Texas Instruments has announced its new Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs built using 65 nanometer flash process technology. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs which were formerly known as Stellaris LM4F MCUs, are in production now are suitable for home, building and industrial automation applications. Tiva MCUs are built upon common software libraries to help ease migration across future Tiva ARM MCUs for a wide range of connected applications.
"We are excited to introduce our Tiva C Series MCUs because they truly are unique to the market. Tiva C Series MCUs combine TI's on-chip, high-performance analog, robust software ecosystem and system expertise in connected applications," said Scott Roller, vice president, MCU, TI. "Tiva C Series MCUs, along with our innovative low-power MSP, real-time control C2000 and safety MCU platforms enable our customers to choose the perfect MCU to meet their design needs."
Features and benefits of Tiva C Series MCUs as explained by TI:
Differentiate applications using targeted performance headroom with ARM Cortex-M4 floating-point core, operating at up to 80 MHz.
Support mixed-signal applications with high-performance analog integration – two high-performance 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and three comparators.
Eliminate performance tradeoffs with 12-bit ADC accuracy, achievable at the full 1 MSPS rating without any hardware averaging.
Communicate with on-chip connectivity options, including USB (host, device and On-The-Go), UARTs, I2C, SSI/SPI and CAN.
Support high-endurance non-volatile storage of user interface or configuration parameters to reduce system cost using integrated EEPROM.
Enable longer battery life and support constrained power budgets with low-power – standby currents as low as 1.6 uA.
Address varying applications needs with device options up to 256KB flash and 32KB SRAM.
Pricing and availability: The Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs begin at $2.15 USD at 10K quantities. The $12.99 USD EK-TM4C123GXL Tiva ARM C Series LaunchPad is available for purchase now.