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Code Suite development tools for Stellaris from Cutter Electronics

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Code Red Technologies and Luminary Micro, represented by Cutter Electronics , have announced the availability of Code Suite development tools for Stellaris.

Additionally, Code Red Technologies and Code Red Technologies has announced the immediate availability of Stellaris evaluation kits featuring an evaluation version of Code Suite development tools which is always unrestricted when used with the evaluation board.

Code Trace: Real time trace capability for Embedded microcontroller developers with features previously unavailable to MCU developers.

Code Suite incorporates Code Trace, a software feature that capitalises on the serial wire viewing (SWV) technology in Stellaris microcontrollers to deliver an ideal visibility during debug.

Code Trace delivers high accuracy profiling, interrupt statistics, interrupt tracing, RTOS event tracing and an ideal no-overhead host-strings viewing mechanism which provides printf style debugging and logging without intrusiveness. Interrupt tracing provides impressive graphical visualization of what is occurring in a real time system.

“Code Red Technologies has created sophisticated development tools specifically for MCU users, with many features to developers of deeply embedded systems,” said Jean Anne Booth, chief marketing officer of Luminary Micro.

“That the evaluation tools are not time- or memory-limited should also prove quite popular. We are very pleased to be working with Code Red Technologies to offer the newest and most innovative tools first to the users of our Stellaris microcontrollers.”

Code Suite development tools built for Embedded microcontroller developers created from the ground up for 32-bit MCU application developers, Code Suite offers a professional development environment for C, C++ and assembler programming along with advanced features and facilities.

The new features include MCU-specific project wizards, an embedded debugger, text indentation, function folding, online and offline integrated MCU help, wide project management automation and integrated source repository support.

These MCU-specific features facilitate the rapid creation of the necessary startup and initialization code for programming a Stellaris microcontroller.

“Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3 microcontrollers deliver an ideal in-system performance, in addition to being the large selection of ARM-based microcontrollers on the market,” said John Rayfield, CEO of Code Red.

“With Luminary Micro’s wide range of easy-to-use evaluation kits, we are able to cost-effectively show embedded developers how Code Red delivers the development environment for MCU users by exploiting the strengths of the Stellaris debug architecture for both run-stop control and trace.” said John Rayfield, CEO of Code Red.

Built on the solid Eclipse IDE with extensive enhancements added by Code Red Technologies, Code Suite is delivered in a simple single installer and provides an ideal environment for development.

Project wizards create linker scripts and all startup code required to have embedded applications running on your target in minutes.

Code Suite also works with RTOSes for designs where the resources of a real-time kernel are required, and includes a FreeRTOS.orgTM project wizard.

These coordinated enhancements allow much faster development, debug, test and profiling of applications, allowing shorter time to market for even the most complex MCU-based applications.

The integrated advanced debugger provides automatic Flash download (when needed) and full access to the innovative peripherals integrated in Stellaris microcontrollers, including an interactive display of all peripherals and registers on the devices.

For ease of use, all registers and bit-fields are displayed in their natural formats.

“Many designers are moving to high-performance microcontrollers such as those from Luminary Micro and are finding that the pure interrupt-driven model does not scale as processing power increases. The FreeRTOS.org community helps ensure a simple, compact Real Time Kernel is available to make migration as simple and painless as possible,” said FreeRTOS.org founder Richard Barry.

“With the out-of-the-box project wizard support in Code Suite, it is easy for microcontroller developers to use an embedded RTOS, and FreeRTOS.org’s ability to move from an open-source solution to a commercial license provides good flexibility for users.”

Available now through Luminary Micro's global sales channel and online:

  • USD 219 - Stellaris Reference Design Kit for Brushless DC Motors (RDK-BLDC)
  • USD 99 - Stellaris Brushless DC Motor Control Module (MDL-BLDC) (1Ku quantity)

Stellaris evaluation kits: Running in 10 minutes or less

The Stellaris evaluation kits are now available from Luminary Micro and Code Red Technologies that incorporate Code Suite and allow the use of the full unrestricted use of the development environment.

The Stellaris evaluation kits are available for a number of different configurations including:

  • EKT-LM3S8962- Stellaris LM3S8962 evaluation kit with Code Suite development tools, featuring integrated 10/100 Ethernet and CAN internetworking
  • EKT-LM3S6965- Stellaris LM3S6965 evaluation kit with Code Suite development tools, featuring integrated 10/100 Ethernet networking
  • EKT-LM3S2965 – Stellaris LM3S2965 evaluation kit with Code Suite development tools, featuring integrated CAN communications
  • EKT-LM3S1968 – Stellaris LM3S1968 evaluation kit with Code Suite development tools
  • EKT-LM3S811 – Stellaris LM3S811 evaluation kit with Code Suite development tools

A full license to Code Suite development tools with all the power, functionality, reliability and ease-of-use of far more expensive products is available through an online upgrade of the evaluation kits from the Code Red Technologies website.

No additional hardware is required, and the evaluation board can serve as an emulator for customer target boards.

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