ARM's Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Community Edition (CE) to feature industry standard, and free-to-use software development environment for ARM Embedded Linux applications. DS-5 CE to offer Eclipse IDE, GNU cross-compiler, DS-5 Debugger, Streamline performance analyzer, online help and software examples. This product to help microcontroller users moving into the world of Linux.
ARM explains "The graphical DS-5 Debugger only needs an Ethernet connection to the target to enable power debug features typically available only in commercial debuggers. In addition, it integrates Linux-specific functionality, such as a target file system explorer and an automated flow for downloading applications to the target, launching them and connecting the debugger. The ARM Streamline performance analyzer provides Linux developers with an unprecedented level of visibility into how their application interacts with the rest of the Linux stack and the underlying hardware. Streamline makes it easy to locate code hotspots, system bottlenecks, inefficient threading, ineffective use of the cache memories and GPUs, and many other software issues."
ARM is committed to making software development on ARM efficient and effective, as demonstrated with the original launch of DS-5 CE, which made ARM’s flagship DS-5 tool suite free to use for Android native application development. The benefits of DS-5 CE now become available also for Linux application development.
When: DS-5 CE is available now. New users can benefit from all the components in DS-5 CE by doing a standard DS-5 installation and registering an activation code from http://ds.arm.com/ds-5-community-edition/getting-started/ Developers with an existing Eclipse IDE and Linux compiler can install the DS-5 Debugger and Streamline components of DS-5 CE as Eclipse plug-ins from http://ds.arm.com/ds-5-community-edition/getting-started-update-site/. More information on DS-5 CE is available on http://ds.arm.com/ds-5-community-edition/.