ARM-based development starter kits by Advantech

July 31, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Rutronik has ARM-based Starter Kits based around NXP and TI processors; these Advantech products offer a quick entry to ARM platform evaluation and development. The kit includes key elements of a development environment including main boards with CPU cables, adapter cards, LCD panel and power adapter.

Along with the starter kits, a built-in OS image in Linux allows users start their evaluation immediately. Other OSs such as Android, Yocto Linux and Ubuntu are also available for different applications, each verified for online download. The source codes of the supported OS are open and available for users to help develop application code easier. Advantech offers tools for application development including Qt, a cross-platform tool for device creation, UI and application development, and Advantech WISE-PaSS/RMM APIs for device access, control and monitoring. All add-on software offerings are totally verified and 100% free of charge.

Advantech’s standard service support helps ARM users get familiar with Advantech ARM platforms and learn to operate and design applications. The design-in-service contains referenced carrier board design, layout and schematics review, various manuals, driver porting guide, trouble shooting, customization and production.

The starter kits claim a ten minute setup and are designed for performance evaluation and validation, fast hardware design and application development, together with Advantech’s ARM-based modules/boards and 7 year+ longevity support,.