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Digital signal control capabilities on TI’s Stellaris® ARM® Cortex(TM)-M4F core based microcontrollers highlighted by software interface standard

February 22, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Enabling developers to streamline the design process, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced its Stellaris® Cortex(TM)-M4F-core based microcontrollers (MCUs) now support ARM’s® latest Cortex Microcontroller Software Interface Standard (CMSIS). In addition to TI’s StellarisWare®( )software suite, ARM’s CMSIS libraries help developers realize the industry-leading benefits of Stellaris LM4F microcontrollers by simplifying the implementation of floating point, single instruction multiple data (SIMD) and digital signal processing (DSP) operations. For more information, visit www.ti.com/cmsis-pr-lp.

Stellaris MCUs are the industry’s leading family of 32-bit microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M core. The Stellaris LM4F (Cortex-M4F) series of microcontrollers delivers leading analog integration, floating-point performance, best-in-class low power and are ideal for a variety of applications including scanners, microprinters, home/building automation, AC inverter drives and uninterruptible power supplies. Stellaris MCUs include TI’s free StellarisWare software, which eases development and speeds time-to-market with code and royalty-free libraries for application support. The software suite includes the Stellaris Peripheral Driver library, Stellaris USB library, Stellaris Graphics library and Stellaris Boot Loader – all pre-programmed in ROM on Stellaris MCUs.

Features and benefits

  • A standardized software interface allows developers to make the switch from a competitive MCU to TI’s Stellaris microcontrollers and more easily migrate existing software to any Stellaris LM4F microcontroller.
  • CMSIS DSP library includes source code, example applications and helps developers save time by including common DSP algorithms like complex arithmetic, vector operations, filter and control functions, etc.
  • ARM’s Cortex-M4F core uses DSP SIMD instruction set and floating-point hardware that enhances Stellaris LM4F microcontrollers’ algorithm capabilities for digital signal control applications

Pricing and availability

Developers can immediately download the free CMSIS hardware abstraction layer for Stellaris Cortex-M microcontrollers at www.ti.com/cmsis-pr-es.

Find out more about TI’s MCUs, tools and software:

TI’s broad portfolio of microcontrollers (MCUs) and software

From general purpose, ultra-low power MSP430(TM) MCUs, to Stellaris® Cortex(TM)-M MCUs to real-time control C2000(TM) MCUs, and Hercules(TM) safety MCUs, TI offers the broadest range of microcontroller solutions. Designers can accelerate time to market by tapping into TI’s complete software and hardware tools, extensive third-party offerings and technical support.

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Trademarks

Stellaris and StellarisWare are registered trademarks and MSP430, C2000 and Hercules are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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