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Dual-core MCUs boosts system execution, integrates differentiated analog in one chip

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:12pm

32-bit MCUTexas Instruments introduced its C2000 Delfino 32-bit F2837xD microcontroller (MCU) in the F2837x Series. With dual-core C28x processing capabilities and dual real-time control accelerators, also known as control law accelerators (CLAs), these MCUs provide 800 MIPS of floating-point performance, enabling designers to develop low-latency systems in computationally demanding control applications. Designers can also reduce complexity by consolidating multiple embedded processors into a single MCU for applications requiring real-time signal analysis, such as high-end servo drives, solar central inverters, industrial uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) and more. Customers can precisely control and monitor multiple feedback inputs simultaneously with the Delfino F2837xD MCU using powerful analog peripherals integrated on-chip.

By providing four independent 16-bit analog-to digital converters (ADCs), the F2837xD MCU is able to precisely and efficiently manage multiple analog signals, which enables overall system throughput for solutions such as the monitoring of three-phase motors. Designers can also safely shut down their motors with the integrated windowed comparators, which provide critical power stage protection, while the sigma delta demodulators allow direct interface to isolated converters providing noise immunity for the MCU. 

Delfino F2837xD MCUs are the first devices in a series of innovative C2000 MCUs. All MCUs in these series are pin- and software-compatible and provide varying performance ranges capable of addressing different performance requirements in a product line - from a servo drive for factory automation to an elevator drive.

Texas Instruments, www.ti.com

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