Hercules TMS570LS31x/21x Development Kit


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The TMS570LS31 Hercules™ Development Kit is based on the IEC 61508 SIL 3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D certified TMS570LS3137 and is ideal for getting started on development with TMS570LS31x/21x series of the Hercules TMS570 microcontroller family. The development board features RJ45 10/100 Ethernet, two CAN transceivers, an on board XDS100v2 JTAG emulator, and access to all peripheral IO pins. The kit is comprised of a development board, a mini-B USB cable, and an Ethernet cable.

Recommended software and tools from TI can be found at the links below:

  • Code Composer Studio™ IDE – Integrated development environment (debugger/compiler)
  • HALCoGen – Hardwar Abstraction Layer (peripheral drivers) Code Generator with examples
  • Hercules Safety MCU Demos – show key features of Hercules MCUs and do initial board checkout
  • HET IDE – High End Timer debugger with simulator and code examples

  • On-board USB XDS100v2 JTAG debug
  • On-board SCI-to-PC serial communication
  • External high-speed emulation via JTAG
  • Access to signal pin test points
  • LEDs, temp sensor and light sensor
  • CAN transceivers
  • MIPI connector for 32bit ETM Trace
  • RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet interface

  • TMS570LS3137 Development board
  • Type A to mini B USB cable for using on board XDS100V2 JTAG emulator
  • Flashlight for light sensor demo

Not Included 12V power supply not included. Required Specs: Voltage – Input: Universal AC input (90-260VAC) Voltage – Output: +12VDC Current – Output (max): 1.5A Polarization: Center Positive Output connector: Barrel Plug, 2.1mm I.D. x 5.5mm O.D. Example part numbers: (note: example part numbers are provided as a convenience and without warrantee) Manufacturer: XP Power Manufacture part number: VER18US120-JA (universal blade assortment included)

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* User guide TMS570LS31x Hercules Development Kit (HDK) User's Guide (Rev. C) 01 Nov 2018
* Data sheet TMS570LS3137 16- and 32-Bit RISC Flash Microcontroller datasheet (Rev. C) PDF | HTML 27 Apr 2015
Certificate TMDS570LS31HDK EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 02 Jan 2019
User guide TMS570LS31x/21x 16/32-Bit RISC Flash Microcontroller Technical Reference Manual (Rev. C) 01 Mar 2018
Data sheet TMS570LS31x4/21x4 16- and 32-Bit RISC Flash Microcontroller datasheet (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 19 May 2015
Functional safety information Foundational Software for Functional Safety 12 May 2015
Data sheet TMS570LS31x5/21x5 16- and 32-Bit RISC Flash Microcontroller datasheet (Rev. C) PDF | HTML 27 Apr 2015

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Software development

HERCULES-DSPLIB Hercules™ Safety MCU Cortex™-R4 CMSIS DSP Library SAFETI_DIAG_LIB SafeTI Hercules Diagnostic Library
CCSTUDIO Code Composer Studio™ integrated development environment (IDE) HALCOGEN Hardware Abstraction Layer Code Generator for Hercules MCUs HET_IDE High End Timer (HET)
UNIFLASH UniFlash flash programming tool

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