New C2000 LaunchPad microcontroller evaluation kit puts real-time, digital control at your fingertips

August 01, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced the company’s new C2000 LaunchPad evaluation kit, based on the Piccolo 32-bit TMS320F2802x microcontroller, to enable engineers to move more easily beyond exploration to prototyping of digital, real-time control applications.

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.

Availability and Pricing

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.

More information about the C2000 LaunchPads at www.ti.com/c2x-launchpad-pr-pf