Atmel Expands Third-Party Ecosystem of Tools and Software Partners for
Recently Launched ARM Cortex-A5 Processor-based Family
Designers Gain Quick Access to a Variety of Easy-to-Use Tools Utilizing
Android, Embedded Linux or Real-Time Operating Systems for Faster Time to
NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 26, 2013
NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Embedded World 2013, Atmel^®
Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch
technology solutions, today announced the company has expanded its third-party
ecosystem of tools and software partners for its recently launched ARM^®
Cortex^®-A5 processor-based family of products. Partner companies include ARM,
Timesys, Express Logic and IAR.
According to the 2012 Embedded Study conducted by UBM, 61 percent of its
respondents said the microprocessor's (MPUs) ecosystem (software, tools
support, etc.) is one of the most critical aspects for their MPU designs. In
this same study, respondents indicated that Embedded Linux and Android are two
operating systems they had planned to use in the next 12 months for their
The expanded list of tools and software partners enable embedded design
engineers using the Atmel SAMA5D3 series of ARM Cortex-A5 processor-based MPUs
the ability to design on a variety of systems including embedded Linux,
Android and other real-time operating systems.
Each partner company offers a tool enabling embedded designers the ability to
get to market faster.
oQt, the leading solution in the embedded market for user interface
implementation by Timesys, provides the perfect tools for engineers to
design a rich set of widgets and reference designs for devices powered by
oThe ARM DS-5™ toolchain offers a complete development studio for Linux
developers that need to optimize their code for performance and power
management, or for designers that want to debug firmware.
oPartnering companies IAR and Express Logic offer tightly integrated
solutions that assist designers in developing applications that deliver
TCP/IP, USB, and OS functionality, along with real-time performance to
meet today's most demanding software requirements.
"The recently launched SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 series is our highest performing
processor series in our comprehensive portfolio of microcontrollers," said
Jacko Wilbrink, Sr. Director of ARM-based MPUs, Atmel. "We are excited to team
with a number of innovative companies to allow our embedded developers the
ability to select their preferred integrated development environment,
compiler, RTOS, stack and GUI. Each partner has worked closely with Atmel to
ensure a designer will have a seamless experience when working with our
o"With over 1.3 million activations per day Android is an extremely popular
software platform, and it has become an OS of choice for Cortex-A5
processor based products. ARM has put a strong Android software and tools
ecosystem in place to support embedded designers using our ARMv7
architecture," said Javier Orensanz, Director of Product Management,
System Design Division, ARM. "In addition to our broader system wide
support the powerful ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) toolchain enables
developers to make the most out of Atmel SAMA5D3 series devices, creating
robust and highly optimized RTOS, Linux and Android-based applications."
o"We've developed an exhaustive Qt package for the new Atmel SAMA5D3
Cortex-A5 processor-based series evaluation kit that includes a rich GUI,
comprehensive application examples, extensive documentation and training,
and full customer support," said Brian Gildon, Vice President of Business
Development, Timesys. "As the leading user interface software for the
Embedded Linux community, Qt is an alternative to Android that is
easy-to-use with a strong and intuitive GUI. We are excited to partner
with Atmel on their recently launched products and look forward to
enabling more embedded MCUs designs to come to market."
o"Express Logic's ThreadX^® real-time operating system (RTOS) and
middleware enable designers using Atmel SAMA5 processor-based devices to
bring their projects to market faster," said John Carbone, Vice President
of Marketing, Express Logic. "ThreadX fully supports all Atmel ARM
processor-based devices, including the new SAMA5D3 family, and is
compatible with Atmel Studio 6 and IAR Embedded Workbench IDEs. This
solution offers an easy-to-use, intuitive API, full-source code,
royalty-free licensing, and excellent documentation and support for a
trouble-free design experience and the ability to bring a prototype to
"IAR Systems offers a complete, powerful development environment for the
SAMA5D3 series," said Mats Ullström, Director of Products and Services, IAR
Systems. "Our high-performance tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench delivers
compact, fast performing code; advanced power debugging technology enables
developers to test and tune their application for power optimization. We
provide complete support for Atmel's ARM and non-ARM based processors, which
greatly simplifies migration for customers moving between different processors
for different development projects."
More details on all our third-party partners and vendors are available here:
Atmel Cortex-A5 Processor-based Family:
Atmel Blog: http://atmelcorporation.wordpress.com
Atmel YouTube Channel: www.atmel.com/youtube
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and
manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic,
mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components.
Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP)
technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with
complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications,
computing and automotive markets.
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