Hercules RM42x LaunchPad Development Kit
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- Hercules RM42x LaunchPad Quick Start Guide
(PDF 572 KB)
24 Jul 2013
- RM42L432 16- and 32-Bit RISC Flash Microcontroller datasheet (Rev. B)
(PDF 8222 KB)
30 Jun 2015
The Hercules™ RM42 LaunchPad™ is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help users evaluate and get started on development with Hercules microcontroller platform. The Launchpad Development Kit is based on the IEC 61508 SIL 3 certified RM42L432, which is a dual core lock-step ARM® Cortex®-R4 based MCU with features like 12-bit ADC, HET with programmable timer pins, eQEP, MibSPI and serial communication interfaces. Hercules RM MCUs can help reduce the development effort of IEC 61508 functional safety applications.
The LaunchPad comes pre-programmed with Hercules Safety MCU Demo enabling users to easily learn about the key safety, data acquisition and control features of the Hercules MCU platform.
The LaunchPad features on-board emulation for programming and debugging, on-board buttons, LEDs and ambient light sensor & the standard 40 pin BoosterPack-compatible expansion header to support a wide range of plug-in modules for added functionality such as displays & more.
Find additional information on LaunchPad Development Kits, supported BoosterPacks and available resources at ti.com/launchpad. Visit the LaunchPad Wiki for software downloads and other resources. Explore different applications on your LaunchPad Development Kit with BoosterPack plug-in modules.
- USB powered
- On board USB XDS100v2 JTAG debug
- On board SCI to PC serial communication
- Two LEDs
- Reset switches
- Ambient light sensor
- 40 pin BoosterPack XL Header
- Footprint for an expansion header (not populated) to bring out all MCU Pins
- External high-speed emulation via 14-pin TI-JTAG header (not populated)
Functional safety training series
This 4-part training series will provide you information to help ease the development of your IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 functional safety applications.
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