Texas Instruments introduced an Android software development kit for Sitara microprocessors. The TI SDK adds Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for embedded applications running TI’s Sitara AM335x and AM37x ARM-Cortex-A8 processors. The Android 4.0 SDK for TI’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 processors is available for free download today, with no development or production restrictions.
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.
COOL Chips International Symposium will take place April 14-16, 2010 in Yokohama, Japan. The COOL Chips symposium covers leading-edge technologies in all areas of microprocessors and their applications. The conference is sponsored by the Technical Committees on Microprocessors and Microcomputers and Computer Architecture of the IEEE Computer Society.