NUREMBERG, Germany Ė Leading processor maker Intel Corp. is extending its support for embedded software development with the launch of Intel System Studio (ISS), a bundle of tools, compilers and libraries.
ISS will enable developers to create operating systems, write drivers and application code for a range of Intel processors including Atom, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 and Xeon. ISS is particularly aimed at embedded Linux initially.
Previously Intel only supported embedded software on its Atom mobile processor, according to Peter Horn, embedded software strategist at Intel.
The bundle includes an Intel JTAG debugger and GNU debugger, VTune and Inspector analysis tools, Intel C/C++ compiler and integrated performance primitives and a Math Kernel library. The tool suite does not include JTAG hardware. The tool suite includes Yocto Project build support and Intel Cilk Plus. Yocto is a configuration system for embedded Linux and Cilk is Intel's support for multithreading and parallelization of code.
"It is much broader than what we had before which was called Intel embedded software suite," said Horn. "The best way to help time to market is to provide code that works out of the box and that is what we do with the libraries," he added.
ISS does not support GPU compute nor does the tool suite include JTAG hardware. The bundle is priced a $3,499 for a single user and $5,299 for a single seat floating license.
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