Altium has released two TASKING C compiler solutions for automotive application development, delivering support for the RH850 microcontrollers from Renesas and the Power Architecture based microcontrollers from the Freescale Qorivva/5xxx and STMicroelectronics SPC56 series.
These solutions extend the range of the TASKING toolsets for automotive microcontrollers like XC2000, ARM, ST10 and TriCore.
Both new compilers have been developed using Altium’s Viper VX compiler technology, not limited by legacy compiler implementations. This generation of compilers is seen as providing a clean start towards ISO 26262:2011 certified development tools and application development.
Viper is a compiler technology fully developed and owned by Altium and the use technology guarantees compatibility to other TASKING toolsets used for producing code for automotive applications like power train, body control, chassis control and safety critical applications.
The TASKING Viper technology features MISRA C and CERT C code checking, profiling through code instrumentation and run-time error checking capabilities. Using Viper technology programmers can now develop extremely robust code in significantly less time than previously possible.
The compilers are available immediately for evaluation and use by automotive OEMs and Tier 1s. ISO 26262 compliance and certification will be completed in 2013. Addressing the needs of broad and emerging markets, an IDE and debugger will be added to the compilers.