ARM and STMicroelectronics Join with Mathworks to Enable Code Generation, Debug and Modelling For STM32 Microcontrollers

February 19, 2013


Offering First Ever MATLAB, Simulink, and Embedded Coder Support for Cortex-M processor-based MCUs

CAMBRIDGE, UK and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - ARM and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, have announced the availability of the first ever Embedded Coder support, with MATLAB and Simulink, for ARM® Cortex™-M processor-based systems.

The joint project between ST and ARM is fully supported by MathWorks and enables software developers to create their algorithms in MATLAB and Simulink and then target, integrate, debug and test those models in a Processor In the Loop (PIL) simulation. The generated C code from Embedded Coder runs on an STM32 Evaluation Board and the debugger of the Keil™ Microcontroller Development Kit (MDK-ARM™) interfaces directly with Simulink, further simplifying the code integration.

“Based on strong customer demand for MATLAB and Simulink support, ST aggressively developed the capabilities to go beyond pure Cortex-M processor support by creating additional peripheral blocks, further simplifying the PIL process,” said Michel Buffa, General Manager Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics. “Moreover, enabling DSP-standard tools to run on our Cortex-M processor-based STM32 products helps our customers address a broader spectrum of opportunities.”

“This initiative enables developers to easily and efficiently develop and explore numerous models before generating optimized code for their Cortex processor-based projects,” said Richard York, Director of Embedded Systems Marketing, ARM. “The combination of MATLAB and Simulink, and the Keil MDK-ARM brings together two of the best software development toolchains.  This is good news for developers as it will enable them to accelerate the time to market for innovative Cortex processor-based systems and products.”

“MathWorks is pleased to have worked with ARM and ST to put in place the first Embedded Coder code generation support for Cortex-M processor-based systems and the Keil MDK-ARM,” said Paul Barnard, design automation marketing director, MathWorks. “This is a very important first step in providing a smooth design flow for engineers using Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink to develop highly optimized Cortex-M processor-based systems.”

Demonstration:
A demonstration of the new capabilities will be shown at the Embedded World 2013 event in Nuremberg (26-28 February) on the ARM (4-336), ST (4-140) and MathWorks (4-110) stands.

Availability:
The new Embedded Coder support is now available in beta form direct from ARM for early adopters and is planned to be made available for general download in April.

ENDS

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