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Piccolo microcontroller DC/DC LED dev kit

Texas Instruments has introduced the TMS320C2000 Piccolo microcontroller DC/DC LED developer’s kit, writes Technology Editor, Steve Bush.

The LED controller kit will allow lighting system designers to incorporate dimming, colour tone adjustment, power line communication and fault detection.

The kit supports multiple power configuration options, modular Piccolo controlCARDs and a detachable LED panel.

It comes complete with all of the open source hardware and software needed to jumpstart design of energy-efficient LED electronics, including backlighting, street lighting and building automation lighting.

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Tags: fault detection, microcontroller, power line communication, steve bush, system designers

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