Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has announced its new C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series. The Concerto 32-bit microcontroller packs C28x processor core, ARM Cortex-M3 processor core and control and connectivity peripherals in a single chip to offer a clearly partitioned architecture supporting real-time control and connectivity. TI supports developers with software infrastructure and application and connectivity libraries within controlSUITE software. The series includes multiple safety and security features and is code compatible across the C2000 platform to enable scalability and code reuse in environment friendly applications such as intelligent motor control, renewable energy, smart grid, digital power and electric vehicles.
Concerto F28M35x microcontroller series features and benefits:
TI's C28x core has both floating point and the Viterbi Complex Math Unit.
Connectivity peripherals include Ethernet, USB On-The-Go, dual CAN, and multiple serial communication ports
Performance can be tailored to different applications with options for 150/75 MHz, 100/100 MHz or 60/60 MHz on the C28x and Cortex-M3 cores, respectively
Safety and security features, including up to 1 MB of flash and 132 KB RAM with error correction, parity on CAN and interrupt registers, redundancy for functions, and lock protection
Free turnkey application and connectivity software libraries, including Ethernet and USB (Digital power, motor control and renewable energy libraries will be available in 3Q11)
Speeds design with simple development environment that supports programming each subsystem independently
Roadmap for tailored devices to meet specific smart grid applications, such as smart electric meters and concentrators
Pricing: $6.99 at 1K units.
Packaging: 144 QFP.
For more info visit www.ti.com