Development kit eases MCU start-up

With microcontroller manufacturers integrating more and more features and functions into each new generation, users are finding it difficult to adapt existing development hardware to match the changes. In support of these users, IAR Systems has delivered a complete starter kit for the new STM32 F-2 series of microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics. The new series is based on the ARM Cortex-M3 and combines 90 nm process technology with an adaptive memory accelerator and a multilayer bus matrix.

The IAR KickStart Kit for STM32F207 includes an evaluation board, software tools, a debug probe, example projects, and board support packages for several Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOSs). The evaluation board is supplied with an STM32F207ZG microcontroller, color LCD, connectors for USB host, USB On-The-Go, Ethernet, and other peripherals. Debug connectors for Embedded Trace Macrocell, Serial Wire Debug, and JTAG are also included. The KickStart Kit for STM32F207 is available now and is priced at $289.