TI challenges top embedded control engineers with Stellaris(R) ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M3-based MCU design contest

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 — (PRNewswire) — Challenging top embedded engineers around the world to demonstrate their skills and innovation, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced the DesignStellaris 2010 contest, which takes place through June 23, 2010. Contestants can win by leveraging the Keil™ Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK-ARM) software tools to create a unique hardware- or software-based application that showcases technologies enabled by the advanced connectivity, data efficiency, motion control features and other functionality of TI's Stellaris® LM3S9B96 microcontroller (MCU) as well as the capabilities of the on-chip SafeRTOS™ real-time operating system from Wittenstein. The contest is co-sponsored by Circuit Cellar magazine. For more information, go to www.ti.com/designstellaris2010pr.

Each entry will be judged equally on technical merit, originality, usefulness, cost-effectiveness and design optimization by an independent panel of judges. Additional points will be awarded for the use of the StellarisWare® IEC60730 library and for applications that improve safety or reliability with SafeRTOS. Winners will be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Boston 2010 with more than $10,000 in cash prizes and awards to be disbursed.

Get started in DesignStellaris 2010 today


The EKK-LM3S9B96 Evaluation Kit available only in this contest includes: an evaluation board with an 80 MHz LM3S9B96 MCU featuring Ethernet MAC+PHY, CAN, USB OTG, and SafeRTOS in ROM; a time-limited, fully-functional copy of the Keil RealView Microcontroller Development Kit; cables, documentation, and StellarisWare software.

TI's broad portfolio of MCUs and software

From general purpose, ultra-low power MSP430 MCUs, to Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3-based 32-bit MCUs and high-performance, real-time control TMS320C2000™ MCUs, TI offers the broadest range of MCU solutions.  Designers can accelerate time to market by tapping into TI's complete software and hardware tools, extensive third-party offerings and technical support.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun.  A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries.  For more information, go to www.ti.com.

Trademarks

Stellaris and StellarisWare are registered trademarks and MSP430 and TMS320C2000 are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated. ARM is a registered trademark and Cortex is a trademark of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

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