iSYSTEM and PHYTEC launch combination rapid development kit

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 August 2004




(2004), "iSYSTEM and PHYTEC launch combination rapid development kit", Microelectronics International, Vol. 21 No. 2.



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iSYSTEM and PHYTEC launch combination rapid development kit

iSYSTEM and PHYTEC launch combination rapid development kit

Keywords: Embedded systems

iSYSTEM, and single board computer company, PHYTEC, have announced a combination development kit to save embedded engineers the time and cost involved in sourcing and configuring separate software development tools. Comprising the PHYTEC Rapid Development Kit and iSYSTEM iPDP Starter Kit, it includes everything that an embedded systems engineer needs to immediately start developing software and reference designs. The kits are available for the Motorola Power PC MPC565 and Atmel AT91M55800A (ARM7TDMI) with the Intel XScale PXA255 kit coming soon.

Each kit contains a Single Board Computer module mounted on a development board that features all the hardware needed for immediate power-up of the module, including DB-9 nodes (configurable as RS-232 and/or RS-485/CAN interfaces), power connectors and a wire wrap area for easy integration of user-designed peripheral hardware and circuitry. It also includes the winlDEA complete Windows based development and debug environment, a full GNU C/C++ compiler and a JTAG-LPT interface module. A quick-start manual and complete working sample project ensure a fast debug start. The JTAG-LPT interface is directly connected to the JTAG connector of the microcontroller module to ensure compatibility with production hardware at a later stage.

iSYSTEM's embedded emulator tools are used by over 10,000 engineers worldwide. Its popular winIDEA embedded work environment integrates all iSYSTEM emulation tools in one powerful integrated development environment. The key strength of winlDEA for embedded engineers is its ease of use and consistency on different projects.

The combination lots are available directly from iSYSTEM in the UK at UK or from PHYTEC distributors.

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