ARM has announced the launch of the Keil Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Application Edition. DS-5 is a software development tool suite that makes the development of Linux and Android native applications for ARM processor-based systems simple. The software development tool reduces the learning curve and shortens the development and testing cycle.
The DS-5 Application Edition features an Eclipse-based project manager with support for multiple workspaces and projects, and powerful C/C++ and assembler code editing functions. It also includes a fully featured Linux application debugger with detailed graphical views and processor control mechanisms, and a fast model of an ARM Cortex-A8 processor-based SoC for rapid ARM Linux development without the need for any hardware target.
The DS-5 software development tool is preconfigured to support popular development boards including the OMAP35x processor-based BeagleBoard and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP35x evaluation module. DS-5 automates downloading applications and libraries to the target's file system, starting them and connecting the debugger, which enables developers to focus their effort on analyzing and fixing their code. DS-5 Application Edition also includes two Linux example projects, the Gnometris application and the Libgames-support shared library.
DS-5 Application Edition is the first of three planned DS-5 editions. It supports Linux and Android native application development with a GNU compiler optimised for ARM Linux and an Ethernet or serial connection to the target. Future editions will include kernel and driver debug and trace, and the highly optimising ARM Compiler.
More information on the DS-5 software development tool is available from Embedded Logic Solutions .