Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Development Board Deals

Discounts on ARM, DSP and PLD boards are available from TI and Lattice.  Texas Instruments new LCDK boards are 20% off until the end of August from the TI estore.  One model is a multicore ARM+DSP, and the other has only the DSP.  See my LCDK post for more details.  For PLD development, the MachXO2 Pico Development Kit from Lattice Semiconductor is now only $29.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Low Cost TI Floating-Point MCU Board

The new $17 LaunchPad has a more powerful Piccolo floating-point processor than the popular MSP430 Launchpad series.  The kit includes on-board XDS100 JTAG for debug and programming with the included USB cable and a free version of Code Composer Studio v5 to develop and program code.  There is also a new LED Boosterpack compatible with the system for $30.  Both are available from the TI eStore.  More information available in this press release and the youtube video shown below.