C2000™ MCU Experimenter Kits provide a robust hardware prototyping platform for real-time, closed loop control development with Texas Instruments C2000 32-bit microcontroller family. This platform is a great tool to customize and prove-out solutions for many common power electronics applications, including motor control, digital power supplies, solar inverters, digital LED lighting, precision sensing, and more.
To view all available C2000 MCU Experimenter Kits, visit the C2000 MCU Tools and Software page.
This C2000 Experimenter Kit is based around the C2000 Delfino™ TMS320F28377D MCU, which features two 200 MIPS processing cores with floating point support and trigonometric math acceleration, two 200 MIPS CLA Real-Time Co-processors with floating point support, 1 MB integrated flash, 24 PWM channels with high resolution capability, four 16-bit or 12-bit ADCs, sigma delta filter modules, capture interfaces, QEP interfaces, serial connectivity, and more. To view all features of the TMS320F28377D microcontroller, please reference the datasheet.
The C2000 Experimenter Kit board hardware includes isolated XDS100 USB JTAG emulation facilitating easy programming and debugging, header pins access to key microcontroller signals, breadboard area for customizable routing, HSEC controlCARD plug-in slot, included controlCARD based on the C2000 Delfino TMS320F28377D microcontroller, and more.
Plus, with the modularity provided by the controlCARD interface on the Experimenter Kit, designers can purchase and experiment with other compatible C2000 MCU controlCARDs using the same Experimenter Kit board hardware.
To view all available C2000 MCU controlCARDs, visit the C2000 MCU Tools and Software page.
For development with C2000 Experimenter Kits, the C2000 MCU family’s controlSUITE software suite is included for free, providing software example code, libraries, drivers, hardware design files, documentation, application notes, and more. Users also get access to an unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) for software development with the C2000 Delfino TMS320F28377D MCU.
To get started with your C2000 Experimenter Kit, first, download and install controlSUITE software. Launch controlSUITE and navigate the left-hand menu to Development Tools > Experimenter’s Kits > Documentation > F28377D controlCARD Infosheet, and follow the instructions in the guide. Additionally, it is recommended to review the Experimenter’s Kit Overview – System Framework and Template Projects Guide for instructions on how to use the provided template projects.