Segger announces Embedded Studio support for RISC-V architecture

Adding a RISC-V edition of its multi-platform Embedded Studio integrated development environment (IDE), Segger says that Embedded Studio is the first professional IDE which supports the open source RISC-V CPU architecture.

Embedded Studio for RISC-V has the same features and benefits of Embedded Studio for Arm and Cortex-M and makes it painless for users to transition between both architectures, says Segger. It also makes it very easy to evaluate RISC-V, adds the company.

J-Link combined with Embedded Studio provides a debug experience for RISC-V and Arm using capabilities that are fine-tuned for software development and production. These include unlimited breakpoints in flash memory eliminating hardware breakpoint limitations, and the ability to write custom loaders using J-Link’s Open Flash Loader to support any type of flash memory storage. Embedded Studio features multiple means of application analysis, such as memory use and stack analysis.

Users can experience RISC-V and Embedded Studio with the Digilent Artix-A7 ARTY development board which has the SiFive E31 Core IP, including integrated flash programming, debugging, and flash breakpoints.

Licensing is straightforward, says Segger, and is free for educational and non-commercial use. Embedded Studio is equally suited to university courses and for professional development.

Segger Microcontroller is a supplier of software, hardware and development tools for embedded systems. For more than 25 years Segger Microcontroller has been a provider of soft- and middleware components. The company offers support throughout the whole development process with affordable, flexible and easy-to-use tools and components. Segger offers solutions for secure communication as well as data and product security, meeting the needs of the rapidly evolving IoT. 

Segger was founded in 1992 and is privately held. The company is headquartered in Germany with a US office in the Boston area and distributors in all continents.



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