MEDIA ALERT: ARM Releases Starter Kit for RZ Family of Embedded Microprocessors in Partnership with Renesas

June 20, 2013

What: ARM, in collaboration with Renesas Electronics Corporation, has introduced a free starter kit based on ARMs flagship suite of software development tools, targeting evaluation and initial software development on the new Renesas ARM Cortex-A9 processor-based RZ/A1 group MPUs

The ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Starter Kit for Renesas RZ/A1 devices pairs with Renesas RZ/A1 evaluation boards to accelerate silicon evaluation and software prototyping with a high quality software development environment and real-time operating system (RTOS). The starter kit is free for one year, and bundles lightweight versions of ARMs leading compilation, debug and analysis tools. In addition, the DS-5 starter kit incorporates a port of the royalty-free Keil CMSIS-RTOS RTX for RZ/A1 devices, as well as low-cost JTAG debug connection via the Keil ULINKpro and ULINK2 probes.

Why: Increasing software design complexity and pressure for ever shorter development cycles makes tools and middleware critical to any projects success. The customization of the DS-5 toolchain and Keil CMSIS-RTOS RTX for RZ/A1 provides customers with a low cost platform to accelerate their platform evaluation and prototyping.

When: The DS-5 Starter Kit for Renesas RZ/A1, including Keil CMSIS-RTOSRTX for Cortex-A9 source code, is available for download now.

Who: 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 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.

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