Vybrid devices from Freescale Semiconductor are built on an asymmetrical-multiprocessing architecture using ARM (News - Alert) cores as the anchor for the platform. Offering users a way to combine rich applications requiring high-resolution graphical displays and connectivity with real-time determinism, The Vybrid portfolio brings to market a unique, low-power system solution.
This allows users to create systems that concurrently run a high-level operating system such as Linux and a real-time operating system such as MQX on the same device.
Recently, Atollic incorporated dual-core development and debug support for the company’s new Vybrid controller solutions with their latest release of Atollic TrueSTUDIO.
Atollic TrueSTUDIO v3.2 can debug both cores at the same time with the help of a single IDE GUI instance, incorporating both an ARM Cortex-M4 core and an ARM Cortex-A5 core within a single Vybrid controller solutions device. When it comes to embedded developers making use if this new device, this considerably enhances the task of debugging a multicore application.
“We are pleased to announce support for the new Freescale (News - Alert) Vybrid dual-core devices, which we believe will be a significant entry to the high-end embedded systems market”, says Magnus Unemyr, VP of Sales and Marketing at Atollic.
Adding, “With the new Freescale Vybrid controller solutions support in Atollic TrueSTUDIO, we address the high-end market of dual-core Cortex-A class systems by providing a powerful tool solution with integrated features for multicore debugging, improving code quality, promoting team collaboration and increasing developer efficiency.”
In 2011, the company made it easier for designers of embedded systems to select the best ARM microcontroller for their project. Making it possible to switch MCU supplier during the design process, the latest version of the Swedish firm's TrueSTUDIO development tool for ARM supports microcontrollers from a number of semiconductor manufacturers.
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