Tiva development kit supports USB, CAN interfaces

August 28, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Texas Instruments has introduced a compact, versatile evaluation platform for its Tiva C Series TM4C123G MCUs, including robust software for USB and CAN connectivity.

The development kit includes everything a designer needs for a full system evaluation – host and device USB cables, on-board debug interface, and a coin cell battery for low-power hibernation mode. Accompanying the kit is an 8 GB USB drive that contains all the software, development environment tools and documents needed to create production software and evaluate USB OTG and CAN. The included wireless evaluation module headers provide an easy way to add TI wireless connectivity, including ZigBee CC2538EMK, ZigBee CC2530EMK, SimpleLink Sub-1GHz CC1200EMK, Bluetooth Dual-Mode CC256xQFNEM and SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000EM, as well as third-party wireless connectivity, to a system.

The USB and CAN development kit includes a Tiva C Series TM4C123G MCU with 256KB internal Flash and 144-LQFP with105 GPIOs for excellent prototyping capabilities. It supports mixed-signal applications with high-performance analog integration with temperature sensor, LED, CAN transceiver and precision 3.0-V reference for accurate analog-to-digital conversion. In addition, it provides 5 mm screw terminals for external analog inputs and CAN signals. An USB micro-AB and microSD card slot for prototyping USB on-the-go-applications and data storage are integrated.

For motion and position tracking applications, the system contains a 9-axis motion sensor that includes a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis magnetometer. The on-chip communications options include a USB2.0 interface and a CAN transceiver.

For more information visit http://www.ti.com/tool/dk-tm4c123g?DCMP=tivac-tm4c123g-eu&HQS=tm4c123g-pr-tf-eu