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    Kit Overview

    Texas Instruments and element14 together present TI's Stellaris based DK-LM3S9D96DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit. This development board provides a platform for developing systems around the advanced capabilities of the Stellaris LM3S9D96-IQC80-A2LM3S9D96-IQC80-A2 ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller. The LM3S9D96 LM3S9D96 is a member of the Stellaris Firestorm-class microcontroller family. Firestorm-class devices include capabilities such as 80 MHz clock speeds, an External Peripheral Interface (EPI) and Audio I2S interfaces.


    In addition to new hardware to support these features, the DK-LM3S9D96DK-LM3S9D96 board includes a rich set of peripherals. The development board includes an on-board in-circuit debug interface (ICDI) that supports both JTAG and SWD debugging. A standard ARM 20-pin debug header supports an array of debugging solutions. The Stellaris DK-LM3S9D96DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit accelerates the development of Firestorm-class microcontrollers. The kit also includes extensive example applications and complete source code.


    The development kit contains all cables, software, and documentation needed to develop and run applications for Stellaris microcontrollers easily and quickly. The Stellaris DK-LM3S9D96DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit features: StellarisWare Peripheral Library, USB Library, and Graphics Library in conjunction with ARM development tools from ARM tools partners.


    The Texas Instruments LM3S9000 Series features an on-chip combination of 10/100 Ethernet MAC/PHY, USB On-The-Go/Host/Device, and Controller Area Network (CAN). In addition to several product enhancements, the LM3S9000 Series adds new features, such as a versatile External Peripheral Interface (EPI) with modes to support SDRAM, SRAM/Flash, Host-Bus, and M2M, an Integrated Interchip Sound (I2S) interface, simultaneous dual ADC capability, a second watchdog timer with independent clock for safety critical applications (supported by the IEC 60730 library addition to the StellarisWare® Library), and a 16-MHz software-trimmed 1% Precision Oscillator.


    Key Applications: Gaming equipment, Network appliances and switches, Home and commercial site monitoring and control, Electronic point-of-sale (POS) machines, Motion control, Medical instrumentation, Remote connectivity and monitoring, Test and measurement equipment, Factory automation, Fire and security, Lighting control, Transportation.

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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, a source code editor, project build environment, debugger, profiler, simulators, a 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



    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
    User ManualTexas Instruments: User Manual for Stellaris based DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit
    User ManualTexas Instruments: SAFERTOS User Manual for DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit
    DatasheetTexas Instruments: Datasheet for Stellaris LM3S9D96 Microcontroller
    ReadmeTexas Instruments: Stellaris DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit Readme First
    Application NoteTexas Instruments: Using the Stellaris Ethernet Controller with Lightweight IP (lwIP)
    Application NoteTexas Instruments: Using the Stellaris Ethernet Controller with Micro IP (uIP)
    Application NoteTexas Instruments: AN01242 - Using the Stellaris Serial Flash Loader


    Design Elements
    CADModelTexas Instruments: Footprint for TI LM3S9D96-IQC80 Package, LQFP (PZ) 100 Pin
    Application LibraryTexas Instruments: AN01242 - Using the Stellaris Serial Flash Loader (Software Code)
    Pin ListTexas Instruments: Stellaris LM3S9D96 Microcontroller Pin List


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    Kit Features



    The DK-LM3S9D96DK-LM3S9D96 Development Board includes the following features:


    • Simple set-up - USB cable provides debugging, communication, and power
    • Flexible development platform with a wide range of peripherals
    • Color LCD graphics display  
      • TFT LCD module with 320 x 240 resolution
      • Resistive touch interface
    • 80 MHz LM3S9D96 LM3S9D96 microcontroller with 512 K Flash, 96 K SRAM, and integrated Ethernet
    • MAC+PHY, USB OTG, and CAN communications   
      • 8 MB SDRAM (plug-in EPI option board)
      • EPI break-out board (plug-in option board)
    • 1 MB serial Flash memory
    • Precision 3.00 V voltage reference
    • SAFERTOS™ operating system in microcontroller ROM
    • I2S stereo audio codec   
      • Line In/Out
      • Headphone Out
      • Microphone In
    • Controller Area Network (CAN) Interface
    • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet
    • USB On-The-Go (OTG) Connector   
      • Device, Host, and OTG modes
    • User LED and push button
    • Thumbwheel potentiometer (can be used for menu navigation)
    • MicroSD card slot
    • Supports a range of debugging options   
      • Integrated In-circuit Debug Interface (ICDI)
      • JTAG, SWD, and SWO all supported
      • Standard ARM 20-pin JTAG debug connector
    • USB Virtual COM Port
    • Jumper shunts to conveniently reallocate I/O resources
    • Develop using tools supporting Keil RealView Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK-ARM), IAR Embedded Workbench, Sourcery CodeBench development tools, Code RedTechnologies development tools, or Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio & trade.
    • IDE Supported by StellarisWare software including the graphics library, the USB library, and the peripheral driver library


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    Kit Contents


    The DK-LM3S9D96DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit contains everything needed to develop and run a range of applications using stellaris microcontrollers:



    • DK-LM3S9D96DK-LM3S9D96 development board
    • 8 MB SDRAM expansion board
    • EPI signal breakout board
    • Retractable Ethernet cable
    • USB Mini-B cable for debugger use
    • USB Micro-B cable for OTG-to-PC connection
    • USB Micro-A to USB A adapter for USB Host
    • USB Flash memory stick
    • microSD Card
    • 20-position ribbon cable

    Software (CD content):

    • A supported version of one of the following (including a toolchain-specific Quickstart guide):   
      • Keil RealView Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK-ARM)
      • IAR Embedded Workbench
      • Sourcery CodeBench development tools
      • Code Red Technologies development tools
      • Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio IDE
    • Complete documentation
    • Quickstart application source code
    • Stellaris Firmware Development Package with example source code

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