Hercules TMS570LS12x LaunchPad Development Kit
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The Hercules™ TMS570LS12 LaunchPad™ Development Kit is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help you get started quickly in evaluating and developing with the Hercules microcontroller platform. The LaunchPad Development Kit is based on the IEC 61508 SIL 3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D certified TMS570LS1224, which is a lockstep ARM® Cortex®-R4F based MCU with integrated safety features and peripherals such as two 12-bit ADCs, programmable High-End timers, motor control peripherals (eQEP, eCAP, ePWM), USB, Ethernet, MibSPI and serial communication interfaces. Hercules TMS570 MCUs can help reduce the development effort of ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 functional safety applications.

The LauchPad features on-board emulation for programming and debugging, push buttons, LEDs and ambient light sensor & two standard 40 pin BoosterPack expansion connectors (only one header is populated) to support a wide range of plug-in BoosterPack modules for added functionality such as displays, wireless sensors & more.

This LaunchPad comes pre-programmed with a demo code enabling users to easily learn about the key safety, data acquisition and control features of the Hercules MCU platform. Find more information about this demo at http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/LAUNCHXL2_TMS57012:_Project_1

Find additional information on LaunchPad Development Kits, supported BoosterPacks and available resources at ti.com/launchpad. Visit the LAUNCHXL2-TMS57012 Wiki for software downloads including Ethernet connectivity using lwIP  and other resources. Explore different applications on your LaunchPad Development Kit with BoosterPack plug-in modules.

  • USB powered and capability for external 5v supply
  • On board USB XDS110 debug
  • On board SCI to PC serial communication
  • User programmable push buttons
  • Reset switches
  • LEDs and Ambient light sensor
  • Two 40 pin BoosterPack XL Headers (only one populated)
  • Footprint for expansion headers (not populated) to bring out all MCU Pins
  • External high-speed emulation via 14-pin TI-JTAG header (not populated)

What's Included

  • TMS570LS12x LaunchPad Evaluation board
  • USB micro cable
  • Quick Start Guide

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ACTIVE v1.0   04 DEC 2014   PC   Microsoft Windows  
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Datasheet (5)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 9895 28 Feb 2015
PDF 9820 28 Feb 2015
PDF 9819 28 Feb 2015
PDF 8893 28 Feb 2015
PDF 8892 28 Feb 2015
Application notes (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
Multiple Files   22 Mar 2015
User guides (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 13158 01 Mar 2018
Multiple Files   31 May 2017
White papers (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 847 12 May 2015
Design files (11)
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
ZIP 14 17 May 2019
ZIP 81 17 May 2019
ZIP 281 17 May 2019
PDF 136 17 May 2019
ZIP 393 17 May 2019
ZIP 471 17 May 2019
PDF 93 17 May 2019
More literature (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 334 02 Jan 2019
PDF 4309 17 Nov 2014

Software development (7)

Name Part Number Software Type
Hercules™ Safety MCU Cortex™-R4 CMSIS DSP Library  HERCULES-DSPLIB  Drivers & libraries 
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Hercules Safety MCUs  CCSTUDIO-SAFETY  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 
SafeTI Compliance Support Package for Hercules Diagnostic Library  SAFETI-HERCULES-DIAG-LIB-CSP  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 (8)

Part Number Name Product Family
TMS570LS0714  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F, Auto Q-100  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
TMS570LS0714-S  High Performance 32-bit ARM Cortex-R5 based Microcontroller  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
TMS570LS0914  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Arm Cortex-R4F, Auto Q-100  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
TMS570LS1114  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Cortex R4F, Auto Q100  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
TMS570LS1115  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Cortex R4F, Auto Q100, Flexray  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
TMS570LS1224  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Cortex R4F, Auto Q100  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
TMS570LS1225  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Cortex R4F, Auto Q100, Flexray  Microcontrollers (MCU) 
TMS570LS1227  16/32 Bit RISC Flash MCU, Cortex R4F, Auto Q100, Flexray, EMAC  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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