Arduino-compatible, ARM mbed MCU development platform, from Maxim

October 12, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Maxim Integrated has posted details of a development platform for its own ARM-based MAX32600 microcontroller; it offers an ultra-low-power ARM Cortex-M3 with advanced analogue front-end in an Arduino-compatible form factor.

The MAX32600MBED provides a platform for evaluating the capabilities of the MAX32600 microcontroller. The MAX32600MBED also provides a complete, functional system ideal for developing and debugging applications.

The board includes a MAX32600 Cortex-M3 microcontroller, prototyping area with adjacent access to precision analogue front end (AFE) connections, I/O access through Arduino-compatible connectors, additional I/O access through 100mil x 100mil (0.1 x 0.1 in., 2.54 x 2.54 mm) headers, USB interface, and other general-purpose I/O devices.

Features include;

- On-Board ARM mbed Hardware Development Kit (HDK) interface provides quick connection to toolchains

- Arduino-compatible connectors provide connectivity to existing component boards

- Prototyping area allows construction of user circuits in close proximity to precision AFE I/O

- General-purpose pushbutton switches and LEDs allow for on-board tactile and visual interaction

- Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and Inter-Integrated Circuit (I ²C) connectivity on a 2 x 6 header provide connectivity to existing evaluation modules

- USB Micro-B connection to MAX32600 USB device controller provides 12Mbps user data channel

Maxim Integrated;