Munich, Germany - Macraigor Systems, a supplier of low-cost, high-quality embedded debugging tools, and Viosoft, a pioneer of fully integrated embedded Linux software solutions, have jointly announced the availability of an integrated development toolkit for the embedded Linux environment on ARM processors. The toolkit consists of Macraigor hardware debug probes and a full-featured version of Viosoft's Arriba Embedded Linux Edition, to enable end-to-end cross-platform development and debug of Linux applications on ARM.
Hosted under both Linux and Windows platforms, the Linux development toolkit for ARM is Eclipsed-based, and includes a full GNU cross-compiler tool-chain for ARM, the Macraigor JTAG probe, the Viosoft VMON2 target-resident debug monitor, and optionally a full embedded Linux kernel and file-system for the supported platforms. Differentiating features include: compatibility with Eclipse-based IDEs from leading embedded vendors, end-to-end debug coverage from board bring-up to Linux drivers and applications, patch-less, on-demand debugging with optional high-speed connectivity over Ethernet, non-preemptive debugging of kernel drivers, multi-thread/process debugging, and non-intrusive, low overhead debug footprint.
The Linux development toolkit for ARM is deployable either as a standalone Eclipse IDE or as a plug-in to Eclipse-based IDEs from third-party vendors such as the BenchX IDE from Express Logic. This enables customers to utilize value-added features of such IDEs, while at the same time take advantage of the Linux Development Toolkit debug capabilities.