ARM today announced the commercial availability of ARM Development Studio 5 Application Edition, a software development suite.
Following a successful four-month trial period this software development suite, created to simplify the development of Linux and Android native applications for ARM processor-based systems, is available for use in commercial software development.
ARM Development Studio 5 Application Edition features an Eclipse-based project manager with support for multiple workspaces and projects, along with powerful C/C++ Compiler and assembly source code editing functions.
This software development suite includes a fully featured debugger with detailed graphical views and processor control mechanisms, which can be used to debug both Linux applications, and Android’s native counterparts.
To increase the efficiency of the software development cycle, ARM Development Studio 5 Application Edition includes an ARM Cortex-A8 processor-based SoC fast simulation model and a pre-configured ARM Linux distribution for supported targets. These features enable developers to start testing and debugging before hardware has been made available.
The Application Edition software development suite is the first of three planned ARM Development Suite 5 editions. Future editions will include:
- debug and trace
- performance profiler
- additional fast models; and
- the highly optimising ARM Compiler.
ARM Development Studio 5 Application Edition is available from Embedded Logic Solutions .