Evaluation Kit helps develop microcontroller applications.

Press Release Summary:

Measuring 3.5 x 1.5 in., Stellaris LM3S811 Evaluation Kit features 50 MHz LM3S811 ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller, 96 x 16 OLED display, and serial in-circuit debug interface over USB. Stellaris Peripheral Driver Library provides method of initializing, programming, and controlling peripherals on microcontroller. Kit is paired with IAR Embedded Workbench KickStart Edition, which allows projects up to 32 KB code size and provides build and debug tools for embedded projects.

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Luminary Micro Announces Stellaris® LM3S811 Evaluation Kit with KickStart Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench

IAR Embedded Workbench KickStart Edition Enables Use of the Popular Stellaris LM3S811 Evaluation Kit with Code Size of up to 32KB

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7 /-- Luminary Micro (http://www.luminarymicro.com/ ), a fabless semiconductor company that designs, markets, and sells award-winning ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M3 processor-based microcontrollers and was the first to bring ARM for $1.00 to embedded developers, announces today the immediate availability of its Stellaris LM3S811 Evaluation Kit paired with the IAR Embedded Workbench KickStart Edition development tools.

The IAR Embedded Workbench is a powerful set of essential build and debug tools for embedded projects using both C and C++. The KickStart Edition allows projects of up to 32KB code size, enabling users to take advantage of the power of the Stellaris LM3S811 ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller.

"The KickStart Edition of IAR's Embedded Workbench-with its generous 32KB evaluation limit for code-combined with one of Luminary Micro's most popular hardware evaluation platforms provides a powerful platform for users to put the kit to full use doing real work," said Luminary Micro Chief Marketing Officer Jean Anne Booth.

Measuring just 3.5" by 1.5", the Stellaris LM3S811 Evaluation Kit is exceptional for its compactness and versatility, spanning the design spectrum from evaluation to prototyping to application-specific design by functioning as both an evaluation platform for the Stellaris LM3S811 microcontroller and a serial in-circuit debug interface for any Stellaris microcontroller-based target board. The kit features:
o 50 MHz Stellaris LM3S811 ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller
o 96x16 pixel OLED display
o User-programmable push button and LED
o Convenient reset push button and power indicator LED
o Thumbwheel potentiometer input to the on-chip ADC
o Serial in-circuit debug interface over USB
o Stellaris Peripheral Driver Library, which provides a convenient, no-hassle method of initializing, programming, and controlling peripherals on Stellaris microcontrollers
o The KickStart Edition of the IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM supporting up to 32KB code size
o Port and example application using FreeRTOS.org(TM) small footprint real time operating system
o Stellaris CD packed with datasheets, schematics, applications notes, and programming examples

In addition, the IAR KickStart Edition Evaluation Kit also supports demonstration applications available for download and trial use from www.luminarymicro.com/EKI-LM3S811_evaluation_kit.html . Demonstrations include:

o FreeRTOS.org(TM) from FreeRTOS.org (http://www.freertos.org/ )
o uC/OS-II from Micrium (http://micrium.com/ )
o CMX-RTX from CMX, Inc. (http://www.cmx.com/ )
o EmbOS RTOS from SEGGER Microcontroller Systeme GmbH (http://www.segger.com/ )

The board is powered over USB (cable included) and contains silk-screened through-hole-mount pin headers that can be user populated with pin stake headers for use in hardware prototyping. Utilizing a standard 20-pin ARM JTAG debug cable (also included), the Stellaris LM3S811 Evaluation Kit can be used as a serial in-circuit emulator for the user's application-specific target board.

"The LM3S811 microcontroller at the heart of the kit is a representative example of how Luminary Micro has put ARM's groundbreaking Cortex-M3 processor core to use in a highly cost-effective way," said Mats Ullstrom, Product Director at IAR Systems. "This kit is an excellent way to get familiar with both hardware and development tools."

Stellaris LM3S811 Evaluation Kit with the KickStart Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench

The Stellaris LM3S811 Evaluation Kit with the KickStart Edition of IAR Embedded Workbench, ordering part number EKI-LM3S811, is available now through Luminary Micro's global sales channel at a resale price of just $49. The kit will also be resold by IAR Systems' worldwide net of sales offices and distributors.

About Luminary Micro and Stellaris
Luminary Micro, Inc. designs, markets and sells ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers (MCUs). Austin, Texas-based Luminary Micro is the lead partner for the Cortex-M3 processor, delivering the world's first silicon implementation of the Cortex-M3 processor. Luminary Micro's introduction of the Stellaris(R) family of products provides 32-bit performance for the same price as current 8- and 16-bit microcontroller designs. With entry-level pricing at $1.00 for an ARM technology-based MCU, Luminary Micro's Stellaris product line allows for standardization that eliminates future architectural upgrades or software tools changes. The award-winning Stellaris family of microcontrollers is targeted at embedded and industrial applications, such as building and home automation; factory automation and control; industrial control power devices; stepper motors; brushed and brushless DC motors; and AC induction motors, and is supported by the company's cost-effective development kits and low-cost evaluation kits, which all come packaged in an easy-to-use format that has engineers up and running in 10 minutes or less. Contact the company at +1-512-279-8800 or email press@luminarymicro.com for more information.

Luminary Micro Company Contact
Jean Anne Booth, CMO
+1-512-917-3088 mobile
+1-512-279-8801 office

About IAR Systems
IAR Systems is a world-leading provider of embedded development tools:
o IAR Embedded Workbench(R) - integrated development environment with C/C++ compiler and debugger supporting about 30 different 8-, 16-, and 32-bit devices.
o visualSTATE(R) - state chart design tool for development of event-driven systems.
o IAR KickStart Kit(TM) - complete software and hardware evaluation environment available for selected targets
o IAR Advanced Development Kit - integrated suite containing all the necessary components for full product development
o IAR PowerPac(TM) - a fully-featured real-time operating system (RTOS) combined with a high performance file system

IAR Systems' customers represent many different market segments such as telecommunications, industrial automation and the automotive industry. The company was founded in 1983 and is part of the Nocom Group since 2005. IAR Systems operates in the US, China, Japan, Germany, the UK, Sweden and Brazil as well as through a large net of distributors all over the world. For additional information about IAR Systems, please visit www.iar.com/ .

IAR Systems Contacts:
Fredrik Medin, Marketing Manager,
IAR Systems
Tel: +46 18 16 78 00
E-mail: fredrik.medin@iar.com

Stellaris is a registered trademark and the Luminary Micro logo is a trademark of Luminary Micro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. The following are trademarks owned by IAR Systems AB: IAR Systems, IAR Embedded Workbench, C-SPY, IAR MakeApp, visualSTATE, From Idea to Target, IAR KickStart Kit, IAR Advanced Development Kit and IAR PowerPac. J- Link and J-Trace are trademarks licensed to IAR Systems AB. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

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