ACE compiler development system supports new Embedded C extensions

ACE Press Release

Amsterdam, 2 August 2005

2005 release of CoSy further reduces compiler construction effort

With the latest release of its CoSy compiler development system ACE Associated Compiler Experts is the first company to offer support for the new ISO/IEC Embedded C language extensions and to demonstrate highly efficient Embedded C compilers. In addition, the CoSy Release 2005 introduces a range of enhancements that further streamline the rapid construction of highly optimizing compilers for embedded processor architectures.

Officially approved by the ISO/IEC Technical Committee in early 2004, TR 18037 Programming Languages - C - Extensions to support Embedded Processors specifies fixed point arithmetic, named address spaces, named-register storage classes and basic I/O hardware addressing support in the C programming language. Embedded C provides programmers of embedded systems with the appropriate handles to address specific hardware features in a standardized portable C-programming language. Conformant compilers translate the Embedded C sources into highly optimized code, taking full benefit of the target processor's capabilities, thereby removing the need for non-portable DSP assembly-code and chip- or vendor-specific intrinsic functions.

"We are very pleased that quickly after the standardization of the language extensions by ISO, Embedded C compilers are now available. From this point on, there is no longer any excuse for not programming high-performance DSP-algorithms and embedded applications in the plain, readable and above all portable C-language," said Marco Roodzant, vice president of marketing and sales for ACE.

The new Embedded C language package in CoSy Release 2005 offers front-end support for the Embedded C language extensions as well as the runtime libraries and intrinsic function libraries that are necessary to create Embedded C compilers. In addition, CoSy Release 2005 offers a range of new features that greatly reduce compiler development effort and enable best-in-class compiler performance.

CoSy Release 2005 is presently available for PC/Linux and Sun/Solaris platforms. Perpetual licenses start at € 250,000 and available packages include CoSy base, DSP-C, Embedded C, C++, Advanced optimizations, CoSy Express Generator, ARM CG, Pentium CG and SPARC CG.

About ACE

ACE Associated Compiler Experts bv (a wholly owned subsidiary of ACE Associated Computer Experts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is a world leader in compiler development tools. Its open CoSy compiler development system gives compiler developers the ability to achieve a similar leading edge position in the construction of better and faster optimizing compilers for architectures ranging from 4-bit DSPs to 256-bit VLIW processors. CoSy accommodates a wide range of programming languages including C, C++, DSP-C, Embedded C, Fortran and Java.


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