ARM Adds Cortex-A32 Support To GCC Compiler

ARM Adds Cortex-A32 Support To GCC Compiler

ARM only announced the Cortex-A32 ARMv8 32-bit processor yesterday but already they’ve gone ahead and landed the support inside the GNU Compiler Collection.

It’s not an entirely big surprise that there is already compiler support baked for the Cortex-A32 considering this is just an ultra power efficient cut-down version of the ARMv8 that runs in 32-bit mode. The ARMv8 64-bit support has been maturing in both GCC and LLVM/Clang for quite some time already. However, it’s nice to see the quick turnaround time by ARM on getting the support upstream.

This commit that landed in GCC trunk this morning by ARM’s Kyrylo Tkachov adds -mcpu=cortex-a32 to GCC. This addition will be found in GCC 6.



MPLAB Xpress – Microchip Unveils Online MPLAB IDE

MPLAB Xpress – Microchip Unveils Online MPLAB IDE

MPLAB Xpress Cloud-Based IDE is an online development environment that contains the most popular features of our award-winning MPLAB X IDE. This simplified & distilled application is a faithful reproduction of our desktop-based program, which allows users to easily transition between the two environments.

Microchip also released a $10 dev board with a built-in programmer. This pair is aimed at getting people up and running quickly with PIC development.

Site URL: MPLAB Xpress


Arduino IDE 1.6.6 support compiling code in the command line

#ArduinoIDE 1.6.6 support compiling code in the #commandline

Arduino IDE 1.6.6 now add support tool for compiling code in the command line.

A new tool named arduino-builder, does the magic. arduino-builder is a pure command-line tool which takes care of mangling the code, resolving library dependencies and setting up the compilation units. It can also be used as a standalone program in a continuous-integration environment

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