Microcontrollers (MCU)

TM4C12x – Applications

Control + Automation microcontrollers bring the power of control, application management and connectivity to industrial applications. This microcontroller platform features the TM4x platform, which is brings together the ARM Cortex M4F with compelling connectivity and communication peripherals and the C28x + ARM core, which provides an architecture capable to handling control loops, host management and communication tasks efficiently. Control + Automation microcontrollers are enabling many end equipments such as HMI, automation and process control, high-end digital power, high -end solar inverters and much more.

IoT gateway

High performance TM4C12x microcontrollers (MCUs) are widely used for Internet of Things (IoT) gateway applications. TM4C12x MCUs are the industry's first ARM® Cortex®-M4F-based MCUs with integrated Ethernet MAC+PHY, enabling customers to create highly connected products bridging the cloud.TM4C12x ARM Cortex-M4F-based TI MCUs offer rich connectivity and communication peripherals, hardware encryption accelerators, up to 120 MHz CPU speed with scalable memory and package options, industry-leading analog integration and extensive software solutions.


Internet of things

Factory control and automation

TM4C12x microcontrollers (MCUs) are ideal for applications requiring system automation and process control. They are some of the only ARM Cortex-M-based MCUs with both an integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY that supports 1588. The TM4C12x MCUs stand out amongst competition as the best-suited MCU series for factory automation and process control applications. TM4C MCUs also include essential features such as performance analog, dual CAN 2.0 ports, extended temperature support, PWM modules and extensive serial connectivity.


Factory automation

Building automation

From enhancing security to reducing energy and maintenance costs, ARM Cortex-M4F based TM4C12x microcontrollers (MCUs) with scalable memory offer a wide range of peripherals to implement innovative technologies for the monitor and control of intelligent buildings and smart homes.


Building sensor lights

Smart grid and energy

The smart grid market includes metering and sub-metering devices, as well as gateways, data concentrators and data collectors that collect information from the metering units. TI's TM4C12x microcontrollers (MCUs) push intelligence to the edge of the grid by integrating, organizing and aggregating information from e-meters to ease peak power demand, reduce energy costs and increase comfort through home automation.

Smart grid market

Motor drive and control

Motor Control is a key application space for TM4C MCUs. TM4C12x MCUs feature deterministic performance and IP specially designed for simultaneous advanced motioncontrol and real-time connectivity. These microcontrollers include up to 16 full channels of control with deadband generators and shoot-through protection for applications such as three-phase inverter bridges. Fault-condition handling in hardware quickly provides low-latency shutdown and synchronization of timers to enable precise alignment of all edges.

Motor Drive

Human machine interface

Enabled with a built-in LCD controller and the TivaWare™ software for C-Series Graphics Library, TM4C12x series microcontrollers (MCUs) provide the fastest time-to-market for any dot-matrix, OLED, VFD or LCD display.


  • Thermostats
  • Home appliances
  • Industrial HMI
Human machine interface