Somnium appoints Phaedrus Systems as UK distributor

SOMNIUM Technologies, the developer of DRT (Device-aware Resequencing Tools) the professional embedded C/C++ development environment for ARM Cortex-M based systems has appointed Phaedrus Systems, the specialist tools provider for developers of safety-critical and high-reliability systems as its UK distributor.

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SOMNIUM Technologies, the developer of DRT (Device-aware Resequencing Tools) the professional embedded C/C++ development environment for ARM Cortex-M based systems has appointed Phaedrus Systems, the specialist tools provider for developers of safety-critical and high-reliability systems as its UK distributor.

In making the announcement Dave Edwards, Founder and CEO/CTO of SOMNIUM said, "Phaedrus Systems' experience and customer base is a perfect match for DRT. High-reliability and safety-critical environments are natural targets for the quality of code created within the DRT IDE."

"The compact size of the code and advanced debug features are particular strengths of SOMNIUM DRT," commented Chris Hills, CTO of Phaedrus Systems. "There is also a close link to our existing principals - DRT's compiler is validated using Solid Sands Supertest and the suite is compatible with Segger's debug probes."

DRT's patented optimizers analyze the whole program, identifying all instruction and data sequences and the interactions between them. Knowledge of the device’s memory system and ARM Cortex pipeline are used to resequence your program intelligently, resulting in code that is optimized for energy, size, performance and efficiency in a fully automated process that requires no manual intervention

DRT's IDE is built on the latest version of the industry standard Eclipse IDE, extended with leading edge debug and productivity enhancing features such as live memory viewing, MTB trace and fault diagnosis tools.

DRT is provided with full commercial support, direct from SOMNIUM's customer engineering team.

SOMNIUM DRT Cortex-M IDE supports NXP LPC and Kinetis and STMicroelectronics STM32 devices and is available on Windows and Linux hosts (MacOSX coming soon!). The DRT NXP Edition, is a subset supporting NXP devices. SOMNIUM DRT Atmel Studio Extension enhances the Atmel Studio 6.2 and Atmel Studio 7 integrated development platform (IDP) for Atmel SMART MCUs.

DRT is the only product which offers a seamless and automatic upgrade path from entry level tools including Atollic TrueSTUDIO, CodeWarrior (GNU and non-GNU projects), Kinetis Design Studio, LPCXpresso, and System Workbench for STM32. DRT is fully compatible with SOMNIUM partners' software enablement - including LPCOpen, Kinetis Software Development Kit, Sensor Fusion, Processor Expert and STM32Cube. The SOMNIUM® DRT Atmel® Studio Extension enhances the Atmel Studio 6.2 and Atmel Studio 7 integrated development platform (IDP) to provide superior C and C++ code generation quality for Atmel SMART MCUs.

1) SOMNIUM Technologies

SOMNIUM® Technologies is a privately held UK based supplier of embedded software development tools.

We believe that software development tools have not evolved to match problems faced when designing modern embedded systems. Based on our founders' experience in both microprocessor architecture and development tools implementation, SOMNIUM® is evolving software development tools to a new level.

Our team's 100+ man years' experience combines business development, operations, microprocessor design and software engineering leadership roles at start-ups through to major international companies. SOMNIUM created Kinetis Design Studio (KDS) for Freescale and offers DRT as the natural upgrade from KDS and CodeWarrior.

DRT gives you best possible C/C++ code quality and state of the art debug in a single professional development tools product, supporting Cortex-M devices from our partners Atmel, NXP and STMicroelectronics.

The company is based in Chepstow, Gwent.

2) Phaedrus Systems is the UK’s leading specialist in the support of engineers at all stages of embedded safety-critical and high-integrity projects. The company is IAR’s distributer in the UK. Other tools available include requirements capture for IEC 61508, EN 50128 and nuclear applications; requirements tracking and competency tools; estimation software; SIL3 RTOS; hi-rel embedded database; compiler validation reports and reliability/failure software. Consultants have experience working on automotive, rail and aerospace applications, meeting standards such as IEC 61508 SIL4, and D0178B. Backing these is a wide range of other relevant embedded tools.

Phaedrus Systems is based in Tamworth, Staffordshire. More information is available on the website www.phaedsys.com