Microcontrollers (MCU)

TM4C12x – Tools & software

Control + Automation microcontrollers bring the power of control, application management and connectivity to industrial applications. This microcontroller platform features TM4C MCUs, which 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.

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Kits and evaluation modules for TM4C12x MCUs

Explore TM4C12x development kits, evaluation kits, BoosterPack plug-in modules and more.

Development kits

TM4C12x development kits are designed for the users that want to explore the full features of TM4C12x devices. These kits bring out all unused GPIO to pin-headers, displays and even BoosterPack plug-in modules connections for providing out-of-the-box extensibility . Grab your development kit for the TM4C123x or TM4C129x series today!

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DK-TM4C129X Development Kit Versatile engineering platform that highlights the 120-MHz TM4C12x TM4C129XNCZAD ARM® Cortex®-M4 based microcontroller Order Now
DK-TM4C123G Development Kit Compact and versatile evaluation platform for the TM4C12x TM4C123G ARM Cortex-M4-based microcontroller Order Now

Evaluation kits

Get started with the TM4C12x using the LaunchPad™ development kit from Texas Instruments. These low-cost kits provide developers with everything they need to start designing new applications. The award-winning TM4C123x LaunchPad development kit and the new Connected LaunchPad development kit are an ideal introduction to the world of ARM Cortex-M4 microcontrollers.

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TM4C129E Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit EK-TM4C129EXL Powered by hardware encryption accelerator-enabled MCUs, the Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit enables you to develop high performance, data protected, connected Internet of Things (IoT) applications for a secure cloud connection, building/factory automation and smart grid to industrial controls. Order Now
TM4C129x Connected LaunchPad development kit EK-TM4C1294XL The first LaunchPad development kit to feature out-of-the-box internet connectivity. The design highlights the TM4C1294NCPDT MCU with 120-MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCU with Ethernet MAC+PHY, 1MB Flash, 256KB SRAM and much more.
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TM4C123x LaunchPad development kit EK-TM4C123GXL An easy and inexpensive way to develop applications for the TM4C123GH6PM microcontroller. Contains a USB 2.0 device interface, hibernation module, 12-bit ADC, MC PWMs and programmable user buttons. Order Now

BoosterPack plug-in modules

BoosterPack plug-in modules can take your LaunchPad development kit-based projects even farther. These innovative and practical tools plug in to the header pins on the TM4C123x LaunchPad development kit and enable to you to investigate different applications built with your TM4C12x MCU.

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Sensor Hub BoosterPack plug-in module
Sensor Hub BoosterPack
Demonstrates the mathematical and computational capabilities of the TM4C12x microcontroller.
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Sensor Hub BoosterPack plug-in module Bundle
Sensor Hub BoosterPack plug-in module and TM4C12x TM4C123G LaunchPad development kit Bundle
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LaunchPad development kit BoosterPack plug-in modules
Learn more about LaunchPad development kit BoosterPack plug-in modules!

Development tools for TM4C12x microcontrollers

TM4C12x ARM Cortex-M MCUs offer designers the freedom and flexibility to develop applications in the environment of choice; the software has been compiled and proven on a number of separate IDEs. Most users who are familiar with development can get started in 10 minutes or less. Start your new project now with these development tools and toolchains.

Code Composer Studio IDE

World-class IDE for development and debug of embedded applications using TI microcontrollers, ARM and/or DSP processors. Includes compilers for each of TI's device families, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators, real-time operating system, and more.

KEIL Tools by ARM

Includes debuggers, real-time kernels, and emulators. Features RealView® Compilation Tools: C/C++ Compiler, Macro Assembler, and Linker.

IAR Systems

Completely integrated development environment with project manager, editor, build tools and debugger. Highly optimizing C and C++ compiler for ARM.

Atollic TrueSTUDIO

Atollic TrueSTUDIO is a commercially enhanced C/C++ IDE based on open source components with powerful professional extensions, features and utilities.

Sourcery CodeBench from Mentor Embedded

Includes compilers, run-time libraries, source- and assembly-level debugger, and more.


GCC support for TivaWare provides customers with development platform flexibility. Available OpenOCD (version 0.7.0+) support for debugging with TI’s In-Circuit Debug Interface (ICDI).

Software for TM4C12x microcontrollers

TivaWare software for TM4C12x MCUs is an extensive suite of software tools designed to simplify and speed development of TM4C12x-based microcontroller applications. All TivaWare software for TM4C12x MCUs has a free license and allows royalty-free use so users can create and build full-function, easy-to-maintain code. TivaWare sotware for TM4C12x MCUs is written entirely in C to make development and deployment efficient and easy.

TivaWare software

  • Royalty-free libraries (Peripheral, USB, Graphics)
  • Kit-and peripheral-specific code examples
  • Speeds design and development
  • Written entirely in C

TivaWare software

All royalty-free, the TivaWare software for TM4C12x MCU libraries offer users the flexibility of working with sample applications or the freedom to create their own projects. The Graphics Library includes a set of graphics primitives and a widget set for creating graphical user interfaces on TM4C12x-based microcontroller boards that have a graphical display. The Peripheral Driver Library offers an extensive set of functions for controlling the peripherals found on various TM4C MCU devices. The USB Library quickly enables efficient USB host, USB device and USB on-the-go operation.


TivaWare software for TM4C12x MCU utilities make it easier to work with your applications and designs. The TI PinMux Utility helps users generate custom schematics symbols for TM4C12x MCUs for customized applications. The LMFlash Programmer enables users to load software to TM4C MCU development and evaluation boards more easily. Use the TM4C MCU ICDI Drivers to program and debug the TM4C microcontroller on a TM4C12x MCU evaluation board.

RTOS Solutions


  • Scalable RTOS includes real-time kernel, TCP/IP, USB, and FAT file system
  • Completely free for development and production
  • Works with Code Composer Studio IDE, IAR and GCC development tools
  • Board support packages and device drivers for TM4C129x MCU evaluation boards

Express Logic, Inc.

  • ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS), FileX File System, NetX Network Stack, USBX USB Host/Device, and GUIX Graphics
  • Over 2 billion deployments of ThreadX
  • Small size, high performance, easy to use
  • Full source code, royalty-free licensing
Express Logic


  • Market leading RTOS with more than 105,000 downloads per year
  • Professionally developed, quality controlled, supported, robust, and completely free
  • Optional commercial licenses and support
  • Enables use of very low cost embTCP TCP/IP library products from Interniche

Micrium - The RTOS of Things

  • High performance, reliable, small footprint RTOS kernels
  • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6), USB (Host and Device), Bluetooth®, CAN and Modbus stacks
  • Embedded file system and GUI
  • Standalone Windows-based Graphical Live Watch tool (µC/Probe)
  • RTOS Event Analyzer tool (µC/Trace)
Micro Digital, Inc.


  • Small footprint, high performance RTOS/MiddleWare embOS, embOS/IP, emUSB, emFile
  • GUI software emWin
  • Free evaluation software for TM4C12x
  • J-Link - market leading debug probe for ARM cores (JTAG/SWD)
  • Flasher - standalone production and service programming tools

CMX Systems, Inc.

  • Small ROM/RAM RTOSes, high performance, fully preemptive
  • TCP/IP stacks (IPv4 & IPv6) with most add-on protocols available
  • Full source code, no royalties, low cost
  • Kernel Awareness available
CMX Systems, Inc.

Micro Digital, Inc.

  • SMX RTOS: multitasking kernel, TCP/IP (IPv4/6), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/i/n, USB H/D/O, flash file systems, GUI, IEEE 754 floating point
  • Many drivers and optional components, including security (WPA2, SSL/SSH, SNMPv3)
  • Superior multitasking kernel with advanced features and graphical analysis tools
  • No royalty, full source code licensing
Micro Digital, Inc.

InterNiche Technologies Networking Software

  • TCP/IP v4/v6, SNMP, HTTP, routing, streaming and security modules
  • Available in flexible source or low cost object libraries
  • Pre-integrated with TivaWare and Code Composer Studio
  • Runs on RTOS, scheduler or superloop
InterNiche Technologies Networking Software