SEGGER adds ARM64 simulator to Embedded Studio

SEGGER adds ARM64 simulator to Embedded Studio

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

SEGGER has added a complete instruction set simulator to its latest version of Embedded Studio for ARM. This follows the recently added compiler, linker, and runtime support for ARM64, which made it possible to generate and debug ARM64 programs, for devices such as, but not limited to, Cortex-A53, Cortex-A57, and Cortex-A72.

Adding the simulator brings ARM64 support to the same level as all other architectures supported by Embedded Studio.

Embedded Studio for ARM is available on all platforms (Linux, macOS, and Windows) on ARM, Intel, and Apple Silicon.

Simulation is an excellent tool when hardware is scarce or even before it is available. It is also ideal for programming away from the office as well as for automated testing.

“Due to its complexity, ARM64 was the first architecture we ever introduced that did not have a simulator from the outset,“ says Rolf Segger, founder of SEGGER. “We make a point of having simulators for all supported architectures and ARM64 is no longer an exception.”

“A simulator is — amongst many other things — a great tool for an engineer or student to use to become familiar with a new architecture,“ explains Dirk Akemann, Marketing Manager at SEGGER. “With Embedded Studio, it is very easy to generate programs and execute them in the simulator. Download, install and go, all in a matter of minutes. It simply works.”

With friendly licensing, the SEGGER software can be used for evaluation, and for educational and non-commercial purposes, free of charge, with no restrictions in terms of code size, features or duration of use.

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