Hercules RM42x LaunchPad Development Kit
LAUNCHXL-RM42
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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.

Features
  • 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)

What's Included

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

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LAUNCHXL-RM42:
Hercules RM42x LaunchPad Evaluation Kit

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Technical documentation
Datasheet (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 8220 30 Jun 2015
PDF 8222 30 Jun 2015
Errata (4)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 113 31 May 2016
PDF 114 31 May 2016
PDF 123 31 May 2016
PDF 123 31 May 2016
User guides (3)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 6890 01 Mar 2018
PDF 6889 01 Mar 2018
Multiple Files   03 May 2017
White papers (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 847 12 May 2015
Design files (4)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 14 17 May 2019
ZIP 81 17 May 2019
ZIP 281 17 May 2019
PDF 135 17 May 2019
More literature (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 65 02 Jan 2019
PDF 572 24 Jul 2013

Software development (7)

Name Part Number Software Type
Hercules Safety MCU Demos  HERCULES_SAFETY_MCU_DEMOS  Code examples & demos 
Hercules™ Safety MCU Cortex™-R4 CMSIS DSP Library  HERCULES-DSPLIB  Drivers & libraries 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE)  CCSTUDIO  IDEs, configuration, compilers & debuggers 
Hardware Abstraction Layer Code Generator for Hercules MCUs  HALCOGEN  IDEs, configuration, compilers & debuggers 
High End Timer (HET)  HET_IDE  IDEs, configuration, compilers & debuggers 
ECC generation tool  NOWECC  Programming tools 
UniFlash stand-alone flash tool for microcontrollers, Sitara™; processors and SimpleLink™  UNIFLASH  Programming tools 

Design tools & simulation (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
FMzPLL Configuration Tool  FMZPLL_CALCULATOR  Calculation tools 

TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
RM41L232  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
RM42L432  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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