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or How Hardware Helps Us to Build Safer Solutions     Disclaimer: Safety design and automotive applications are my dada. And I'm a fanboy of the Texas Instruments Hercules microcontroller family. You can't expect an unbiased, neutral review here. I'll get carried away.   Why Safety Designs?  There are situations where safety is key. Whenever a human live is in danger (think: medical, transport, dangerous industry processes) we have to be careful with our design. As device ...
I've put in my candidature for the Keysight 34470A and Texas Instruments DAC8734EVM roadtest here on element14. My application is themed around using the DMM to specify the attributes of parts - just like the manufactures do in their datasheets. The last time that I performed such an exercise was somewhere mid-80's (learned it at school with the RadioShack meter that can be spotted in the picture below - how things have changed). So, for my own entertainment, I pulled out my meters to refresh ...
I have the new Texas Instruments Hercules LaunchPad here at home. It's the  LAUNCHXL2-570LC43 with a TMS570LC4357 microcontroller   It's the first Hercules LaunchPad with Ethernet connector. In this post we'll use that connector, and the Leightweight IP library (lwIP). TI explains how to make adapt this project (originally written for the Hercules HDKs) to this LaunchPad. I followed the instructions and got a the example compiled from source and working.     Building the P ...
I have the new Texas Instruments Hercules LaunchPad here at home. It's the LAUNCHXL2-570LC43 with a TMS570LC4357 microcontroller.     That TMS570LC43, an ARM Cortex R5 that can clock up to a whopping 300MHz (the RM57L843 goes up to 330), is targeted to safety and automotive applications. All peripherals, the memory and the ARM core are designed with that safety in mind. The processor is actually a dual ARM R5 core, where core 2 runs in lockstep with core 1.     By co ...