ALAMEDA, USA: Wind River introduced its standards-based Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging 3.1.1 with extended support for Freescale, Intel and RMI processors.
Wind River On-Chip Debugging is a comprehensive development tools solution that includes Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging, a collection of software tools based on the Eclipse framework; Wind River ICE 2, a high-performance, multicore-capable JTAG debug unit; and Wind River Probe, an entry level, portable JTAG debug unit.
Currently, the Wind River On-Chip Debugging solution supports a wide range of processor architectures including ARM, MIPS, Power Architecture, and ColdFire. With the introduction of Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging 3.1.1, Wind River will extend support for Freescales QorlQ P2020, Intel Atom, and RMI XLR and XLS processors, among other devices based on ARM, MIPS and Power architectures.
This will provide customers with increased effectiveness in designing and debugging, expanded multicore support for up to 16 cores, and additional choice when evaluating industry-leading processor architectures.
Wind River is extending the Wind River On-Chip Debugging solution to Freescales QorIQ P2020 processor, a member of the companys latest generation of multicore embedded communications platforms.
Additional Freescale device support includes the i.MX35 applications processor for automotive, consumer, and industrial markets; the MPC8536E PowerQUICC III device for gigahertz-class processing within IP network and advanced media processing applications; and the MPC560x processor designed for automotive body and chassis applications.
“With its rich feature set and comprehensive multicore support, Wind Rivers on-chip debugging solution is well suited to support customer development needs for the QorIQ P2020 device and other Freescale processors,” said Ravi Swaminathan, director of software ecosystem alliances at Freescale. “Wind Rivers newest debugging technology gives Freescale customers greater visibility into the on-chip processes of our devices, thereby simplifying development and speeding time-to-market.”
Wind River is expanding its processor coverage to include Intel Architecture. Support is being introduced for Intel Atom processors targeted at a variety of low-power devices such as medical, industrial, and consumer devices. Wind River will support additional Intel processors later in 2009.
Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging 3.1.1 also offers the most advanced multicore support for complex RMI XLR and XLS processors, debugging up to 8 cores and 4 threads per core simultaneously, as well as the ability to debug RMIs RMIOS execution environment.
“As RMIs multicore multi-threaded 64-bit MIPS-based processors continue to lead in performance and as the processors become more complex in their architectures and capabilities, our customers depend on world-class support and debugging technology to simplify their development process,” said Mark Litvack, director of business development at RMI. “The Wind River and RMI collaboration provides our common customers with RMI-specific features, flexibility and the assurance they need to build the highest performance multicore and multi-threaded networking and security solutions.”
The Wind River On-Chip Debugging solution is targeted for all phases of the development lifecycle, from board bring-up to device driver development, kernel stabilization, and system integration, and is extensible for customers to easily add support for additional device architectures and processors.
Wind River Workbench On-Chip Debugging 3.1.1 with extended support for Freescale, Intel and RMI will be available in July 2009.