Crank Software and NXP release new software development kit
Crank Software and NXP Semiconductors have collaborated to include Crank Storyboard in the software development kit (SKD) for NXP MCUXpresso to make the development of embedded graphical user interfaces (GUI) easier for customers, say the companies.
"The drivers of tomorrow expect innovative, connected vehicles,” said Jason Clarke, Crank Software VP of Sales and Marketing. “As embedded processors get smaller and smaller, automotive manufacturers are able to put touchscreens in places where they weren't previously, creating more opportunities to make the driving and passenger experience safer and more pleasurable. HMI touch panels built-in Storyboard for processors such as the i.MX RT Series, give developers a quick and easy way to add these capabilities to their IoT products."
The NXP MCUXpresso SDK is a software enablement package designed to simplify and accelerate application development with NXP’s microcontrollers based on Arm Cortex-M cores. The MCUXpresso SDK brings together open-source drivers, middleware, and reference example applications into a customizable application to help speed the processor board evaluation and software development process.
“Our mission with Storyboard was to make the world of embedded graphics easier,” said Brian Edmond, President of Crank Software. “When NXP approached us about what they were looking to offer their customers, we were confident that Storyboard would be a great addition to their SDK, helping make the process of evaluating their microcontroller products easier for the customer.”
The company says that Storyboard is an embedded UI design and development software tool that was built to help accelerate the creation UIs for embedded products. Storyboard features a parallel workflow that allows designers to focus on the UI, while developers focus on hardware performance. By decoupling the front-end UI design from the back-end logic, Storyboard is designed to make it easier for project teams to get started earlier on development while reducing the complexities of developing UIs for embedded devices, such as the handling of iterations in design.
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