Atollic TrueStudio adds support for NXP microcontrollers

February 21, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Atollic announced the addition of target support for NXP's family of ARM Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M3-based microcontrollers in its award-winning Atollic TrueStudio for ARM C/C++ development environment.

The new version of Atollic TrueStudio (v3.0) is based on the latest Eclipse platform (Indigo), and provides a large number of improvements in the underlying IDE framework.

Atollic has improved the user experience, and the new TrueStudio v3.0 has a redesigned and more intuitive GUI that removes some of the Eclipse interface peculiarities that often confused new users with experience from traditional embedded C/C++ development tools. Other new features include graphical charts for execution time analysis using statistical profiling, and improved real-time interrupt tracing, enabled by the ARM Serial Wire Viewer (SWV) interface. Furthermore, TrueStudio v3.0 includes the latest version of the GNU C/C++ toolchain for ARM, comprising improved versions of the GNU compiler and runtime libraries, debugger and other command line utilities.

In addition to the new NXP support, other recent additions in terms of microcontroller target support include Infineon XMC4000 (Cortex-M4) and Energy Micro EFM32 (Cortex-M3). A full list of supported devices can be found at:

The new Atollic TrueStudio v3.0 also includes updated versions of its optional code-analysis and test-automation add-on products:

  • Atollic TrueInspector (static source code analysis with MISRA-C compliance checking and code metrics including code complexity measurements)
  • Atollic TrueAnalyzer (in-target test quality measurement using MC/DC-level coverage using dynamic execution flow analysis)
  • Atollic TrueVerifier (embedded test automation using auto-generated and auto-executed unit test suites in the target board)

The updated Atollic TrueInspector, TrueAnalyzer and TrueVerifier products are now extended to work with all ARM targets. These optional add-on products integrate seamlessly into Atollic TrueStudio v3.0, offering a truly unified environment for embedded development and testing.

Deliveries of the new TrueStudio v3.0 will start during the Embedded World 2012 exhibition in Nuremberg (Germany), Feb 28th – March 1st 2012. Atollic can be found in Hall 4, stand 108 co-exhibiting with their German distribution partner Logic Technology.

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