Embedded Systems Conference—September 22—IAR Systems and Ember Corporation have teamed together to deliver a reliable and easy to use ZigBee development and debugging platform for sensing and control applications such as smart metering and home automation. Ember recently launched the EM35x InSight Development Kit. The EM35x Insight Development Kit is built around ARM Cortex-M3 processor technology and comes with the latest version of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, a completely integrated development environment for embedded applications.
The EM35x Development Kits include hardware, network development and debugging software, compiler and EmberZNet PRO networking stack for embedded applications, all delivered in a complete development environment. A unique component of the software is the Ember AppBuilder tool which enables developers to rapidly build ZigBee certifiable applications using both ZigBee public application profiles as well as custom applications.
IAR Embedded Workbench is a set of highly sophisticated and easy-to-use development tools. It incorporates IAR C/C++ Compiler for ARM Cortex-M3, assembler, linker, librarian, text editor, project manager, and debugger combined in an integrated development environment (IDE) for programming embedded applications.
IAR Embedded Workbench is developed to deliver high-performance compiled code. The chip-specific code optimizer generates very efficient and reliable flashable code for ARM Cortex-M3 devices. The toolset is renowned across the industry for its efficient code generation characteristics, an essential aspect of wireless systems incorporating battery operated devices.
”There are strong initiatives around the world for implementing smart energy and home control solutions, including smart meters and in home devices, to address the growing gap between energy demand and supply as well as to increase consumer comfort, convenience and security,” said Robert LeFort, CEO of Ember. “IAR and Ember tools are renowned for being best in class, and together they offer the fastest time to market for developers building ZigBee products.”
“The home automation and smart metering markets are very important for us.”, comments Stefan Skarin, Chief Executive Officer, IAR Systems. He continues, “We have a growing number of customers that need to quickly design products and bring them to market. Ember’s EM35x Insight ZigBee Development Kit allows the quick prototyping of new designs based on a proven platform and perfectly complements our verified tool sets.”
The EM35x Development Kits cost $2,500 USD at the base level and include a 30-day evaluation edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, V5.40. A version with a permanent license for IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is also available.
ESC Boston - The Ember EM35x Insight ZigBee will be on demonstration at the IAR Systems booth – # 814.
Customers in North America can order the kits on the Digi-Key Web site (http://www.digikey.com/scripts/dksearch/dksus.dll?Cat=3539644&vendor=636).
Customers outside North America should contact their regional distributor (http://www.ember.com/buy_distributors.html) for Ember products.
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IAR Systems contacts:
Fredrik Medin, Marketing Manager, IAR Systems
Tel: +46 18 16 78 00
Nadim Shehayed, US Manager, IAR Systems
Tel: +1 650- 287-4250
Ember Corporation contact:
Ravi Sharma, Ember Corporation
Tel: +1 617-951-1236
Robert Huntley, Publitek Limited, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 470000
Fax: +44 (0) 1225 470047
About IAR Systems
IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for embedded systems that enable large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. Established in 1983, IAR Systems is part of the Intoi Group since 2005. For more information, please visit www.iar.com.
About Ember Corporation
Ember Corporation develops ZigBee wireless networking technology that enables companies involved in energy technologies – enertech – to help make buildings and homes smarter, consume less energy, operate more efficiently, and keep people comfortable and safe. Ember’s low-power wireless technology can be embedded into a wide variety of devices to be part of a self-organizing mesh network. Ember is headquartered in Boston and has its radio development center in Cambridge, England, and distributors worldwide. The company is a promoter and Board member of the ZigBee Alliance and its platform is the “Golden Suite” for 802.15.4/ZigBee interoperability testing. For more information, please visit http://www.ember.com.