# Launchpad vs Development kit

Whats the difference between a Launchpad and a Development Kit? Many launchpads like the TI's Stellaris/Hercules launchpads even support In circuit debugging capabilities via USB. This eliminates the need of purchasing a JTAG debugger.

• Very often, cost. Some Development Kits are still hundreds of \$ because they are often aimed at corporate customers not students or hobbyists. – Brian Drummond Jan 29 '16 at 12:35

## 1 Answer

"LaunchPad" is the name given to TI's development kits that support expansion via "BoosterPacks". So in short, practically nothing.

• I agree. It's all about how the company names their product. – DerStrom8 Jan 29 '16 at 14:42