SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA-Altium Limited is offering its Altium Total Support members two TASKING embedded software development toolsets free of charge until Dec. 31, 2001. The software development toolsets support the 8-bit 8051 and the 16-bit Philips XA microcontrollers. This embedded tools bundle, normally priced at $3,290 U.S., includes TASKING's Compiler, Linker, Debugger and Simulator technology for each platform.
"Traditionally hardware design and software development have been treated as two separate issues. However, in reality they are two sides of the same coin and, as electronics technology progresses, the ability to integrate these activities becomes critical," said Bruce Edwards, executive director of Altium. "The 8051 and XA device families are a logical starting point for organizations that are ready to add embedded functionality to their board-level designs. Altium is committed to making this important step forward accessible to our customers."
Both toolsets feature TASKING's fully integrated Embedded Development Environment (EDE). The TASKING 8051 toolset supports more 8051 variants than any other toolset in the market, and the TASKING XA toolset for the Philips XA 16-bit microcontroller, which includes 8051 assembly to XA code translation built in, opens up even more design possibilities.
Altium Total Support is a pre-paid maintenance program that provides members with continual access to the latest design tool features and technology, as well as superior levels of service and support. The program entitles members to download the latest product releases, program enhancements, technology add-ons, service packs and component libraries free of charge, and enables access to comprehensive technical support and exclusive technical and educational resources. Currently, all Altium products covered by Altium Total Support will include 12 months of free membership.
Both the TASKING 8051 and XA software development toolsets are available free to Altium Total Support members who subscribe before Dec. 31, 2001, and existing Altium Total Support members must register online before Dec. 31. To register, go to www.tasking.com/products/. Altium Total Support is annually renewable and is priced at $1,995 U.S. for P-CAD and Protel full suites.