Macraigor Systems Offers Support for New ARM, MIPS, PowerPC Processors

1/25/2005 - Macraigor Systems LLC announced additional support for several new processor chips in the ARM, MIPS and PowerPC families. The debugging and control of these chips will be supported by all Macraigor debug software solutions when used with the OCDemon family of products. The OCDemon products offer the industry's most advanced, yet price-sensitive, solution for the designing, debugging and programming of hardware designs and application software.

Macraigor has added software support for the following processor chips:

Any of these CPUs may be debugged alone, or in conjunction with numerous supported flash memory parts using Macraigor software solutions.

Advanced, Price-Sensitive Embedded Debug Solution
Macraigor Systems' software debugging solution for programming hardware designs and application software includes the price-sensitive Target Access, OCD Commander and OCD Remote.

The OCD Commander offers an easy-to-use debugger providing Graphical User Interface (GUI) access for manipulation of the CPU (run, halt, reset) and its associated registers and memories. Target Access is an automated solution useful in manufacturing environments where a single setup or debug routine must be run on production hardware for the initial startup and upgrades. Target Access provides a DLL interface that may be used in conjunction with custom software written in Delphi, C/C++ or Visual Basic programming language, and it provides a batch-file interface as well. OCD Remote is Macraigor Systems' offering for debugging with GNU tools GDB. OCD Remote and the OCD Commander are available for debugging on both Windows and Linux platforms.

Industry-Leading Flash Programming Solution
The OCDemon Flash Programmer provides a GUI application for performing a variety of programming and debugging functions on flash parts. The GUI interface provides high-level interaction for debugging and programming the contents of flash connected to the target CPU.

Debugging functionality includes blank checking and checksumming both specific ranges, as well as the entire contents of flash memory. Programming functionality includes erasing, filling a range with a pattern, programming from a file and verification against a file. This functionality is also offered in a DLL using Flash Access, which is well suited for automated environments. The DLL may be called from custom applications written in Delphi, C/C++ or Visual Basic programming language. A batch-file interface is also provided. The Flash Programmer is available for both Windows and Linux platforms.

Pricing & Availability
The OCDemon family of debug tools is immediately available for the ARM, MIPS and PowerPC processors. OCDemon Flash Programmer, Flash Access and Target Access are each $500 for the first license, and incremental licenses are $100 USD each. OCD Commander, an assembly-level software debugger, and OCD Remote, the GNU tools suite, are available at no charge from the Macraigor website.

About Macraigor Systems
Macraigor Systems is a leading supplier of BDM / JTAG connection solutions for on-chip debugging of 32 and 64-bit embedded microprocessors. Macraigor Systems' solutions are designed for price-sensitive customers. These solutions include a suite of software tools that supports Windows 9x, NT, ME, XP, 2000, Linux and Solaris host systems. Macraigor Systems supports all major embedded microprocessor architectures, including AMD, ARM, ColdFire, CPU32 Series, PowerPC, MIPS and the XScale microarchitecture. For more information about Macraigor products, please visit

Macraigor Systems LLC and OCDemon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macraigor Systems LLC in the U.S. and/or internationally.

North American Sales Contact: Macraigor Systems LLC, PO Box 471008, Brookline Village, MA 02447-1008, Tel: 617-739-8693; Fax: 617-739-8694, Email:; Website:

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