The C2000 Launchpad – Real Time Digital Control...
bluehash - Aug 19 2012 07:59 AM
Element 14 is currently enrolling for a RoadTest with the C2000 LaunchPad!
From the RoadTest site:
"RoadTest is a group dedicated to testing and reviewing new products. RoadTesters are chosen from element14 members who apply to test equipment and volunteer to write a review.
The equipment provided to reviewers is mainly development or evaluation kits for microprocessors from manufacturers such as Texas Instruments, Freescale and Microchip. Test equipment is also occasionally featured with equipment from Agilent, Fluke, TTi and Tektronix."
Basically, you sign up (for free of course) and make a case as to why you would be a good tester for a given product. If you are selected, Element14 will send you a free C2000 LaunchPad for you to evaluate and review. Its as simple as that.
If you already have a C2000 LaunchPad please do not apply, but if you've been on the fence about getting one this is your chance to snag one for free!
After months of anticipation, the C2000 Launchpad is finally here. Equipped with a Piccolo F28027 Microcontroller, the Launchpad is a powerful tool for digital control applications including motor control and lighting applications.
It looks like TI went through a great deal of pain to make the C2000 Launchpad co-exist with the MSP430 Launchpad. Dual row headers bring all the C2000 Piccolo pins out to the developer. At $17, you also get an onboard XDS100 JTAG which makes this kit even more impressive. The board features 64Kb of onboard flash, 8 PWM channels, Capture, 12-bit ADC, I2C, SPI and a UART. To top it out, if you use the kit, Code Composer Studio is free. The kit is available for purchase at the TI Estore.
There is currently support for an LED Boosterpack which demonstrates control of three boost converters to drive RGB LEDs.
The C2KC Forums are up and running. If you have a question anything related to the Texas Instrument C2000 or electronics, ask it here. There are subsections for compilers, your projects and debuggers. Feel free to comment on any post, in case you have any questions about the blog posts.
Thanks for visiting and welcome!