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Designing SOCs with Configured Cores by Steve Leibson

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6.14. Diamond-Development Tools

A full-featured software cross-development environment supports the Diamond Standard Series of processor cores. The Xtensa Xplorer Diamond Edition is an Eclipse-based cockpit for code development using the compiler tool chain, the ISS, and the hardware emulation and development boards. The Xplorer environment also includes a software project manager and a performance-modeling tool.

The basic Xplorer GUI (graphical user interface) incorporates the XCC C/C++ compiler, which generates high-density 16/24-bit instructions for all Diamond processor cores and automatically includes 64-bit instruction bundles in the instruction stream for the 330HiFi, 545CK, and 570T Diamond cores. Proprietary compiler-optimization techniques ...

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