Mar 11, 2003 - 7:05:00 AM
Ashling and IAR have joined forces to offer a comprehensive development kit for engineers developing projects for the ARM microprocessor. This development kit provides engineers with an integrated solution that works straight out of the box.
The kit contains:
- Ashling ARM evaluation board
- Ashling ARM emulator with a USB interface to the host PC
- IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM containing:
- Integrated Development Environment
- C/Embedded C++ compiler
- Assembler, linker, and librarian
- Users can choose between the Ashling Pathfinder Debugger and the IAR C-SPY Debugger
"Our customers represent a large part of the embedded industry. Developers in the 32-bit segment demand more complete packages. With this new exciting combination of IAR tools and Ashling emulators we provide the ARM developers community with a proven, cost-effective and market leading package" said Stefan Fors, IAR's Marketing and Sales Manager.
"This new cooperation means that ARM developers can quickly utilize the combined Ashling and IAR toolset to reliably design, integrate, debug and validate their ARM-based products" commented John Murphy, Managing Director of Ashling Microsystems. "We're excited at the opportunity to work with IAR in delivering these innovative and powerful kits to the embedded systems community. By integrating our respective products, Ashling and IAR are providing a complete and cost-effective toolset."
"The complete development kits fill a market need for alternative solutions for developers using ARM cores which has been lacking until now" said Jan Beekman, Ashling's Director of Marketing. "The kits fit well with our strategy to be the one-stop shop for developers."
About Ashling Microsystems
Ashling Microsystems (founded in 1982) is a privately held international embedded software development tools company. Ashling designs and manufactures in-circuit emulators, JTAG/BDM emulators, smart card development tools, source debuggers, integrated development environments, evaluation and development boards and software quality assurance tools. Through its close cooperation with leading semiconductor vendors, Ashling is now a world leader in the embedded software development tools market. Ashling's semiconductor partners include ARC International, MIPS Technologies, Motorola Semiconductors, NEC, Oki, ARM Ltd. and Infineon Technologies. Ashling's R&D Center is in Limerick, Ireland. The company's North America sales and support center is in Sunnyvale, California, with sales subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and France and distributors throughout the world.
About IAR Systems
By focusing on the embedded systems industry, IAR Systems has reached the position of leading supplier of software development tools for embedded microcontrollers. Since the company was founded in 1983, IAR has worked in close cooperation with the world's major chip manufacturers to develop a wide range of programming tools supporting a large number of chip architectures. The tools today consist of highly efficient C and EC++ compilers in the IAR Embedded Workbench™ development environment, the device driver wizard IAR MakeApp for graphical configuration and initialization of the chip and creation of complete device drivers, and the IAR visualSTATE® graphic programming tool with a patented technology to generate validated and small production-ready code. IAR Systems also provides a total solution for Bluetooth™ protocol stacks and applications, from development of Bluetooth devices to qualification, using IAR PreQual™. IAR Design Services injects engineering expertise and experience into embedded system projects. It contributes to IAR's mission to reduce the development time for embedded systems and accelerate time-to-market. IAR Systems has offices in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.