SOFTWARE TOOLS - IAR KickStart Kit for NXP Cortex-M3 devices includes example apps - Embedded.com

SOFTWARE TOOLS – IAR KickStart Kit for NXP Cortex-M3 devices includes example apps

Uppsala, Sweden – IAR Systems has introduced a KickStart Kit for NXP Semiconductor's ultra-low power ARM Cortex-M3 device, the LPC1768. The kit, which includes IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM and example applications to speed up development of LPC1768 designs, includes a development board fitted with the microcontroller, evaluation editions of IAR PowerPac for ARM, IAR visualSTATE, and a separate IAR J-Link debug probe for ARM.

The development board hosts a 3-axis accelerometer, a temperature sensor, inputs for external sensors, an SD/MMC card slot, Ethernet connector and transceiver, different USB connectors, microphone and headset connectors, a CAN bus, and 2 UART DB9 connectors.

Also included are a JTAG/SWD 20-pin interface and ETM v3 trace connector, an external power connector, potentiometer, colour LCD display and user LEDs. Two buttons are included to simulate external events and a joystick is also provided.

The LPC1768 microcontroller runs at up to 100 MHz and integrates high-bandwidth communications peripherals such as Ethernet, USB On-The-Go/Host/Device, and CAN. These can run simultaneously without bottlenecks. The device features tightly integrated power control, including a unique Wake-up Interrupt Controller (WIC) for efficient entry and exit to and from lowest power sleep states.

The LPC1768 targets a wide range of applications, including eMetering, lighting, industrial networking, alarm systems, white goods and motor control. The kit contains all the necessary hardware and software to quickly evaluate the device and commence development.

IAR KickStart Kit provides many application examples so that engineers can explore the many applications possible with NXP's LPC1768.

The kit is available now, with a list price of $349 / 270 euros.

For more information visit www.iar.com.

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