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ZKit-ARM-1343, ARM Development Kit

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Posted by pg | Sat, 24 Sep 2011

The ZKit-ARM-1343 is an NXP LPC1343 based 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller development kit. It is a full featured development kit, and can be used as a single board computer, for product developerment and prototype development. It provides flexibility through the break-out headers for IOs. The development kit provides the tools engineers need to develop and prototype embedded applications right out of the box. The board is also suitable for teaching and learning embedded system programming.

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Features

The ZKit-ARM-1343 comes with

  • NXP LPC1343 based 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller

  • 32 kB flash and 8 kB SRAM

  • USB Device

  • 128x64 Graphics LCD display

  • On-board keys

  • Analog to digital converter

  • EEPROM for storage

  • On-board LEDs

The LPC1343 features

  • NXP LPC1343 based 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller

  • 32 kB flash and 8 kB SRAM

  • USB 2.0 full-speed device

  • UART with internal FIFO and RS-485 support.

  • SSP controller with FIFO

  • I²C-bus interface

  • Four counter/timers with capture inputs and match outputs.

  • Programmable WatchDog Timer (WDT).

  • System tick timer

  • Integrated PMU (Power Management Unit)

  • 10-bit ADC

Advantages

  • No external power supply required

  • No External Programmer required

  • Powered by free and open source software

  • Works both in Linux & Windows

  • Supported by ZDev - a high level, versatile API from Zilogic

Extension Connectors

ZKit-ARM-1343 has a well defined IO connector interfaces for I²C, SPI, PWM, GPIO, SIO and AIO. It has standard FRC headers for extension. Add-on boards can be connected to these headers for exploring or building products

  • 10 pin header for UART/I²C

  • 10 pin header for SPI

  • 14 pin header for Digital IO

  • 10x2 pin header for ADC and PWM

ZKit-ARM-1343 can be powered from

  • USB from PC

  • 5V External power supply with USB mini connector

Documentation

ZKit-ARM-1343 is backed by extensive documentation in the form of manuals, API reference and tutorials in the internet. The currently available documentation from Zilogic is listed below.

Software

Zilogic provides a Board Support Package (BSP) which has software development tools for both Windows and Linux. BSP contains

  • GCC - Free and open source compiler

  • ZDev - Zilogic’s free and open source software library

  • Sample codes for all the interfaces

  • Diagnostics code to test the board features

  • Firmware programming software

Downloads

Board Support Package (BSP) can be downloaded from below links. BSP can be downloaded as CD-ROM ISO file or as individual software tools.

Here are some related articles in Zilogic Blog, this might help you get started with the board.

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