Engineers: Get a “roadtest” of new technologies from Freescale, Altera at element14

element14logoLondon, UK — element14, a new online technology resource and community for electronic design engineers, has launched a RoadTest Group on its site that gives users the opportunity to trial and review the newest technologies from a variety of industry leading manufacturers. The initial offer is for 50 Freescale RD3803MMA7660FC evaluation kits and 5 Altera Nios II embedded evaluation kits.

Engineers interested in this complimentary offer can sign up to test the product of their choice at through December 31, 2009. The group will also offer members a platform to discuss their own experiences with testing the products.

More about the products:

Freescale’s RD3803MMA7660FC provides the user with a complete out of the box experience to evaluate the MMA7660FC, a low-power, 3-axis linear accelerometer with a 12C digital output. The kit contains the evaluation board, plus the daughter board, PC application and corresponding device collateral.

Altera’s Cyclone III Edition Nios II kit is a feature-rich, low-cost platform that provides a hands-on tool for embedded designers to assess the Nios II processor, SOPC Builder system design software and custom applications. The kit includes the Nios II Embedded Design Suite, a complete design suite for embedded software development, several tutorials and 10 design examples with full source code.

element14 will be leveraging its online community to highlight the kits from Freescale and Altera, both of whom have their own interactive groups within the Web 2.0 site. element14 said it will continually update the RoadTest Group.

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