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ARM Appoints ZLGMCU to Distribute Keil Development Tools in China


Expanded distribution network provides easy access to Keil development tools and accelerates migration from 8-bit to 32-bit designs.

CAMBRIDGE, UK. – ARM [(LSE: ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)] today announced that ZLGMCU, a leading microcontroller and embedded solutions provider in China and member of the ARM® Connected Community, has been appointed as a distributor of Keil™ development tools. With this agreement, Chinese embedded systems designers will gain easier access to advanced Keil development tools, which enable the rapid design of high-quality microcontrollers based on the ARM7™ and ARM9™ processor families and the Cortex™-M3 processor. Furthermore, engineers in China will also be able to leverage ZLGMCU’s expertise in ARM technology-based embedded systems development, as they develop a wide range of ARM Powered® solutions.

“In order to accelerate the development of ARM technology-based system designs, Chinese engineers need flexible and easy access to high-quality development tools,” said Prof. Ligong Zhou, CEO, ZLGMCU. “The Keil development tools are easy to learn and use, yet powerful enough for the most demanding embedded applications. Featuring the easy-to-use μVision™ IDE, the Keil development tools provide developers with a feature-rich environment for 8-bit MCUs as well as 32-bit ARM technology-based microcontrollers. This partnership enables us to offer advanced development tools to Chinese engineers, together with our own ARM technology design experience and expertise.”

“Deploying advanced development tools is critical for today’s embedded systems designs, as developers face intense market demand, as well as the challenges of growing complexity,” said Dr. Jun Tan, president, ARM China. “ARM is committed to further extending the distribution network of our Keil development tools, which have been adopted worldwide. ARM is also committed to helping Chinese engineers develop system solutions addressing a wide range of applications more efficiently. The interface compliance of our Keil development tools with the RealView® Microcontroller Development Kit will accelerate engineers’ migration from 8-bit to 32-bit MCU designs.”

The Keil tool chain supports ARM processor-based microcontrollers from a comprehensive array of global microcontroller vendors, including the latest ARM Cortex-M3 processor-based MCUs from STMicroelectronics and Luminary Micro, and current ARM7™ and ARM9™ family-based MCUs from Atmel, NXP, Oki, Texas Instruments, and many others. This extensive catalog of microcontrollers delivers an unrivalled choice to end-users with a rich array of peripherals and device implementations offering solutions for simple, cost-sensitive and high-performance applications.


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