With its new ARM-based Starter Kits powered by NXP and TI processors, Advantech provides a shortcut for ARM platform evaluation and development, and are now available through Rutronik. The ARM-based starter 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 was released that allows users start their evaluation immediately after they open the box. Other OS such as Android, Yocto Linux and Ubuntu are also available for different applications, each carefully verified for online download. The source codes of the supported OS are open and available for users to help develop application code easier.
In addition, 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.
Thanks to Advantech’s standard offering of service support ARM users easily 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 take only ten minutes to setup and are designed for performance evaluation and validation, fast hardware design and application development. With Advantech’s ARM-based modules/boards and 7 year+ longevity support, future ARM-based solutions are easier to develop and reach the market faster.