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µVision3 Overview

The µVision3 IDE is a Windows-based software development platform that combines a robust editor, project manager, and make facility. µVision3 integrates all tools including the C compiler, macro assembler, linker/locator, and HEX file generator. µVision3 helps expedite the development process of your embedded applications by providing the following:

  • Full-featured source code editor,
  • Device database for configuring the development tool setting,
  • Project manager for creating and maintaining your projects,
  • Integrated make facility for assembling, compiling, and linking your embedded applications,
  • Dialogs for all development tool settings,
  • True integrated source-level Debugger with high-speed CPU and peripheral simulator,
  • Advanced GDI interface for software debugging in the target hardware and for connection to Keil ULINK,
  • Flash programming utility for downloading the application program into Flash ROM,
  • Links to development tools manuals, device datasheets & user's guides.

The µVision3 IDE offers numerous features and advantages that help you quickly and successfully develop embedded applications. They are easy to use and are guaranteed to help you achieve your design goals.

The µVision3 IDE and Debugger is the central part of the Keil development toolchain. µVision3 offers a Build Mode and a Debug Mode.

In the µVision3 Build Mode you maintain the project files and generate the application.

In the µVision3 Debug Mode you verify your program either with a powerful CPU and peripheral simulator or with the Keil ULINK USB-JTAG Adapter (or other AGDI drivers) that connect the debugger to the target system. The ULINK allows you also to download your application into Flash ROM of your target system.

Features and Benefits

Feature Benefit
The µVision3 Simulator is the only debugger that completely simulates all on-chip peripherals. Write and test application code before production hardware is available. Investigate different hardware configurations to optimize the hardware design.
Simulation capabilities may be expanded using the Advanced Simulation Interface (AGSI). Sophisticated systems can be accurately simulated by adding your own peripheral drivers.
The Code Coverage feature of the µVision3 Simulator provides statistical analysis of your program's execution. Safety-critical systems can be thoroughly tested and validated. Execution analysis reports can be viewed and printed for certification requirements.
The µVision3 Device Database automatically configures the development tools for the target microcontroller. Mistakes in tool settings are practically eliminated and tool configuration time is minimized.
The µVision3 IDE integrates additional third-party tools like VCS, CASE, and FLASH/Device Programming. Quickly access development tools and third-party tools. All configuration details are saved in the µVision3 project.
The ULINK USB-JTAG Adapter supports both Debugging and Flash programming with configurable algorithm files. The same tool can be used for debugging and programming. No extra configuration time required.
Identical Target Debugger and Simulator User Interface. Shortens your learning curve.
µVision3 incorporates project manager, editor, and debugger in a single environment. Accelerates application development. While editing, you may configure debugger features. While debugging, you may make source code modifications.

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