ARM Extends Its Flagship DS-5 Development Studio for RTOS Development
ARM announces the availability of ARM DS-5 Development Studio version 5.16, which adds support for debug and optimization of embedded software based on real-time operating systems (RTOS). The new features in DS-5 Development Studio make it the only tool suite in the market supporting code generation, debug and performance analysis for any ARM Cortex processor, including the latest ARM Cortex-A50 series, running bare metal, RTOS or Linux-based software stacks. The new DS-5 Streamline performance analyzer for microcontrollers (MCU) puts functionality previously only available for application processors running Linux or Android systems in the hands of RTOS users. Using standard trace technology available in nearly all Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4 processor-based microcontrollers, the tool collects RTOS task activity, hardware performance counters, software events and samples of the program counter. Results are then presented as a set of reports that enable developers to quickly understand the relationships and dependencies between their software and the underlying hardware. Read the full press release here.