IAR Systems collaborates with Freescale to develop i.MX25 starter kit

17th June 2010
ES Admin
IAR Systems today announced the availability of an integrated development kit for the Freescale i.MX25 family of low power ARM®9-based microprocessors. The IAR KickStart Kit for Freescale Semiconductor i.MX25 contains an i.MX25-SK evaluation board, software development tools together with a hardware debug probe. The evaluation board, using a i.MX257 device, features 32 Mbyte of SDRAM, 1 Gbyte of Flash memory and a 320 x 240 colour TFT LCD display. A range of on-board sensors includes key buttons, LEDs, potentiometer, 3-axis accelerometer, stepper motor and a speaker. Connectivity is provided by a wide variety of interfaces including; USB Host, Ethernet 10/100, UART, CAN and JTAG.
IAR Systems and Freescale have collaborated on ARM-based devices for many years. IAR is committed to supporting our ARM9-based i.MX25 family of embedded processors with their high quality toolchain and we welcome this KickStart Kit, said Sujata Neidig, i.MX Product Manager for Freescale's Multimedia Applications Division. Our i.MX25 family of devices are ideal for a wide range of multimedia applications and IAR Systems' products will greatly ease the development process for embedded engineers.

Freescale's i.MX25 family of multimedia applications processors extends their existing ARM9 portfolio. Accommodating speeds of up to 400 MHz, having low power consumption and providing multiple connectivity options the family supports the growing needs of industrial and general embedded products, while allowing customers to reduce their overall system bill of materials cost.

The IAR KickStart Kit for Freescale i.MX25 contains a comprehensive suite of software development tools, including IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM 32K KickStart edition, IAR visualSTATE evaluation edition.

IAR Embedded Workbench incorporates the IAR C/C++ Compiler, assembler, linker, librarian, text editor, project manager, and IAR C-SPY Debugger combined in an integrated development environment (IDE). In addition, example projects and RTOS board support packages are included in the KickStart Kit.

The IAR J-Link Lite for ARM JTAG/SWD hardware debug probe is also supplied in the Kit. It connects via USB to the PC host running Windows and integrates seamlessly into IAR Embedded Workbench.

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