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What's New in MDKARM Version 5.12

MDK-ARM Version 5.12

Release Date: 24th September, 2014

This MDK version introduces support for ARM Cortex-M7 processor based devices.

Note: The STM32 Device Family Packs Version 1.x.x are incompatible with CMSIS Version 4.2.0 and MDK-Middleware Version 6.1.1. The compatible STM32 Device Family Packs Version 2.x.x will be released shortly. The application note 266 Using Keil MDK v5.11 with STM32 devices describes how to use the older STM32 Device Family Packs.

  • [uVision]
  • [Software Packs included]
    • CMSIS Version 4.2.0: Cortex-M7 related updates to CMSIS-CORE, CMSIS-DSP, CMSIS-PACK and CMSIS-SVD.
    • MDK-Middleware Version 6.1.1: Driver Network/Driver/ETH_KSZ8851SNL.c corrected an invalid power status in function MAC_PowerControl.
  • [ARM Compiler]
    This MDK release contains two ARM Compiler versions that can be selected in the dialog Project - Options for Target - Target (under Code Generation):
    • ARM Compiler 5.05 (build 41) (in directory ..\ARM\ARMCC\) with support for Cortex-M7 and other enhancements (see release notes).
    • ARM Compiler 5.04u2 (build 82) (in directory ..\ARM\ARMCC_504u2\) for safety critical applications in combination with the ARM Compiler Qualification Kit (only available with a license for MDK-Professional).
  • [FlexNet Floating Licenses]
    • Customers using FlexNet floating licenses are required to update their license server software to Version 11.12.1 or higher.
      Using older versions of the FlexNet license server will result in error messages by the ARM Compiler tools.
      FlexNet Licensing error:-96,7. System Error: 11001 "Comm. error"
    • FlexNet Version 11.12.1 License Server tools for Windows are located in the directory ..\Keil\UV4\FlexNet. For other operating systems please contact support.
  • [Target debugging]
    • Updated: Segger J-Link driver for ARM devices to version 4.91b.
    • Updated: NuLink software to version 6.3.14
    • Updated: STMicroelectronics ST-Link driver for STMicroelectronics devices to version
    • Updated: ULINKPro\ULINK2\CMSIS-DAP driver to support Cortex-M7 based devices.
  • [Supported Operating Systems]
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