Zilog Introduces Enhanced Developer Studio II Toolset for Programming Embedded System-on-Chip Solutions

Latest Free Toolset Offers Source Code Editing, Debugging and Program Management Capabilities

Jun 11, 2010, 08:00 ET from Zilog, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BIEL, Switzerland, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- IXYS Corporation (Nasdaq: IXYS) and Zilog Corporation, a wholly owned IXYS subsidiary and trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets, today introduced an enhanced Zilog Development Studio II (ZDS II) toolset for programming SOC solutions leveraging Zilog microprocessors.

The ZDS II is a royalty-free, high-end toolset that operates on Windows 98SE/2000/XP/Vista-32 platforms and offers source code editing, debugging and program management all easily accessible from a singly fully-feature integrated development environment. The ZDS II is available now for free download at www.zilog.com.

"Zilog has a rich heritage of providing strong development tools for our customers, and this continues with the Zilog Development Studio II," said Steve Darrough, Zilog Director of Worldwide Marketing. "In particular, the New Project Wizard is designed so that both beginning and advanced users can sit down and quickly develop a new code project faster than ever before."

ZDS II Technical Details

The ZDS II feature set includes:

  • Full ANSI Optimizing C Compiler;
  • Macro Assembler;
  • Editor;
  • Linker and Librarian Tools;
  • Project Manager;
  • Workspace;
  • Source-Level Debugger;
  • and Example Code.

Additionally, newly integrated in ZDS II is binary code for Zilog's RTOS and TCP/IP libraries. Zilog's RZK RTOS is a preemptive, multitasking, real-time kernel that manages CPU resources to ensure that all time-critical tasks are processed efficiently including:

  • Fast context switching;
  • Small footprint;
  • Modular design;
  • Threads with up to 32 priority levels;
  • Inter-thread communication options;
  • Memory management;
  • Ethernet, UART, I2C, SPI, RTC drivers;
  • and embedded Flash file system and more.

Finally, the TCP/IP library, ZTP, is a full-featured software suite for the Zilog eZ80 Acclaim!® family of microcontrollers that includes:

  • Industry standard RFC compliant protocols;
  • Core protocols: IPv4, TCP, UDP, ICMP and ARP;
  • And also supports: HTTP/HTTPS, TFTP, SNMP, TELNET, SMTP, DNS, TIMEP, DHCP, FTP and more.

About Zilog, Inc.

Zilog is a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets. From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, application-specific software stacks and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in areas such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit http://www.ixys.com, and http://www.Zilog.com.

Zilog eZ80 Acclaim® is a trademark or registered trademark of Zilog, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and other countries.


Steve Darrough

Zilog Corporation



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