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MEDIA ALERT: ARM announces support for Silicon Labs ARM Cortex-M3 devices in the MDK-ARM Development Kit

29 February 2012

What:  
ARM today announced that the Keil™ MDK-ARM™ development kit will support the ARM® Cortex™-M3 based Silicon Labs Precision32™ family from launch.

The Precision32 family has been announced at Embedded World 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany, targeting low power industrial and medical applications that can benefit from high quality analogue peripherals. It is the natural upgrade path for existing customers of Silicon Labs’ proven 8-bit microcontrollers.

Why:
Keil has a long history of supporting the Silicon Labs 8051-based mixed signal MCUs. The Keil PK51™ Development System has been the tool of choice for many customers and is considered the de-facto standard for this architecture. With the MDK-ARM development kit, programmers can continue to work in the familiar µVision™ IDE as they  start on developing for the ARM Cortex-M family of processors using the Precision32 family. The combination of the µVision IDE, the state of the art ARM C/C++ Compiler, advanced debug and trace features, RTX RTOS and the highly optimized Middleware libraries in the MDK-Professional development kit enables high productivity and a shorter time to market. Support for the Precision32 family is currently available on request through Keil Support (http://www.keil.com/support/) and will be included in the next release of the ARM KEIL MDK-ARM development kit, scheduled for March, 2012.

When: 
Effective immediately.

Where: 
Global availability of MDK-ARM development kit support for the Precision32 family is available from Silicon Labs.

Who:
The ARM Keil product portfolio includes C/C++ compilers, debuggers, integrated development environments, RTOS, simulation models and evaluation boards for the ARM Cortex™-M, Cortex-R4, ARM7™ and ARM9™ processor families. For more info: http://www.keil.com.

ARM designs the technology that is 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 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM by following these links:

ARM website: http://www.arm.com/
ARM Connected Community®: http://www.arm.com/community/
ARM Blogs: http://blogs.arm.com/
ARMFlix on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/armflix
ARM on Twitter:
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http://twitter.com/ARMMobile 
http://twitter.com/ARMCommunity
http://twitter.com/ARMEmbedded
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http://twitter.com/ARMTools

ENDS 

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Contact Details:
Andy Phillips
ARM
+44 (0) 1223 400930
andy.phillips@arm.com       





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