Texas Instruments has unveiled its newest additions to the C2000™ Piccolo microcontroller (MCU) portfolio. The new C2000 F28004x MCU family is optimised for power control in cost-sensitive applications such as on-board chargers for electric vehicles (EVs), inverters for motor control and industrial power supplies. By adding this new family of real-time control devices that integrate a floating-point unit, maths accelerators and an optional parallel processor, the C2000 Piccolo MCU portfolio continues to set industry standards by boosting the performance of its 100-MHz CPU.
Developers can reduce bill of material costs while building smaller, more reliable systems by taking advantage of the integrated analog of the C2000 Piccolo F28004x MCUs, which offer system protection and new capabilities to enable development of high-performance power-control systems. The integrated analog features include three independent 12-bit analog-to-digital converters with post-processing hardware, advanced synchronisation capabilities and programmable gain amplifiers, along with a sophisticated comparator and digital-to-analog converter subsystem and a sigma-delta filter interface.