Texas Instruments has release the C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series, which enables developers to design green applications that require high-performance for efficient power conversion and connectivity for remote data sharing, diagnostics, monitoring and control. This includes applications such as the smart grid, power supplies in server farms, solar inverters, wind turbines, hybrid and electric vehicles, and industrial motor control.

The Concerto 32-bit microcontrollers combine TI’s C28x core and control peripherals with an ARM Cortex-M3 core and connectivity peripherals to deliver a clearly partitioned architecture that supports real-time control and advanced connectivity in a single device. To make them easy to use, Concerto MCUs are supported by an intuitive software infrastructure as well as application and connectivity libraries within controlSUITE software.

Free, on-demand training for Concerto MCUs is available online, so developers can explore the architecture, tailored features, and software infrastructure of the devices. 

Concerto MCUs now start at $6.99 at 1K and the Concerto F28M35x Experimenter Kit is priced at $139. The Concerto F28M35x controlCARD is also available individually for $99.