This release note covers the changes between v4.3r3 (or TLM based v4.4r3) and v5.0r1 of the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore.
For release notes prior to v5.0r1, please visit the TASKING TriCore support website.
Support for the special function registers (SFR) of the HSM is available through a separate installer. For security reasons related to the HSM, Altium will verify the possible availability of the SFR installer to an end user with Infineon. Once Infineon gives Altium permission to release the SFR installer, we will make it available through a secure FTP location.
To support the latest AURIX derivatives hardware it is required to upgrade to the latest simulator from Infineon, TSIM v1.11.61. Therefore this version is included in this release.
This section gives an overview of the most important new features and improvements in v5.0r1. See the sections with fixed issues for a complete list.
This release adds MISRA-C12 support to the C compiler. Rules selection and related configuration can be done from Eclipse. See the User Guide for the list of rules supported by the TriCore C compiler, PCP C compiler and ARM C Compiler (HSM).
This release holds an updated version 4.3.2 of the IDE Eclipse named
Kepler. For features, improvements and bug fixes please refer to the Eclipse community web-site.
SFR support has been added for the following AURIX derivatives: TC21x, TC22x, TC26x B-step and TC29x B-step.
With this release the AURIX TriBoard TC27x C-step is being supported.
In order to allow for Japanese character support on non-Japanese
systems (like PCs), you can use the Shift JIS Kanji Code standard. This
standard combines two successive ASCII characters to represent one
Kanji character. A valid Kanji combination is only possible within the
Compiler option -Ak and Assembler option --kanji enables support for Shift JIS encoded Kanji multi-byte characters in strings and (wide) character constants. Without this option, encodings with 0x5c as the second byte conflict with the use of the backslash ('\') as an escape character. Shift JIS in comments is supported regardless of this option.
Note that Shift JIS also includes Katakana and Hiragana.
The C compilers and control program support a new option --fp-model to control all floating point related settings. Some of those settings were formerly done with separate options. Also Eclipse got a new separate page for setting the floating point model options.
The following flags are available:
and deprecates option
||strict alias for --fp-model=CFLNRStZ||TriCore, PCP
||precise alias for --fp-model=cFLNRSTZ||TriCore, PCP
||fast-double alias for --fp-model=cFlnrSTz||TriCore, PCP
||fast-single alias for --fp-model=cflnrSTz||TriCore
|c/C +/-contract||allow expression contraction||TriCore, PCP
|f/F +/-float||treat 'double' as 'float'||TriCore
|l/L +/-fastlib||allow less precise library functions||TriCore, PCP|
|n/N +/-nonan||allow optimizations to ignore NaN/Inf||TriCore, PCP|
|r/R +/-rewrite||allow expression rewriting||TriCore, PCP|
|s/S +/-soft||use software floating point library||TriCore
|t/T +/-trap||support trapping on exceptions||TriCore, PCP||--fp-trap|
|z/Z +/-negzero||ignore sign of -0.0
The defaults are:
With --fp-model=+contract you allow the compiler to contract multiple
float operations into a single operation, with different rounding
results. A possible example is fused multiply-add.
With --fp-model=+float you tell the compiler to treat variables and
constants of type double as float. Because the float type takes less
space, execution speed increases and code size decreases, both at the
cost of less precision.
Used libraries have to be built with the same setting for this option.
With --fp-model=+fastlib you allow the compiler to select faster but
less accurate library functions for certain floating-point operations.
With --fp-model=+nonan you allow the compiler to ignore NaN or Inf
input values. An example is to replace multiply by zero with zero.
With --fp-model=+rewrite you allow the compiler to rewrite
by reassociating. This might result in rounding differences and
possibly different exceptions. An example is to rewrite (a*c)+(b*c) as (a+b)*c.
With --fp-model=+soft no hardware floating point instructions are
generated, only calls to the software floating point library.
With --fp-model=+trap operations trap on floating-point exceptions.
Typically a trapping floating-point library is needed.
With --fp-model=+negzero you allow the compiler to ignore the sign of -0.0 values. An example is to replace (a-a) by zero.
#pragma STDC FP_CONTRACT (*) (+)
Standard ISO-C99 pragma, that controls the +contract flag of --fp-model.
#pragma fp_negzero (*) (+)
Control the +negzero flag of --fp-model.
#pragma fp_nonan (*) (+)
Control the +nonan flag of --fp-model.
#pragma fp_rewrite (*) (+)
Control the +rewrite flag of --fp-model.
The compiler (up to version v4.x of the toolset) was supporting __atbit() for backwards compatibility. With v5.0r1 it is deprecated. When used the following warning will be given:
W766: __atbit has been deprecated, use classic method of C masking and shifting, intrinsic functions __extru and __imaskldmst or bitfields.
You should rewrite your application as recommended.
The compiler was supporting __bit, but actually it was exactly the same as _Bool. The __bit was used with __atbit() which has been deprecated too. Use _Bool instead.
Some updates have been made to the High Level Dumper, hldumptc.
Below is a small list with the major updates. For the complete list
refer to 160-39604 .
The list of open TriCore issues for v5.0r1 can be found on the internet.
The list of open MCS issues for v2.0r1 can be found on the internet.
For a quick start, just start the TriCore Eclipse IDE from the Start menu. This will start the Eclipse based development environment. You will be asked to select a workspace. In case you used Eclipse before it is recommended to select a new workspace. After clicking OK, you will see the 'Welcome' view. On this view you will see icons that link to specific information. You can, for example, select the 'Samples' icon and import the TriCore project examples, PCP project examples, MCS project examples, 8051 project examples and/or ARM example projects.
Another icon on the Welcome page, the 'First Steps' icon, links to the 'TriCore Getting Started' document. This is a good starting point for exploring the capabilities of the environment and the tools.
TASKING products are protected with TASKING license management software. You need a license key when you install a TASKING product on a computer. When you order a TASKING product from Altium or one of its distributors, a license key will be sent to you by email or on paper.
See the Getting Started with the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore guide for information on obtaining a license.