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Stellaris MCUs receive software development aid

Posted: 29 Feb 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:MCUs Stellaris? software development tool? Code Red Suite?

Code Red Technologies Ltd, a provider of software development tools for 32bit MCUs, has offered its Code Suite development tools to the Stellaris MCU range from Luminary Micro.

The two companies also announced the availability of Stellaris evaluation kits featuring an evaluation version of Code Suite development tools, which is always unrestricted when used with the evaluation board.

Code Suite is built on top of the Eclipse integrated development environment with enhancements added by Code Red. Code Suite also works with real-time operating systems for designs where the resources of a real-time kernel are required, and includes a T project wizard.

Code Suite incorporates Code Trace, a software feature that capitalizes on the serial wire viewing (SWV) technology in Stellaris MCUs to deliver unprecedented visibility during debug. Code Trace delivers profiling, interrupt statistics, interrupt tracing, RTOS event tracing, and a host-strings viewing mechanism which provides print-style debugging and logging without intrusiveness. Interrupt tracing provides graphical visualization of what is occurring in a real-time system.

"Code Suite users will be impressed with how Code Trace capabilities speed sophisticated embedded software to market," said Jean Anne Booth, chief marketing officer of Luminary Micro. "That the evaluation tools are not time or memory-limited should also prove quite popular."

"With Luminary Micro's wide range of easy-to-use evaluation kits, we are able to cost-effectively show embedded developers how Code Red delivers the best development environment for MCU users by exploiting the strengths of the Stellaris debug architecture for both run-stop control and trace," said John Rayfield, CEO of Code Red.

Evaluation kits are available from Luminary Micro and Code Red Technologies that incorporate Code Suite, and allow the use of the full, unrestricted use of the development environment. These kits, which are priced from $49 to $89, are available for a number of different configurations. A full license to Code Suite development tools is available through an online upgrade of the evaluation kits from the Code Red Technologies Website for $999, the company said.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times Europe

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