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MIPS toolkit targets entire SoC product dev't

Posted: 20 Nov 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Imagination Technologies? SoC design? MIPS? SDK? toolkit?

Imagination Technologies has announced a set of tools geared to provide everything needed for MIPS software development across the entire product lifecycle from SoC design to the end product. The Codescape MIPS SDK Essentials (MIPS SDK) and Codescape MIPS SDK Professional (MIPS proSDK) promise to deliver powerful capabilities for developers targeting any MIPS-based platforms, from entry-level MIPS development boards through to high-end multi-core SoC-powered systems, stated the company.

The Codescape tools build on the open source GNU compiler and debugger (GCC and GDB) for MIPS, which are fully maintained by Imagination as part of the company's commitment to the growing open source community around the MIPS CPU architecture.

The Codescape MIPS SDK includes all of the tools and resources needed to get started with MIPS software development including bootloaders, linkers, example code and more. This easy-to-use toolkit is available as a free download from Imagination's website for any developer getting started with MIPS-based software development, Imagination stated.

The Codescape MIPS proSDK is a premium, feature-rich toolkit that provides professional software developers all the tools needed for advanced MIPS software development. It can be used for anything from low level bringup and evaluation of MIPS-based SoCs, through to complex application software development for a range of OS environments from Linux down to bare metal systems. The MIPS proSDK includes the latest Codescape features including the Codescape Debugger and Codescape Console, as well as full library source, and IASim latest processor core models and platforms, based on a high-speed CPU simulator from Imagination partner Imperas.

Both the MIPS SDK and MIPS proSDK work with a range of probes available from both Imagination and third parties. As part of its commitment to choice and a vibrant ecosystem, Imagination continues to fully support other MIPS ecosystem tool partners including Mentor Graphics and Greenhills Software.

The Codescape MIPS SDK and Codescape MIPS proSDK are available from the Imagination website. The MIPS SDK is available as a free download.

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