High-Productivity Development Support for Infineon XMC4000 Microcontrollers on Hand: DAVE™ 3 Development Environment Available for Free Download

Apr 13, 2012 | Market News

Neubiberg, Germany – April 13, 2012 – Offering comprehensive and efficient development support for its XMC4000 industrial microcontroller family Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced download availability of its DAVE™ 3 integrated development platform environment. DAVE 3 can be downloaded from the Infineon website (www.infineon.com/dave). It includes an auto code generator based on DAVE™ Apps, a free GNU compiler and a free debugger including flash loader. Furthermore, Infineon already cooperates with more than 15 partners and additional partners are expected to join soon. They provide further specific development tools, including compilers, debuggers, software analysis and Flash programming; software solutions; training and consulting services for the recently launched XMC4000 family that uses the Cortex™ M4 processor from ARM®.

”Infineon put a lot of thought into DAVE 3 to facilitate and shorten software development for our customers,” said Dr. Stephan Zizala, Senior Director, Industrial and Multimarket Microcontrollers at Infineon Technologies AG. „With our free-of-charge DAVE 3 developers can efficiently use the innovative, application optimized peripherals via a graphical user interface.”

DAVE 3: Comprehensive and efficient development support for XMC4000

DAVE 3 is a free, Eclipse-based software development platform for the XMC4000 family. It includes a free tool-chain and supports automatic code generation thus facilitating the use of predefined and tested software components, the so-called “DAVE Apps”. In contrast to the typical current tools that offer libraries and code examples, the DAVE Apps are more abstract, allow graphical combination of several DAVE Apps and enable automatic, conflict free mapping to the available hardware resources of the chip. Along with the free DAVE 3 also the first 28 DAVE Apps are downloadable to support Ethernet, TCP-IP and file system applications, data integrity and encryption/decryption solutions. The first set of DAVE Apps also includes PWM generation support, various counter and timer use cases, clock configuration, interrupt handling and DMA (Direct Memory Access) configuration. Further DAVE Apps will be released continuously; they will cover a wide range of low level and middleware applications including free real-time operating systems that support the CMSIS RTOS API (Application Programming Interface).

As DAVE 3 is an open platform it allows flexible extensions and adaptations. In addition to the free compiler, linker, debugger and flash loader, there will be plug-ins from commercial tool-vendors available. Consequently the users can stay with their preferred IDE while fully utilizing the autocode generation functionality of DAVE 3.

Availability of DAVE 3

DAVE 3 is now available for free download on the Infineon website at www.infineon.com/dave.

More information

More information on DAVE 3 is available at www.infineon.com/dave while further information on the XMC4500 series and XMC4000 family can be found at www.infineon.com/xmc. Information on what the Infineon tool partners have to offer is available at www.infineon.com/xmc-swt.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security. In the 2011 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of Euro 4.0 billion with close to 26,000 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX) and in the USA on the over-the-counter market OTCQX International Premier (ticker symbol: IFNNY). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.

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