May 7, 2004 - 8:27:00 PM
Plano, TX: Keil Software is pleased to announce simulation support for the Atmel AT91 ARM family of microcontrollers. The Keil µVision Debugger simulates the complete ARM instruction-set as well as the on-chip peripherals for each device in the AT91 ARM/Thumb microcontroller family. The integrated simulator provides complete peripheral simulation. Other new features in the µVision Debugger include:
- An integrated Software Logic Analyzer that measures I/O signals as well as program variables and helps developers create complex signal processing algorithms.
- An Execution Profiler that measures time spent in each function, source line, and assembler instruction. Now developers can find exactly where programs spend the most time.
"Using nothing more than the provided simulation support and debug scripts, developers can create a high-fidelity simulation of their actual target hardware and environment. No extra hardware or test equipment is required. The Logic Analyzer and Execution Profiler will help developers when it comes time to develop and tune signaling algorithms." said Jon Ward, President of Keil Software USA, Inc.
Atmel AT91 microcontrollers are based on the ARM7TDMI processor core and are targeted at low-power, real-time control applications. The microcontrollers have been successfully designed into Industrial Automation systems, MP-3/WMA players, data acquisition products, pagers, point-of-sale terminals, medical equipment, GPS, and networking systems.
Users who wish to give hardware-free simulation a try, may download the Keil ARM Evaluation Software from the Keil web site.
Founded in 1984, Atmel Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California with manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Atmel designs, manufactures and markets worldwide, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and RF semiconductors. Atmel is also a leading provider of system-level integration semiconductor solutions using CMOS, BiCMOS, SiGe, and high-voltage BCDMOS process technologies
About Keil Software
Keil Software is the leading vendor for 8/16-bit development tools (ranked at first position in the 2004 Embedded Market Study of the Embedded Systems and EE Times magazine). Keil Software is represented world-wide in more than 40 countries. Since the market introduction in 1988, the Keil C51 Compiler is the de facto industry standard and supports more than 500 current 8051 device variants. Now, Keil Software offers development tools for ARM.