Mentor Graphics introduced the Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench tool. The open source GNU toolchain features an IDE based on Eclipse, the Eclipse C/C++ development tools and compilers, and GNU toolchain (including an assembler, linker, runtime libraries, and source-level and assembly-level debuggers). The integrated development environment is ideal for developing embedded systems based on a range of devices (such as microprocessors to microcontrollers). Pricing for Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench Personal Edition starts at $199 (USD). The Professional Version with System Analyzer is available starting at $2,799 (USD).
Mercury Computer Systems introduced OpenSAL, which is an open source version of their Scientific Algorithm Library (SAL) for vector math acceleration. SAL is a high-throughput, low-latency signal processing library. It features algorithms with the fewest possible instructions and computing resources. OpenSAL provides a robust API, C code reference design and documentation for over 400 SAL math functions. OpenSAL V1.0 is available now for download under open-source license GNU GPLv3.
Macraigor Systems ported their On-Chip Debug Technology (OCDemon), GNU Tools Suite and Eclipse Ganymede/Galileo platform to the ARM Cortex-A8 processor. The ARM Cortex-A8 superscalar processor features enhanced code density and performance, NEON technology for multimedia and signal processing, and Jazelle RCT (Runtime Compilation Target) technology for high performance, power-efficient mobile devices. OCDemon for the ARM Cortex-A8 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 and can be downloaded.