IAR Systems Announces STM32F103ZE Microcontroller KickStart Kit

IAR Systems has announced a complete development kit for STMicroelectronics new microcontroller STM32F103ZE. IAR KickStart Kit includes a development board fitted with the STM32F103ZE microcontroller, a KickStart edition of IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM®, evaluation editions of IAR PowerPac for ARM and IAR visualSTATE, and also includes J-Link for ARM mounted on the board.

STM32F103ZE is part of STMicroelectronics’ high-density performance line based on ARM-based 32-bit MCU, and features up to 512kB Flash, USB, CAN, 11 timers, 3 ADCs and 13 communication interfaces. It has a total of 144 pins, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, including: motor drive and application control; medical and handheld equipment; PC peripherals, gaming and GPS platforms; industrial applications such as PLC, inverters, printers, and scanners; alarm systems, video intercom, and HVAC.

In addition to the STM32F103ZE device, the STM32F103ZE-SK development board features a comprehensive set of peripherals, including a stepper motor, three-axis accelerometer, SD/MMC card slot, I2S routed to speaker codec, a DAC with one channel routed to pin and an ADC routed to a potentiometer. Interfaces provided include a USB 2.0 full speed connector, CAN routed to three-pin terminal block, I2C and SPI1 both routed to UEXT, and two USART DB9 connectors. For debugging, a standard 20-pin JTAG/SWD interface connector and an ETM v3 Trace connector – as defined by ARM – are both provided, along with a J-Link-OB that is mounted on the evaluation board. External power is connected either via the J-Link or USB, with the mode selectable by a jumper.

Controls and indicators provided include: a status LED; a power supply LED; a reset button; an AN-TR potentiometer; colour LCD display; four user LEDs; two user buttons to simulate external events; one wake-up; a joystick; a prototype area; and a jumper for measuring power consumption from the controller. The board and its components are fully RoHS compliant.

“The STM32F103ZE is an extremely versatile and high performance ARM-powered device,” added Mats Ullström, Product Director at IAR Systems. “Using IAR Embedded Workbench and visualSTATE with the evaluation board will allow the developer to approach new applications using a familiar IDE, as well as being able to take advantage of a small footprint RTOS in the form of IAR PowerPac.”

Editor’s Note: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, visualSTATE, From Idea to Target, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR PowerPac, IAR YellowSuite, IAR Advanced Development Kit, IAR and the logotype of IAR Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB. J-Link and J-Trace are trademarks licensed to IAR Systems AB.