Universal Embedded Systems Monitoring Tool Now Supports RS-232 Connectivity
WESTON, FL, USA – July 2, 2007 – Micrium, a leading provider of high quality embedded software components, today announced that uC/Probe was awarded Freescale Technology Forum’s (FTF’s) Best of Show award for “Best in Class” Development Support at last week’s FTF Americas. uC/Probe is an embedded systems monitoring tool that enables embedded developers to monitor embedded systems in a live environment. The FTF recognition builds on the accolades the product has received to date, including winning Venture Development Corporation’s (VDC’s) “Best of Show” at the Embedded Systems Conference in April, 2007.
At the same time, the company announced that uC/Probe now offers an RS-232 interface for data collection, in addition to the original J-Tag interface made available in April. The addition of the RS-232 interface makes uC/Probe plug-and-play compatible with almost any embedded system.
“The FTF recognition of uC/Probe is a very significant achievement for us,” stated Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. “Earning critical industry recognition, both from FTF and VDC, validates the industry’s need for this type of product and the concept itself of a universal monitoring tool.”
uC/Probe-STD is available now and sold on a per-seat basis for $495. A 30-day time-limited evaluation version can be downloaded from: https://www.micrium.com/ucprobe/.
uC/Probe is an embedded system monitoring tool that eliminates the need to stop an application in order to get system feedback, saving considerable development time by visually allowing users to see the internals of a running embedded application. As a result, developers can ensure that the system is working properly or immediately identify system instabilities that are visible only when the system is live.
uC/Probe works with compilers, any 8-, 16-, 32- and 64-bit CPUs as well as DSPs and, can be used with any toolchain that can generate a .ELF file, eliminating the need for custom programming or scripting and thus saving additional development time. Data is displayed graphically on a PC running Microsoft Windows, and values can be numeric or shown as gauges, bar graphs, plots, graphs, LEDs, counters, or pie charts. The quality of the visuals is such that uC/Probe could be used to perform system diagnostics or as a final product user interface to allow field technicians to monitor the status of a device remotely.
Micrium provides high-quality embedded software components by way of engineer-friendly source code, unsurpassed documentation and customer support. The company's world-renowned real-time operating system, the Micrium uC/OS-II, features the highest-quality source code available for today's embedded market. Micrium's products consistently shorten time-to-market throughout all product development cycles. For additional information on Micrium, please visit www.micrium.com.