Texas Instruments just added another product to their LaunchPad line of development and evaluation boards. Their newest, the Tiva C Series TM4C1294 Connected LaunchPad is designed for Internet of Things applications. Based on a 120MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 CPU, the board has a built-in Ethernet controller and all the typical features of a microcontroller that we’d expect: serial, PWM, serial, analog input, I2C, and a cloud-based application platform called Exosite. But probably its best feature is the price. At just under $20, this board is an affordable option for makers looking to build IoT projects.
You can see the board in person at SXSW Create at the Long Center in Austin, which is free and open to the public on March 7th through the 9th, just down the aisle from where MAKE is set up! We’ll joining them for a tweet-up at their booth at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8.