Quadros Systems Provides Solutions For 32-bit Application Development » read source
Quadros Systems, Inc. announced support for IAR Embedded Workbench for ColdFire microcontrollers, an integrated environment for building and debugging applications. IAR Embedded Workbench is a set of highly sophisticated and easy-to-use development tools – C/C++ compiler, assembler, linker, librarian, text editor, project manager, and debugger – combined in an integrated development environment for programming embedded applications. Quadros Systems solutions are scalable across the entire ColdFire family, reducing learning curve for new projects and preserving application code.
Now, developers looking to move to the ColdFire family of processors can access the flexibility and power of the RTXC Quadros RTOS and the efficiency and code density of the IAR Embedded Workbench development environment. It generates very efficient and reliable FLASH/PROMable code for ColdFire devices. Freescale ColdFire processors are extremely popular across the embedded market because of their low cost and high level of peripheral integration. Quadros Systems is your ColdFire processor expert with the software products and ColdFire know-how to simplify your next development project.
The RTXC RTOS brings unique benefits to the ColdFire family of processors delivering powerful services in a very small code footprint. The RTOS-aware plug-in for IAR tools provides visibility into kernel objects during debug. Quadros also provides extensive support for the full range of on-chip peripherals of the ColdFire processor family including USB kits, GUI development library; TCP/IP stack (v4/v6) with Fast Ethernet driver, IPsec/IKE with support for on-chip hardware acceleration, FlexCAN support and a high-performance fail-safe flash file system.
Mats Ullström, Product Director of IAR Systems commented: “Quadros Systems has been supporting Freescale ColdFire architectures for many years – and the 68K family before that. IAR and Quadros already have have a strong relationship supporting other 32-bit architectures. We are excited to be able to extend our partnership into the ColdFire arena.”
“IAR has been a very strong tools partner for us. Bringing the ease-of-use of the Embedded Workbench tools to the ColdFire family is good for us and our customers. In addition, as an IAR reseller, we can now provide a single point of contact for development tools, RTOS, stacks and middleware for ColdFire architectures,” said Stephen Martin, vice president of sales and marketing for Quadros.
The Quadros RTOS, stacks and middleware used with ColdFire processors provide an ideal solution for a wide range of embedded applications: human interface applications, factory service and maintenance systems, point-of-sale terminals, medical instrumentation and monitoring, security/access control panels, remote monitoring, industrial machine control and automation.