11 Feb 2009
Atmel's AT91SAM Software Package v1.5 for MDK-ARM
Plano, TX and Rousset, France: Atmel® Corporation announces the release of the Atmel AT91SAM Software Package v1.5 for the KeilTM MDK-ARM™ Microcontroller Development Kit.
The AT91 Software Package v1.5 supports the AT91SAM family of ARM7™ and ARM9™ processor-based microcontrollers, and installs on top of the MDK-ARM installation, to provide access to a wealth of example projects.
Several example projects are provided for each supported device. The examples range from simple projects that show I/O features and blink LEDs on the board, to complex examples that demonstrate the feature-rich peripherals.
The Software Package contains all required drivers and software services and libraries required to build and run the examples.
The examples are compiled using the ARM C Compiler that is part of Keil MDK-ARM. Keil MDK-ARM v3.42 has been expanded with device simulation for most Atmel SAM7 and SAM9 devices. Therefore most of the examples in the Software Package can be tested without real hardware, in simulation under the Keil µVision® IDE. This enables the features of a device to be evaluated without the need for an evaluation board.
For debugging on real target hardware, Atmel offers an extensive range of evaluation boards that provide a JTAG interface which connects to the Keil ULINK™ or the Atmel SAM-ICE adapter. These combined with the µVision debugger provide a comprehensive test environment for embedded applications.
About Atmel Corporation
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets. More information is available at: http://www.atmel.com.
Keil, a Division of ARM®, makes C compilers, macro assemblers, real-time kernels, debuggers, simulators, integrated environments, and evaluation boards for ARM7™/ARM9™/Cortex™-M3, XC16x/C16x/ST10, 251, and 8051 processor-based microcontroller families. Products available from Keil include embedded development tools, evaluation software, product updates, application notes, example code and technical support. More information on Keil is available at http://www.keil.com.