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Unique Math Accelerator Boosts MCUs’ Performance

The TMS320F2803x Piccolo microcontrollers feature the unique Control Law Accelerator (CLA), a 32-bit floating-point math accelerator that operates independently of the C28x core. This capability allows the MCU direct access to on-chip peripherals and permits parallel execution of algorithms. The new MCUs are based on an enhanced tightly coupled control architecture with integrated real-time control peripherals to simplify development of complex systems. Leveraging the performance and integration of the F2803x series, developers can use one MCU to design cost-sensitive industrial, digital power, and consumer applications such as LED lighting and white goods/appliances. The F2803x MCUs are an extension to the Piccolo series and are 100% code-compatible across the TMS320C2000 MCU platform. The C28x core and CLA are both 60-MHz devices. Flexible control peripherals include high-resolution PWMs, high-speed 12-bit analog-to-digital converter, and 32-bit captures reduce sample-to-output delay and improve system response. A wide range of available configurations include 64 kbyte to 128 kbyte flash, 64-pin/80-pin packages, and 105° and 125° capability. The F2803x series will start at $3.50 for 1000 units. The TMX320F28035 is the superset of the F2803x series and is sampling today. The F28035 controlCARD (TMDXCNCD28035) and F28035 Experimenter’s Kit (TMDXDOCK28035) are also immediately available for order entry and are priced at $59 and $89, respectively. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, Houston, TX. (972) 995-2011.


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