San Jose, Calif. -- Atmel Corp. and IAR Systems AB are offering a full featured ARM development kit for $295. The development kit supports Atmel's ARM7-based MCU called the AT91SAM7S32.
IAR's AT91SAM7S Development Kit is priced to fit the budgets of cost-sensitive microcontroller designs in applications like remote controls, interface panels and USB accessories. It is about 1/30th the price of traditional 32-bit ARM Development tools, which typically range in price from $5,000 to $10,000, according to Atmel.
The 32kByte code limited KickStart kit facilitates the migration of existing 8/16-bit C-code to Atmel's MCU. It includes an evaluation board, JTAG-ICE debug interface, IAR's Embedded Workbench and a 20-state version of visualSTATE. Stand-alone JTAG-ICE debug interfaces frequently cost more than the entire KickStart package.
The IAR Integrated Development Environment includes a C/C++ cross compiler, linker, debugger, editor and project manager. IAR's visualSTATE graphical verification and code generation environment allows designers to simultaneously view, in UML-compliant charts, multiple concurrent, interrelated processes or execution threads in complex real-time systems using UML-based state charts.
A cross compiler is optimized to facilitate the porting of existing 8/16-bit code to the AT91SAM7 architecture. A library of API drivers greatly simplifies the conversion of assembly instructions. The JTAG In-circuit-emulator supports hardware breakpoints and software-controlled trace, and provides complete access to the processor registers and internal memory space.
A fully compatible upgrade path for larger code sizes is available from IAR Systems.
The AT91SAM7S64-IAR Development Kit for the AT91SAM7S-series is available now for $295 in any quantity from both IAR Systems and Atmel.
For additional information on the Atmel MCUs, please visit www.atmel.com.
For more information on IAR Systems, visit www.iar.com.
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