IAR Systems Introduces KickStart Kit for Toshiba ARM Cortex-M3

IAR Systems® AB, the world’s leading independent supplier of software development tools for the embedded systems sector, announces the release of a new, low-cost development kit for the ARM® Cortex-M3[tm] in partnership with the Toshiba® Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6502). Toshiba became the first Japanese semiconductor manufacturer to develop a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 core-based microcontroller unit (MCU) when it released the TMPM330FDFG in late 2008. It leveraged the Cortex-M3 core to create a high-performance, low-power general-purpose MCU device with a large Flash memory, a real time clock, a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and a 3-channel SIO/UART, all housed in a compact LQFP package. These features mean that the TMPM330FDFG is optimized for use in consumer, industrial, security and general low power applications.

IAR Systems KickStart Kit for Toshiba ARM Cortex-M3IAR KickStart Kit for TMPM330FDFG contains all the necessary hardware and software elements to allow engineering teams to design, develop, integrate and test their specific application in full. It includes a TMPM330-SK evaluation board (with a TMPM330FDFG ARM 32-bit Cortex-M3 device), an IAR J-Link for Toshiba’s Cortex-M3 family, an IAR PowerPac board support package, a Micrium board support package, and a set of example applications.

The kit’s TMPM330-SK evaluation board comes with a JTAG connector (as defined by ARM) for programming/debugging, USB and RS232 drivers, audio jack (3.5mm, mono), and power supply. It has a TFT-LCD display and outside extended SDRAM, NAND Flash, NOR Flash, USB OTG (On-the-Go), SD/MMC card connector, speaker, and buzzer.

As Andreas Lifvendahl, Sales & Marketing Director at IAR Systems, relates “We are enthusiastic to be selected as a key partner for Toshiba’s Cortex-M3 announcement, and to be able to supply the tools that will ensure its widespread uptake by the electronics design community. We believe that the TMPM330FDFG will be very well received, both in Japan and the worldwide market.”

IAR KickStart Kit for TMPM330FDFG will be available in May 2009.

About IAR Systems
IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for embedded systems that enable large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. Established in 1983, IAR Systems is part of the Intoi Group since 2005.