Texas Instruments C2000™ LaunchPad™ Evaluation Kit

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The C2000™ Piccolo LaunchPad is an inexpensive evaluation platform designed to help you leap right into the world of real-time control programming on the C2000 Piccolo microcontrollers. The LaunchPad is based on the Piccolo TMS320F28027 with unique features such as 64KB of on board flash, 8 PWM channels, eCAP, 12bit ADC, I2C, SPI, UART, and much more. It includes many board hardware features such as an integrated isolated XDS100 JTAG emulator for easy programming and debugging, 40 PCB pins for easy access to the pins of the F28027 processor, reset button and programmable button, etc. Not only does the C2000 LaunchPad have the required hardware for development, it is also provides users with access to example code, libraries, drivers, and many more resources through controlSUITE which is available for free. Along with controlSUITE, users can also download an unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) version 5.
With all the hardware and software needed to start development, users can focus on learning or developing real-time control systems in areas such as digital lighting, motor control, digital power conversion, precision sensing, and much more.
  • Pre-programmed C2000 Piccolo F28027 MCU
  • Built in isolated XDS100 JTAG Emulator enables real-time in-system programming and debugging via USB
  • CPU reset button and programmable push button
  • Enables development on any Piccolo F2802x device
  • Free unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) v5
  • Free download of controlSUITE™ software with examples, libraries, application software and more
What's Included
  • C2000 Piccolo LaunchPad Evaluation Board (LAUNCHXL-F28027)
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
Product Video


Terms & Conditions
  • Testers will be selected on the basis of quality of applications: we expect a full and complete description of why you want to test this particular product.
  • Testers are required to produce a full, comprehensive and well thought out review within 2 months of receipt of the product.
  • Failure to provide this review within the above timescale will result in the enrolee being excluded from future Road Tests.
Comment List
  • Hi Everyone.


    Thank you all for applying. This RoadTest is now closed. We are pleased to announce the following members that have been selected to receive this Road Test:


    • Oleg Kobchenko
    • Eli Kranz
    • Greg Payne
    • Andrew Hafferman
    • Noah Caulfield


    Congratulations! Your product will be shipped to the address each of you provided when you applied for this RoadTest. As a reminder, element14 and our supplier partners send these products free-of-charge because we place high value upon your unbiased, detailed product review. Please post your review back here within 3-6 weeks of receiving your item.


    For those who were not selected to win this product, we have new Road Tests open for applicants


    Enroll today and Good Luck!!!  image

  • Has anybody been notified that they were selected for this road test?

  • who were selected for this roadtest

  • Nice, what's the power consumption like for these? Depends on the frequency I suppose but at the default clock speed?

  • The C2000 LaunchPad is supported by the SYS/BIOS RTOS from TI.  This is included for free with CCS (which is also free when used with this dev board).  SYS/BIOS is very well tailored for RT control applications as it allows users to select which interrupts are hardware dispatched and which are handled by the RTOS dispatcher.  This makes it very easy to implement your real time control application in the context of an RTOS.  Also remember that real time control applications don't neccessarily need an underlying OS to function.

  • How is supported the development of real-time applications on this platform? There is no mentioning of the availability of an RT kernel or RTOS. Is (are) this (these) comming with the Code Composer Studio?