DAILY NEWS Nov 21, 2012 1:00 PM - 0 comments

Arrow launches online development tool

Also inks Altia with distribution agreement

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Arrow Electronics Inc., Englewood CO, recently launched Arrow Cloud Connect, an online tool for developing ARM Cortex-M0+ -based designs and ‘Internet of Things’ (or machine-to-machine) applications.

Featuring technology from Freescale Semiconductor and Digi International, Arrow Cloud Connect is a free development environment that helps designers realize the potential of adding connectivity to their products. The online tool provides an integrated development environment (IDE) for users to write, compile and program code to Freescale’s development platform for Kinetis L series MCUs. This provides a path for engineers to quickly test their ARM Cortex- M0+-based designs and eliminates the extra step of purchasing or downloading heavy IDEs. Engineers can also connect to Digi’s iDigi Device Cloud through a software gateway, providing instant cloud connectivity to devices. The iDigi Device Cloud makes it easier for an engineer to develop an application using remote connected devices, and remotely update firmware and troubleshoot problems during development.

“Connectivity is pervasive in embedded systems. As more of our applications run in the cloud, we looked at these trends and recognized that embedded development, code generation and compilation can be done in the cloud to offer our customers greater options and solutions,” adds Aiden Mitchell, director of supplier marketing for Arrow.

Arrow also recently reached an agreement with Altia Inc. to distribute the firm’s suite of user interface development tools to North American customers. Altia provides a concept-to-code tool suite that provides the capability to create custom graphical user interfaces, without hand coding, and generate graphics code for a wide array of industry-leading hardware targets.

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