Microcontroller integrates control law accelerator

Paul Boughton

Texas Instruments has added a programmable accelerator for control law algorithms (CLA) to its low power Piccolo microcontrollers (MCU) to improve performance while reducing power consumption  control applications.

The CLA accelerator in the F2803x Piccolo MCU a 32-bit floating-point accelerator that operates independently of the C28x core, allowing for direct access to on-chip peripherals and parallel execution of algorithms.

The MCU uses a tightly coupled control architecture with integrated real-time control peripherals to simplify development of complex systems so that developers can use a single MCU to design cost-sensitive industrial, digital power and consumer applications such as LED lighting and white goods and appliances.

The MCU range is code compatible with other TMS320C2000 controllers and has over 30 different configurations for performance, flash and control peripherals. It uses a 60MHz C28x core and 60MHz CLA to execute complex control algorithms, as well as peripherals such as high-resolution pulse width modulators, high-speed 12-bit ADC and 32-bit captures reduce sample-to-output delay and improve system response.

For more information, visit www.ti.com/f28035pr