07 Oct 2003
µVision2 Supports Actel FPGA Core8051
Plano, TX: Keil Software today announced cycle-accurate simulation support in the µVision IDE/Simulator for the Actel FPGA-based Core8051 8-bit microcontroller. Core8051 is optimized for Actel FPGAs and integrates seamlessly with the Keil PK51 Professional Developer's Kit which includes the µVision2 IDE/Simulator/Debugger, C compiler, assembler, linker, and tiny RTOS. Also available are On-Chip Instrumentation (OCI) system analyzer software and a debugger from First Silicon Solutions (FS2) which offers four hardware execution breakpoints, unlimited software breakpoints, and optional trigger and trace capabilities.
Platform8051 Embedded System Platform
Core8051 is an IP core which is a part of Actel's Platform8051 solution. Platform8051 is the industry's first embedded system platform for highly integrated 8051 designs. It consists of six popular pre-integrated and pre-verified IP soft cores optimized for use with Actel FPGAs. Designers may specify any configuration of industry standard IP cores, including the Actel Core8051, and a range of peripherals, and receive platform design files via a web-based delivery system. Platform8051 may be used with many Actel FPGA families including ProASIC Plus, Axcelerator, SXA, and RTXS to deliver highly integrated 8051 based products.
The initial Platform8051 IP family includes Core8051 along with popular DirectCore peripheral IP including:
Actel Corporation, founded in 1985, is a supplier of innovative programmable logic solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on antifuse and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software development tools and design services targeted for the high-speed communications, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) replacement and radiation-tolerant markets. Actel can be found on the Internet at www.actel.com.
About First Silicon Solutions
First Silicon Solutions provides IP (intellectual property) and tools for testing and debug of hardware and software in System-on-Chip (SoC) applications. The company's FS2 Navigator® suite of OCI® enabled tools is used to more effectively develop, verify, and debug Core8051 designs and application software. Actel customers receive On-chip Instrumentation logic and FS2 debugger with any purchase of Core8051. The FS2 source-level debugger is also shipped with Actel's Platform8051 Development Kit. FS2 may be found on the Internet at www.fs2.com.
About Keil Software
Keil Software makes C compilers, macro assemblers, real-time kernels, debuggers, simulators, integrated environments, and evaluation boards for the 8051, 251, C16x/ST10, and ARM7 microcontroller families. Products available from Keil Software include embedded development tools, evaluation software, product updates, application notes, example code, and technical support. More information is available from www.keil.com.