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V8 USB Dongle And New Features That Increase Usability

We have been quite busy here at ImageCraft. The V8 USB dongle is in production – we have the electronic parts made and we are waiting for the manufacturer to deliver the custom plastic casings. They should be released in … Continue reading

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New Server and Other Status

We have moved the ImageCraft blog from wordpress to our own server. Product news wise, we are now finishing up the XGate assembler support for the CPU12 compiler. The XGate is an independent RISC processor available on some Freescale CPUS12X … Continue reading

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ICCV8 for AVR Released

After a year+ of researching and various false starts, and after surviving through the biggest downturn our industry has seen, and after some hard work by our consultant in porting the CodeBlocks IDE, and finally on the account of my … Continue reading

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ICCV8 for Cypress PSoC1 (M8C Core) PRO Released

We have just formally released ICCV8 for Cypress PSoC1 PRO. You can download the 45 day fully functional demo from our website. In 2009, Cypress and our company signed an Agreement that allows Cypress’ PSoC Designer software to include a … Continue reading

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Next-Gen IDE, Code::Blocks pre-Alpha

Ancient History When we started ImageCraft back in 1994, I don’t think any embedded compiler has an IDE at the time. We released our first Windows IDE before just about everyone else. It was a Windows 3.1 program, if I … Continue reading

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Crisis and Opportunity

The Chinese words for crisis is 危機 (weiji). As with most Chinese word-objects, it is made up of two independent words, 危(wei) / danger and 機(ji) / opportunity. And so the global financial crisis also presents us with some opportunities … Continue reading

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Competing with "Free" Software

Tough Survivors As I said in the last blog entry, independent embedded C/C++ compiler companies are becoming rare birds. Of the independent companies that support multiple platforms, besides us ImageCraft, there are Green Hills (US), IAR (SE), Cosmic (FR), Rowley … Continue reading

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Product Development Update

There are only about 50-100 assembly lines (if that) in the core executive portion of eMOS, but like all other executives, it takes blood, sweat, and tear to get it right. After a night of hardcore debugging, I am happy … Continue reading

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New Year, New Challenges, New Plans

One aspect being a small company is that we can and often need to move fast. Back in 1996 or so, we were one of the first embedded compiler companies to have  a presence on the web. To wit, guess … Continue reading

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eMOS for TI MSP430

We are now porting eMOS to the TI MSP430. The TI MSP430 excels at minimizing power consumption, and with eMOS’ system hooks to shut down the system when it is quiescent, eMOS is a good fit for the MSP430 family. … Continue reading

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