Altium Announces Standalone TASKING C Compiler for the BOSCH GTM-IP MCS v3.x

October 15, 2015

Altium Has Announced a Standalone TASKING C Compiler Solution for the BOSCH GTM-IP. This Toolset Will Complement the Existing TASKING Lineup Alongside Other Fully Integrated Embedded Software Development Solutions for TriCore/AURIX, RH850, and Power Architecture.

Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), has announced that its C compiler for the new generation of Generic Timer Modules from BOSCH Semiconductors will be made available as a standalone TASKING toolset.

"Our ongoing partnership with BOSCH has allowed us to develop the most advanced C compilers available for the V3.x of the GTM-IP core,” said Harm-André Verhoef, TASKING Product Manager at Altium. “We are more committed than ever to being the leading provider of development toolsets for advanced automotive applications, and this release reaffirms our commitment to provide the highest quality toolsets for engineers all around the world.”

Expanding the Partnership Between Altium and BOSCH

At the end of 2014, BOSCH Semiconductors announced the next generation of the GTM-IP microprocessor, which included enhanced programmable cores, additional programming instructions, and the development of a C compiler for efficient GTM programming and utilization.

During this development process, Altium worked closely with BOSCH to develop a dedicated C compiler, based on the TASKING Viper compiler technology. While this C compiler was originally released to select customers for test activities in the spring, it was later integrated into the TASKING toolsets for Renesas' RH850, Freescale’s Power Architecture MPC5xxx and STMicroelectronics’ Power Architecture SPC5xx.

With a strong market interest and customer demand, Altium has taken the development of their C compiler for the GTM-IP a step further and will release it as a standalone solution. This standalone version will be utilized by engineers that need to develop code for the GTM core, and can also be used in conjunction with other C compiler solutions for TriCore, RH850, or the Power Architecture toolset. Users of this standalone toolset will benefit from: 

  • Highly efficient code optimization techniques from the VX compiler technology found in other industry-leading TASKING toolsets.
  • A fully integrated development environment from Eclipse that includes a simulator debugger, allowing developers to test code without hardware being available.
  • Complete compatibility with other TASKING toolsets, allowing for ease of migration of existing application code developed for other microcontrollers.


Continued Commitment for Automotive Applications

With the release of the standalone GTM C compiler, TASKING continues its commitment of being the leading compiler vendor for the development of advanced automotive applications like power train, body control, chassis control and safety critical applications incl. ADAS. This stand-alone release paves the way for greater code optimizations and integrations for the BOSCH GTM-IP that has yet to be matched by alternative vendors.

Additional availability details about this standalone TASKING toolset can be found on the TASKING website.