Austin, Tex. IAR Systems' newest KickStart starter Kit supports the Luminary Micro LM3S102, one of the Luminary Stellaris family of ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers.
The IAR KickStart Kit provides a low-cost route for MCU system developers to test-drive the Stellaris microcontrollers and includes a free tool suite to allow them to progress rapidly to a working system.
Each IAR KickStart Kit includes an evaluation board fitted with the Luminary microcontroller, an applications CD-ROM containing IAR Embedded Workbench v4.40 for ARM with Cortex-M3 support in an 8kB code-size limited version that supports the full Flash capability of the LM3S102. The kit includes a debugger with Flash download capability, an integrated IAR J-Link JTAG interface, a USB cable, a QuickStart Guide, and documentation and warranty information for both IAR Embedded Workbench and the Luminary Micro Stellaris microcontroller.
IAR Embedded Workbench v4.40 for ARM with Cortex M3 is a set of development tools for building and debugging embedded system applications, and includes a highly optimizing Thumb2 C/C++ compiler developed specifically for the Cortex M3 architecture. IAR Embedded Workbench provides a completely integrated development environment that also includes a project manager, editor, build tools and the versatile C-SPY debugger with Flash download capability. The 8kB code size limit is sufficient to program the full Flash size of the LM3S102, meaning that the compiler included in the IAR KickStart Kit is capable of full-scale prototyping as well as evaluation.
The integration of the stable IAR J-Link JTAG interface technology onto the board provides an innovative and highly usable means of rapidly and effectively connecting to the host for debugging and Flash download. IAR J-Link integrates seamlessly into IAR Embedded Workbench and is fully plug-and-play compatible.
The IAR KickStart Kit for Luminary Micro LM3S102 is available now for $99 from IAR Systems, from Luminary Micro at www.luminarymicro.com or from Mouser at