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Friday, March 07, 2014
Texas Instruments Releases $20 Mini Computer
Texas Instruments (TI) has added the IoT-capable LaunchPad to its microcontroller (MCU) LaunchPad ecosystem - the Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad.
At $19.99, this Internet of Things (IoT) platform enables engineers to prototype a wide range of cloud-enabled applications.
The platform features the TM4C1294NCPDT microcontroller with an on-chip 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY, USB 2.0, hibernation module, motion control pulse-width modulation and a multitude of simultaneous serial connectivity.
The TM4C1294NCPDT MCU is a 120MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 CPU with floating point, 1MB Flash and 256KB SRAM.
The Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad contains two BoosterPack XL plug-in interfaces. These interfaces allow designers to connect to a wide range of compatible BoosterPacks, providing the capability to expand application reach with sensors, displays, wireless modules and more.
Example applications include sensor gateways, home automation controllers, industrial communication/control networks, or cloud-enabled gadgets/appliances.
The Tiva C Series Connected LaunchPad (EK-TM4C1294XL) is available for $19.99 USD through the TI estore and licensed TI distributors.
TI's new product follows the January releases of Intel's low-power chip called Edison for wearable devices and Freescale's Warp board, which has similar expansion functionality.