Witech Embedded announced the OK210-A ARM Cortext-A8 development kit. The OK210-A is based on Samsung S5PV210 microcontroller. The OK210-A ARM Cortext A8 development kit is bundled with a 7″ capacitive touch screen. Board support packages and sample programs are provided with source code, binaries, and documentations for Windows CE 6.0 R3, Linux-2.6.35 Linux-3.0.8, Android 2.3 and Android 4.0. The Witech OK210-A ARM Cortext-A8 development kit targets multi-media terminal, consumer electronic devices and in-vehicle infotainment systems. It is available now for $199.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas announced the CC3000-Pmod Compatible Wi-Fi Adapter. The Pmod compatible CC3000-based Wi-Fi adapter development kit features a built-in internet protocol stack. It is designed to attach to Avnet FPGA development boards and other host boards with a Pmod interface connector. The fully integrated and pre-certified Wi-Fi adapter is priced at $59.
ISaGRAF introduced version 5.3 of the firmware development kit (PRDK) for ISaGRAF 6, which is a IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 compliant firmware and workbench for building industrial automation products. The ISaGRAF PRDK v5.3 features portable C source code for the ISaGRAF firmware and detailed examples and documentation so that Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators can port and compile the ISaGRAF firmware for their controller or automation product. Once they have customized the C source code, the OEM or integrator then compiles and loads it onto their automation product.
Energy Micro released the EFM32G-DK3550 development kit for their EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family. The new development kit includes full SEGGER J-Trace and J-Link support. This reduces the need for additional debugging tools. The EFM32-DK3550 is available now. Prices start at $309. Energy Micro’s Gecko microcontroller family consists of over 240 variants based on the ARM Cortex-M processor cores.
Microchip Technology rolled out their Serial SuperFlash Kit 1. The development kit enables engineers to evaluate Microchip’s SPI and SQI serial Flash memory devices. The Serial SuperFlash Kit 1 contains three Serial Flash PICtail Plus Daughter Boards. The Serial Flash PICtail Plus Daughter Board is designed to interface with PICtail Plus connector found on Explorer 16 development board. The SuperFlash Kit 1 is available now for $30.
element14, Microchip and Matrix teamed together to create the PIC18 Flowcode Developers Kit. The PIC18F26J50 EVK Flowcode Development Kit is designed to provide developers a hands-on approach for learning Flowcode 4, which is an advanced graphical programming language for microcontrollers. The development kit features the PIC18F26J50-EVK Board, USB cable, a lite version of Flowcode 4, and CD-ROM. The PIC18F26J50 EVK Flowcode Development Kit is available for $38.22.
element14 introduced the DM3730 ARM based development kit. The DM3730-EVK Evaluation Kit features an ARM based TI DaVinci digital media processor, 512MB DDR SDRAM, 512MB NAND Flash, 2GB iNAND, 10/100M Ethernet interface (RJ45), TF card slot, OTG port, four USB ports, and three serial ports (UART1: 5-wire TTL serial port; UART2: 5-wire TTL serial port; UART3: 5-wire RS232 serial port). The development system is ideal for developing navigation systems, media players, medical patient monitoring devices, industrial test and measurement devices, industrial vision and portable communications systems.
Atmel and element14 teamed together on the AT91SAM9G45-EVK evaluation kit. The SAM9 development kit includes an evaluation board based on the Atmel’s new processor AT91SAM9G45. The board features 128 Mbytes DDR2 memory, 256 Mbytes SLC NAND Flash, USB host/device port, Ethernet 10/100 interface, two high-speed SD/MMC slots and a QVGA 320×240 LCD panel with resistive touch screen. The board supports Linux, WinCE and Android OS. In addition to the board, the Atmel element14 kit includes TFT LCD panel (4.3″ QVGA 480×272 resistive touch screen), 20 pins-10 pins JTAG converter, power adapter, and various cables.
Digi International announced the iDigi Gateway Development Kit with 3G cellular connectivity. The iDigi Gateway Development Kit is designed to make it easy to setup a ZigBee network, upload a custom iDigi Device Integration Application (iDigi Dia) and provide seamless connectivity to the iDigi Device Cloud for Web services integration to standard business applications over the Internet. Kits are available now. Prices start at $499.
Avnet Electronics Marketing and Texas Instruments are teaming together on a series of SpeedWay Design Workshops. The seminars will provide an introduction to wireless design for hardware and software engineers who need to add wireless connectivity features to their products. The training events cost $25 to attend. Each attendee will receive a TI eZ430-Chronos wireless watch development kit ($49 value). The SpeedWay Design Workshops will held in almost 40 cities throughout North America.