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).
IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM now features IAR Systems’ newly developed power debug and analysis tools. The new tools provide the capability to correlate current sampling alongside program execution, allowing analysis of the software’s influence on power consumption and providing developers with the means to optimize source code to minimize power consumption. A free 30-days evaluation version is available now.
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.
IAR Systems introduced the IAR KickStart kit for NXP LPC1114. The IAR KickStart Kit includes a development board fitted with the LPC1114 microcontroller, an 8K KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, and a 20-state evaluation edition of IAR visualSTATE. IAR KickStart Kit for LPC1114 is priced at $139 (€ 100). According to IAR Systems, this might be the world’s first commercial starter kit for ARM Cortex-M0-based microcontrollers.
IAR Systems introduced a global volume license program. IAR Volume License Program targets all customers that wish to save money by reusing previous investments, ensure flexibility in multiple and time-critical projects and/or want to protect their investment by additional support and services. The program includes five different levels; customers receive a combination of benefits and discounts based on how many registered IAR Embedded Workbench licenses they have.
Version 5.40 of IAR Embedded Workbench now supports ARM supports ARM Cortex-R4(F) processor. IAR Embedded Workbench is a set of development tools for embedded applications. The package includes an editor, project management tools, a C and C++ compiler that generates highly optimized code for the combined ARM/Thumb-2 instruction set, a C-SPY simulator as well as run-time libraries, relocating assembler, linker and librarian tools. The compiler can check against the rules of MISRA C (MISRA C:2004) software development standard as established by the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association.
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