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).
CEVA launched the Application Optimizer, which is an integrated optimizing toolchain that enables an end-to-end, fully C-based development flow for licensable DSP cores. Available as part of the CEVA-Toolbox Software Development Environment, the Application Optimizer enables application developers to easily develop software for CEVA’s DSPs purely in C-Level, eliminating any hand-written assembly coding. This results in significantly better overall performance and a shorter design cycle for SoC designs.