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Material for Research on Microprocessor Systems/Applications

 
The ARM University Program recommends the following development boards, software tools, and teaching materials for research on Microprocessor Systems/Applications:
 
 


Development Boards

The FRDM-KL25Z is an ultra-low-cost development platform enabled by Kinetis L Series KL1x and KL2x MCUs families built on ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor. Features include easy access to MCU I/O, battery-ready, low-power operation, a standard-based form factor with expansion board options and a built-in debug interface for flash programming and run-control. The FRDM-KL25Z is supported by a range of Freescale and third-party development software.

Software Tools

ARM offers the Keil Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK-ARM) for ARM powered microcontrollers. It features the industry-standard compiler from ARM, the Keil µVision IDE, and sophisticated debug and data trace capabilities. MDK-ARM offers tailored support for all Cortex-M processor-based devices, and is the recommended solution for students working with standard ARM-based MCU devices. We suggest that students and universities download the free evaluation version of the tools, which offers all the features of the standard version, but with a 32 KByte object code/data limit.

Keil - Tools by ARM

Textbooks

The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M0

In English, by Joseph Yiu
Published by Newnes

ISBN-10: 0123854776
ISBN-978-0123854773

C Programming for Embedded Microcontrollers

In English, by Warwick A. Smith
Published by Elektor

ISBN: 978-0-905705-80-4

Other ARM-related Books

Teaching Materials

Teaching Slides

Lab Manuals and Exercises

Application Notes for Students and Faculty

Other Projects and Resources


Development Boards

Freescale delivers a cost-effective, easy-to-use platform designed to simplify product evaluation and speed time to market with its new Quick Start development board series based on the i.MX family of multimedia applications processors.

The first in the series, the i.MX53 Quick Start board is a low-cost open source development platform. Integrated with an ARM® CortexTM™-A8 1 GHz processor, the Quick Start board includes a display controller, hardware-accelerated graphics, 1080p video decode and 720p encode as well as numerous connectivity options ideally suited for applications such as human machine interface in embedded consumer, industrial and medical markets.

Designed as a feature-rich development platform, the i.MX53 Quick Start board includes hardware design files and a board support package (BSP) containing drivers optimized for multimedia operations. This decreases time to market, provides a basic product design, and serves as a launching point for more complex designs. Additionally, the ecosystem for the board is comprised of partners who provide a variety of cost-effective debugging tools and complete development suites optimized for the Quick Start development platform.

The i.MX53 Quick Start board recieves support from Freescale and the community of i.MX developers at imxcommunity.org.

Freescale i.MX53 quick start board

Software Tools

ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) is available now for free for qualified universities! DS-5 makes it easy to develop applications for ARM applications processors. It reduces your learning curve, shortens the development and testing cycle, and helps you build reliable applications quickly.

ARM logo

Textbooks

ARM System Developer's Guide

In English, by Andrew Sloss, Dominic Symes, and Chris Wright
Published by Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 1-55860-874-5

Free Cortex-A Series Programmers Guide (free registration required)

In English, edited by ARM
Published by ARM

ARM Assembly Language: Fundamentals and Techniques

Published by CRC

ISBN-10: 1439806101
ISBN-13: 978-1439806104
Errata List

Other ARM-related Books

Teaching Materials

Teaching Slides

Other Projects and Resources


Development Boards

Keil (an ARM company) offers starter kits based on the ARM Cortex-M3-based STMicroelectronics STM32F103 microcontroller. These kits include an evaluation board, a Keil ULINK-ME USB-JTAG interface, as well as the RealView MDK-ARM evaluation software tools. For academic pricing information, please contact ARM or your local Keil distributor.

ARM Cortex-M3-based STMicroelectronics STM32F103 microcontroller starter kit

Software Tools

ARM offers the Keil Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK-ARM) for ARM powered microcontrollers. It features the industry-standard compiler from ARM, the Keil µVision IDE, and sophisticated debug and data trace capabilities. MDK-ARM offers tailored support for all Cortex-M, ARM7, and ARM9 processor-based devices, and is the recommended solution for students working with standard ARM-based MCU devices. We suggest that students and universities download the free evaluation version of the tools, which offers all the features of the standard version, but with a 32 KByte object code/data limit.

Keil - Tools by ARM

Textbooks

The Definitive Guide to the ARM Cortex-M0

In English, by Joseph Yiu
Published by Newnes

ISBN-10: 0123854776
ISBN-978-0123854773

C Programming for Embedded Microcontrollers

In English, by Warwick A. Smith
Published by Elektor

ISBN: 978-0-905705-80-4

Fundamentals of Embedded Software with the ARM® Cortex-M3

In English, by Daniel W. Lewis
Published by Prentice Hall

ISBN-10: 0132916541
ISBN-13: 978-0132916547

Other ARM-related Books

Teaching Materials

Teaching Slides

Lab Manuals and Exercises

Application Notes for Students and Faculty

Other Projects and Resources


Development Boards

The BeagleBone is the low-cost, high-expansion hardware-hacker focused BeagleBoard. It is a bare-bones BeagleBoard that acts as a USB or Ethernet connected expansion companion for your current BeagleBoard and BeagleBoard-xM or works stand-alone. The BeagleBone is small even by BeagleBoard standards and with the high-performance ARM capabilities you expect from a BeagleBoard, the BeagleBone brings full-featured Linux to places it has never gone before.

The PandaBoard is a low-power, low cost single-board computer based on the Texas Instruments' 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore-based OMAP4430 applications processor.

The PandaBoard features a dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU, a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, a C64x DSP, and 1 GB of DDR2 SDRAM. Primary persistent storage is via an SD Card slot allowing SDHC cards up to 32 GB to be utilized. The PandaBoard includes wired 10/100 Ethernet as well as wireless Ethernet and Bluetooth connectivity. Its size is slightly larger than the ETX/XTX Computer form factor at 4 in (100 mm) by 4.5 in (110 mm). The PandaBoard can output video signals via DVI and HDMI interfaces. It also has stereo 3.5 mm audio connectors.

PandaBoard runs the Linux kernel, with either traditional, Ubuntu, or Android user environments.

Software Tools

ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) is available now for free for qualified universities! DS-5 makes it easy to develop applications for ARM applications processors. It reduces your learning curve, shortens the development and testing cycle, and helps you build reliable applications quickly.

ARM logo

Textbooks

ARM System Developer's Guide

In English, by Andrew Sloss, Dominic Symes, and Chris Wright
Published by Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 1-55860-874-5

Free Cortex-A Series Programmers Guide (free registration required)

In English, edited by ARM
Published by ARM

Free ARMv7-AR, ARMv7-M, ARMv6-M, and ARMv5 Architecture Reference Manual Downloads

In English, edited by David Seal
Published by Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 0-201-73719-1

Computer Organization & Architecture: Themes and Variations

In English, by Alan Clements
Published by Newnes

ISBN-10: 1111987041
ISBN-13: 978-1111987046

Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface - ARM Edition

In English, by David Patterson and John Hennessy
Fourth Edition
Published by Morgan Kaufman

ISBN-10: 8131222748
ISBN-13: 978-8131222744


ARM System-on-chip Architecture

In English, by Steve Furber
Second Edition
Published by Addison Wesley

ISBN 0-201-67519-6

Other ARM-related Books

Teaching Materials

Teaching Slides

Other Projects and Resources