TMCNet:  Germany : Atmel Expands Third-Party Ecosystem of Tools and Software Partners for Recently Launched ARM Cortex-A5 Processor-based Family [TendersInfo (India)]

[February 27, 2013]

Germany : Atmel Expands Third-Party Ecosystem of Tools and Software Partners for Recently Launched ARM Cortex-A5 Processor-based Family [TendersInfo (India)]

(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Atmel® Corporation, a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch technology solutions, today announced the company has expanded its third-party ecosystem of tools and software partners for its recently launched ARM® Cortex®-A5 processor-based family of products. Partner companies include ARM, Timesys, Express Logic and IAR.


According to the 2012 Embedded Study conducted by UBM, 61 percent of its respondents said the microprocessor s (MPUs) ecosystem (software, tools support, etc.) is one of the most critical aspects for their MPU designs. In this same study, respondents indicated that Embedded Linux and Android are two operating systems they had planned to use in the next 12 months for their embedded designs.

The expanded list of tools and software partners enable embedded design engineers using the Atmel SAMA5D3 series of ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based MPUs the ability to design on a variety of systems including embedded Linux, Android and other real-time operating systems.

Each partner company offers a tool enabling embedded designers the ability to get to market faster. Qt, the leading solution in the embedded market for user interface implementation by Timesys, provides the perfect tools for engineers to design a rich set of widgets and reference designs for devices powered by embedded Linux.; The ARM DS-5 toolchain offers a complete development studio for Linux developers that need to optimize their code for performance and power management, or for designers that want to debug firmware.; Partnering companies IAR and Express Logic offer tightly integrated solutions that assist designers in developing applications that deliver TCP/IP, USB, and OS functionality, along with real-time performance to meet today s most demanding software requirements.

The recently launched SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 series is our highest performing processor series in our comprehensive portfolio of microcontrollers, said Jacko Wilbrink, Sr. Director of ARM-based MPUs, Atmel. We are excited to team with a number of innovative companies to allow our embedded developers the ability to select their preferred integrated development environment, compiler, RTOS, stack and GUI. Each partner has worked closely with Atmel to ensure a designer will have a seamless experience when working with our partner companies.

With over 1.3 million activations per day Android is an extremely popular software platform, and it has become an OS of choice for Cortex-A5 processor based products. ARM has put a strong Android software and tools ecosystem in place to support embedded designers using our ARMv7 architecture, said Javier Orensanz, Director of Product Management, System Design Division, ARM.

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