ARM Development Tools

(Helps in Study of Connectivity and Control Applications using High Performance 32bit ARM Microcontroller)

These processors are specifically used in portable devices like digital cameras, mobile phones, home networking modules and wireless communication technologies and other embedded systems projects due to the benefits, such as low power consumption, reasonable performance, etc.

The ARM cortex is a complicated microcontroller within the ARM family that has ARMv7 design. There are 3 subfamilies within the ARM cortex family :

  • ARM Cortex Ax - series
  • ARM-Cortex Rx - series
  • ARM-Cortex Mx - series

Cortex A Based: Sitara Series

( Efficient application processors for every level of performance )

ARM Cortex-A processors are at the heart of the most powerful and compelling technology products. They are deployed in mobile devices, networking infrastructure, home and consumer devices, automotive in-vehicle infotainment and driver automation systems, and embedded designs.

Development Tools:

The AM335x Starter Kit (EVM-SK) provides a stable and affordable platform to quickly start evaluation of Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 AM335x Processors and accelerate development for smart appliance, industrial and networking applications.

Features:

  • 256MB DDR3
  • 4.3" Touch-screen LCD
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports with integrated switch
  • USB
  • USB-UART
  • USB-XDS100 emulator
  • User configured LEDs
  • Audio Out

What’s Included:

  • AM35xx Starter Kit
  • +5V Power Supply
  • 4 GB SD card loaded with Linux
  • 8GB SD card loaded with Android
  • Quick Start guide
  • Android development DVD
  • Connecting USB Cable

Supported Softwares:

  • Linux
  • Android
  • Starterware

The AM3359 Industrial Development Kit (IDK) is a full-featured application development platform for evaluating the capabilities and features of Sitara AM3359 ARM Cortex-A8 Processors for industrial applications.

The AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 Processors are optimized for industrial communications, industrial control, and industrial drives applications. The AM335x processors integrate a broad range of industrial communication standards that work on Ethernet, CAN, and RS-485 physical layers.

Features:

  • AM3359 ARM Cortex-A8
  • NAND Flash, DDR2, SPI Flash
  • Industrial interfaces
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Application stacks for industrial communication protocols
  • Sample industrial applications

Kit Contents:

  • AM3359 Board
  • Debug UART & Ethernet Cable
  • Daughter Board
  • SD Card Reader
  • USB Cable
  • Power Source

Supported Softwares:

  • Linux
  • Android
  • Starterware

Beagle Bone Black is a low-cost, open source, community-supported development platform for ARM Cortex-A8 processor developers and hobbyists

BeagleBone Black ships with the Debian GNU/Linux™ in onboard FLASH to start evaluation and development. Many other Linux distributions and operating systems are also supported on BeagleBone Black including:

  • Ubuntu
  • Android
  • Fedora

Features:

  • 1GHz AM3359 Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 Processor
  • 512 MB DDR memory   
  • 4GB eMMC memory that’s pre-loaded with Debian GNU/Linux
  • 1-port USB 2.0 Host 
  • 1-port USB 2.0 Client
  • On-chip 10/100 Ethernet

Kit Contents:

  • BeagleBone Black
  • Getting started insert
  • Micro USB cable

The TMS320DM355 Digital Video Evaluation Module (DVEVM) enables developers to start immediate evaluation of DaVinci™ DM355 and DM335 processors and begin building digital video applications such as IP security cameras, digital photo frames, digital still cameras, and video doorbells, portable medical and portable digital video products that have yet to be invented.

Features:

  • The DVSDK includes:
  • Multimedia APIs and Codec Engine Frameworks
  • Demonstration version of MontaVista Linux Pro
  • Demos of Video/Imaging and Speech decode
  • TI’s JPEG and HD MPEG-4 SP codecs and G.711 codec*
  • JPEG and HD MPEG-4 evaluation codecs are included on the DVD that accompanies the DVEVM.
  • Production codecs are available for download with the DVSDK.
  • G.711 evaluation version of open-source G.711 is included in the DVSDK. Production license is not applicable.

Kit Contents:

  • TMS320DM355 DaVinciTM processor-based development board
  • IR remote
  • Development board reference materials (gerber, schematics, BOM)
  • 2 GB NAND Flash
  • On-board Ethernet controller with application notes and schematics
  • Video capture of NTSC or PAL signals via composite video or S-video input
  • NTSC or PAL output via composite video output
  • Other features such as microphone in, headphone out, line in and line out, UART, USB 2.0 HS, 2GB NAND Flash memory and JTAG for test
  • TI eXpressDSP Linux-based DVSDK
  • MontaVista Pro Demonstration Tools
  • DM355 Getting Started Guide and Hardware Technical Reference

The AM572x Evaluation Module provides an affordable platform to quickly start evaluation of Sitara ARM Cortex-A15 AM57x Processors and accelerate development for HMI, machine vision, networking, medical imaging and many other industrial applications. It is a development platform based on the dual ARM Cortex-A15, dual C66x DSP processor that is integrated with tons of connectivity such as PCIe, SATA, HDMI, USB 3.0/2.0, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, and more.

Features:

  • ARM Cortex-A15 AM5728 Processor
  • 2GB DDR3L
  • TPS659037 Power Management IC
  • 4GB eMMC
  • Gigabit Ethernet 
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0 HUB
  • HDMI
  • Audio in/out Port

Kit Contents:

  • AM5728 Board
  • Connecting Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Power Source

The BeagleBone LCD3 Cape provides a portable LCD solution with touch screen capability for BeagleBone boards.

Features:

  • The 3.5" TFT LCD screen, attached to the topside of the board, can display up to a resolution of 320x240 and is a 4-wire resistive touchscreen.
  • The board is equipped with seven switches located at finger-friendly positions.
  • These switches include power, reset, and five user switches, which are mapped to different GPIO signals.
  • The backside of the cape is where a BeagleBone can be mounted.

Kit Contents:

  • BeagleBone LCD3 Cape

Cortex M4 Based: TIVA C Series

( Optimized for deterministic real time embedded processing and microcontroller applications )

The ARM® Cortex®-M processor family is a range of scalable, energy efficient and easy to use processors that meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart and connected embedded applications. The processors are supported by the world’s #1 embedded ecosystem and have already been shipped in tens of billions of devices. Cortex-M processors help developers deliver more features, in less time, at a lower cost, with versatile connectivity, comprehensive code reuse, standard security and state of the art energy efficiency.

TIVA Launch Pad (TM4C123GXL)

The Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad Evaluation Kit is a low-cost evaluation platform for ARM® Cortex™-M4F-based microcontrollers from Texas Instruments. The design of the TM4C123G LaunchPad highlights the TM4C123GH6PM microcontroller with a USB 2.0 device interface and hibernation module.

Features

  • High Performance TM4C123GH6PM MCU:
  • 80MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4-based microcontrollers CPU
  • 256KB Flash, 32KB SRAM, 2KB EEPROM
  • Two Controller Area Network (CAN) modules
  • USB 2.0 Host/Device/OTG + PHY
  • Dual 12-bit 2MSPS ADCs, motion control PWMs
  • 8 UART, 6 I2C, 4 SPI
  • On-board In-Circuit Debug Interface (ICDI)
  • USB Micro-B plug to USB-A plug cable
  • Preloaded RGB quick-start application

What's Included..?

  • Tiva C Series TM4C LaunchPad Evaluation Board (EK-TM4C123GXL)
  • USB Micro-B plug to USB-A plug cable
  • README First document
  • Free EK-TM4C123GXL TivaWare for C Series software downloads

Supported IDEs:

CCS / ENERGIA / ARM - Keil / IAR Embedded Workbench –ARM

Other Softwares :

TIVAWare, Open Source GCC Compiler

TIVA Starter Kit (TM4C123G)

The ARM Cortex M4 Microcontroller Starter Kit from Starcom Information Technology Limited is a low-cost evaluation platform for ARM® Cortex™-M4F-based microcontrollers.

The Starter kit features a Tiva C  Series TM4C123GXL Launch Pad with Booster Pck Ecosytem to access majority of peripherals like keypad, LDR, LED Display, LCD Display and more...

This Kit enables users to learn about how to program and develop custom applications using TIVA Microcontroller.

Features

  • On Board ADC and DAC
  • On Board 7 Segment LEDs Interface
  • On Board Keypad and Buzzer
  • On Board 16x2 Alphanumeric LCD Display
  • Stepper Motor and DC Motor Interface
  • On Board Temperature Sensor
  • Interface for  Zigbee Module, Bluetooth & WiFi,
  • UART and RTC Interface
  • EEPROM Interface
  • Micro SD card Interface

What's Included..?

  • ARM Cortex M4 Board
  • Peripheral Interfacing Board
  • Power Adapter
  • Free User Manual
  • RS 232 Cable
  • Zigbee Module (Sold Separately)
  • Bluetooth Module (Sold Separately)

Supported IDEs:

CCS / ENERGIA / ARM - Keil / IAR Embedded Workbench –ARM

Other Softwares :

TIVAWare, Open Source GCC Compiler

TIVA Development Kit (TM4C123G)

The Tiva C Series TM4C123G Development Kit is a compact and versatile evaluation platform for the Tiva C Series TM4C123G ARM® Cortex™-M4-based microcontroller (MCU). The development kit design highlights the TM4C123G MCU integrated USB 2.0 On-the-Go/Host/Device interface, CAN, precision analog, sensor hub, and low-power capabilities.

The development kit features a Tiva C  Series TM4C123GH6PGE microcontroller in a 144-LQFP package, a color OLED display, USB OTG connector, a microSD card slot, a coin-cell battery for the low-power Hibernate mode, a CAN transceiver, a temperature sensor, a nine-axis sensor for motion tracking, and easy-access through-holes to all of the available device signals.

Features

  • Tiva TM4C123GH6PGE MCU with 256KB internal Flash and 144-LQFP with 105 GPIOs for excellent prototyping capabilities
  • 96×64 color OLED display providing useful output and interface options
  • USB Micro-AB for prototyping USB OTG applications
  • microSD card slot for data storage
  • 5-mm screw terminals for external analog inputs and CAN signals
  • Precision 3.0-V reference for accurate analog-to-digital conversion
  • Temperature sensor
  • 9-axis motion sensor that includes a 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, and 3-axis magnetometer for motion and position tracking
  • All I/Os brought out to headers for easy prototyping
  • Five user/navigation buttons (including select/wake) for user input
  • One user LED, CAN transceiver
  • 10-pin JTAG header to provide standard debug interface
  • Debug out capability with minor modifications
  • ARM® Cortex-M4-based microcontrollers
  • Code composer studio™ IDE

What's Included..?

  • Tiva C Series DK-TM4C123G board pre-loaded with data logger quickstart application
  • USB Cables
  • Development Kit USB flash drive: Complete documentation, TivaWare for C Series Firmware
  • Development package with example source code

Supported IDEs:

CCS / ENERGIA / ARM - Keil / IAR Embedded Workbench –ARM / Mentor Embedded

Other Softwares:

TIVAWare, Open Source GCC Compiler

TIVA Connected Development Kit (TM4C129x)

The Tiva™ C Series TM4C129x Connected Development Kit is a versatile and feature-rich engineering platform that highlights the 120-MHz Tiva C Series TM4C129XNCZAD ARM® Cortex™-M4 based microcontroller, including an integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC + PHY as well as many other key features.

Features

  • Colour LCD interface
  • USB 2.0 OTG | Host | Device port
  • TI wireless EM connection
  • BoosterPack and BoosterPack XL interfaces
  • Quad SSI-supported 512-Mbit Flash memory
  • MicroSD slot
  • Expansion interface headers: MCU high-speed USB ULPI port, Ethernet RMII and MII ports External peripheral interface for memories, parallel peripherals, and other system functions.

What's Included..?

  • Tiva C Series TM4C129x Connected Development Board
  • USB memory stick with TivaWare for C Series code base
  • Auto-retractable CAT-5 Ethernet cable
  • Two USB device cables
  • One USB OTG cable

Supported IDEs:

CCS / ENERGIA / ARM - Keil / IAR Embedded Workbench –ARM / Mentor Embedded

Other Softwares :

TIVAWare, Open Source GCC Compiler