Texas Instruments Incorporated announces its new Tiva ARM MCU platform. The first devices in the new platform – Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs – are the first Cortex-M-based MCUs to be built on 65 nanometer flash process technology, setting the roadmap to higher speeds, larger memory and lower power. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs, formerly known as Stellaris LM4F MCUs, are in production today and are ideal for home, building and industrial automation. Tiva MCUs are built upon common software libraries to help ease migration across future Tiva ARM MCUs for a wide range of connected applications.
Tiva C Series MCUs:
- Differentiate applications using targeted performance headroom with ARM Cortex-M4 floating-point core, operating at up to 80 MHz.
- Support mixed-signal applications with high-performance analog integration – two high-performance 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and three comparators.
- Eliminate performance tradeoffs with 12-bit ADC accuracy, achievable at the full 1 MSPS rating without any hardware averaging.
- Communicate with on-chip connectivity options, including USB (host, device and On-The-Go), UARTs, I2C, SSI/SPI and CAN.
- Support high-endurance non-volatile storage of user interface or configuration parameters to reduce system cost using integrated EEPROM.
- Enable longer battery life and support constrained power budgets with low-power – standby currents as low as 1.6 µA.
- Address varying applications needs with device options up to 256KB flash and 32KB SRAM.