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Compiler gets approval as standard port for GCC tools

Posted: 27 Oct 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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A C language compiler created by base station processor developer PicoChip Ltd has been considered as the official port for the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC). The compiler is a member of the suite of tools developed to support PicoChip's multicore PicoArray series of devices.

The multicore processors are designed for picocell and femtocell base stations widely used among wireless communication markets such as WiMAX, WCDMA, LTE, TD-SCDMA and 4G.

PicoChip's port is the first to get accepted in barely two years and the first compiler approved by the GCC to be part of a suite of tools that will be integrated in massively parallel systems. In total, compilers from eight firms have joined the bandwagon since 2002.

"To be recognized as an official port shows that we are now considered as a major player in the open platform community. These are stringent tests of compatibility and conformance that we are very proud to overcome," said Peter Claydon, chief operating officer and founder, PicoChip, in a statement.

Rupert Baines, VP of marketing, PicoChip said, "GCC acceptance ensures that programmers are aware what to expect. When you write standard ANSI C source code, you will get object code that does what it should do, and has all the customized functions that you need."

- Peter Clarke
EE Times Europe





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