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Ultra-Low Power Real-Time Control Get Connected Safety
» Key Features
16-bit ultra low power MCUs 32-bit real-time digital control MCUs 32-bit ARM® Cortex-M4F 32-bit ARM® Cortex-R4 lock-step CPUs

Up to 128 KB Flash

Up to 8 KB RAM

Up to 64 KB Flash

Up to 12 KB RAM

Up to 256 KB Flash

Up to 32 KB RAM

Up to 384 KB Flash

Up to 32 KB RAM

Up to 25 MHz Up to 60 MHz Up to 80 MHz Up to 100 MHz
» Key Integration
12 Bit SAR ADC High-res PWM Highly integrated with various serial communication peripherals such as I2C, SPI, UART, USB, CAN and more Integrated safety features such as ECC on flash and SRAMs, hardware BIST for CPU and SRAMs, and on-chip clock and voltage monitoring
Cap Touch IO 4.6 MSPS ADCs 2 12-bit 1-MSPS ADCs, 3 Analog comparators, and an integrated temperature sensor Programmable High-End timer (N2HET) and Enhanced Quadrature Encoder Pulse (eQEP) modules
Serial Communications such as I2C, SPI, UART and USB Differentiated InstaSPIN™ software Advanced flash technology with a minimum of 100,000 program/erase cycles ADC and communication peripherals such MibSPI, SCI/UART, CAN and more
» Applications
Energy Harvesting Alternative Energy Automation & Process Control Automation & Process Control
Portable Consumer Digital Power Consumer & Portable Electronics Automotive & Transportation
Medical White Goods Human Machine Interface Medical
Security Industrial Industrial  
Smart Grid Motor Control Lighting  
Sensors   Sensor Hub  

MSP430 LaunchPads

LaunchPads

  The Original LaunchPad Integrated Full-Speed USB 2.0 Integrated 64kB FRAM

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Key Features

20 pin BoosterPack header for easy breadboarding / prototyping 20 and 40 pin BoosterPack header for easy breadboarding / prototyping 20 pin BoosterPack header for easy breadboarding / prototyping
Great general purpose LaunchPad Integrated Full-speed USB 2.0 (HID/MSC/CDC) for creating PC-connected applications Integrated 64kB FRAM with 8MBps in-system writes
Low power operation is great for battery-operated applications Low power operation is great for battery-operated applications 500nA RTC mode suitable for ultra-low energy power sources

Key integration

Dip compatible with other value line devices Integrated Full-speed USB 2.0 Unified memory capability
10 Bit SAR ADC 12 Bit SAR ADC 12-bit differential SAR ADC
20 pin BoosterPack Connector 40 pin BoosterPack Connector Advanced Encryption Standard (AES256) accelerator

Specs

16 MHz 25 MHz 16 MHz
16 KB Flash 128 KB Flash 64kB FRAM
512B RAM 8KB RAM 2kB RAM
2 16-bit timers 4 16-bit timers 5 16-bit Timers
Up to 1 I2C, 2 SPI, 1 UART Up to 2 I2C, 4 SPI, 2 UART Up to 2 I2C with multi-slave, 4 SPI or 2 UART

Part Number

MSP-EXP430G2 MSP-EXP430F5529LP MSP-EXP430FR5969

Featured Microcontroller

MSP430G2553 MSP430F5529 MSP430FR59

Links

Hardware and Software Hardware and Software Hardware and Software
MSP-EXP430G2 User’s Guide MSP-EXP430F5529LP User’s Guide MSP-EXP430FR5969 User’s Guide

C2000 LaunchPads

LaunchPads

  Real-Time Control Real-Time Control

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Key integration

Features a C2000 microcontroller designed for real-time motor control applications Features a C2000 microcontroller enabled for InstaSPIN™-FOC solution for easy control of three phase motors.
40 pin BoosterPack Connector 40 pin BoosterPack Connector

Specs

60 MHz 60 MHz
64 KB Flash 64 KB Flash
12KB RAM with ECC 12KB RAM with ECC
4 High Resolution PWM channels (HRPWM) 4 High Resolution PWM channels (HRPWM)
SPI, I2C, UART SPI, I2C, UART

Part Number

LAUNCHXL-F28027 LAUNCHXL-F28027F

Featured Microcontroller

TMS320F28027PTT TMS320F28027FPTT

Links

Tool Folder Tool Folder
Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide

Connected LaunchPads

LaunchPads

  Tiva C Series LaunchPad Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad CC3200 SimpleLink Wi-Fi

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Key integration

On-board in-circuit debug interface (ICDI) First LaunchPad offering out-of-the-box internet connectivity Integrated ARM® Cortex®-M4 MCU with peripherals
USB 2.0 device interface Low-cost, feature-rich platform for cloud-enabled applications Wi-Fi® network processor with integrated TCP/IP stack, HTTP server, and many other internet protocols
Hibernation module Supports multiple endpoints and communication stacks for embedded gateways and controls Embedded crypto engine with 256-bit encryption, secure boot, WPA personal and enterprise security

Specs

80 MHz 120 MHz 80MHz
256KB Flash 1MB Flash  
32KB RAM 256KB SRAM 256KB RAM
2KB EEPROM 6KB EEPROM Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n standards
On-chip ROM with drivers and boot loaders 10x I2C, 8x UART, 4x Quad-SSI STA, AP, Wi-Fi Direct roles
2x 12ch 12-bit ADCs (1MSPS) 2x 12-bit ADCs (2MSPS) Up to 256-bit encryption, personal and enterprise security
16x Motion PWM channels Advance motion control PWM module 40 channel 12-bit ADC
24x Timer/Capture/Compare/PWMs 2 quadrature encoder inputs 16-bit Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM)
3x Analog comparators 3 on-chip analog comparators 8-bit fast parallel camera
3x SPI/SSI, 4x I2c, 8x UART External peripheral & memory interface I2S audio, SDMMC, SPI, UART, I2C
USB Host/Device/OTG 10/100 Ethernet MAC+PHY  

Part Number

EK-TM4C123GXL EK-TM4C1294XL CC3200-LAUNCHXL

Featured Microcontroller

TM4C123GH6PM TM4C1294NCPDT CC3200

Links

Tool Folder Quick Start Guide Tool Folder
TivaWare™ for C Series Software Board Overview Video User's Guide
LMFlash Programmer TM4C PinMux Utility  

Hercules LaunchPads

LaunchPads

  Hercules TMS570 Series MCU Hercules RM4 Series MCU

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Key Features

Features a Hercules TMS570 series MCU designed for safety-critical transportation applications Features a Hercules RM4 series MCU designed for safety-critical industrial and medical applications
40 pin BoosterPack Connector 40 pin BoosterPack Connector
Footprint for an additional header (not populated) to bring out all MCU pins Footprint for an additional header (not populated) to bring out all MCU pins

Specs

80 MHz 100 MHz
384 KB ECC Flash 384 KB ECC Flash
32 KB ECC RAM 32 KB ECC RAM
16KB ECC Flash for EEPROM emulation 16KB ECC Flash for EEPROM emulation
19 pin programmable High-End Timer (N2HET) 19 pin programmable High-End Timer (N2HET)
16ch 12-bit multi-buffered ADC 16ch 12-bit multi-buffered ADC
Multi-buffered SPI Multi-buffered SPI
LIN/SCI (UART) LIN/SCI (UART)
eQEP - Enhanced Quadrature Encoder Pulse Module eQEP - Enhanced Quadrature Encoder Pulse Module
GIO pins GIO pins
Two CAN Controller (DCAN) modules Two CAN Controller (DCAN) modules

Part Number

LAUNCHXL-TMS57004 LAUNCHXL-RM42

Featured Microcontroller

  RM42L432

Links

Tool Folder Tool Folder
HW Design Files HW Design Files
Out-of-box software Out-of-box software
Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide

Join the LaunchPad Ecosystem

BoosterPack plug-in modules can really help your LaunchPad-based projects soar. These innovative tools plug in to the header pins on the LaunchPad and allow to you to explore different applications that your favorite TI MCU can enable.

There is a broad range of application-specific BoosterPacks available from both Texas Instruments and third parties, including capacitive touch, wireless sensing, LED lighting control and much, much more. BoosterPacks are available in 20- and 40-pin variants and multiple BoosterPacks can plug into a single LaunchPad to greatly enhance the functionality of your design. Browse the BoosterPacks below to find the one that's right for you.

Select a BoosterPack

Part Number Description Manufacturer Buy Now
296-37769-ND BOOSTER PACK CC3100 WI-FI & LOT Texas Instruments
296-35617-ND BOOSTERPACK EVM Texas Instruments
296-34798-ND BOOSTER PACK LED C2000 Texas Instruments
296-30144-ND RF BOOSTERPACK CC110L Texas Instruments
296-28358-ND CAP TOUCH BOOSTER FOR LAUNCH PAD Texas Instruments
296-36889-ND RF BOOSTERPACK RF EVM ADAPTER  Texas Instruments
TPL0401EVM-ND I2C DIGITAL POTENTIOMETER Texas Instruments
TPL0501EVM-ND SPI DIGITAL POTENTIOMETER Texas Instruments
296-35887-ND BOOSTER PACK ADP BOARD TMP006   Texas Instruments
296-30374-ND KIT EVAL AUD BOOSTER PACK C5000 Texas Instruments
296-35762-ND BOOSTER PACK SENSOR Texas Instruments
813-1039-ND BOARD ADD-ON BOOSTERPACK NFC DLP Design
1249-1000-ND BOARD EVAL BLUETOOTH CC2541 Emmoco Inc
BP-EDUC-01-ND EDUCATIONAL BOOSTERPACK MSP430 Circuitco Electronics LLC
1188-1033-ND MSP430 LAUNCHPAD ADD-ON BOARD Olimex LTD
1188-1078-ND MSP430 TI LAUNCHPAD ADD-ON BOARD Olimex LTD
1173-1131-ND CC2530 ZIGBEE BOOSTERPACK Anaren
1173-1128-ND CC2530 ZIGBEE BOOSTERPACK W/ RANGE EXTENDER Anaren
859-1003-ND INDUCTIVE CHARGING EVAL KIT   Cymbet Corporation
859-1012-ND ENERCHIP CC SEH EVAL KIT   Cymbet Corporation
859-1013-ND ENERCHIP EP ENERGY HARVEST EVAL   Cymbet Corporation

 

Energia: Open Source Code Composer Studio Third Party Software

Open source and community-driven! Energia is a simple, code-editing tool with a built-in serial monitor. Compile and download your code directly the LaunchPad. Energia is supported by a robust framework of intuitive APIs, function calls and a large repository of code examples. It currently supports MSP430 devices.

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Code Composer Studio (CCS) is TI's software development environment for writing and debugging your code that supports all LaunchPad kits! Code Composer Studio supports all of TI's embedded processing portfolio providing a consistent development experience. CCS provides a complete, professional environment with full debug capability. Free evaluation versions are available.

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The LaunchPad ecosystem is also supported by a growing ecosystem of third party and community-driven software tools.

To see the available software solutions for each LaunchPad, explore the tabs above to learn more about any specific LaunchPad.

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