ZiLOG(R), Inc., a leading provider of integrated microcontrollers (MCUs) and universal remote control solutions, today announced that its ZiLOG Developer Studio II (ZDS II) software has been made available free of charge via download from the Company’s website.
ZDS II is a well-established Integrated Development Environment that provides a complete suite of software tools that support development with ZiLOG’s eZ80Acclaim(R), Z8 Encore!(R), Z8 Encore! XP(R), Z8 Encore! MC(TM), and Crimzon(TM) product lines. Included in ZDS II are a Microsoft Windows-based project environment, editor, project manager, C compiler, assembler, linker, librarian, simulator, and debugger.
One major benefit of ZDS II is that it simplifies code development and helps bring products to market more rapidly. In addition, it is an extremely useful resource for writing ‘code snippets’ to test ideas or write functions. While many commercial customers are using ZDS II to develop production applications, it makes an ideal tool for embedded software development in an educational setting. Teachers and professors, for example, can use ZDS II as a tool for developing classes and workshops. Students can download the software to their home machines and/or laptops for class work or projects, whilst design engineers can evaluate the tools and silicon features without the expense of buying a C Compiler upfront.
Commenting on the decision to make ZDS II available free of charge, ZiLOG CEO and chairman Jim Thorburn said: “We believe that giving free and open access to our development environment and software enables engineers to evaluate and learn about our newest microcontrollers without any barriers or risk. We have a strong portfolio of general purpose and application specific MCUs, and part of our overall strategy moving forwards is to encourage the design community to experiment with these products. Offering a tried and trusted development environment like ZDS II makes this possible, with the minimum of outlay.”
ZiLOG’s software and tools are fully supported by a technical support desk. ZiLOG requests that users register their tool if they require support so ZiLOG can offer more effective advice. ZDS II can be downloaded.
About ZiLOG, Inc.
ZiLOG, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZILG) Founded in 1974, ZiLOG won international acclaim for designing one of the first architectures in the microprocessors and microcontrollers industry. Today, ZiLOG is a leading global supplier of 8-bit micro logic devices. It designs, manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of devices for embedded control and communication applications used in consumer electronics, home appliances, security systems, point of sales terminals, personal computer peripherals, as well as industrial and automotive applications. ZiLOG is headquartered in San Jose, California, and employs approximately 500 people worldwide with sales offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
ZiLOG, eZ80Acclaim, Z8 Encore!, Z8 Encore! XP, Z8 Encore! MC and Crimzon are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZiLOG, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.