From ultra-low power MSP430™ MCUs and high-performance C2000™ real-time controllers, to Hercules 32-bit ARM-based safety MCUs and Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™-M4F MCUs, TI offers the broadest range of embedded control products.
My first embedded system design began from a 8bit MCU from SiliconLab, C8051F410. In my project we require a high speed of SPI, at least above 12 MHz, and we also need to calculate the inverse of tan function. It is impossible for an 8 bit process to do this, so I had to send the whole data to the computer to finish the calculation. But that's not a SOC!
Then I turned to Arm cortex M3 and chose STM32F107 at first. Although I could finish the job, it took me quite a time to get used to it and I was not very satisfied by its performance. Suddenly, one month ago, I switched to Stellaris LM3S9B96, and the only word is WOW!
I bought the development kit, learned through the examples in the StellarisWare, and I was able to learn from nothing to port all the codes to it in 4 days! Thanks to the beautiful libraryware, especially for the IQMath, it is of great help to my research. Somebody may say using library may reduce the efficiency, I admit that it is true, but with TI, it is very simple to adapt the library code to your need where efficiency is critical! Now I can easily use LM3S9B96 for SPI/I2C/ADC at the same time.
Right now I am learning porting a RTOS to the microcontroller, and LM3S9b96 is ROM integrated with SafeRTOS, which is a great plus. Also, the EVALBOT kit is also a great tool to learn the RTOS. I am very glad to switch to TI, or I wish I have done that earlier.
I'm lerning the LM3S9B96 now, I hope can do it by myself
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