PresseBox
Press release BoxID: 109568 (Luminary Micro, Inc.)
  • Luminary Micro, Inc.
  • 2499 South Capital of Texas Highway
  • 78746 Texas
  • http://www.luminarymicro.com
  • Contact person
  • Jean Anne Booth
  • +1 (512) 279-8801

Fully Integrated Kits Greet Users of 27 Newly Announced Integrated Communications Stellaris MCUs

Luminary Micro and ARM Announce Stellaris® Evaluation Kits Featuring Integrated 10/100 Ethernet and CAN with ARM® RealView® Microcontroller Development Kit Software

(PresseBox) (Texas, ) Luminary Micro (http://www.luminarymicro.com), creators of the award-winning Stellaris® family of Cortex™-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs), and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], today announced the immediate availability of two Stellaris Evaluation Kits with ARM RealView® Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK) evaluation saoftware.

Designed for the new class of Stellaris integrated communication MCUs, these compact and versatile evaluation kits take advantage of the capabilities of the new Stellaris microcontrollers with more memory, more GPIOs, enhanced power management, and the addition of integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC and PHY communications and integrated CAN communications.

Both kits include an evaluation copy of the ARM RealView Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK) software, limited to 16K code size. The RealView MDK includes the ARM RealView C/C++ Compiler, Assembler, and Linker, the Keil™ µVision IDE, Debugger and Simulator, together with examples and templates and the RTX real-time kernel.

“ARM’s RealView Microcontroller Development Kit is very popular with Stellaris microcontroller users, and we’re pleased to be able to offer the evaluation version in our Stellaris evaluation kits,” said Luminary Micro chief marketing officer Jean Anne Booth. “The RealView MDK’s specific Stellaris-aware debugging and simulation support, along with the well-loved µVision IDE, provide MCU users with the capabilities they need to rapidly deliver embedded software applications with our Stellaris microcontrollers.”

“Luminary Micro has set an extremely aggressive schedule for device introduction and customers have been quick to adopt their Stellaris MCUs,” said Wayne Lyons, director, Embedded Solutions, ARM. “Breaking the cost barrier between 8/16-bit and 32-bit by providing that $1.00 entry into the ARM development world was a significant milestone for embedded developers, and Luminary’s latest generation of technology represents another breakthrough for embedded communications applications.”

The Stellaris family of microcontrollers currently contains 51 feature-rich microcontrollers targeted at embedded and industrial applications, such as building and home automation; factory automation; motion and motor control; industrial controls; electronic point-of-sales; remote data acquisition; test and measurement instrumentation; fire and security; network appliances and switches; medical instrumentation; and gaming equipment.

Stellaris LM3S6965: Fully Integrated 10/100 Embedded Ethernet

The EKK-LM3S6965 features fully integrated 10/100 Ethernet capability and includes two examples of an embedded web-server demonstration application. The quickstart application that runs out-of-the-box includes an embedded web server utilizing the open source lwIP Ethernet stack. The kit also contains a web server application with FreeRTOS.org™ RTOS and the open source uIP Ethernet stack.
Each Stellaris LM3S6965 Ethernet Evaluation Kit contains:

- EVB-LM3S6965 Evaluation Board with 50MHz LM3S6965 (fully integrated 10/100 embedded Ethernet controller, 256K flash, 64K SRAM)
- 128 x 64 pixel monochromatic OLED graphics display
- User LED, navigation switches, and select push buttons
- Magnetic speaker
- All LM3S6965 I/O available on labeled breakout pads
- MicroSD card slot
- Retractable Ethernet cable
- USB cable (power and debug) for simple set-up
- Standard ARM® 20-pin JTAG debug connector with input and output modes
- Stellaris Peripheral Driver Library, which provides a convenient, no-hassle method of initializing, programming, and controlling peripherals on Stellaris microcontrollers
- Evaluation version of ARM RealView Microcontroller Development Kit tools supporting up to 16KB code size
- Stellaris CD packed with datasheets, schematics, applications notes, and programming examples

Stellaris LM3S2965: A Fully Operable “CAN Network in a box”
The EKK-LM3S2965 features integrated CAN (Controller Area Network) and includes a separate Stellaris LM3S2110-based CAN device node board, providing an example fully functioning CAN network out of the box. Each Stellaris LM3S2965

Evaluation Kit contains:

- EVB-LM3S2965 Evaluation Board with 50MHz LM3S2965 MCU (fully integrated CAN controller, 256K flash, 64K SRAM)
- EVB-LM3S2110 Evaluation Board with 25MHz LM3S2110 (fully integrated CAN controller, 64K flash, 16K SRAM)
- 128 x 64 pixel monochromatic OLED graphics display
- User LED, navigation switches, and select push buttons
- Magnetic speaker
- All Stellaris MCU I/O available on labeled breakout pads
- USB cable (power and debug) for simple set-up
- CAN network cable to connect the two boards
- Standard ARM® 20-pin JTAG debug connector with input and output modes
- Stellaris Peripheral Driver Library, which provides a convenient, no-hassle method of initializing, programming, and controlling peripherals on Stellaris microcontrollers
- Evaluation version of ARM RealView Microcontroller Development Kit tools supporting up to 16KB code size
- Stellaris CD packed with datasheets, schematics, applications notes, and programming examples

Stellaris Evaluation Kits with RealView MDK Software Ordering and Availability
The EKK-LM3S6965 Stellaris LM3S6965 Ethernet Evaluation Kit with RealView MDK software is available now at a resale price of just $79 USD (buy online at www.luminarymicro.com/products/ekk-lm3s6965-buy.html). The EKK-LM3S2965 Stellaris LM3S2965 CAN Evaluation Kit with RealView MDK software is available now at a resale price of just $89 USD (buy online at www.luminarymicro.com/products/ekk-lm3s2965-buy.html). Luminary Micro’s global sales channel can be reached through www.luminarymicro.com/sales.

About ARM
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.

ENDS
Stellaris is a registered trademark and the Luminary Micro logo is a trademark of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. ARM and RealView are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Keil and Cortex are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. “ARM” is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.

Luminary Micro, Inc.

Luminary Micro, Inc. designs, markets and sells ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs). Austin, Texas-based Luminary Micro is the lead partner for the Cortex-M3 processor, delivering the world's first silicon implementation of the Cortex-M3 processor. Luminary Micro's introduction of the award-winning Stellaris® family of products provides 32-bit performance for the same price as current 8- and 16-bit microcontroller designs, providing entry-level pricing at $1.00 for an ARM technology-based MCU. Stellaris mixed-signal microcontrollers contain specialized capabilities for applications in energy, security, and connectivity markets. With the world's largest selection of ARM-based microcontrollers, Luminary Micro's Stellaris family allows for standardization that eliminates future architectural upgrades or software tools changes. Learn more about Luminary Micro at www.luminarymicro.com.

Stellaris is a registered trademark and Luminary Micro is a trademark of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. ARM is a registered trademark and Cortex is a trademark of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.