C2000™ 32-bit microcontrollers are
optimized for processing, sensing, and actuation to improve closed-loop performance in
real-time control applications such as
inverters and digital power;
vehicles and transportation;
and signal processing. The C2000 line includes the
performance MCUs and the
The TMS320F2837xD is a powerful 32-bit floating-point microcontroller unit (MCU)
designed for advanced closed-loop control applications such as
inverters and digital power;
vehicles and transportation; and
and signal processing. To accelerate application development, the
DigitalPower software development
kit (SDK) for C2000 MCUs and
the MotorControl software
development kit (SDK) for C2000™ MCUs are available. The F2837xD supports a new
dual-core C28x architecture that significantly boosts system performance. The integrated analog and
control peripherals also let designers consolidate control architectures and eliminate
multiprocessor use in high-end systems.
The dual real-time control subsystems are based on TI’s 32-bit C28x floating-point
CPUs, which provide 200 MHz of signal processing performance in each core. The C28x
CPUs are further boosted by the new TMU accelerator, which enables fast execution of algorithms
with trigonometric operations common in transforms and torque loop calculations; and the VCU
accelerator, which reduces the time for complex math operations common in encoded applications.
The F2837xD microcontroller family features two CLA real-time control coprocessors. The
CLA is an independent 32-bit floating-point processor that runs at the same speed as the main CPU.
The CLA responds to peripheral triggers and executes code concurrently with the main C28x CPU. This
parallel processing capability can effectively double the computational performance of a real-time
control system. By using the CLA to service time-critical functions, the main C28x CPU is free to
perform other tasks, such as communications and diagnostics. The dual C28x+CLA architecture enables
intelligent partitioning between various system tasks. For example, one C28x+CLA core can be used
to track speed and position, while the other C28x+CLA core can be used to control torque and
The TMS320F2837xD supports up to 1MB (512KW) of onboard flash memory with error
correction code (ECC) and up to 204KB (102KW) of SRAM. Two 128-bit secure zones are also available
on each CPU for code protection.
Performance analog and control peripherals are also integrated on the F2837xD MCU to
further enable system consolidation. Four independent 16-bit ADCs provide precise and efficient
management of multiple analog signals, which ultimately boosts system throughput. The new
sigma-delta filter module (SDFM) works in conjunction with the sigma-delta modulator to enable
isolated current shunt measurements. The Comparator Subsystem (CMPSS) with windowed comparators
allows for protection of power stages when current limit conditions are exceeded or not met. Other
analog and control peripherals include DACs, PWMs, eCAPs, eQEPs, and other peripherals.
Peripherals such as EMIFs, CAN modules
(ISO 11898-1/CAN 2.0B-compliant), and a new uPP interface extend the
connectivity of the F2837xD. The uPP interface is a new feature of the C2000™ MCUs and supports high-speed parallel connection to FPGAs or other
processors with similar uPP interfaces. Lastly, a USB 2.0 port with MAC and PHY lets users easily
add universal serial bus (USB) connectivity to their application.
To learn more about the C2000 MCUs, visit the C2000 Overview at