Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. has introduced two new low-cost i.MX Lite Kits, designed to provide a quick and cost effective method for software and hardware developers to evaluate the i.MXL or i.MX21 Applications Processors.
The i.MX Lite Kits consist of either an i.MXL or i.MX21 1.75" x 2.5" form factor standalone board, or a 4" x 4" common expansion board from Cogent Computer Systems, as well as a MicroMonitor boot ROM Board Support Package, a GX-Linux Standard Platform, and i.MX GNU X-Tools development tool suite from Microcross, Inc.
The standalone board enables a low-cost way to evaluate the i.MXL and i.MX21 processors and also allows third-party tools companies to do tool porting and testing inexpensively.
The expansion board is equipped with a touch screen LCD display, a number of I/Os including a compact flash expansion slot, a low-power 10Mbit Ethernet controller, an audio codec, USB host and device connectors, and a 20-pin JTAG header. This board allows the user to perform more robust development and rigorous testing beyond the capabilities of the baseboard including full-scale debug.
The i.MX Lite Kits will be available in the third quarter 2005 and can be purchased through most Freescale distribution channels. The price for the complete i.MX Lite Kit package is $499.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.