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Announcing new Piccolo series with Floating Point, DMA, USB, more Flash, massive RAM, and new VCU math engine!
C2000™ Piccolo MCUs offer an enhanced math engine specifically designed to simplify programming and optimize performance in real-time control applications that may require integrated communications. Developers of energy-efficient motor control and renewable energy applications can now use a single F2806x MCU to cost-effectively execute control loops and multiple processing-intensive power line communications (PLC) protocols and modulation schemes.
F2806x device features:
Achieve leading efficiency and functionality with cutting-edge math unit
Increased memory range of 52 - 100KB RAM and 128 - 256 KB flash
Industry-leading controlSUITE™ software, tools and support
Learn more about the new Piccolo devices
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Order now! Act fast and get your controlSTICK for only $11!* Be one of the first 1,000 customers to order via the TI eStore and use the promo code Piccolo11.
*orders through TI eStore only. Regular price $39. One tool per customer.
Ok everyone, tell us what you think of the new Piccolo F2806x series!
The new part looks great. The extra RAM will be really helpful.
With regards to ordering a controlSTICK, when I tried I did not get the chance to type in the Piccolo11 code to get it at a reduced cost. Also they said they were out of stock. Where should I be able to type in the code? or am I too late as 1000 have sold in the first few hours?
Thanks for your interest! We're excited about the amount of RAM that we were able to include on the chip as well.
For the controlSTICK, on the Shipping and Payment screen, there should be a "Coupon or Promotional Code" box on the right side.
And no, you haven't missed out on the promotion yet! There may be periods when the eStore shows Out of Stock as we keep up with customer orders. You should still be able to make an order, after which you'll be provided with more details about the ship date. It should be within the next week or so.
I received same message but later was able to place the order with the discount ... frankly I may not have time to check out all the features but $11.00 for a control stick is too good to ignore :-)
Yes, this is a great addition to C2000 family and will take C2000 a long way towards OFDM type communications .. in additon faster FFT and complex math features will make it even more suitable for the applications you mentioned ... I have been out of PLC for some time now but will PLC applications require any sort of external memory interface to accomodate the whole system implementation? If yes, how will then this device fit in ... just curious...
It's gorgeous. Now please make a high-rel and high-temperature version. ☺
The extra RAM solved lots of problems (that was my pet peeve with the 28035)
Very nice - these look like the best of all possible worlds. One question: the announcement mentions a USB interface, but I don't see it in the data sheets. Which devices have the USB interface?
The HRCAP is pretty much just what the doctor ordered, except that the doctor also asked for a DMA path to it. Ah well, I'll be able to make some hay with this thing anyway, if it ever becomes available.
And what of Piccolo's older, wiser brother, Delfino? Should we be expecting any announcements on that front soon? You've been dropping hints for months about "enhanced connectivity". Now my clients are telling me to delay their designs until I can use the new, Ethernet-enabled Delfino. This is what happens when rumors get started...
We are validating the USB and finalizing SW right now, everything looks GREAT!
We plan to sample the superset USB version in Q2 with full SW support. USB will be offered for every F2806x device with a separate part number with a trailing U. ex: F28069U.
Do you have a local salesperson (TI or disti)? If so, they can share our upcoming plans with you under NDA. I'd recommend this so you aren't completely in the dark in regards to "enhanced connectivity".
Pretty happy about the USB, but I'm wondering: I was just about to migrate to the FT2232 USB chip so that I could integrate your standard USB-JTAG solution. Any chance your USB interface will support some kind of JTAG-style download/debug?
There will be a USB based flash programming solution, and a USB based datalog solution, as well as nice package of device class examples and custom API capability.
I hadn't considered a JTAG feature. You mean plug directly from your PC into the MCU through USB for CCS debug? Let me check, but I'm pretty sure internally we can't get the ICE data to the USB port.
No, I doubt that there would be a JTAG feature, but you have to admit that it would have been cool. Imagine a Piccolo Controlstick with one chip instead of two. No FTDI USB chip gumming up the works. I'm designing a reference board for an upcoming instrumentation class, and I'm starting with a Controlstick architecture: a Piccolo and an FT2232 providing USB JTAG interface built into the board. For a design like that, having another USB port on the Piccolo doesn't really simplify things -- I'll still need the FTDI chip to access the JTAG, so I might as well use its second port.
Still, that's just one design out of quite a few on my bench. For the others, I'll definitely use the built-in USB when it becomes available, and plug in an emulator as needed.
I didn't like the ADC with only 3 MSPS, PowerPAD package and the larger number of power pins. Why use PowerPAD?What is the CMOS process used for F2806x?
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