Most industries change over time, and some are even significantly disrupted. I would argue the embedded industry is quite conservative and resistant to change. For example, in spite of all the hardware and connectivity changes over the last 20 years the tasks of an embedded developer haven’t changed much.
Topics: Embedded Software Development
In this blog post, I will give you a difficult coding task to crack. One of my colleagues presented it to the Atollic development team over a coffee break a few days ago, and I thought this could be an interesting problem for other developers to discuss over the coffee break as well! Are you up for a challenge to prove you are an expert developer?
Atollic now has a new Project Import Converter supporting IAR® EmbeddedWorkbench® for ARM® (EWARM) projects. The new Project Import Converter automatically updates EWARM projects to Atollic TrueSTUDIO format during import.
Topics: Atollic TrueSTUDIO
Ashok is a devoted Cortex-M developer. Meet him in this short video about the challenges of embedded development! In this episode, Ashok is stuck with mysterious hard fault exceptions that make his embedded system crash. Despite his years of development experience, he just can't figure out what is wrong with his excellent code.
Watch the movie below to get to know Ashok and his struggles!
Debugging RTOS-based applications often introduce new complexities. In this blog post, I will reveal a trick that can give you completely new insights into the system as you debug it.
Have you ever plotted the internal behavior of an RTOS graphically, live in real-time? If you haven’t, perhaps you should consider this powerful debug technique now. Read more to find out how!
Our free MSP432 development and debugging whitepaper outlines professional tool support for MSP432 development, with a particular focus on advanced debugging including SWV/SWO/ITM event- and data tracing and kernel aware RTOS debugging. Stack and memory usage analysis as well as hard fault crash analysis are covered too.
Time is precious for any embedded developer. If you're a consultant or contractor, you need to show your clients results - fast. And every developer needs to stay on project schedule also when tough problems halt progress. To help you on your journey towards ARM Cortex development nirvana, we have put together a library of free white papers you can read to educate yourself.
Check out our library and utilize the information shared to become a better and more efficient embedded developer! Our current white paper library is listed below - use it for your benefit!
A few days ago, Atollic opened a web shop that makes it super-simple to purchase recurring Atollic TrueSTUDIO subscription licenses! You can now get a seamless upgrade to TrueSTUDIO Pro in just a couple of minutes using your credit card - the free TrueSTUDIO Lite immediately upgrades itself to a powerful Pro version right after the purchase.
The whole process couldn't be simpler. And it is very cost-effective, too. In this blog post, I explain how you can upgrade to a TrueSTUDIO Pro subscription license in just a few minutes!
Topics: Atollic TrueSTUDIO
Will you go to the Embedded World exhibition in Nuremberg (Germany) next week? If so, be sure to come by our booth and see the latest tools for professional ARM Cortex development!
We will showcase TrueSTUDIO v7.1 and the new innovative static stack usage analyzer, as well as the build and memory usage analyzer, and much more!
Debuggers are obviously created to help developers look inside the application as it executes in the target system. The whole point is to create an interactive, or semi-interactive, execution environment where the developer largely control the execution. But what if you want to completely automate the debugger? There are many use-cases where that is convenient.
In fact, this is possible using Atollic TrueSTUDIO. You can write script files that completely control the execution of the debugger. In effect, you can completely automate certain repetitive debugger tasks.
STMicroelectronics has done a good job of creating example projects for their STM32 devices. A great job, in fact. At least if you ask me. There are well over 4000 different STM32 example projects to be downloaded from the STM32Cube page, which is a whole lot. Many of these are nontrivial, using feature-rich middleware too. I think it is safe to say they are a popular starting point for many new STM32 designs.
All of these example projects have not been ported to the Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE, unfortunately. But thanks to the project importer, TrueSTUDIO can import almost all of these example projects automatically. Learn how in this blog post!
A few days ago, we released Atollic TrueSTUDIO v7.1. The new version is a major new release, with significant improvements that many ARM Cortex-M developers will benefit from. In fact, many developers have already taken TrueSTUDIO v7.1 for a test flight!
In addition to extended and improved target support, the new release adds a static stack usage analyzer, as well as a project importer that makes it super-easy to import ARM Cortex-M projects from the System Workbench for STM32 IDE. Read this blog post to learn more!
Topics: Atollic TrueSTUDIO