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KwikByte provides low-cost embedded development hardware solutions and custom hardware services ranging from concept to production. Founded in 2003, KwikByte is located in Tempe, AZ.

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KwikByte and Viosoft announce complete development kit for KB9202:

NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA (June 27, 2005) – Viosoft, a pioneer of fully integrated embedded Linux software solutions, and KwikByte, manufacturer of low-cost embedded development board, announced the release of a complete sub-$500 ARM920T-based embedded development kit. Consisting of KwikByte’s KB9202 development board and a full-featured version of the Arriba Embedded Linux Edition, the kit enables end-to-end cross-platform development and debug from Linux or Windows hosts.

“The combination of a low-cost, compact form-factor ARM-based board and cross-platform tools and debugger enables students, hobbyists, and grass-root developers to have a complete end-to-end development experience with embedded Linux at a price point they can afford,” said Hieu Tran of Viosoft. “Integration of the Arriba source level debugger and the KwikByte KB9202 provides a fast and non-intrusive means for developers to debug their drivers, modules, and applications over Ethernet,” he added.

The KB9202 development board is built on Atmel’s 180MHz ARM920T-based AT91RM9200 chip. The board includes 32 MB SDRAM, 16 MB flash, SD/MMC slot, USB 2.0 host and device ports, 10/100 Ethernet, 5 serial channels (two multiplexed on the 9-pin connector), monochrome graphic LCD interface, IrDA transceiver, temperature sensor, 16 KB EEPROM, RTC, DMA, SPI flash sites, 3 user LEDs, JTAG interface, and expansion ports.

Hosted on both Linux and Windows, the Arriba Embedded Linux Edition for the KB9202 includes a complete Linux 2.6.11 kernel distribution, cross tool-chain, and a port of Viosoft VMON2 debug monitor. Differentiating features include:

  • Patch-less, on-demand debugging with high-speed connectivity over Ethernet.
  • Non-preemptive operation enables kernel drivers to be debugged without blocking servicing of IRQs.
  • Multi-thread/process debugging.

The Arriba for KB9202 development kit is available immediately at $499.99 US from both Viosoft and KwikByte. The kit includes the KB9202 board, serial cable, and distribution CD.

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Viosoft is a pioneer provider of fully integrated embedded Linux software solutions. Founded in 1997, Viosoft is based in Campbell, CA, and has its sales organization located in Boston, MA.