TI offers an extensive line of development tools. Some of the tools and software to evaluate the performance of the device, generate code, and develop solutions are listed below. To view all available tools and software for C2000™ real-time control MCUs, visit the Tools & software for C2000™ real-time control MCUs page.
InstaSPIN-MOTION (and InstaSPIN-FOC) enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad
The InstaSPIN-MOTION (and InstaSPIN-FOC) enabled C2000™ Piccolo LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help you leap right into the world of motor control using the InstaSPIN-MOTION™ or InstaSPIN-FOC™ solution. The LaunchPad is based on the Piccolo TMS320F28069M with unique features such as 256KB of onboard flash, 12-bit ADC, I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, dual Encoder support and InstaSPIN libraries in on-chip execute only ROM memory. The LaunchPad includes many board hardware features such as an integrated isolated XDS100v2 JTAG emulator for easy programming and debugging. The LaunchPad works with various BoosterPacks, but specifically BOOSTXL-DRV8301 and BOOSTXL-DRV8305EVM motor drive BoosterPacks for InstaSPIN-FOC and InstaSPIN-MOTION based systems. With the InstaSPIN™ solutions, either or both of the BoosterPacks can be controlled with a single LaunchPad.
F28069 Piccolo controlCARD
The C2000 controlCARDs from Texas Instruments are ideal products for OEMs to use for initial software development and short-run builds for system prototypes, test stands, and many other projects that require easy access to high-performance controllers. The controlCARDs are complete board-level modules that use an industry-standard DIMM form factor to provide a low-profile, single-board controller solution. All of the C2000 controlCARDs use the same 100-pin connector footprint to provide the analog and digital I/Os onboard controller and are completely interchangeable. The host system must provide only a single 5-V power rail to the controlCARD for it to function fully.
F28069 Piccolo Experimenter Kit
The C2000 experimenter kits from Texas Instruments are ideal products for OEMs to use for initial device exploration and testing. The Piccolo F28069 Experimenter Kit has a docking station that features onboard USB JTAG emulation, access to all controlCARD signals, breadboard areas, and RS-232 and JTAG connectors. Each kit contains an F28069 controlCARD. The controlCARD is a complete board-level module that uses an industry-standard DIMM form factor to provide a low-profile, single-board controller solution. The kit is complete with Code Composer Studio IDE and USB cable.
controlSUITE™ Software Suite: Essential Software and Development Tools for C2000™ Microcontrollers
controlSUITE™ for C2000 microcontrollers is a cohesive set of software infrastructure and software tools designed to minimize software development time.
Code Composer Studio™ (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C2000 Microcontrollers
Code Composer Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) that supports TI's Microcontroller and Embedded Processors portfolio. CCS comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes an optimizing C/C++ compiler, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, and many other features. The intuitive IDE provides a single user interface taking the user through each step of the application development flow. Familiar tools and interfaces let users get started faster than ever before. CCS combines the advantages of the Eclipse software framework with advanced embedded debug capabilities from TI resulting in a compelling feature-rich development environment for embedded developers.
Pin Mux Tool
The Pin Mux Utility is a software tool which provides a Graphical User Interface for configuring pin multiplexing settings, resolving conflicts and specifying I/O cell characteristics for TI MPUs.
UniFlash Standalone Flash Tool
UniFlash is a standalone tool used to program on-chip flash memory through a GUI, command line, or scripting interface.
Various models are available for download from the product Tools & Software pages. These include I/O Buffer Information Specification (IBIS) Models and Boundary-Scan Description Language (BSDL) Models. To view all available models, visit the Models section of the Tools & Software page for each device, which can be found in Table 8-1.
InstaSPIN-FOC LaunchPad and BoosterPack
This 6-part series provides information about the C2000 InstaSPIN-FOC Motor Control LaunchPad Development Kit and BoosterPack Plug-in Module.
The InstaSPIN-FOC enabled C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help you enter the world of sensorless motor control using the InstaSPIN-FOC solution.
C2000™ Architecture and Peripherals
The C2000 family of microcontrollers contains a unique mix of innovative and cutting-edge peripherals along with a very capable C28x core. This video describes the core architecture and every peripheral offered on C2000 devices.