Embedded System Development Kit leverages Stellaris MCU.

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With features commonly used in networking, industrial controls, and HMI designs, DK-LM3S9D96 development kit provides out-of-the-box platform for building embedded systems based on 32-bit Stellaris® ARM® Cortex(TM) M3-based MCU. CAN-enabled board comes with External Peripheral Interface (EPI) with Audio I2S (Integrated Interchip sound). For communications, board supports USB, serial IO, and Ethernet features. Kit also includes 3.5 in. TFT LCD, supporting graphics libraries, and software.

Original Press Release:

element14 and Texas Instruments Unveil the LM3S9D96 Stellaris® Development Kit

Accelerating development of ARM® Cortex(TM)-M3-based LM3S9D96 Stellaris microcontrollers, optimised for networking, industrial control and human machine interface designs

London, element14, Premier Farnell's global online eCommunity for electronic design engineers has today announced availability of the DK-LM3S9D96 development kit, a low cost, high performance platform for developing systems around the advanced capabilities of the 32-bit Stellaris ARM® Cortex(TM)-M3-based microcontroller. The DK-LM3S9D96 development kit is provided by element14 in collaboration with Texas Instruments, a leading developer of analog, embedded processing and wireless technologies.

The DK-LM3S9D96 development kit, available via element14 at a promotional price while supplies last, is an out-of-the-box platform for building ARM-based embedded systems. The kit delivers a complete design solution including hardware, software, source code, drivers, application examples and evaluation version development tools and serves as a straightforward and easy way to evaluate and design around the LM3S9D96 Stellaris ARM® Cortex(TM)-M3-based microcontroller.

For development, the DK-LM3S9D96 board comes with features commonly used in networking, industrial controls and human machine interface designs. The board is CAN (Controller Area Network) enabled and also comes with an External Peripheral Interface (EPI) with Audio I2S (Integrated Interchip sound). For communications, the board supports USB, a host of serial IO and Ethernet features. The DK-LM3S9D96 development kit includes a 3.5" TFT LCD display along with the supporting graphics libraries and software. The DK-LM3S9D96 board features the 32-bit ARM® Cortex(TM)-M3-based microcontroller to deliver flexibility for applications that require high-performance processing.

"This is an off the shelf solution that is low cost but with high performance," said David Shen, Group Senior Vice President and Global Head of Technical Marketing at Premier Farnell. "We have partnered with Texas Instruments to launch a product that will enable our customers to produce world-class designs and bring them to market quicker and more efficiently. We are pleased to add this solution to our rapidly expanding portfolio of innovative development tools and kits. Design engineers may find this latest offering in the development platforms and kits section on the Knode within the element14 community that contains technical documents and tutorials for the Firestorm."

"Making our tools available through Premier Farnell lets more engineers experience the benefits of designing with Texas Instruments' Stellaris microcontrollers" said Miguel Morales, Director of Marketing, Stellaris Cortex(TM)-M MCUs, Texas Instruments (TI). "As with all of our other development kits, the LM3S9D96 kit gives engineers all the necessary hardware and software they will need to jumpstart their designs in 10 minutes or less."

For a full list of the DK-LM3S9D96 Development Kit features please visit: www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-38497

About element14
Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first, innovative information portal and eCommunity specifically built for electronic design engineers. It provides product data, design tools and technology information, whilst incorporating Web 2.0 functionality to facilitate communication, interaction, collaboration and information sharing between colleagues around the world. Users can consult experts, discover trends, post blogs, articles and comments in this world-wide forum.

Since its launch element14 has surpassed all of the targets set, has garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and suppliers alike, and is now attracting more than 24,000 visitors a week with new user profiles created each day.

element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel distribution and specialty services for electronic design engineers throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. It has a stocked range of 450,000+ products, and access to 4,000,000 more items from 3,500 top manufacturers. The company has group sales of £990.8m and over 4,100 employees globally.

For more information visit: www.element14.com.

About Premier Farnell
Premier Farnell plc is leading the way in the high service, multi-channel provision of essential products, information, software and technology solutions to electronic design engineers, maintenance and repair engineers and purchasing professionals globally. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 ecommunity for design engineers - an industry first (www.element14.com). With sales last year of £990.8m and underlying profits of £93.3m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers' needs. Recently awarded Platinum status by the Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index the business takes its CSR commitments very seriously.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly, trading locally under different brand names. Its primary electronics businesses trade as Farnell in Europe, Newark in the US, Canada and Mexico and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.

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