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Kits enable advanced software & system development

24th February 2015
Nat Bowers

Suited for advanced software and system development in a variety of applications, two ARM Cortex-A9 based starter kits have been introduced by Toshiba Electronics Europe. For development of applications using its ApP Lite processors, the RBTZ2100-1MA and RBTZ2100-2MA kits include reference boards and drivers that allow devices to be effectively evaluated in their final application environment.

Reducing the usage of developer resources and shortening the overall development schedule, the development starter kits kits help users to effectively evaluate function and performance and carry out advanced software development.

The RBTZ2100-1MA includes 512MB DDR3L SDRAM and 16MB SPI Flash ROM, can use a Media I/F for a camera or LCD panel and comes equipped with a microSD slot and 10/100 LAN connector. The RBTZ2100-2MA is capable of using an external bus I/F and is equipped with 256MB DDR3 SDRAM and 256MB Parallel Flash ROM, with an I2S connector for audio.

The TZ2100 processors support enhanced audio and image data-mining, communications and security functions with a single-core ARM Cortex-A9 core and a clock rate up to 600MHz. The devices are suitable for a wide range of applications, such as small embedded devices, handheld devices, industrial equipment and gaming equipment for amusement arcades and casinos.

Both kits utilise an ARM JTAG connector and operate from a 5VDC power supply. Samples are now available.

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