Tools ease design-in of Philips ARM7-based architecture -

Tools ease design-in of Philips ARM7-based architecture


Ashling Microsystems is to provide a set of development and debug tools for use with the Philips' recently announced ARM7-based embedded controller architecture, under a new agreement with the company's semiconductors division.

It will provide a range of emulation, debug and trace tools and evaluation packages. The Ashling emulation system and its sophisticated debugger interface, will be fine-tuned for Philips ARM7-based embedded controller architecture.This provides the developer with a fast, low-risk product development process and an easy transition from existing 8bit designs to higher performance solutions.

Eric McLeod, vice-president and general manager of the microcontroller business line in the semiconductors division of Philips said, “Ashling has a long track record of success building development tools for our microcontroller lines and we are pleased that they are quickly rolling out a complete range of tools for our new ARM7-based embedded controller architecture.”

Michael Healy, CEO of Ashling is 'excited' to further strengthen the long business relationship with “the technology leader in microcontrollers”.

The company has worked with the semiconductors division of Philips for more than fourteen years to produce development and debug tools for all of its 8 and 16bit microcontrollers and smart cards, while supporting a range of applications in the automotive, industrial control, computer, identification, telecommunications, security and consumer-electronics markets.

The toolset will be available after September 2002. It includes an evaluation board, a JTAG emulator and a real-time trace system, together with Ashling's PathFinder source debugger.

Published in Embedded Systems (Europe) April 2002

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