Following up on their first “Lab-In-a-Box” initiative based on Micro STM32F4-Discovery board and Wolfson audio card, ARM launched another low-cost toolkit, based on Embedded Artists LPC4088 QuickStart and Experiment boards, and called “Embedded Systems Education Kit”, to help university educators teach embedded systems design and programming concepts.
The kit includes the following hardware, software tools, and teaching materials:
- Embedded Artists LPC4088 QuickStart Board and LPC4088 Experiment Base Board
- ARM Keil MDK-ARM Pro microcontroller development suite software licences
- Complete teaching materials including lecture note slides, demonstration code and hands-on lab manuals with solutions in source for four embedded system courses:
- ‘Efficient embedded systems design and programming’ teaches microcontroller fundamentals using NXP’s 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 based LPC4088 microcontroller.
- ‘Rapid embedded system design and programming’ delivers embedded systems design training for the high-level ARM mbed API
- ‘OS design’ uses the royalty-free ARM Keil RTX RTOS to show how to design, program and optimize RTOS-based applications
- ‘DSP’ teaches students about digital signal processing techniques and practice, especially for audio applications, using ARM Cortex-M4 based platforms.
The education kit is available now for less than 20 Euros per student/per course, with all teaching materials provided free of charge to universities worldwide. Details can be found on ARM University Program website.
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