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ARM Releases Free DS-5 Community Edition For Android Developers

November 29th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

ARM announced a free version of its Eclipse-based  DS-5 tools for small development firms (with 10 or fewer developers) and individuals who publish applications for Android. The ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Community Edition (CE) helps create performance- and power-optimized native software by integrating a graphical debugger for code generated for the Android Native Development Kit (NDK) and a basic version of the ARM Streamline performance analysis tool.

Eclipse Android Debuger for ARM

ARM DS-5 Android Debugger

DS-5 CE is designed to work with Android Virtual Devices ( AVDs), development boards and devices that run Android 2.2 and API 8 or higher. ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Community Edition is distributed as plug-in for Eclipse and completes the app developer toolkit with a C, C++ and Assembly graphical debugger that builds on the Android Debug Bridge (ADB), a software performance profiler and system analyzer (ARM Streamline).

ARM Profiling Report with Eclipse

ARM Streamline Report

To get started, you’ll need Eclipse IDE, the Android SDK and the Android NDK installed. Then you can install DS-5 CE from Eclipse.

ARM explains that native code optimized for ARM cores performs up to 4 times faster than Java code, native code is easier to reuse for other platforms and most smartphones are based on ARM processors.

Companies with more than 10 developers can get the fully featured version of DS-5 which includes an ARM Compiler, an OS-aware debugger that supports a range of debug operations from bare-metal debug to Linux kernel debug and SMP debug, system-wide performance analyzer and real-time system simulator.

More details on Developer Studio 5 Community Edition can be found on DS-5 CE page.

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