Software Development Toolset
Altium released a new version of its TASKING C166/ST10 software development toolset. Version 8.5 of the TASKING C166/ST10 toolset features numerous enhancements to the compiler and debugger and introduces a number of key improvements. Programming large applications is easier with support for 'the huge memory model' and additional memory allocation functions offering an optimal match of the application's program setup to the hardware organization. Increased configurability of MISRA C compliance checking enables developers more flexibility to decide whether the code is required or just advised to comply with particular rules in keeping with the standards of their company and the requirements of the project. Altium added a new license manager that enables licenses to be 'checked out' from, and returned to the license pool on the server so that they can be used on a laptop. Version 8.5 of the toolset also introduces support for the latest derivatives from Infineon, such as the C165H, C166S and XC164CM, and STMicroelectronics ST10M397 architectures.