Intel has expanded its embedded software development platform to include support for a series of open-source developer tools and SDKs.
The company said that its Embedded Software Development Tool Suite 2.3 update would improve support for the latest Atom processors and includ support for components of the Yocto project.
Backed by the Linux Foundation, the open-source Yocto project allows developers to create custom Linux distributions for embedded systems. The project includes toolkits and other development tools for embedded platforms.
Intel said that its 2.3 update will include integration and support for the Yocto Application Development 1.1 release.
The company is also updating the platform to extend support and optimisation for its low-power Atom processors. The company has targeted Atom at the mobile PC and tablet market as well as the embedded space.
Other updates in the 2.3 release include the addition of features for the C++ compiler and Application Debugger tools as well as the Vtune Amplifier system profiler and optimisation platform.
The release comes as vendors and developers are increasingly looking to integrate their applications and platforms with embedded systems.
While the increased performance and connectivity of embedded hardware has opened up new markets for developers, security professionals have raised warnings over lingering vulnerabilities and unchecked network connections.
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