09 May 2016
ARM Introduces MDK-Plus Edition
ARM® Keil® MDK Version 5.20 is the
industry-leading standard software development solution for ARM
Cortex® microcontrollers. For Cortex-M devices, the
new MDK-Plus edition
adds comprehensive middleware for applications that require File
System, Graphics, TCP/IP Networking, or USB Device interfaces.
‡ available only in MDK-Professional edition.
DS-MDK is available in July 2016.
The MDK Middleware is designed, tested, and optimized
for ARM Cortex-M based platforms. Standardized CMSIS-Driver
interfaces provide the software layer to the device peripherals.
Today, the following device families are supported out-of-the-box
with CMSIS-Driver interfaces:
- Atmel SAME70
- Atmel SAMS70
- Atmel SAMV7x
- Infineon XMC1000
- Infineon XMC4000
- NXP Kinetis K64
- NXP LPC1700
- NXP LPC1800
- NXP LPC4000/LPC4300
- NXP LPC54000
- Silicon Labs EFM32 Giant Gecko
- STMicroelectronics STM32F1xx
- STMicroelectronics STM32F2xx
- STMicroelectronics STM32F4xx
- STMicroelectronics STM32F7xx
Validation software pack allows you to verify the
implementation and configuration of the interfaces with your target
hardware. It detects potential errors that may affect the operation
of the middleware.
CMSIS-Driver Validation using loop-back connectors in target
hardware for verification.
New in MDK Version 5.20 is the
Component Viewer which shows the status of the middleware
during operation using the µVision Debugger.
Component Viewer showing the status of the Network
Availability: MDK Version 5.20 is available now. The
MDK-Plus edition contains all features of the MDK-Standard
edition and also supports legacy ARM7/ARM9 microcontrollers. Users of
MDK-Standard (which is discontinued) with valid support and
maintenance are entitled for a free upgrade to MDK-Plus.