Luminary Micro, IAR Pair Stellaris Kits, Embedded Workbench KickStart

Luminary Micro, creators of the awardwinning Stellaris(R) Cortex(TM)-M3-based microcontrollers, and IAR Systems, a world-leading provider of embedded tools, announced the immediate availability of two Stellaris Evaluation Kits paired with the IAR Embedded Workbench KickStart Edition software development tools.

Designed for the new class of Stellaris integrated communication MCUs, these compact and versatile evaluation kits take advantage of the capabilities of the new Stellaris microcontrollers with more memory, more GPIOs, enhanced power management, and the addition of integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY communications and integrated CAN communications.

The IAR Embedded Workbench is a powerful set of essential build and debug tools for embedded projects using both C and C++. The KickStart Edition allows projects of up to 32KB code size, enabling users to seriously evaluate the performance and capabilities of the Stellaris LM3S2965 and LM3S6965 microcontrollers.

“The KickStart Edition of IAR’s Embedded Workbench—with its generous 32KB evaluation limit for code— combined with Luminary Micro’s versatile and popular hardware evaluation boards provides a powerful platform for users to put the kit to full use doing real work,” said Luminary Micro Chief Marketing Officer Jean Anne Booth.

Stellaris LM3S6965: Fully Integrated 10/100 Embedded Ethernet
The EKC-LM3S6965 features fully integrated 10/100 Ethernet capability and includes two examples of an embedded web-server application. The quickstart application that runs out-of-the-box includes an embedded web server utilizing the open source lwIP Ethernet stack. The kit also contains a web server demonstration application with FreeRTOS.org(TM) RTOS and the open source uIP Ethernet stack. Each Stellaris LM3S6965 Ethernet Evaluation Kit contains:

  • EVB-LM3S6965 Evaluation Board with 50MHz LM3S6965 (fully integrated 10/100 embedded Ethernet controller, 256K flash, 64K SRAM)
  • 128 x 64 pixel monochromatic OLED graphics display
  • User LED, navigation switches, and select push buttons
  • Magnetic speaker
  • All LM3S6965 I/O available on labeled breakout pads
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Retractable Ethernet cable
  • USB cable (power and debug) for simple set-up
  • Standard ARM(R) 20-pin JTAG debug connector with input and output modes
  • Stellaris Peripheral Driver Library, which provides a convenient, no-hassle method of initializing, programming, and controlling peripherals on Stellaris microcontrollers
  • KickStart Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench tools supporting up to 32KB code size
  • IAR PowerPac(TM) RTOS evaluation version with file system and USB device stack
  • Stellaris CD packed with datasheets, schematics, applications notes, and programming examples

Stellaris LM3S2965: A Fully Operable “CAN Network in a box”
The EKC-LM3S2965 features integrated CAN (Controller Area Network) and includes a separate Stellaris LM3S2110-based CAN device node board, providing an example fully functioning CAN network out of the box. Each Stellaris LM3S2965 Evaluation Kit contains:

  • EVB-LM3S2965 Evaluation Board with 50MHz LM3S2965 MCU (fully integrated CAN controller, 256K flash, 64K SRAM)
  • EVB-LM3S2110 Evaluation Board with 25MHz LM3S2110 (fully integrated CAN controller, 64K flash, 16K SRAM)
  • 128 x 64 pixel monochromatic OLED graphics display
  • User LED, navigation switches, and select push buttons
  • Magnetic speaker
  • All Stellaris MCU I/O available on labeled breakout pads
  • USB cable (power and debug) for simple set-up
  • CAN network cable to connect the two boards
  • Standard ARM(R) 20-pin JTAG debug connector with input and output modes
  • Stellaris Peripheral Driver Library, which provides a convenient, no-hassle method of initializing, programming, and controlling peripherals on Stellaris microcontrollers
  • KickStart Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench tools supporting up to 32KB code size
  • IAR PowerPa(TM) RTOS evaluation version with file system and USB device stack
  • Stellaris CD packed with datasheets, schematics, applications notes, and programming examples

“Luminary has broken new ground again with the only Cortex-M3-based real-time networking microcontrollers,” said Mats Ullstrom, Product Director at IAR Systems. “These kits provide embedded developers with an excellent way to get familiar with the most cutting-edge hardware and development tools.”

The Stellaris family of microcontrollers currently contains 51 feature-rich microcontrollers targeted at embedded and industrial applications, such as building and home automation; factory automation; motion and motor control; industrial controls; electronic point-of-sales; remote data acquisition; test and measurement instrumentation; fire and security; network appliances and switches; medical instrumentation; and gaming equipment.

Stellaris Evaluation Kits with Embedded Workbench Software Ordering and Availability
The EKC-LM3S6965 Stellaris LM3S6965 Ethernet Evaluation Kit with Embedded Workbench software is available now at a resale price of just $79 USD. The EKC-LM3S2965 Stellaris LM3S2965 CAN Evaluation Kit with Embedded Workbench software is available now at a resale price of just $89 USD.

About Luminary Micro and Stellaris
Luminary Micro, Inc. designs, markets and sells ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs). Austin, Texas-based Luminary Micro is the lead partner for the Cortex-M3 processor, delivering the world’s first silicon implementation of the Cortex-M3 processor. Developed for use in embedded and industrial applications, Luminary Micro’s introduction of the award-winning Stellaris(R) family of products provides 32-bit performance for the same price as current 8- and 16-bit microcontroller designs. With entry-level pricing at $1.00 for an ARM technology-based MCU, Luminary Micro’s Stellaris product line allows for standardization that eliminates future architectural upgrades or software tools changes. Contact the company at +1-512-279-8800.

Stellaris is a registered trademark and the Luminary Micro logo is a trademark of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About IAR Systems
IAR Systems’ customers represent many different market segments such as telecommunications, industrial automation and the automotive industry. The company was founded in 1983 and is part of the Nocom Group since 2005. IAR Systems operates in the US, China, Japan, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Brazil as well as through a large net of distributors all over the world. IAR Systems is a world-leading provider of embedded development tools:

  • IAR Embedded Workbench(R) — integrated development environment with C/C++ compiler and debugger supporting about 30 different 8-, 16-, and 32-bit devices
  • visualSTATE(R) — state chart design tool for development of event-driven systems
  • IAR KickStart Kit(TM) — complete software and hardware evaluation environment available for selected targets
  • IAR Advanced Development Kit — integrated suite containing all the necessary components for full product development
  • IAR PowerPac(TM) — a fully-featured real-time operating system (RTOS) combined with a high performance file system