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Macraigor announces support for Freescale multimedia processors

Posted: 27 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:macraigor systems? freescale semiconductor? i.mx31? i.mx31l? multimedia application processor?

Macraigor Systems LLC announced support for Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s high-performance i.MX31 and i.MX31L multimedia application processors. Debugging and control of this chip will be supported by all Macraigor debug solutions when it is used with the OCDemon family of products. According to the press release, OCDemon products offer the industry's most advanced, yet price-sensitive solution for designing, debugging and programming embedded hardware and application software.

"The OCDemon technology is a proven on-chip debug solution that will help to accelerate our customers' development of real-time processing applications," added Craig Haller, chief engineer at Macraigor.

Macraigor has added support for the Freescale i.MX31 processor family and has also updated the free, pre-built Gnu tools suite to include sample configurations for Freescale evaluation boards. These examples contain source, gdbinit and make files for each board. The demo program allows developers to build, download and debug via gdb using only two commands. In addition, Macraigor has committed to supporting future i.MX31 processor-based variants as they become available.

The company's debug solutions include a broad range of hardware interface devices and application programs. These provide embedded systems engineers with a high degree of flexibility in selecting a host interface and an appropriate price/performance ratio for their embedded projects. Hardware debug devices are available with parallel, serial, USB or Ethernet connectivity to both Windows and Linux host machines.

Debug application programs are available to support an embedded project through the entire development cycle, from troubleshooting a prototype hardware design to writing and debugging boot code, programming in-circuit Flash devices, developing application-level software and supporting manufacturing burn-in and testing.

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