AUSTIN, Texas, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arming developers with more software and tool options, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the availability of its newest Stellaris microcontroller (MCU) Robotic Evaluation Platform (EVALBOT). The new mini-robot platform within TI's embedded processing portfolio provides developers the flexibility to choose from a variety of software tool chains so they can fully access the features of the Stellaris Cortex-M3 MCU in their preferred environment. The updated Stellaris EVALBOT is also preloaded with a StellarisWare® application, and the kits now include more example projects in source code, including a demo that enables developers to more easily experiment with the kit's expansion port that supports TI wireless evaluation modules. With EVALBOT, developers can experience the Stellaris MCU in a real-world application that leverages the processor's integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC/PHY, USB On-The-Go, CAN, and motion control capabilities. For more information, go to www.ti.com/evalbot-2-pr-tf or for a video overview, go to www.ti.com/evalbot-2-pr-v.
Stellaris EVALBOT features and benefits (EK-EVALBOT)
- 80 MHz Stellaris LM3S9B92 MCU with 256K flash, 96K SRAM, StellarisWare® software in ROM, as well as integrated Ethernet, USB On-the-Go (OTG)/Host/Device and CAN
- Multiple tool chains supported, including Keil MDK-ARM, IAR EWARM, TI Code Composer Studio, Code Red Technologies Red Suite, CodeSourcery SourceryG++ and generic GNU
- Example display, audio and motor control software projects based on the extensive StellarisWare code base for putting concepts into practice
- Expansion port supports TI wireless modules and end customer extensions
- Chronos-SimpliciTI demo software enables wireless control of the robotic platform when coupled with TI's CC1101EM Low-Power RF module and eZ430-Chronos watch
- Two DC gear-motors provide drive and steering, opto-sensors that detect wheel rotation with 45 degree resolution, and sensors for "bump" detection
- TI motor drivers, voltage regulators, audio codec, interface and logic devices for easy evaluation of the complete signal chain
- Bright 96 x 6 blue OLED display and on-board speaker
- Debugging requires only a single USB cable (included)
From general purpose, ultra-low power MSP430™ MCUs, to Stellaris ARM Cortex-M-based 32-bit MCUs and high performance, real-time control TMS320C2000™ MCUs, TI offers the broadest range of microcontroller solutions. Designers can accelerate time to market by tapping into TI's complete embedded processing software and hardware tools, extensive third-party offerings and technical support.
Pricing and availability
The Stellaris Robotic Evaluation Board is priced at $149 US and can be purchased at www.ti.com/evalbot-2-pr-es.
Find out more about TI's Stellaris EVALBOT and MCUs:
- Stellaris EVALBOT: www.ti.com/evalbot-2-pr-tf
- EVALBOT video overview: www.ti.com/evalbot-2-pr-v
- Stellaris LM3S9B92 MCU: www.ti.com/evalbot-2-b92-pr-pf
- Stellaris wireless kits: www.ti.com/evalbot-2-wireless-pr-tf
- Stellaris MCUs: www.ti.com/evalbot-2-stellaris-pr-lp
- TI's microcontrollers: www.ti.com/evalbot-2-mcu-pr-lp
- TI eStore (EVALBOT): www.ti.com/evalbot-2-bot-pr-es
About Texas Instruments
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