32-bit Dual Core MCUs Help Enable Real-time Control and Green Apps
Texas Instruments announced its C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series. They combine the company’s C28x core and control peripherals with an ARM Cortex-M3 core and connectivity peripherals to provide a clearly partitioned architecture that supports real-time control and advanced connectivity in a single device. These MCUs are supported by an intuitive software infrastructure as well as application and connectivity libraries within controlSUITE software. The series includes multiple safety and security features and is code compatible across the C2000 platform to enable scalability and code reuse in green applications such as intelligent motor control, renewable energy, smart grid, digital power and electric vehicles. Performance can be tailored to different applications with options for 150/75 MHz, 100/100 MHz or 60/60 MHz on the C28x and Cortex-M3 cores, respectively, Safety and security features include up to 1 MB of flash and 132 KB RAM with error correction, parity on CAN and interrupt registers, redundancy for functions, and lock protection.
Watch a video demo of the C2000 Concerto dual-core MCU: