IAR Systems' Experiment! starter kits are designed for creative evaluation at a low price. Developers can use the Experiment! kits to evaluate the embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench and the included microcontroller, as well as to design, start development, and integrate and test their applications.
First to be introduced are a game controller kit and a magnetometer kit. The game controller kit includes a game controller, a 1.8×1.6″ color LCD and example projects such as a snake game. The magnetometer kit can be used to identify magnetic fields using the included magnetometer module and to output information on a 1.53×1.38″ LCD. The kits include a size-limited license of the powerful toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench and can be used with IAR Systems’ in-circuit debugging probe I-jet as well as other JTAG probes, and are also available in versions including an IAR J-Link Lite USB-JTAG/SWD debug probe.
Both kits are based on the ARM Cortex-M3 STM32L152VB microcontroller from STMicroelectronics and feature several connectors: JTAG 20 pin, a small 19 pin trace connector, two UEXT/UXT connectors and a USB connector. Power is supplied through the JTAG, trace or USB connector. The board also has a prototyping area, user and reset buttons and power and user LEDs, as well as designated power/current measuring points that can be used with IAR Systems’ I-scope probe to enable detailed current and power measurements correlated with the source code in IAR Embedded Workbench.