Zilog rolled out the enhanced Zilog Development Studio II (ZDS II) toolset for programming SoC solutions leveraging Zilog microprocessors. The ZDS II is a royalty-free, high-end toolset that runs on Windows 98SE/2000/XP/Vista-32 platforms and offers source code editing, debugging and program management all easily accessible from a singly fully-feature integrated development environment. The new Project Wizard is designed so that both beginning and advanced users can sit down and quickly develop a new code project faster than ever before. The ZDS II is available now for free download.
Energy Micro announced the energyAware Profiler energy debugging tool for their 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller kits. The energyAware Profiler tool reads the kits’ Advanced Energy Monitoring (AEM) system data and enables simple graphical visualization and optimization of application energy consumption and code. The energyAware Profiler Windows software is available as a free download.
pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme announced the Universal Access Device 3+ (UAD3+) hardware tool for complex 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers (such as ARM7/9/11, Cortex-M3/R4/A8, PowerArchitecture, TriCore, XC2000/XE166 and SH-2A). UAD3+ is useful for high-end trace, multi-core and multi-target debugging, profiling and calibration. The modular concept of the UAD3+ enables simple expansion to other architectures and debug protocols. Start of series production is planned for the second quarter of this year.
DebugLive is a Web-based environment for debugging Windows application code and production applications. DebugLive complements existing tools with online debugging, problem-solving, collaboration, and remote debugging capabilities via a Web-based service (SaaS). DebugLive allows support and application engineers to jointly debug an application and share resources (dumps, screenshot, messages, etc) in a “virtual room” in real time.
Macraigor Systems’ On-Chip Debug Technology (OCDemon) now supports the Intel Atom x86 processor. Macraigor’s JTAG interface devices are immediately available for use with the Intel Atom based designs as well as other Intel family devices including the XScale family of processors. OCDemon for the Intel Atom is available immediately starting at $250 USD. The port of the GNU Tools Suite and Eclipse Ganymede/Galileo platform is being offered at no charge.
The new ZeBu-Server comes standard with a powerful debug environment. ZeBu-Server features a wide array of tools that enables debugging at multiple levels of abstraction, because debugging a complex failure in a system-on-chip (SoC) design requires deterministically re-executing billions of clock cycles repeatedly until the problem is identified. ZeBu-Server is a scalable emulation system capable of handling up to one-billion application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) gates.