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TI integrates USB on C2000™ Piccolo™ real-time, floating-point microcontrollers, enabling on-the-go field diagnostics and



        TI integrates USB on C2000™ Piccolo™ real-time, floating-point
  microcontrollers, enabling on-the-go field diagnostics and communications

Piccolo F2806xU MCUs are perfect for motor control systems, renewable energy
and power applications

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013

HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping customers develop end products
requiring on-site connectivity, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ:
TXN) today announced its newest 32-bit, real-time C2000™ Piccolo™ F2806xU
microcontrollers (MCU) with integrated USB connectivity.

In many applications, such as consumer and industrial motor control systems,
industrial power systems, telecom and data systems, wind and solar energy
generation and general power electronic applications, being able to access
diagnostics and make on-the-go changes in the field is critical.  With the
Piccolo F2806xU MCU, TI customers can easily incorporate USB connectivity into
their applications. 

Features and benefits of Piccolo F2806xU MCUs:

  o Integrated USB 2.0 and CAN peripherals for on-the-go communications in the
    field.
  o 12-bit, 3 MSPS, analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with simultaneous, dual
    sampling and on-chip voltage reference yield quick and accurate system
    feedback.
  o Three high-speed analog comparators with 30ns response time promote near
    instantaneous fault responsiveness.
  o C-programmable, 32-bit floating-point CLA co-processor included with
    F2806x Piccolo™ MCUs bolsters system performance by up to twofold and
    enables closed loop control of multiple independent targets. The CLA has
    direct control of on-chip peripherals and features its own bus and memory
    structure to support  parallel execution of algorithms.
  o In addition to the C28x core and CLA, the Viterbi Complex Math Unit (VCU)
    provides 75 tailored math instructions to accelerate processing of
    communications algorithms.
  o Code compatibility across the C2000 MCU platform allows developers to
    scale solutions from 40 MHz to 300 MHz.

Tools, software, training and support
C2000's flexible and modular design concepts allow developers to experiment
with various C2000 microcontrollers to fit price, performance and peripheral
feature set requirements.  Development tools for the F2806xU microcontrollers
are available and include: $39 controlSTICK (TMDX28069USB), $59 controlCARD
(TMDXCNCD28069) and $99 Experimenter's Kit (TMDXDOCK28069).
Application-specific motor control and digital power development kits,
featuring the DRV8x motor drivers and digital power integrated circuits (ICs),
are also available now.  controlSUITE software provides open source software,
example projects, hardware schematics, easy-to-use demonstration GUIs, and
documentation.  It is free and can be accessed immediately.  All of these
tools and software, combined with online training and online support make
development easy and get products to market more quickly.

Pricing and availability
The F2806xU Piccolo microcontrollers start at $4.95 in 1k volumes and offer
various configurations to meet a variety of performance, memory, peripheral
and package size requirements.

Find out more about TI's C2000 solutions by visiting the links below:

  o C2000 MCU page:  www.ti.com/c2x-f2806xU-pr-lp2
  o controlSUITE software:  www.ti.com/c2x-f2806xU-pr-lp1 
  o TI's microcontroller portfolio: http://www.ti.com/c2x-f2806xU-pr-lp3     
  o TI estore: http://www.ti.com/c2x-f2806xU-pr-es
  o TI e2e community:  http://www.ti.com/c2x-f2806xU-pr-e2e  

TI's broad portfolio of microcontrollers (MCUs) and software
From general purpose, ultra-low power MSP MCUs, to ARM Cortex™-M MCUs to
real-time control C2000™ MCUs, and Hercules™ safety ARM Cortex-R MCUs, TI
offers the broadest range of microcontroller solutions. Designers can
accelerate time to market by tapping into TI's complete software and hardware
tools, extensive third-party offerings and technical support.

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the
possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier
and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in
everything we do – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors,
to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is
just the beginning of our story. Learn more at www.ti.com.

Trademarks
C2000, Piccolo, controlCARD, controlSTICK and controlSUITE are trademarks of
Texas Instruments Incorporated.  All registered trademarks and other
trademarks belong to their respective owners.

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated

Website: http://www.ti.com
Contact: Christi Davidson, GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2584,
cdavidson@golinharris.com, or Patty Arellano, Texas Instruments,
+1-214-567-7828, parellano@ti.com (Please do not publish these numbers or
email addresses.)
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