The mbed Microcontroller is made for prototyping, and comes in a 40-pin 0.1″ pitch DIP form-factor so it’s ideal for experimenting on breadboard, stripboard and PCBs. It is a uC ScratchPad for trying out new ideas.
mbed – Rapid uC Prototyping
The mbed Compiler lets you write programs in C++, and then compile and download them to run on the mbed Microcontroller. The mbed Compiler is a Web-App in the Cloud, you don’t have to install or setup anything to ignite your first mbed project idea. Any OS, Any Where, your software is online and ready to use. You will need a computer or netbook with a Browser.
The first 32 bit version of the Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family is packed with features like 8 MBytes NAND Flash and 256kBytes full speed SRAM, MMC/SD-Card Socket, user programmable logic etc. 32-Bit AT91R40008 CPU (ARM7TDMI) running at 73.728MHz.
Ethernut Open Source Hardware Family
Simple RTOS kernel, provides a minimum of services to run Nut/Net, the TCP/IP stack. Ideal for embedded platforms. Configurable and optimized to run on 8 and 32 bit microcontrollers.
Nut/OS Modular Multithreading RTOS
- Coperative multithreading
- Deterministic interrupt response times
- Priority based event handling
Embest – Development tools for ARM – XScale
Embest’s product offering includes single board computers as embedded controller, standard development boards as a common use and commercial standard solution board like PDA/MP3/MP4/UMD/GPS /PMP applied WinCE and Linux OS.
Marvell XScale PXA270 – DevKit270 – ARMKits
The DevKit270 main board can support 16-gray STN-LCDs or 256-color STN-LCDs of various size and the maximum virtual screen size in 256 color mode is up to 4096*1024. It can also support 1, 2, 4 or 8-bpp TFT-LCDs of various size and the maximum virtual screen size in 64K color mode is up to 2048*1024. Embest offers, as options, a DATA IMAGW 7″ TFT LCD with 800*480 pixels resolution and a tiny RFID antenna board.
Custom IC layout, Schematic Capture, Languages such as VHDL and Verilog. An Open-source Electronic Design Automation, EDA.
Electric VLSI Design System EDA
Electric EDA of Static Free Software written by Steven M. Rubin
“Electric has many analysis tools, including design-rule checking, simulation, and network comparison. Electric has many synthesis tools, including routing, compaction, silicon compilation, PLA generation, and compensation.”
Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system
Electric is a sophisticated electrical CAD system that can handle many forms of circuit design, including. Custom IC layout ASICs, Schematic drawing, Hardware description language specifications.