Software development kit for embedded developement supports NXP Kinetis MCUs
The mikroSDK 2.0 multi-architectural software development kit supports 147 microcontrollers (MCUs) from NXP. The software development kit (SDK) is a collection of open-source software libraries with unified application programming interfaces (API). Together with the software development tools, this makes application code portable and reusable on many different platforms and architectures, with virtually no code changes, says Mikroelektrononika (Mikroe).
The addition of NXP’s Kinetis family takes the number of MCUs supported by mikroSDK 2.0 to over 1,500, ranging from small eight to 32bit devices. Other families supported include PIC and PIC32 by Microchip and the 849-strong STM32 family from STMicroelectronics.
Nebojsa Matic, Mikroe’s CEO believes: “It doesn’t matter if you are currently evaluating PIC, falling in love with Arm, or just interested in a new architecture on the market, mikroSDK means that the application code will run on the architecture of your choice. Choose any supported host board and there is no need to change a single line of code.”
The mikroSDK 2.0 is claimed to provide everything necessary to start developing, and prototyping, including Click board applications and graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for embedded devices. Software development is accelerated because developers do not need to consider low-level code, freeing them up to focus on the application code itself, says Mikroe. This means that changing the MCU or even the whole platform will not require developers to redevelop code for the new MCU or platform. They can simply switch to the desired platform, apply the correct board definition file, and the application code will continue to run after a single compiling.
MikroElektronika (Mikroe) is committed to changing the embedded electronics industry through the use of industry standard hardware and software solutions. In 2011, the company invented the mikroBUS development socket standard and the compact Click boards that use the standard to dramatically cut development time. Today, the company offers more than 1000 Click boards and the mikroBUS standard is included by leading microcontroller companies such as Microchip, Renesas and Toshiba on their development boards. SiBrain is Mikroe’s latest standard for MCU development add-on boards and sockets. Mikroe also claims to make the world’s widest range of compilers and provides development environments, development boards, smart displays and programmers and debuggers.