San Jose--Sept. 30, 1997-- Microtec (San Jose) announced its new XRAY Integration Kit, which eliminates the "tools gap" by enabling third-party tools to use XRAY's object-oriented, multitasking, and multiprocessing debug support.
The new XRAY Integration Kit, based on Microtec's XRAY debugger, enables third-party hardware assist, semiconductor and real-time operating system (RTOS) vendors to seamlessly integrate XRAY with their embedded products, including simulators, monitors, in-circuit emulators (ICEs), ROM emulators, and BDM debuggers. As a result, embedded software designers have an extended array of tools from which to choose for customized debugging of complex, object-oriented applications.
XRAY's modular, dynamically linked library (DLL)-based architecture makes it simple for developers and third-party vendors to extend and customize XRAY for any embedded environment. Through XRAY's window-per-task model, developers can track multiple concurrent tasks or processors and diagnose complex integration problems. And by providing a single interface to all possible tools, XRAY improves developers' productivity by eliminating the time needed to learn new interfaces and by letting them choose the most appropriate tools for their jobs.
The XRAY Integration Kit contains documentation, source code examples, and a build directory, including instructions for "connecting" the XRAY debugger core to a new third-party environment (target processor, monitor, ICE, simulator, or operating system, for example). Initial third-party tools that have been integrated with XRAY are available through Hewlett-Packard and Embedded Support Tools Corp. (EST). XRAY is seamlessly integrated with Microtec's C and C++ compilers and VRTX RTOS products, and the XRAY Integration Kit is being used internally at Microtec to develop XRAY variants such as XRAY simulator and XRAY monitor.
The XRAY Integration Kit is available at no cost to companies that are members of Microtec's Embedded Solutions Partners program. XRAY core and standard licenses are $5,300 (U.S.) for Unix hosts and $2,300 (U.S.) for NT hosts.
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