Atollic has announced that its IDE, the Atollic TrueSTUDIO, has been selected by Freescale as one of only 4 professional embedded development tools designated as a featured IDE for Kinetis MCUs. Based on Eclipse and using the GNU collection of development tools the Atollic TrueSTUDIO offers an easier migration path for customers who wish to upgrade from their legacy Eclipse/GNU tools such as CodeWarrior Developer Studio for Microcontrollers to something more powerful and modern.
Also, Processor Expert software, Freescale’s software configuration tool, is an Eclipse plug-in that will easily install and run within Atollic TrueSTUDIO.
Providing a wide feature set for the professional embedded integrated development environment (IDE), Atollic TrueSTUDIO is abel to offer a number of powerful features such as parallel compilation, RTOS aware debugger with a built-in crash analyzer, and support for multicore and multiprocessor debugging. Event, data and instruction tracing, real-time variable watch view, MISRA-C checking, code complexity analysis and source code review features are also included as standard.
Target support is provided for Freescale’s comprehensive portfolio of ARM-based solutions including Kinetis MCUs based on ARM Cortex-M cores, Vybrid controller solutions built on Cortex-M and Cortex-A cores and i.MX applications processors based on Cortex-A cores.
“Freescale’s commercial tools strategy for Kinetis MCUs moving forward is based on featuring a small number of the ARM ecosystem’s professional IDEs to provide our customers with best-in-class development options today and in the future,” says JC Bodet, Director of Microcontroller Software and Services at Freescale. “Atollic TrueSTUDIO offers the modern software engineering capabilities built on the open Eclipse and GNU industry standards that Kinetis device customers are requesting.”