The TMS320LF240x and TMS320LC240x devices, new members of the ’24x family of digital signal processor (DSP) controllers, are part of the C2000 platform of fixed-point DSPs. The ’240x devices offer the enhanced TMS320 architectural design of the ’C2xx core CPU for low-cost, low-power, high-performance processing capabilities. Several advanced peripherals, optimized for digital motor and motion control applications, have been integrated to provide a true single chip DSP controller. While code-compatible with the existing ’24x DSP controller devices, the ’240x offers increased processing performance (30 MIPS) and a higher level of peripheral integration. See the TMS320x240x device summary section for device-specific features.
The ’240x family offers an array of memory sizes and different peripherals tailored to meet the specific price/performance points required by various applications. Flash-based devices of up to 32K words offer a reprogrammable solution useful for:
– Applications requiring field programmability upgrades
– Development and initial prototyping of applications that migrate to ROM-based devices
Flash devices and corresponding ROM devices are fully pin-to-pin compatible. Note that flash-based devices contain a 256-word boot ROM to facilitate in-circuit programming.All ’240x devices offer at least one event manager module which has been optimized for digital motor control and power conversion applications. Capabilities of this module include centered- and/or edge-aligned PWM generation, programmable deadband to prevent shoot-through faults, and synchronized analog-to-digital conversion. Devices with dual event managers enable multiple motor and/or converter control with a single’240x DSP controller.
The high performance, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) has a minimum conversion time of 500 ns and offers up to 16 channels of analog input. The auto sequencing capability of the ADC allows a maximum of 16 conversions to take place in a single conversion session without any CPU overhead.A serial communications interface (SCI) is integrated on all devices to provide asynchronous communication to other devices in the system. For systems requiring additional communication interfaces; the ’2407, ’2406, and ’2404 offer a 16-bit synchronous serial peripheral interface (SPI). The ’2407 and ’2406 offer a controller area network (CAN) communications module that meets 2.0B specifications. To maximize device flexibility,functional pins are also configurable as general purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO).