Atollic introduced version 3.3 of their TrueSTUDIO integrated development environment (IDE). According to Atollic, the tool is the first embedded IDE to include professional static source code analysis tools. TrueSTUDIO’s analysis and metrics functions include checking for compliance against the MISRA-C:2004 coding standard and code metrics features such as code complexity analysis. The TrueSTUDIO Pro is priced at $2695 USD, including the new bundled TrueINSPECTOR, and includes one year of bundled support and upgrade agreement.
Analog Devices launched the CrossCore Embedded Studio (CCES) software development platform for their Blackfin and SHARC processors. CCES offers Blackfin and SHARC developers a C/C++ and assembly editing environment with plug-in support for drivers and services including Ethernet, USB, algorithmic software modules, operating system, and file system. CCES provides easy to use, integrated multicore development and debug features. CCES licenses are available at several levels. A single-user node locked license is priced at $995.
GE Intelligent Platforms recently launched version 5.1 of their AXIS Advanced Multiprocessor Integrated Software development environment. GE’s AXIS development environment enables high performance applications to be developed, debugged and delivered in the shortest possible time. The combination of GE’s High Performance Embedded Computing hardware and software provides not only a highly integrated solution, but also one that provides engineers with optimum support.
Texas Instruments launched version five of their Code Composer Studio integrated development environment. The Eclipse-based CCStudio IDE v5 features user interface improvements, 5x smaller installation package, faster setup, and support for Windows and Linux operating systems. Developers may purchase a Code Composer Studio IDE v5 license now for $79 when purchased with an XDS100 JTAG emulator. The full Platinum license for all TI embedded processors is available for $495. Code Composer Studio IDE v5 is free for Linux and Android application developers who do not require a JTAG debugger.
Sigasi is releasing a free Starters Edition of their Sigasi HDT design entry and code comprehension tool. The starters edition was designed to replace traditional text editors like Vi and Emacs. Sigasi 2.0 Starters Edition will be permanently available free of charge. The second generation of their IDE tool for the VHDL language has been in public beta for three months.
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).
Microchip Technology introduced the MPLAB X IDE for the development of embedded applications using their PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal controllers. With MPLAB X IDE, engineers can manage multiple projects and tools with simultaneous debugging, an advanced editor, visual call graphs and code completion. The open-source integrated development environment supports Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. MPLAB X IDE beta is available now for free download.
Breeze, from Ellexus, is a tool designed to managed EDA builds and scripted flows. The Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is based on Eclipse for Linux. The tool helps developers understand interpreted (scripted) and compiled programs in order to quickly debug complex build systems in a familiar environment. Breeze traces the relationships between files, scripts and programs in a system. As a result, the tool can be used to debug or manage any flow or language without integration.
Freescale Semiconductor introduced CodeWarrior 10.0 integrated development environment (IDE). CodeWarrior 10 IDE is based on open-source Eclipse technology. CodeWarrior is a tool suite for code development, debug and test when designing with Freescale’s extensive range of microcontroller (MCU) and microprocessor (MPU) solutions.
VLSI Solution introduced the VSIDE integrated development environment for the V16/40-bit VSDSP digital signal processor family. VSIDE offers a complete set of development utilities, including an optimizing ANSI-C compiler, assembler, linker, and profiler. All programs are integrated into a simple-to-use, easy-to-learn package running on a PC / Windows XP or Vista platform.