San Jose, Ca. – IAR Systems has released a new, low-cost development kit for the ARM Cortex-M3 in partnership with the Toshiba Corporation.
Toshiba became the first Japanese semiconductor manufacturer to develop a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core-based microcontroller unit (MCU) when it released the TMPM330FDFG in late 2008.
It leveraged the Cortex-M3 core to create a high-performance, low-power general-purpose MCU device with a large Flash memory, a real time clock, a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and a 3-channel SIO/UART, all housed in a compact LQFP package. These features mean that the TMPM330FDFG is optimized for use in consumer, industrial, security and general low power applications.
According to Andreas Lifvendahl, Sales & Marketing Director at IAR, the KickStart Kit for TMPM330FDFG contains all the necessary hardware and software elements to allow engineering teams to design, develop, integrate and test their specific application in full.
It includes a TMPM330-SK evaluation board (with a TMPM330FDFG ARM 32-bit Cortex-M3 device), an IAR J-Link for Toshiba's Cortex-M3 family, an IAR PowerPac board support package, a Micrium board support package, and a set of example applications.
The kit's TMPM330-SK evaluation board comes with a JTAG connector (as defined by ARM) for programming/debugging, USB and RS232 drivers, audio jack (3.5mm, mono), and power supply. It has a TFT-LCD display and outside extended SDRAM, NAND Flash, NOR Flash, USB OTG (On-the-Go), SD/MMC card connector, speaker, and buzzer.
IAR KickStart Kit for TMPM330FDFG will be available in May 2009. To learn more, go to www.iar.com.