Electronic Design

ARM9 USB Stick Speeds Ethernet And CAN Development

Hitex's $49 USB-based STR9-comStick contains a 96-MHz STMicroelectronics STR912 microcontroller that uses an ARM966E core and has 544 kbytes of flash and 96 kbytes of RAM. The USB stick also includes a 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a 10/100 Ethernet media access controller (MAC), and CAN and UART interfaces. The package includes the Hitex HiTOP integrated development environment (IDE) and debugger, which supports the HiSIM Instruction Set Simulator. The system uses the GNU C/C++ ARM compiler. A range of tools is provided, including a CAN monitor and generator.


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