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TI Piccolo MCUs feature 32-bit math accelerator

AEC Q100-qualified Piccolo TMS320F2803x microcontrollers from Texas Instruments feature a 32-bit floating-point math accelerator that operates independently of the device’s C28x core and provides direct access to on-chip peripherals and parallel execution of algorithms. TI calls the device a control law accelerator (CLA) and says that a single F2803x MCU can drive complex applications including power steering, seat control, and radar-based collision avoidance systems.

Priced from $3 in high volume, the new devices feature a 60 MHz C28x core and 60 MHz CLA with 64kB to 128 kB flash memory plus high-resolution PWMs, a 12-bit A/D converter and 32-bit captures.

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