Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announces the availability of ARM embedded development tools on the Embedded Software Store (ESS). Launched in 2011 by Avnet Electronics Marketing and ARM, the online Embedded Software Store provides customer solutions in the embedded software community, providing easy access to available software that supports ARM architecture. The offering will include the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5™) tool chain, DSTREAM™ debug and trace unit, MDK-ARM™ microcontroller development kit and ULINK™ family of debug adapters.
In addition, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc., will become an ARM authorized distributor for ARM developer tool products. Customers can now purchase ARM products through their local sales representative.
“With the addition of the ARM tools to the Embedded Software Store, our mutual customers can now access the leading embedded tools from ARM online,” said Tim Barber, senior vice president, design chain global business development, Avnet Electronics Marketing. “Being able to acquire enablement IP through the Embedded Software store will accelerate engineers to develop robust and highly optimized embedded software for ARM devices. Through this franchise, Avnet will be able to provide support for ARM tools to ARM silicon partners who are targeting the embedded market segment with their solutions.”“Embedded developers need more advanced software tools to move from 8-bit to 32-bit solutions,” said John Cornish, executive vice president and general manager, System Design Division, ARM. “These tools need to address complex design challenges to deliver always-on connectivity and dynamic graphical user interfaces, which are now commonplace in the embedded systems space. Delivering tools that are optimized for ARM processor-based embedded platforms, via Avnet’s distribution channels, enables more developers to meet next-generation design requirements and reduce design cycles.”