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Jan 26, 2010 - 2 minute read - Tutorials

New to ARM development?

If you are very new to ARM microcomputers, there’s no better introductory book than “The Insider’s Guide to the Philips ARM7-Based Microcontrollers” by Trevor Martin. Martin is an executive of Hitex, a UK vendor of embedded microcomputer development software and hardware and he obviously understands his material. You must register first, then you can download this e-book for free from the Hitex web site. This is another excellent introduction to ARM Cross Development With Eclipse Components, the free open source system, available as a free download with no need to register:- Other resources are available at Alex the Geek Snippet from the Hitex book:- 1.6 The ARM 7 Instruction Set Now that we have an idea of the ARM7 architecture, programmers model and operating modes we need to take a look at its instruction set or rather sets.

Jan 24, 2010 - 5 minute read - Hardware

CM-X300 Computer-On-Module $49 CM-X300 Computer-On-Module [![]( ]( [![]( ]( **CM-X300 Top** **CM-X300 Bottom** **CM-X300 Highlights** ![]( **Full-featured Computer-On-Module starting at $49 ! ** ![]( **XScale PXA300 / PXA310 / PXA320 CPU, up to 624 MHz, 32+32 KB cache, WMMX2** ![]( **64 - 128 Mbyte DDR** ![]( **512 Mbyte Flash Disk, including filesystem protection** ![]( **WLAN / WiFi 802.11b/g Interface** ![]( **Bluetooth interface** ![]( **Graphics controller supporting ****STN and TFT panels with 800 x 600 max resolution [see LCD panel support](** ![]( **H/W support for H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, MPEG-2, RealVideo, WMV9 and other video codecs.** ![]( **General purpose bus** ![]( **AC97, SDIO / MMC interfaces** ![]( **Camera Interface port** ![]( **Sound codec with speaker and microphone support ** ![]( **Touchscreen Controller** ![]( **USB Slave / Host / OTG ports** ![]( **Serial ports, GPIO** ![]( **100 Mbps Ethernet port** ![]( **Very low standby and active power **** consumption** ![]( **Battery charger and management support** ![]( **66 x 44 x 7 mm** ![]( **Interchangeable with other modules**** via CAMI connectors** ![]( [**_SB-X300_**](** - turns the CM-X300 module into a tiny single board computer** **The CM-X300 **is a small Computer-on-Module board designed to serve as a building block in embedded applications.

Jan 24, 2010 - 2 minute read - Hardware

$20 Development tool

The eZ430-F2013 is a complete MSP430 development tool including all the hardware and software to evaluate the MSP430F2013 and develop a complete project in a convenient USB stick form factor. The eZ430-F2013 supports the Code Composer Essentials and IAR Embedded Workbench Integrated Development Environments to provide full emulation with the option of designing with a stand-alone system or detaching the removable target board to integrate into an existing design. The USB port provides enough power to operate the ultra-low-power MSP430 so no external power supply is required.

Jan 24, 2010 - 2 minute read

Tools for ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, Cortex Devices Processors - Direct Insight Tools for ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, Cortex Devices Devices: We offer comprehensive tool support for virtually all derivatives and cores including: ARM Cortex-A8, Cortex-R4, Cortex-M3, ARM11, ARM720T, ARM920T, ARM922T, ARM926EJ-S, (F)-S, ARM7EJ-S, ARM7TDMI, ARM7TDMI-S, ARM946E-S, ARM966E-S, ARM968E-S. We have separate pages dedicated to Intel XScale, Marvell PXA270, PXA310, PXA320 and i.MX27, i.MX25 and i.MX37 processors. Integrated Development Environment: IAR Systems IAR Embedded Workbench provides a completely integrated development environment including a project manager, editor, build tools and the C-SPY debugger.

Jan 24, 2010 - 3 minute read - Hardware

ARM Development Boards from SKpang ARM Development Boards The ARM microcontrollers are High-Performance, 16/32-Bit RISC Core devices. ARM market is one of the most fastest growing microcontroller market. The prices of ARM devices now are similar to 8-bit devices, while they are providing much more power and peripherials than any other 8-bit microcontroller do. They are available from number of vendors like: Analog Devices, Atmel, Cirrus Logic, OKI, Philips Semiconductors, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments and many others (Intel, Freescale, Samsung, Sharp, Hynix, etc).