The Hercules™ TMS570LS12 controlCARD from Texas Instruments is based on the IEC 61508 SIL 3 and ISO 26262 ASIL D certified TMS570LS1227 and is ideal for initial software development and short run builds for system prototypes, test stands, and many other projects that require easy access to high-performance controllers. The controlCARDs are complete board-level modules that utilize an industry-standard DIMM form factor to provide a low-profile single-board controller solution. controlCARDs use the same 100-pin connector footprint to provide the analog and digital I/Os on-board controller and are reasonably interchangeable. The RM46 controlCARD operates from an external power supply provided via the barrel connector located on the top-front of the card. The expected voltage for the control card is 6.0V to 30.0V as per the input capability of the TPS65381. The control card can be used as part of a motor control kit and offers additional control, connectivity and safety evaluation features.