

Texas Instruments LaunchPad Evaluation Kits are available for a broad range of TI microcontrollers, including MSP430, C2000, and Tiva LM4F120 running on the ARM Cortex-M4. These low-cost kits provide developers with everything they need to start designing new applications. The LaunchPad evaluation kits are a great introduction to TI microcontrollers, providing within minutes options like blinking LEDs, motor spinning, and sensing data. LaunchPads come in different pin outs and are available in a 20-pin or 40-pin form factor. BoosterPacks are modular plug-in boards that fit on top of the LaunchPad baseboards. These modules introduce new functionality to the LaunchPad evaluation kits including wireless, capacitive touch, LED lighting, and more.

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Texas Instruments MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit is an easy-to-use Evaluation Module based on the MSP430F5529 microcontroller. It contains everything needed to start developing on a USB enabled MSP430 MCU, including on-board emulation for programming and debugging as well as on-board buttons and LEDs for quick integration of a simple user interface. This LaunchPad is great for general purpose applications due to its 25MHz, integrated Full-Speed USB 2.0 and analog/digital integration; battery-operated applications thanks to it's low-power capabilities; and is great for beginners and experienced developers alike thanks to it's multiple points of entry into software development. Rapid prototyping is a snap thanks to 40-pin BoosterPack headers and a wide range of BoosterPack plug-in modules enabling technologies such as wireless, display drivers, temperature sensing and much more.


Features
  • USB 2.0-enabled
  • Up to 25MHz, 128KB Flash / 8 KB RAM MSP430F5529 device
  • 12 Bit SAR ADC
  • Embedded emulation
  • 20 and 40-pin BoosterPack Header
  • Pushbuttons, LEDs
  • Breakout pins for easy prototyping
Benefits
  • Fastest MSP430 @ 25MHz with 128KB Flash, 8KB RAM of onboard memory and integrated USB
  • Integrated Full-speed USB 2.0, free stacks (HID/MSC/CDC), and free code-generation tool (USB Descriptor Tool) for creating PC-connected applications without prior USB experience
  • Low power operation is great for battery-operated applications
Kit Includes
  • Development board with demo application
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • FREE software complier / debugger
  • FREE USB API stacks
  • FREE USB Descriptor Tool for USB code generation

The Texas Instruments MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad experimenter board is a complete USB-based development and experimenter tool providing everything you need to launch your own MSP430 Value Line applications. The TI MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad includes an integrated DIP target socket that supports up to 20 pins, allowing MSP430 Value Line devices to be dropped into the LaunchPad board. An on-board flash emulation tool allows direct interface to a PC for easy programming, debugging, and evaluation. Included are free and downloadable software development environments for writing and debugging software. The TI LaunchPad can be used to create interactive solutions thanks to its on-board push buttons, LEDs, and extra input/output pins for easy integration of external devices.

The TI MSP430 Capacitive Touch BoosterPack plug-in daughter card board for LaunchPad features several capacitive touch elements, including a scroll wheel, button, and proximity sensor.
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Features
  • DIP target socket supporting up to 20 pins
  • Built-in flash emulator for real-time programming, debugging
  • Includes MSP430G2xx MCUs with preloaded sample programs

Benefits
  • Easy-to-use: Includes all hardware and
    software needed to get started
  • Open source projects and code examples get users up and running quickly
  • Scalable: Simple intro to MSP430 MCU family
LaunchPad Kit Contents
  • LaunchPad
    development board
  • Mini USB cable
  • 2x MSP430 flash devices:
    • MSP430G2211IN14,
    • MSP430G2231IN14
      (preloaded with sample program)
  • 10-pin PCB Connectors
  • 32kHz crystal
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 2x LaunchPad stickers

Part Number Program USI (I²C/SPI) Temp Sensor ADC (Ch./Res.)
MSP430G2001 0.5kb _ _ _
MSP430G2101 1kb _ _ _
MSP430G2121 1kb Yes _ _
MSP430G2201 2kb _ _ _
MSP430G2221 2kb Yes _ _
MSP430G2111 1kb _ _ _
MSP430G2211 2kb _ _ _
MSP430G2131 1kb Yes Yes 8-ch/10-bit
MSP430G2231 2kb Yes Yes 8-ch/10-bit

Texas Instruments LAUNCHXL-F28027 C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad is an evaluation platform designed to help the user leap right into the world of real-time control programming on the C2000 Piccolo microcontrollers. TI LAUNCHXL-F28027 LaunchPad is based on the Piccolo TMS320F28027 MCU that features 64KB of on board flash, 8 PWM channels, eCAP, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), I²C, SPI, UART, and much more. The LaunchPad includes many board hardware features, such as an integrated isolated XDS100 JTAG emulator for easy programming and debugging, 40 PCB pins for easy access to the pins of the F28027 processor, reset button, and programmable button.

LAUNCHXL-F28027F is an InstaSPIN™-FOC enabled C2000™ Piccolo LaunchPad designed to introduce sensorless motor control using the InstaSPIN-FOC solution. This LaunchPad is based on the Piccolo TMS320F28027F with unique features such as 64KB of on board flash, 8 PWM channels, eCAP, 12bit ADC, I2C, SPI, UART, and InstaSPIN-FOC in on-chip execute only ROM memory.
Learn more about LAUCNHXL-F28027 and LAUNCHXL-F28027F


Features
  • Pre-programmed C2000 Piccolo F28027 MCU
  • Built in isolated XDS100 JTAG Emulator
    enables real-time in-system programming
    and debugging via USB
  • CPU reset button and programmable push button
  • Enables development on any Piccolo F2802x device
  • Free unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) v5
  • Free download of controlSUITE software with examples, libraries, application software and more
Kit Contents
  • C2000 Piccolo
    LaunchPad
    Evaluation Board (LAUNCHXL-F28027)
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
Texas Instruments Tiva™ C Series Connected LaunchPad Kit

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Texas Instruments Tiva™ C Series Connected LaunchPad Kit

Texas Instruments Tiva™ C Series Connected LaunchPad Kit is an Internet of Things (IoT), innovative platform featuring out-of-the-box Internet connectivity. TI Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad lets engineers and makers rapidly prototype a wide range of cloud-enabled applications, bringing expansive connectivity to any new or existing LaunchPad-based application. The Tiva C Series TM4C1294NCPDT Microcontroller (MCU) on-board adds advanced Ethernet technology and the largest memory footprint available in the TI LaunchPad ecosystem. The MCU features on-chip 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY, USB 2.0, hibernation module, motion control pulse-width modulation, and a multitude of simultaneous serial connectivity. The robust performance and diverse peripherals on this platform can run multiple communication stacks simultaneously, allowing engineers to develop network gateways that can connect multiple endpoints to the cloud. Example applications include sensor gateways, home automation controllers, industrial communication/control networks, cloud-enabled gadgets/appliances, and anything designers choose to connect.

Features
  • TM4C1294NCPDTI 120-MHz 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4 MCU with floating point
    • 10/100 Ethernet MAC+PHY
    • 1MB Flash / 256KB SRAM / 6KB EEPROM
    • 1 0 I2C ports, 8 UARTs, 4 quad SSIs, 2 CANs, USB 2.0 port with HS ULPI
    • 8 × 32-bit (16× 16-bit) timers
    • 2 × 12-bit ADCs (2MSPS)
    • Three on-chip analog comparators
    • Advance motion control PWM module
    • Two quadrature encoder inputs
    • External peripheral and memory interface
    • Up to 90 GPIOs
  • Two BoosterPack XL interfaces (2×40-pin) each with stackable, dual-gender connectors to support up to four BoosterPacks (existing or custom modules)
  • Integrated USB-powered in-circuit debug interface
  • RJ-45 Ethernet jack
  • USB Host/Device port
  • 2× user buttons, wake and reset buttons, plus 4 user LEDs and power-indicator LED
  • I/O connection grid allows interface to external circuitry, breadboards and custom baseboards
  • Access to TM4C1294NCPDTI I/O pins
  • TI's TivaWare™ software package with an extensive Driver Library for use under BSD-style license and service
  • IoT example application for use with cloud-based, scalable solution

Evaluation Kit Contents
  • Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad evaluation board (EK-TM4C1294XL PCBA with MCU)
  • Retractable Ethernet cable
  • USB debug cable
  • Read Me First instructions

Texas Instruments TM4C123GXL Tiva™ C Series
LaunchPad Evaluation Board

Texas Instruments TM4C123GXL Tiva™ C Series LaunchPad Evaluation Board is a low-cost evaluation platform for ARM® Cortex™-M4F-based microcontrollers. The Tiva C Series LaunchPad design highlights the TM4C123GH6PMI microcontroller USB 2.0 device interface, hibernation module, and motion control pulse-width modulator (MC PWM) module. The Tiva C Series LaunchPad also features programmable user buttons and an RGB LED for custom applications. The stackable headers of the Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad BoosterPack XL interface demonstrate how easy it is to expand the functionality of the Tiva C Series LaunchPad when interfacing to other peripherals on many existing BoosterPack add-on boards as well as future products.

Features
  • Tiva TM4C123GH6PMI microcontroller
  • Motion control PWM
  • USB micro-A and micro-B connector for USB device, host, and on-the-go (OTG) connectivity
  • RGB user LED
  • Two user switches (application/wake)
  • Available I/O brought out to headers on a 0.1in (2.54mm) grid
  • On-board ICDI
  • Switch-selectable power sources
    • ICDI
    • USB device
  • Reset switch
  • Preloaded RGB quickstart application

  • Supported by TivaWare for C Series software including the USB library and the peripheral driver library
  • Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad BoosterPack XL Interface, which features stackable headers to expand the capabilities of the Tiva C Series LaunchPad development platform
    Kit Contents
    • Tiva C Series LaunchPad Evaluation Board (EK-TM4C123GXL)
    • On-board In-Circuit Debug Interface (ICDI)
    • USB micro-B plug to USB-A plug cable
    • README First document

Texas Instruments Hercules LaunchPad Evaluation Kits

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Texas Instruments Hercules LaunchPad Evaluation Kits

TI Hercules RM42 LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help users evaluate and get started on development with Hercules microcontroller platform. The launchpad is based on Hercules RM42L432, which is a dual core lock-step ARM Cortex-R4 based MCU with features like 12-bit ADC, N2HET with programmable timer pins, eQEP, MibSPI and serial communication interfaces. The LaunchPad comes pre-programmed with Hercules Safety MCU Demo enabling users to easily learn about the key safety, data acquisition and control features of the Hercules MCU platform.

TI Hercules TMS570LS04 LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help users evaluate and get started on development with Hercules microcontroller platform. The launchpad is based on Hercules TMS570LS0432, which is a dual core lock-step ARM Cortex-R4 based MCU with features like 12-bit ADC, N2HET with programmable timer pins, eQEP, MibSPI and serial communication interfaces. The LaunchPad comes pre-programmed with Hercules Safety MCU Demo enabling users to easily learn about the key safety, data acquisition and control features of the Hercules MCU platform.


Shared Features
  • USB powered
  • On board USB XDS100v2 JTAG debug
  • On board SCI to PC serial communication
  • Two LEDs
  • Reset switches
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 40 pin BoosterPack XL Header
  • Footprint for an expansion header (not populated) to bring out all MCU Pins
  • External high-speed emulation via 14-pin TI-JTAG header (not populated)

BoosterPacks are modular plug-in boards that fit on top of the LaunchPad baseboards. These modules introduce new functionality to the LaunchPad evaluation kits including wireless, capacitive touch, LED lighting, and more. BoosterPacks include everything needed to create compelling new applications based on the LaunchPad evaluation kits, including a plug-in module, software, & documentation.

BoosterPacks are available for various applications and functions, and many BoosterPacks are supported by all LaunchPad variants. Each BoosterPack is provided in standard 100mil pitch, making it easy to connect to breadboards for quick prototyping, and they are available with 20-pin or 40-pin counts.

Multiple BoosterPacks can plug into an MCU LaunchPad Evaluation Kit. BoosterPacks can be placed on different docks or stacked vertically. This is especially useful when BoosterPacks need to share a common SPI or I²C bus. Be sure to check each BoosterPack to ensure compatibility.


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