Embedded Systems Conference, April 2010 – The TMS320C2000 Piccolo microcontroller dc/dc LED developer’s kit enables numerous features such as dimming, color-tone adjustment, power-line communication, and fault detection. It supports multiple power configuration options, modular Piccolo controlCARDs, and a detachable LED panel. The kit comes complete with all open-source hardware and software necessary for the design of energy-efficient LED apps including backlighting, street lighting, and building automation lighting. Price for the kit, part number TMDSDCDCLEDKIT, is $379. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC., Dallas, TX. (800) 477-8924.