InstaSPIN™-FOC enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad


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The C2000™ Piccolo LaunchPad is an inexpensive, modular, and fun evaluation platform, enabling you to dive into real-time, closed-loop control development with Texas Instruments’ C2000™ 32-bit microcontroller family. This platform provides a great starting point for development of many common power electronics applications, including motor control, digital power supplies, solar inverters, digital LED lighting, precision sensing, and more.

To view all available C2000 LaunchPads and BoosterPacks, visit the C2000 LaunchPad site.

Hardware Features

This C2000 LaunchPad is based around the C2000 InstaSPIN™ TMS320F28027F MCU, which features InstaSPIN™-FOC motor control technology, 60 MIPS processing core, 64 KB integrated flash, 8 PWM channels with high resolution capability, 12-bit 4.6 MSPS ADC, capture interface, serial connectivity, and more.

Included InstaSPIN-FOC technology on the TMS320F28027F MCU brings instant sensorless FOC motor control to all skill levels of designers. With InstaSPIN-FOC technology, designers can auto-identify, auto-tune, and fully control any type of three phase, variable speed, sensorless motor control system in minutes. Learn more about InstaSPIN products and technology at the InstaSPIN web portal.

The LaunchPad board includes an isolated XDS100 JTAG emulator facilitating easy programming and debugging, 40 PCB pins providing easy access to the TMS320F28027F processor, convenient reset and programmable buttons, and more. Plus, with the BoosterPack ecosystem, designers can expand the functionality of the C2000 LaunchPad hardware to explore specific application use-cases.

Software Features

For general development with the LAUNCHXL-F28027F LaunchPad, a free download of the C2000 MCU family’s controlSUITE™ software suite provides software example code, libraries, drivers, and more.  Plus, for motor-based development with InstaSPIN-FOC technology, a free download of the MotorWare™ software suite provides added motor development modules and InstaSPIN-FOC sensorless motor control projects. Finally, users get access to an unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) for software development with the C2000 InstaSPIN TMS320F28027F microcontroller.

Getting Started

Getting started with your C2000 LaunchPad is easy. Simply download the Quick Start Guide and to jump into development with the LAUNCHXL-F28027F LaunchPad. The C2000 LaunchPad Wiki also provides a great resource for using the LaunchPad.

Recommended BoosterPacks

With the BOOSTXL-DRV8301 or BOOSTXL-DRV8305EVM  BoosterPack combined with the C2000 LAUNCHXL-F28027F LaunchPad, you can take full advantage of TI’s InstaSPIN-FOC sensorless motor control solution. Purchase below.

MathWorks Support

Learn more about MathWorks support on C2000 real-time control devices.


What's Included

  • InstaSPIN™-FOC enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad Evaluation BOard (LAUNCHXL-F28027F)
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Get to Know C2000 Microcontrollers

C2000 MCUs enable uncompromising performance for various real-time control applications like motor control, digital power supplies, and solar.

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InstaSPIN-FOC enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad


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DRV8305N 3-Phase Motor Drive BoosterPack Evaluation Module


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User guides (4)
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PDF 894 14 Jan 2015 4,200
PDF 422 06 Jan 2014 5,931
PDF 4147 31 Oct 2013 3,803
PDF 394 22 Aug 2013 2,635
Selection guides (1)
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PDF 10478 25 Sep 2015 6,054
Solution guides (2)
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PDF 2245 19 Jan 2016 2,867
PDF 2295 19 Jan 2016 4,103
More literature (2)
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PDF 1116 16 Apr 2014 602
PDF 6175 08 Oct 2013 2,389

Software (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
MotorWare™ Software  MOTORWARE  Application Software & Frameworks 
controlSUITE™ Software Suite: Essential Software and Development Tools for C2000™ Microcontrollers  CONTROLSUITE  Software Libraries 

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (7)

Name Part Number Tool Type
GUI Composer Runtime Installation and Webapp for Universal InstaSPIN-FOC GUI  INSTASPINFOCMOTORWAREGUI  Development Kits 
DRV8305N 3-Phase Motor Drive BoosterPack Evaluation Module  BOOSTXL-DRV8305EVM  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
High Voltage Motor Control Kit with InstaSPIN-FOC and InstaSPIN-MOTION enabled Piccolo MCU  TMDSHVMTRINSPIN  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
InstaSPIN-MOTION (and InstaSPIN-FOC) enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad  LAUNCHXL-F28069M  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
Motor Drive BoosterPack featuring DRV8301 and NexFET™ MOSFETs  BOOSTXL-DRV8301  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
Three Phase BLDC & PMSM Motor Kit with DRV8301 and InstaSPIN-enabled Piccolo TMS320F28069M MCU  DRV8301-69M-KIT  Evaluation Modules & Boards 
Three Phase BLDC Motor Kit with DRV8312 and InstaSPIN-Enabled Piccolo TMS320F28069M MCU  DRV8312-69M-KIT  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
TMS320F28026F  Piccolo Microcontroller with InstaSPIN-FOC  Real-time Control 
TMS320F28027F  Piccolo Microcontroller with InstaSPIN-FOC  Real-time Control 

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