Microcross Rolls Out GNU X-Tools 3.4 Embedded Development Tools

11/17/2004 - Microcross released GNU X-ToolsTM v3.40 professional embedded development tools for fifteen (15) microprocessor families. GNU X-ToolsTM, now in its fourth release over five years, is setting the benchmark for quality, low-cost, and professional development tools for embedded systems. The GNU X-ToolsTM are based the Free Software Foundation GNU tools; Microcross' value add is in the productizing of stable releases of GNU tools for embedded development. The GNU X-ToolsTM are built, patched, tested, branded and supported by Microcross.

Each toolsuite comes with GCC v3.40 (C/C++ compilers), binutils v2.15 (LD linker, AR archiver, AS assembler, instruction set simulator and other utilities), and Visual GDB debugger (a.k.a Insight) v6.1. Most toolsuites have added support for new processors and stricter conformance to C99 support. Target CPU families supported in GNU X-ToolsTM v3.40 include ARM, AVR, H8300, i386, M32R/D, M6811/12, M68K/ColdFire, M-CORE, MIPS, MIPS64, PowerPC, SPARC, SuperH, V850, and XScale.

Microcross' toolsuites are offered with an award winning integrated development environment, which is based on a customized version of Visual SlickEdit®. A developer can evaluate ARM, MIPS32, PowerPC, SuperH, V850 and XScale toolsuites absolutely risk-free for 30 days. Microcross tryouts are fully functional with code editor, project manager, C/C++ compilers, assembler, linker, Instruction Set Simulator (ISS), librarian, utilities, and Visual GDB debugger. An embedded developer can use these tools without the actual hardware during the evaluation process using the ISS; therefore, the developer saves time and money while in the evaluation mode.

Pricing: A single seat of GNU X-ToolsTM is priced at $1,000 each and includes free setup support. Add another $500 and the customer gets the Visual X-ToolsTM IDE. Optional engineering tech support is sold for $1,000 per project for the first year, which includes telephone and email support, GNU X-Tools Training Guide, free upgrades, and access to the Microcross Web Member Support site.

About Microcross
Microcross is a global provider of GNU X-ToolsTM professional embedded development tools, training and support services. Visual X-ToolsTM toolsuites comprise the GNU X-ToolsTM and its companion Visual X-ToolsTM IDE, and together are setting a standard for commercially supported, embedded programming tools -- open-source, royalty-free, ready-to-runTM. For more information, please browse www.microcross.com or email sales@microcross.com

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