TI's new UL-certified SafeTI™ software packages for TI C2000™ MCUs streamline development for consumer functional safety

TI's new UL-certified SafeTI™ software packages for TI C2000™ MCUs streamline
           development for consumer functional safety applications

Software libraries are UL-certified, as recognized components, to the UL
1998:2008 Class 1 standard and are compliant with IEC 60730-1:2010 Class B

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, May 15, 2013

HOUSTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --New UL-certified SafeTI™ software
packages from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) help make
designing functional safety consumer applications using TI C2000™ real-time
control microcontrollers (MCUs) easier and faster. The software in these
SafeTI software packages is UL-certified, as recognized components, to the UL
1998:2008 Class 1 standard, and is compliant with IEC 60730-1:2010 Class B,
both of which include home appliances, arc detectors, power converters, power
tools, e-bikes, and many others. SafeTI software packages are available for
select TI C2000 MCUs and can be embedded in applications using these MCUs to
help customers simplify certification for functional safety-compliant consumer
devices. Because of the similarity of the two standards, the IEC 60730
software libraries can also help assist customers developing consumer
applications compliant with the IEC 60335-1:2010 standard.

The software packages include ready-to-run, simple application examples with
software libraries UL-certified, as recognized components, for select TI C2000
MCUs, and can be downloaded from the SafeTI software folder, along with
supporting safety manuals and user guides. The software library allows for
embedding a variety of system tests required by IEC 60730 and UL 1998, which
are described in the supporting safety manual. Projects built with the
software library demonstrate how to create power-on self-test (POST) and
periodic self-test (PST) with reporting conducted through a UART peripheral
connection. The user's guide demonstrates how to integrate the testing into
functional safety consumer application designs. The C2000 MCUs include a
special hardware element – parallel signature analysis (PSA) – that allows for
a 40-bit cyclic redundancy check (CRC) of the data bus on a cycle-by-cycle
basis for additional safety without affecting the main CPU or software
application.

Features and benefits of SafeTI software packages for select TI C2000 MCUs:

  oEasy-to-use software library for TI MCUs with an accompanying user guide
    and safety manual.
  oUL-Certified software, as recognized components, helps make development
    easier and faster on TI MCUs for consumer applications that require
    functional safety certification.
  oRobust software package includes UL-certified software libraries and
    example projects ready to run on controlCARD-based hardware, a user manual
    and a safety manual to help speed development for many consumer products
    requiring IEC 60730 and UL 1998 standard compliance or certification.
  oCompatible with real-time performance features of the select C2000 MCUs:

       oDelfino F2833x and F2832x MCUs  provide up to 150 MHz of leading
         floating-point performance and integration to real-time control
         applications. The DSP-based C28x core simplifies development and
         delivers high performance for demanding real-time applications.
       oPiccolo F2806x, F2805x, F2803x and F2802x MCUs  provide up to 256 KB
         of low-cost, high integration, 32-bit performance, featuring
         architectural advancements and enhanced peripherals. There is
         additional flash memory and control law accelerator (CLA) for
         high-efficiency control loops on the Piccolo F2803x series, increased
         analog integration on the Piccolo F2805x series and floating-point
         unit plus Viterbi complex math unit (VCU) of the Piccolo F2806x
         series.

Tools, pricing and availability

SafeTI software packages for use in consumer products needing functional
safety certification to UL 1998 and IEC 60730 standards using TI C2000 MCU
designs are available today without charge, fee or use royalties. C2000 MCUs
supported start at $1.91 in 10 ku orders. Designers can begin evaluating their
designs immediately with any of the available controlCARD based experimenter's
or application-specific development kits, starting at $99.

Find out more about SafeTI design packages and TI MCUs:

  oSafeTI design packages: http://www.ti.com/c2x-cert-pr-lp1 
  oC2000 MCUs: http://www.ti.com/c2x-cert-pr-lp
  oTI MCUs: www.ti.com/c2x-cert-pr-lp4 
  oSupport: www.ti.com/c2x-cert-pr-ee
  oTraining: www.ti.com/c2x-cert-pr-tr

TI's broad portfolio of microcontrollers (MCUs) and software
Leading the industry in MCUs for low-power, real-time control, safety and
connectivity, TI continues its 20+ years of microcontroller innovation to
offer the broadest microcontroller portfolio in the industry: Ultra-low-power
MSP MCUs, real-time control C2000™ MCUs, Tiva™ ARM^® MCUs and Hercules™
Safety ARM MCUs. Designers can accelerate time to market by tapping into TI's
tools, software, wireless connectivity solutions, extensive Design Network
offerings and technical support.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and
manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com.

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C2000, Piccolo, Delfino, Tiva, SafeTI and Hercules are trademarks of Texas
Instruments Incorporated. All registered trademarks and other trademarks
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