San Jose, CA. Atmel Corp. is offering a $499 "program-and-go" development kit based on its AVR32-based AP7000 family of 32-bit digital signal controllers for multimedia, point-of-sale (POS), navigation, small office/home office (SoHo) network gateway/router, and printer applications.
For details on the AP7000, click here: AVR32-based digital signal controller
The STK 1000 development kit includes all the hardware and software needed to handle fully functional, ready-to-ship applications, including the schematics for printed circuit board production. The kit includes a production-ready AVR32-based single-board computer with Atmel's AT32AP7000 system-on-chip (SoC), a 3.5-inch (320x240) TFT-LCD display, audio DAC, and connectors for VGA, Ethernet USB, CompactFlash and SD cards.
All other system functionality is integrated in the AT32AP7000 controller which includes a vector multiplication co-processor, 16-bit stereo audio DAC, 2048x2048 pixel TFT/STN LCD controller, 480 Mbps USB 2.0 with on-chip transceivers (PHY) and, two 10/100 Ethernet MACs. Serial interfaces include RS232, USART, I2S, AC97, TWI/I2C, SPI, PS/2 and several synchronous serial modules (SSC) supporting most serial communication protocols, making it ideal for multimedia, POS, navigation and printer applications.
STK1000 software includes the Linux operating system, GCC compiler, GNU debugger, all drivers, utilities, editors and image viewers, and IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR32. Atmel's existing JTAGICE mkII (available separately) provides emulation. Application-ready C/C++ application software includes web, FTP, and Telnet servers, as well as libraries and utilities for playing video, sound and displaying images.
The AVR32-based AT32AP7000 offers up to three times the per-cycle throughput of any competing 32-bit processor on the market.
The STK1000 development kit is available now for $499. The JTAGICE mkII emulator is sold separately for $299.
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