AGP Micro Announces The First Eclipse Plug-In For Graphically Programming Embedded And Real-Time Systems.
Bristol, United Kingdom - Aug 8, 2005
AGP Micro Limited, a new independent software vendor of Eclipse plug-ins for embedded and real-time systems, announced today their new product xState Developer, a state machine based graphical programming tool for embedded and real-time system developers. AGP Micro will publicly release xState Developer at the Embedded Systems Conference Boston, booth 1029 on the 13th September 2005. The first European demonstration will be at the Embedded Systems Show 2005, NEC, Birmingham, UK on the 19th October.
xState Developer uses a graphical hierarchical state machine notation for the development of event based logic coupled with an ANSI C code generator to provide a graphical programming tool for Embedded and real-time system developers. xState Developer decreases the number of bugs within the software implementation by using a simple hierarchical state machine notation and avoiding the complexity and ambiguities of UML State machines and State charts that can introduce bugs at the design level.
The graphical hierarchical state machine design in xState developer represents a deterministic model of the state machine, allowing the model to be checked for deterministic properties. The code generator generates ANSI C90 code with MISRA-C: 2004 support in a deterministic manor keeping the deterministic properties of the design model while adding comments to allow trace ability of features from the code to model.
xState Developer as an Eclipse plug-in extends the powerful functionality of the Eclipse platform and Eclipse derived IDEs. Eclipse with its plug-in architecture provides developers with a multi language, multi platform, multi vendor IDE for software development, allowing developers to realize a multi vendor tool chain for software development. AGP Micro is committed to providing tools as part of a multi vendor tool chain within Eclipse.
Pricing and Availability
xState Developer can be used with the Eclipse 3.0 or 3.1 platform and Eclipse 3.0 derived IDEs running on Windows 2000/XP or Linux/GTK2. The price per developer for xState Developer will be £550 or $1050 with an optional email and telephone support contract. For additional product and pricing information please visit http://www.agpmicro.com or contact the sales department on +44 (0)117 328 5904. A fully featured evaluation copy of xState Developer will be available from http://www.agpmicro.com when xState Developer is publicly released on the 13th September.
About AGP Micro Ltd
AGP Micro Limited is a recent Independent Software Vendor start-up specializing in Eclipse plug-ins for developers of embedded and real-time systems. Eclipse uses the open source development model, which provides a rich base of frameworks, and functionality allowing improved focus on product innovation by lowering product implementation costs and complexity.
AGP micro focuses on the development of Eclipse plug-ins using model based development and code generation. AGP Micro also provides Eclipse plug-in consultancy services for the development of bespoke applications or the porting of existing tools to Eclipse.
AGP Micro is a privately held, limited company set up by Alan Parkinson in January 2005 to follow up the work he conducted into code generation tools for his final year university project while studying at the University of the West of England (UWE). AGP Micro has a close relationship with UWE, and resides within UWE's Business incubator located in the center of Bristol.
For more information, contact:
AGP Micro Ltd
UWE Innovate, The Rackhay
Queen Charlotte Street
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 85904
Fax: +44 (0)117 32 85901
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