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    • USB powered
    • On board USB XDS100v2 JTAG debug
    • On board SCI to PC serial communication
    • Two LEDs
    • Reset switches
    • Ambient light sensor
    • 40 pin BoosterPack XL Header
    • Footprint for an expansion header (not populated) to bring out all MCU Pins
    • External high-speed emulation via 14-pin TI-JTAG header (not populated)

    The TI Hercules™ LaunchPads (LAUNCHXL-TMS57004) are the lowest cost evaluation platforms for Hercules MCUs and provides an entry-level option enabling developers to gain familiarity with TI Hercules MCUs and evaluate the platform’s performance and safety features. The launchpad is based on Hercules TMS570LS0432 which is dual core ARM Cortex-R4 based MCUs with features like 12-bit ADC, HET with programmable timer pins, eQEP, MibSPI and serial communication interfaces. The low cost evaluation kits of Hercules MCUs are designed for safety-critical applications related to functional safety standards, such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.

    The TI Hercules LaunchPad is a modular, quick-launch evaluation kit that contains the development board, USB cable and documentation. On-board emulation and included Hercules LaunchPad demos allow for exploration of advanced safety features integrated in the Hercules TMS570 and RM42x series MCUs. All 40 pins on the LaunchPad allow for easy access to all the peripherals on the TMS570LS04 or RM42L432 devices. The standard 40 pin BoosterPack-compatible expansion header supports a wide range of plug-in modules for added functionality such as display, LED lighting, wireless, and much more.

    The LaunchPad comes pre-programmed with Hercules Safety MCU Demo enabling users to easily learn about the key safety, data acquisition and control features of the Hercules MCU platform. This software can be used stand alone on the LaunchPad or in conjunction with the PC application.

    Key Applications: Industrial automation and control, Power generation and distribution, Safety Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Turbines and windmills, Ventilators and defibrillators, Infusion and insulin pumps, Transportation applications.

    • TMS570LS0432 LaunchPad Evaluation board
    • USB micro cable
    • Quick Start Guide

    Does the Hercules LaunchPad comes with pre-programmed?

    Does Hercules LaunchPad support on-board emulation?

    What are the Development Tools available for this LaunchPad?

    Does this Hercules LAUNCHPAD support JTAG?

    Is there any MCU Demos available with Hercules LAUNCHPAD?