The Embest UNetICE, a low-cost, high-speed in-circuit JTAG emulator for ARM processors, is now available exclusively in the UK from Computer Solutions. UNetICE connects the USB or Ethernet port of a PC to the JTAG interface of the ARM target board and allows flash programming and debugging. Supporting software includes an integrated development environment (IDE) with a GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) compiler ready linked along with evaluation boards to give ‘out of the box’ program development.
With UNetICE, a user can download target programs, examine memory and registers, single-step through programs, insert multiple breakpoints, run programs in real time, and program on- and off-chip flash memory. Support is provided for two hardware breakpoints, two data breakpoints and unlimited software breakpoints.
The new unit supports all ARM7 and ARM9 kernel CPUs, and is designed for use with Windows 98/NT/2000/XP host PCs via a 10/100M Ethernet port or USB port. It includes a standard 20-pin JTAG port for connecting to the target, and will download and debug at speeds of 200-800 kbyte/s. It can either be powered from the USB port or from a separate power supply.
The Embest IDE provides a simple and versatile graphical user interface with tools for creating applications for the ARM architecture. It facilitates the management and development of projects, establishing and managing host-target communication, and running and debugging applications. It incorporates an integrated source-code editor, GNU compilers, assembler and linker, a GNU ANSI C library, and a source-level debugger. In addition to supporting the Embest IDE, UNetICE also provides support for the GNU debugger GDB, as well as the ARM ADS and SDT debugger standards and all compilers that comply with that.
A range of low-cost evaluation boards for the Philips, STMicroelectronics, Atmel, Samsung, Cirrus Logic and Intel ARM core microcontrollers are also available.
Prices for the UNetICE start at less than £450, and evaluation boards at £100.
Computer Solutions Ltd. is the UK’s premier supplier of microprocessor development tools. It distributes a wide range of software and hardware tools that support over 100 different microprocessor families. Hardware products include: device programmers, in-circuit emulators, EPROM emulators as well as support for USB and CAN. Software tools include: assemblers, debuggers, compilers, real-time executives, TCP/IP stacks and other high-level protocol libraries. With 26 years’ experience, Computer Solutions Ltd. has unrivalled expertise in embedded tools, consultancy and support.