"The ARM Embedded Education Kit delivers professional training to students and developers, enabling them to meet real world challenges," said Khaled Benkrid, manager, worldwide university program, ARM. "Our partnership with NXP and Embedded Artists provides hands-on training using the same hardware and software platforms that professional embedded sector developers are using now, making this a fast-track to a rewarding career."
The toolkit contains everything an educator needs to set up a complete embedded systems design and programming curriculum. It expands the ARM Lab-in-a-Box product announced in early 2014. The kit costs less than €20 per student/per course and comprises:
As part of ARM's philanthropic efforts, all teaching materials are provided free of charge to universities worldwide. The full education kit is available immediately. More information can be found on the ARM University Program website.
NXP: "When we were approached by ARM about the Education Kit series last year, we immediately saw the value of such an offering to academics and students worldwide," said Brendon Slade, director, tools and embedded ecosystem, NXP. "We are delighted our LPC microcontrollers are the first to be used in this innovative educational product and look forward to supporting further developments in the future."
Embedded Artists: "The hardware platform that we have created for the ARM Embedded Education Kit series gives students and professionals a quick start in learning, experimenting and prototyping embedded systems," said Anders Rosvall, technical director, Embedded Artists. "We are supporting this innovative product with additional hardware to enhance the user experience even further, including graphical displays and IoT related communication hardware."
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