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IAR Systems releases complete starter kit for Texas Instruments Hercules safety device

Uppsala, Sweden—January 18, 2012—IAR Systems today announces that IAR KickStart Kit™ for Texas Instruments Hercules™ RM48 MCU is released and available for order.

The Hercules safety microcontroller platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has built-in hardware safety features, making it suitable for development of systems with high requirements on functional safety, for example within medical, industrial, and transportation applications areas. The Hercules safety platform consists of three ARM® Cortex™-based microcontroller families: TMS470M, TMS570 and RM4x. The RM4x family provides the highest performance, and is based on ARM Cortex-R4F.

IAR KickStart Kit for TI Hercules RM48 is the first ARM Cortex-R4F kit from IAR Systems, making it a valuable addition to the large number of IAR KickStart Kit packages available for several different architectures from a wide array of semiconductor manufacturers.

This is a bundled kit, including a full-featured TI Hercules TMDXRM48HDK kit and an IAR J-Link Lite debug probe, which enables fast and stable debugging with advanced debug features offered by IAR Embedded Workbench. Also included in the kit are software tools and example applications from IAR Systems and Texas Instruments, supplying all the software and hardware necessary to design, develop, integrate, and test applications.

IAR KickStart Kit for TI Hercules RM48 is in stock and available in the IAR Systems e-shop. It is priced at EUR 220/USD 279. The part number is KSK-TMDXRM48HDK-JL. Details are available at www.iar.com/kits.

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IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for developing embedded systems applications. The software enables over 14 000 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, telecommunication and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.iar.com

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