Electronic Design

Tool Suite Aids Developers Using ColdFire Microcontrollers

IAR YellowSuite for ColdFire microcontrollers from IAR Systems promotes a natural design flow from the beginning of a development project, integrating all the necessary tools to produce a working design in the shortest possible time. The package includes several components to aid designers of embedded systems:

· IAR Embedded Workbench, with support for the ColdFire V1 and V2 cores, is a set of development tools—C/C++ compiler, assembler, linker, librarian, text editor, project manager, and debugger—combined in an integrated development environment for programming embedded applications. Its built-in chip-specific code optimizer allows it to generate very efficient and reliable Flash/PROMable code for ColdFire devices.
· IAR visualSTATE is a set of powerful graphical development tools for designing, testing, and implementing embedded applications based on state machines and on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) subset. It provides advanced verification and validation utilities, and generates very compact C code that is 100% consistent with the system design. The tool features RTOS-aware debugging, with a built-in plug-in for IAR PowerPac.
· IAR PowerPac is an integrated middleware toolset for developing embedded applications, with a low-risk per-seat license model. It contains a fully featured real-time operating system and a high-performance file system, which is highly optimized for minimum memory consumption in both RAM and ROM. A USB device stack is available as an optional add-on to IAR PowerPac.
· The IAR KickStart Kit for ColdFire, which will be introduced later this month, contains all the necessary hardware, software, and ready-made example projects to allow the cost-effective design, development, integration, and test of applications in a very efficient way.

Contact the company for price and availability information. To learn more, go to http://www.iar.com.

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