High Speed ARM Development tools

28th April 2006
ES Admin
Computer Solutions has been appointed as UK distributor of the Embest range of ARM Development tools. These include UNetICE, a low-cost, high-speed JTAG emulator for ARM processors, Debugging and Flash programming software to support it and a wide range of ARM Evaluation Boards.
UNetICE connects the USB or Ethernet port of a PC to the JTAG interface of the ARM target board and allows flash programming and debugging. It is available with supporting software includes an integrated development environment with a GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) compiler ready linked along with evaluation boards to give 'out of the box' program development.

With UNetICE, a user can download target programs, examine memory and registers, single-step through programs, insert multiple breakpoints, run programs in real time, and program on and off-chip flash memory. Support is provided for two hardware breakpoints, two data breakpoints and unlimited software breakpoints. The new unit supports all ARM7 and ARM9 kernel CPUs, and is designed for use with Windows 98/NT/2000/XP host PCs via a 10/100M Ethernet port or USB port. It includes a standard 20-pin JTAG port for connecting to the target, and will download and debug at speeds of 200-800 Kbytes/sec. It can either be powered from the USB port or from a separate power supply.

The Embest IDE provides a simple and versatile graphical user interface with tools for creating applications for ARM processors. It facilitates the management and development of projects, establishes and manages host-target communication, as well as running and debugging applications. It incorporates an integrated source-code editor, GNU compilers, assembler and linker, a GNU ANSI C library, and a source-level debugger. In addition to supporting the Embest IDE, UNetICE also provides support for the GNU Debugger (GDB), as well as the ARM ADS and SDT debugger standards and all compilers that comply with that.

A range of low-cost ARM core evaluation boards for the Philips, STMicroelectronics, Atmel, Samsung, Cirrus Logic and Intel are also available.

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