LAUNCHXL-RM42

Hercules RM42x LaunchPad Development Kit

LAUNCHXL-RM42

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Overview

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)

  • RM42L432 LaunchPad Evaluation board
  • USB micro cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Hercules MCUs for functional safety
RM41L232 16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F RM42L432 16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F
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Development kit

LAUNCHXL-RM42 – Hercules RM42x LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

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Design files

RM42x LaunchPad Schematic SPRR404.PDF (135 KB) RM42x LaunchPad BOM SPRR406.ZIP (14 KB) RM42x LaunchPad Gerber Files SPRCAI9.ZIP (281 KB) RM42x LaunchPad PCB Layout SPRR405.ZIP (81 KB)

Related design resources

Software development

CODE EXAMPLE OR DEMO
HERCULES_SAFETY_MCU_DEMOSHercules Safety MCU Demos
DRIVER OR LIBRARY
HERCULES-DSPLIBHercules™ Safety MCU Cortex™-R4 CMSIS DSP Library
IDE, CONFIGURATION, COMPILER OR DEBUGGER
CCSTUDIOCode Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
HALCOGENHardware Abstraction Layer Code Generator for Hercules MCUs
HET_IDEHigh End Timer (HET)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING TOOL
NOWECCECC generation tool
UNIFLASHUniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™

Design tools & simulation

CALCULATION TOOL
FMZPLL_CALCULATORFMzPLL Configuration Tool

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