TASKING VX-toolset for ARM Cortex v4.1r1
Release Note


These release notes cover the changes between v4.0r1 and v4.1r1 of the TASKING VX-toolset for ARM Cortex.


New in v4.1

This section gives an overview of the most important new features and improvements in v4.1. See the sections with fixed issues for a complete list.

Eclipse Updated to Indigo

In v4.1r1 the Eclipse distribution is updated to Platform 3.7.1 and CDT 8.0.1. For users updating from TASKING VX-toolset for ARM older than v4.0r1, please be aware that with v4.0r1 various significant changes have been implemented, such as active project, properties pages for linker script settings and target board configuration. Consult the user guide and readme file for v4.0r1 for details.

Device Support

With v4.1r1 support for the following devices and boards have been added.

STMicroelectronics STM32L15xx High Density devices

The following devices are now supported:
STM32L151RC, STM32L151VC, STM32L151WC, STM32L151ZC
STM32L151RD, STM32L151VD, STM32L151WD, STM32L151ZD
STM32L152RC, STM32L152VC, STM32L152WC, STM32L152ZC
STM32L152RD, STM32L152VD, STM32L152WD, STM32L152ZD

Board support has been added for the STM32L152D-EVAL board, with a STM32L152ZD

STMicroelectronics STM32L16xx devices

The following devices are now supported: STM32L162ZD, STM32L162VD

Various STMicroelectronics devices

The following devices are now supported:
STM32L151C6, STM32L151R6, STM32L152C6, STM32L152R6
STM32F100RC, STM32F100RD, STM32F100RE, STM32F100VC, STM32F100VD, STM32F100VE, STM32F100ZC, STM32F100ZD, STM32F100ZE

Board support

Added support for STM3240G-EVAL.

Removed STM32F4 devices from STM3220G-EVAL configuration.

Added support for STM3221G-EVAL.

CMSIS 2.10 support

With v4.1r1 support has been implemented for CMSIS 2.10. The directory structure of the product's cmsis directory have been updated to match the CMSIS 2.10 requirements. The CMSIS DSP library has been updated.

Fixed issues for v4.1r1

New Features


Fixed Problems

The list of open issues for v4.1r1 can be found on the internet.

License Information

15-day Trial

When using the product without a valid license, the tools will run in trial mode. This means you can use the toolset 15 days with full functionality. When running in trial mode, each tool will report the number of days left. When using a license that does not cover the full toolset, the tools that are not covered by the license will run in trial mode.

When after installing the license file the tools that are covered by the license still report that they are running in trial mode, this means that there is a license error. If you want to force the termination of the trial mode to get the FLEXlm error message you can set the environment variable FORCE_NO_TRIAL to "yes".

How to Obtain a License Key

All TASKING products include the industry standard FLEXlm license management software. In order to be able to run this toolset, you will need a license key, although you can use the full functionality during the 15 day trial period as described above. You can only obtain a license key if you have purchased this product.

To obtain a license key, you can start the License Administrator from the program group of your installed TASKING toolset. In case you still need to install the toolset, you can start the License Administrator by setting a check mark at the end of the setup/installation process. The wizard of the License Administrator will guide you through the steps to obtain your license key.
Once you have received your license key from Altium, you can install it on your system by running the License Administrator again. Alternatively you can simply save the license key as the file 'license.dat' in the C:\FLEXLM folder on your PCs hard disk.

More information is available on http://www.tasking.com/support/flexlm. On this page you also find assistance to setup a floating network license, or for installation on Linux or Sun systems.