New Intel compilers target wireless devices

Intel has introduced its first compilers to help developers write applications for Intel Personal Internet Client Architecture-based PDAs, cell phones and other wireless devices using Intel XScale technology-based processors.

The new C++ Compiler for Microsoft eMbedded Visual C++ is part of Intel’s suite of compilers, which also includes tools for Intel Pentium 4, Intel Xeon and Intel Itanium 2 processors. Developers can now use one set of tools for applications that span enterprise, home and mobile computing devices based on Intel processors.

The new compilers support many features already available in version 7.1 of the Intel C++ Compilers for Microsoft Windows and offer full support for Intel XScale technology-based processors, including the Intel PXA25x and the Intel PXA26x. Key features include support for Intel Wireless MMX technology, compatibility with Microsoft Windows CE .NET Platform Builder and Embedded Visual C++, interprocedural optimisation, floating-point emulation libraries, support for Microsoft-specific intrinsic functions, and, in a version for system manufacturers, debugging extensions that simplify system development.

The compilers are available in two forms. The Intel C++ Compiler for Microsoft eMbedded Visual C++ is available for the suggested list price of $399 and is intended for application development use. The Intel C++ Compiler for Platform Builder for Microsoft Windows CE .NET is available for the suggested list price of $1,499 and is intended for OEM and system integrator use.

Each product is available today from Intel and resellers world-wide for download and on CDROM.

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