Kontron introduced the SMARC Starterkit. The ready-to-use kit enables developers to get started with embedded ARM processors. The Kontron SMARC Starterkit includes a sturdy transport case, has all the cables already connected and is equipped with all the necessary components, including a display and power supply. All documentation is provided on a USB drive. The Kontron kit is available now.
Avnet Electronics Marketing, Freescale, Murata and ARM are teaming together to host a series of SpeedWay technical seminars. The development board transforms the Freescale Freedom development platform into a completely portable wireless sensor system. The SpeedWay events will discuss ways to incorporate the Wi-Go wireless accessory module with the Freescale Freedom development platform featuring the Kinetis-L microcontrollers. The workshops feature both in-person presentations and hands-on labs.
The Mentor Embedded Nucleus real time operating system (RTOS) Power Management Framework now features a hibernate mode. With the new hibernate/standby capability, engineers can minimize power consumption and maximize the life of battery-operated devices. The hibernate capability of the Nucleus Power Management Framework provides simplified access to power management functionality that would otherwise be left to the developer to write from scratch.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas announced the i.MX53 Quick Start Break-Out with 7-inch LCD and PCAP (Projected Capacitive) Touch Kit. The Avnet-designed kit offers embedded system developers an alternative to existing Freescale i.MX53 Quick Start Board expansion options. The projected capacitive touch overlay provides enhanced touch ruggedness. It is ideal for outdoor or industrial environments. The i.MX53 Quick Start Break-out with 7-inch LCD and PCAP Touch Kit is available now for $499.
Mentor Graphics and Freescale Semiconductor teamed together to speed the deployment of automotive IVI systems based on the new i.MX6 processors. As a result of their collaboration, the Mentor Embedded Linux In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Base Platform is now available for the Freescale i.MX6 series of scalable, multicore ARM Cortex A9-based processors.
IAR Systems introduced a KickStart Kit for Freescale Semiconductor’s ARM Cortex-M4 based Kinetis microcontrollers. The IAR KickStart Kit for Kinetis K60 enables rapid evaluation of and prototyping with the Kinetis microcontroller family. The kit is compatible with the Freescale Tower System development platform. The starter kit is ideal for industrial control, medical, and consumer electronics applications. The IAR KickStart Kit for Kinetis K60 includes hardware boards, debug probe, software tools and code examples. It is available now for $239 USD (190 EUR).
Power.org will offer seven sessions at Power Architecture. The sessions will feature insights and practical design tips for engineers working with Power Architecture technology. The Linley Tech Processor Conference will take place September 27 – 28th at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose. The event is sponsored by AppliedMicro (Premier Sponsor), Freescale and LSI, (Platinum Sponsors), and Power.org (Gold Sponsor).
IAR Systems introduced the KickStart Kit for the Freescale i.MX25 family of low power ARM9-based microprocessors. The IAR KickStart Kit for i.MX25 includes an i.MX25-SK evaluation board, IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR visualSTATE, and a hardware debug probe. The evaluation board features 32 Mbyte of SDRAM, 1 Gbyte of Flash memory and a 320 x 240 colour TFT LCD display. A range of on-board sensors includes key buttons, LEDs, potentiometer, 3-axis accelerometer, stepper motor and a speaker. The IAR KickStart Kit includes interfaces for USB Host, Ethernet 10/100, UART, CAN, and JTAG.