Bugblat launches development system for ARM Cortex-M 32-bit, 72MHz, 512KByte

Bugblat has introduced the Cortino, an entry level development platform for the ARM Cortex?M processor in the popular Arduino format and pinout. The Cortino is USB powered and controlled, so all you need to get started on ARM Cortex development is a Cortino, a USB cable, and a compiler.

The USB hookup is naturally quick - the Cortex processor drives the link at 3MBit/s. And it has crucial advantages for a development system. You can control the reset mode of the Cortex, rewrite its Flash memory, and drive its serial debug port.

The on-board MCU is an STM32 32-bit ARM Cortex with 32KByte to 512KByte Program Flash, 6KByte to 64KByte RAM, up to five USARTs, three SPI, two I2C, six 16-bit timer/counters, three multi-input 12bit ADCs, one 2-channel 12bit DAC, a multi-channel DMA controller, two watchdogs, 5V tolerant I/O, and up to 72MHz operation

The Arduino format adds multiple expansion headers with 3.3V and 5V available, extends the built-in USB debug interface with an ARM 2x10 pin JTAG connector, and adds flexible reset circuitry and programmable LEDs. The Cortino will operate in both stand-alone mode and as a USB peripheral.