Is it possible to get the specs on just which Stellaris M-4 chip will be in the Launch Pad?
What is with all the secrecy anyway? Does it have Bluetooth Low Energy, Wifi, Zigbee and Ethernet all rolled into one???? I guess that's the marketing department has to have some fun every once in a while!
This Stellaris LaunchPad will be based on one of our existing LM4F series devices and will enable many of the extensions you mentioned and more by the nature of its design. We’ll be making all the features ‘public’ on August 31st – so stay tuned to www.ti.com/stellaris-launchpad for more details.
Re: "Secrecy - lack of clarity" - few more closeups of 0.1" headers and passives may have rendered video "ad" even more enticing! Content-Free - Good grief...
Thanks for not "plastering" the over-contrasted photo-ad on each/every of your forum posts... (most here "almost" know what header, passives look like...)
Well I am looking forward to getting one ( or ten ). The Stellaris LM3S9B96 was my first Cortex M-3 experience. I have used other M-3 since then, but none compare the Stellaris in terms of documentation, examples and support. I am hoping that this intro to the M-4 will be just as good.
Is there a limit on the number of Launch Pad boards an individual can pre-order?
greenja am looking forward to getting one ( or ten )
Why not 1K? You realize that you have just encouraged further use of, "content-free" ads - whose only promotion piece was reduced price. (and low price had long been offered by dreaded competitors - along w/providing normal/customary, "features, functions, benefits.")
Can't wait to see new ads from Molex, Phoenix, Samtec - zoomed in on (someone's) MCU - devoid of any/all views of headers/connectors - and content...
I am not aware of any limitations regarding the number you can pre-order; however, we will certainly be judicious in how many we ship to any one individual when other individuals' orders are still open. With this said, there will be several channels you will be able to go through to buy these kits.
Thank you for your enthusiasm... I look forward to see what you and others can create! :-)
I honestly don't know what you are talking about?!!!
The only way I find out about what is new and available is through some kind of advertising. If it wasn't for promotions, free samples and contest (Stellaris 2010), I don't know where I or a lot of small scale developers would be! Heck, if I could afford 1K worth of them, if the chip is loaded with peripherals and the actual value of each one was $10+, I would certainly do it. A custom design by just sticking a Launch Pad in a box isn't such a bad thing!
But to be honest, I really don't know what you're talking about, so my comment may not be appropriate.
It said you could register once. So I did.
It will cost $4.95 USD ( 5 new and unused bills with a nickle change?) I guess a lucky few will get a freebie.
Beyond that -- nothing. I'm sure it's worth it... ;-)
Just to clarify: The introductory price is $4.99 USD.
Get your name in the drawing to win a free one, but if you don't win, you can't go wrong at this price.
I'm eagerly waiting for the Stellaris Launchpad too, also already entered the drawing. This thing is loaded according to the slide here. There is also a Stellaris community coming up at Stellarisiti. It's small, but slowly growing.
Mouser hosted a small picture of the Stellaris Launchpad EK-LM4F120XL, so - here it is:
Look's like the USB is available (the interface on the side), two buttons, some small LED (Mouser says it's an RGB LED) and nothing special though (Accelerometer, ..). But will be a good platform for low volume products.
EDIT: Here's some more info on the board, founnd while searching the internet:
I hope you are wrong about it being a LM4F120. That one doesn't have PWM, which wipes out 90% of my requirements. Oh well, can't beat the price.
Our LM4F controlCARD module is intended to directly address higher-end motor control applications. Please don't forget that the LM4F GPTs are capable of producing PWM outputs as well.
The first thing I did was look at the peripherals available and from the data sheet, the above mentioned LM4F does not support PWM or have QEI. The timer specs say that the PWM is based on the LM4F model. So hopefully you are hinting that the Launchpad doesn't have the above mentioned model.
What I interpreted from his response is that while the LaunchPad does not have PWM, there are other LM4F kits that are targetted for motor control (and will have different LM4F modules in them more appropriate for such use). Of course, I could be mistaken.
You are probably right.
To further add to the speculation and frenzy, what if he meant that this LaunchPad accepts a "controlCARD"...
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