SEGGER collaboration makes Embedded Studio for RISC-V available at no cost

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SEGGER has announced that it is partnering with HPMicro Semiconductor, a supplier of high-performance MCUs and embedded solutions.

The partnership is focusing on making SEGGER’s multi-platform IDE Embedded Studio available, free of charge, to all HPMicro’s customers using HPM6000 series RISC-V microcontrollers, boosting the RISC-V ecosystem.

Embedded Studio includes all the tools and features required for embedded development in C and C++ and comes with a project manager and build system, a source code editor with code completion and folding, and a package system to install board and device support.

It also includes SEGGER’s highly optimised emRun runtime and emFloat floating point libraries, as well as SEGGER’s smart linker, all of which have been developed from the ground up specifically for resource-constrained embedded systems. The built-in debugger is fully integrated with J-Link, delivering a combination of performance and stability.

"Our goal is to provide the best possible development solution for our RISC-V devices. Following an in-depth analysis of the market, we found that SEGGER's Embedded Studio delivers the best results in terms of firmware size, performance and user experience," said Jintao Zeng, CEO at HPMicro. "The collaboration with SEGGER will definitely help HPMicro grow our customer base. "

"Embedded Studio has been gaining a lot of popularity recently and now complements the HPMicro product families, helping software engineers and shortening the time to market," added Ivo Geilenbruegge, Managing Director of SEGGER. "Furthermore, collaboration between SEGGER and HPMicro will go a long way in advancing the RISC-V ecosystem in the embedded industry."

HPMicro’s real-time RISC-V microcontroller series HPM6000 was released in December 2021 and is in full production.

According to HPMicro, their flagship product HPM6750 was able to set a performance record of over 9000 CoreMark and 4500 DMIPS, with dual RISC-V cores running at a frequency of up to 800 MHz. The entire series of HPM6000 MCUs, including the dual-core HPM6750, the single-core HPM6450, and the entry-level HPM6120, are all equipped with double-precision floating-point units and powerful DSP extension instructions, built-in 2 MB SRAM, rich multimedia functions, motor control modules, communication interface and security encryption.

The HPM6000 series is intended to support applications such as Industry 4.0, Smart Home Appliances, Edge Computing, and IoT.