Looking to deliver the best of breed, IAR Systems, Micrium, and NXP Semicondcutors have put together their respective integrated development environment (IDE), real-time operating system (RTOS), and microcontroller in a single package. NXP’s industrial reference design (IRD) platform combines NXP’s ARM7-based LPC2468 with Micrium’s popular uC/OS-II RTOS with the IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM C/C++ compiler and debugger. IAR’s tools support C/C++ and MISRA C. The board supports CAN, Ethernet, USB, and RS-232 interfaces. Drivers and protocol stacks are provided. The kit targets a range of applications from solid-state lighting control to motor control. All driver source code, board schematics, and layouts are provided so designers have a faster time-to-market.