element14 Pty Ltd has added several new ARM-based solutions to its extensive portfolio of development kits ranging from starter kits to complete development boards.
The new ARM-based solutions from technology partners Freescale, Atmel, NXP and Texas Instruments (TI) include a host of exclusive new design resources such as reference designs, application notes, datasheets and associated accessories.
According to Sean Mak, Head of Supplier Management, element14 Asia-Pacific, a major objective for element14 is to be the go-to centre for development kits and tools, for which the company has partnered with key silicon providers to make available a wide selection of solutions to support design engineers right from the start of the design through to production, ensuring faster time-to-market and savings.
New development kits include:
The new Freescale Freedom K64F development platform featuring a Kinetis K64 series microcontroller built on the ARM Cortex-M4 core can be used to evaluate the K64, K63 and K24 Kinetis K devices. The development kit is ideal for applications requiring high memory density, low power and optimised integration.
The NXP ARM LPC1768 MBED prototyping board allows quick and easy evaluation of the high level integration and low power consumption of the LPC176x family of microcontrollers, making it a great starting point for Cortex-M3 projects across a broad array of designs and applications.
The mbed-enabled Nucleo board from STMicroelectronics provides an affordable and flexible way for designers to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller line, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption and features.
BeagleBone Black development platform based on TI’s Sitara AM3358 processor features an ARM Cortex-A8 processor running at 1GHz and an onboard HDMI. Touch-screen display expansion capes for the BeagleBone family, available in two display sizes of 4.3” and 7”, come with a resistive touch-screen and provide full access to the BeagleBone GPIOs.
The TM4C1294 Connected LaunchPad Evaluation Board (EK-TM4C1294XL) from Texas Instruments Tiva C Series is a low-cost evaluation platform for ARM Cortex-M4F-based microcontrollers. Key features include on-chip 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY, and motion control pulse-width modulation, as well as breadboard expansion option and BoosterPack XL expansion connectors. Its quick-start application enables remote monitoring and control from an internet browser anywhere in the world for users to create their own Internet-of-Things applications.
The Atmel Xplained evaluation kit, ATSAM4S-XPLD is a hardware platform to evaluate the AT91SAM4S16C microcontroller, a 32-bit ARM-based Cortex-M4 core with operating speed of 120MHz, 1MB of flash and 128KB of SRAM. The kit enables users to get started using SAM4S peripherals right away and understand how to integrate the SAM4S device in their own design.