17 Feb 2005
µVision Simulates Atmel AT91SAM7Sxx Devices
Plano, TX: Keil Software has extended Atmel AT91 device simulation support to include the new AT91SAM7Sxx microcontroller devices. The Keil µVision Debugger simulates the complete ARM instruction-set as well as the on-chip peripherals for each device in the AT91SAM7Sxx ARM/Thumb microcontroller family.
"Accurate device simulation has serious benefits when compared to debugging solutions that rely only on the ARM Embedded ICE," said Reinhard Keil, President, Keil Elektronik GmbH. "The µVision Simulator provides unlimited breakpoints and allows timing analysis of software algorithms. This is essential for software debugging of single-chip designs or hardware with only Flash memory. The Embedded ICE has limited capabilities on such systems," continued Mr. Keil.
The Keil Development Suite for ARM provides everything you need to develop Atmel AT91SAM7Sxx Microcontroller applications:
The Atmel AT91SAM7S Flash microcontroller series, based on the ARM7TDMI core, bridges the gap between 8/16-bit and 32-bit applications. These single-chip devices integrate a rich peripheral set including a watchdog clocked by an on-chip RC oscillator, power supply monitors and hardware protection of Flash memory.
"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 help developers create and tune signaling algorithms," said Jon Ward, President of Keil Software, Inc.
Users who wish to try hardware-free simulation may download the Keil Evaluation Software for ARM 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.
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Keil Software is the leading vendor for 8/16-bit development tools (ranked at first position in the 2004 Embedded Market Study of Embedded Systems and EE Times magazine). Keil Software is represented world-wide in more than 40 countries. Since its market introduction in 1988, the Keil C51 Compiler has become the de-facto industry standard with its support of more than 500 current 8051 device variants. Now, Keil Software offers development tools for ARM. Complete product informat