Texas Instruments: Stellaris LM4F232 USB+CAN Evaluation Kit

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Kit Overview


Texas Instrument’s Stellaris LM4F232 USB+CAN Evaluation Kit is a compact and versatile evaluation platform for the Stellaris LM4F232 ARM® Cortex™-M4F-based microcontroller. The evaluation kit design highlights the LM4F232 microcontroller’s integrated USB 2.0 On-the-Go/Host/Device interface, CAN, analog, and low-power capabilities.


The evaluation kit features a Stellaris microcontroller in a 144-LQFP package, a color OLED display, USB OTG connector, a microSD card slot, a coin cell battery for use with the Stellaris low-power Hibernate mode, a temperature sensor, a three-axis accelerometer for motion detection, and easy access through holes to all of the available device signals.


The kit also includes extensive source code examples, allowing you to start building C code applications quickly. Several versions of the Kit are available:

 

Ordering Information:

MPNDescription

EKI-LM4F232EKI-LM4F232

KI-LM4F232 Evaluation Kit with IAR Tools
EKK-LM4F232EKK-LM4F232EKK-LM4F232 Evaluation Kit with Keil Tools
EKS-LM4F232EKS-LM4F232EKS-LM4F232 Evaluation Kit with Code Composer Studio
EKC-LM4F232EKC-LM4F232EKC-LM4F232 Evaluation Kit with Code Sourcery Tools
EKT-LM4F232EKT-LM4F232EKT-LM4F232 Evaluation Kit with Code Red Technologies Tools


Key Applications: MicroPrinters (portable printer/scanners, thermal micro printers), Home Appliances, Home Automation, Wired and wireless connectivity modules, Motor control, Uninterruptible Power Supplies.

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Development Tools


Software Development Tools:


Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
IDETexas InstrumentsCode Composer Studio (CCStudio)TI ARM MCUsCCStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for TI embedded   processor families. CCStudio comprises a suite of tools used to develop and debug embedded applications. It includes   compilers for each of TI's device families, source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators,   real-time operating system and many other features. Learn More
IDEARMKeil MDK-ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / ARM7™ / ARM9™The MDK-ARM is a complete software development environment for Cortex™-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7™ and ARM9™   processor-based devices. MDK-ARM is specifically designed for microcontroller applications, it is easy to learn and use, yet   powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications. Learn More
RTOSMicriumµC/OS-IIITI ARM MCUsμC/OS-III is Micrium’s newest RTOS, designed for developers who need to save time on their current and next embedded sytem projects. Using a commercial real-time kernel such as μC/OS-III provides a solid foundation and framework to the design engineer dealing with the growing complexity of embedded designs. Learn More
RTOSSegger

embOS

TI ARM MCUs

SEGGER embOS (Real Time Operating System) follows strict, yet efficient coding and documentation standards. embOS is a priority-controlled real time operating system, designed to be used as foundation for the development of embedded real-time applications. Learn More


 

Hardware Development Tools:

 

Tool   TypeSupplierMPNSupported   FamilyDescription
Emulator / Debugger / ProgrammerARMULINK2ULINK2ARM Cortex™-M  / ARM7™ / ARM9™ULINK2 Debug Adapter
Emulator / Debugger / ProgrammerARMULINKProULINKProARM Cortex™-M  / ARM7™ / ARM9™ULINKpro Debug and Trace Unit
EmulatorSeggerJ-LinkJ-LinkARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface
ProgrammerSeggerFlasher ARMFlasher ARMARM Cortex™-M  / Cortex-R4 / Cortex-A / ARM7™ / ARM9™Flash Programmer for ARM and Cortex cores

 

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Technical Documents


Learning Center
TypeDescription
DatasheetTexas Instruments: Data Sheet for Stellaris LM4F232H5QD Microcontroller
WhitepaperTexas Instruments: An Introduction to the Stellaris LM4F Family of Microcontrollers
Quick Start GuideTexas Instruments: Stellaris Development and Evaluation Kits Quickstart for Keil Tools (Rev. C)
User GuideTexas Instruments: User's Manual for Stellaris LM4F232 Evaluation Board
Product BriefTexas Instruments: Stellaris LM4F232 USB+CAN Evaluation Kit
Quick Start GuideTexas Instruments: Quick start Guide for Code Composer Studio (Rev. B)
Quick Start GuideTexas Instruments: Stellaris Development and Evaluation Kits Quickstart for IAR Tools (Rev. D)
Design Elements
TypeDescription
Design TechniquesTexas Instruments: Stellaris LM4F232H5QD Microcontroller Pin List
Application LibraryTexas Instruments: Using Stellaris MCUs Internal Flash Memory to Emulate EEPROM
Application LibraryTexas Instruments: Evaluating PeerSec Networks Matrix SSL on a Stellaris   Microcontroller
Application LibraryTexas Instruments: Software UART for Stellaris Microcontrollers

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Kit Features


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The evaluation kit includes the following features:

  • Uses Stellaris LM4F232H5QD with 256KB internal Flash and 144-LQFP with excellent prototyping capability
  • 96×64 color OLED display providing useful output and interface options
  • USB Micro-AB for prototyping USB application
  • MicroSD card slot for data storage
  • 5-mm screw terminals for attaching external sensors and other analog inputs
  • Precision 3.0-V reference for accurate analog-to-digital conversion
  • Temperature sensor for temperature monitoring
  • 3-axis accelerometer for position sensing
  • All I/O brought out to headers for easy prototyping
  • Five user/navigation buttons (including select/wake) for user input
  • One user LED
  • 10-pin JTAG header providing standard debug interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kit Contents


 

The evaluation kit contains everything you need to develop and run applications for Stellaris microcontrollers including:

  • Stellaris EK-LM4F232 evaluation board
  • On-board Stellaris In-Circuit Debug Interface (ICDI)
  • Cables 
    • USB Mini-B cable for debug function
    • USB Micro-A-plug-to-Std-A receptacle cable (connects to USB Flash drive)
    • USB Micro-B-plug-to-USB-A plug cable (connects to PC as a USB device)
    • USB Flash drive
  • 3-V CR2032CR2032 lithium coin-cell battery
  • Evaluation Kit CD containing: 
    • Complete documentation
    • StellarisWare® Peripheral Driver Library and example source code
  • Stellaris Firmware Development Package with example source code
  • Quickstart application with source code
  • Windows companion application for quickstart application

 

 

 

 

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