iPDP Unveils Complete Development Kit for 32 Bit Embedded Processors

6/18/2003 - iSYSTEM, the leader in development tools for embedded systems design and test, have released the iPDP Starter Kit. A complete development kit for 32 bit embedded processors, the iPDP Starter kit includes iSYSTEM's winIDEATM IDE/Debugger, the GNU C compiler, a JTAG interface and a target board: all for 299 .

The initial release of the iPDP (Power Development Package) Starter Kit includes an Intel® XScaleTM target board and also supports ARM7TM and ARM9TM. It runs on a standard PC. Versions to support other popular microprocessors, such as the Power PC, are in development. "32 bit systems provide considerable power for applications, but anyone wanting to carry out an evaluation has faced a huge price barrier," said Helmut Kindermann, President of iSYSTEM. "The iPDP Starter Kit makes it possible to carry out an evaluation, or even completely develop a system, without a major investment."

winIDEA has evolved over time to become the most feature-rich embedded work environment, integrating all iSYSTEM emulation tools into one powerful IDE.

New iPDP Starter Kit for 32 bit Development includes winIDEA software, JTAG-LPT dongle and XScale development board with power supply.

The key strength of winIDEA for embedded engineers is its ease-of-use and its consistency from project to project. The iPDP Starter Kit also provides the GNU C Compiler, one of the most powerful and sophisticated C compilers available, closely integrated with winIDEA.

An XScale target board and JTAG interface are supplied as standard. ARM users can easily connect the JTAG interface to standard ARM target boards.

As a starter kit, the user is limited to downloading and running a maximum program size of 30K in the evaluation board, with a one year license. Upgrades allowing full use of the system and longer licenses are available.

The iPDP Starter Kit can be ordered now, for only 299 (including tax and shipping) from iSYSTEM and their worldwide group of affiliates and distributors. To locate the sales location closest to you, see Contact_Us.

iSYSTEM GmbH (www.isystem.com) is an international electronics company headquartered in the suburbs of Munich, Germany. Founded in 1986, the company develops and markets a broad range of development tools for embedded systems design and test. iSYSTEM in-circuit emulators and integrated development environment software help engineers create outstanding electronics delivered to the marketplace in less time. iSYSTEM products are used by tens of thousands of engineers in over forty countries worldwide. Outside of Germany, the products are sold and supported by distributors who are the embedded systems experts in their home markets. Affiliates iSYSTEM USA, iSYSTEM Scandinavia, iSYSTEM Italy and iSYSTEM Asia sell and support the company's products in those regions, respectively. Providing engineering and manufacturing support is Asyst Electronic, another iSYSTEM affiliate. Collectively, the iSYSTEM family of companies employs over 50 staff world-wide.

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