CrossWorks for ARM

CrossWorks for ARM is a complete C/C++ and assembly language development system for Cortex‑M, Cortex‑A, Cortex‑R, ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, and XScale microcontrollers.

CrossWorks for ARM is packed full of features such as:

  • CrossStudio Integrated Development Environment. This is our own, natively built, IDE which takes care of edit, build, download, and debugging over SWD/JTAG.
  • GNU GCC and Clang/LLVM C/C++ toolchains.
  • The CrossWorks Debugger. Our multi-core debugger able to seamlessly debug applications built from within the IDE or applications built with external toolchains.
  • The CrossWorks C Library. This is our own non-GPL and non-LGPL C runtime library is designed from the ground up for embedded processor applications.
  • The CrossWorks Tasking Library, known as CTL. CTL is a royalty-free tasking library that provides a multi-priority, pre-emptive, task switching and synchronization facility.

Supported Cores, Devices, Boards, and Technologies

CrossWorks supports a wide range of ARM cores:

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For a complete list of the CPUs, devices, and technologies we support, you can browse:

Target Connections

CrossWorks supports an extensive range of adapters to program and debug your target:

CrossConnect Neo Our new CrossConnect Neo JTAG and SWD debug probe replaces the existing CrossConnect Classic and is the ideal interface to use with CrossWorks and CrossLoad. It supports Cortex, ARM7, ARM9 and XScale cores and is compatible with CrossWorks for ARM version 3 onwards.
Segger J-Link Pro The SEGGER J-Link is one of the most popular debug probes available, take a look at SEGGER Microcontroller.
Picture of UlINK2 hardware debugger LPC-LINK 2 CMSIS-DAP compatible devices such as the Keil ULINK2 and NXP LPC-LINK 2. CMSIS-DAP is now integrated onto many evaluation boards such as mbed and Seeed Arch Pro.
ST-LINK/V2 STMicroelectronics ST-LINK and ST-LINK/V2 devices. As with CMSIS-DAP, ST-Links are now integrated onto evaluation boards in the DISCOVERY and Nucleo ranges, including the professional ST ‘EVAL’ evaluation boards.
Amontec JTAGkey Olimex ARM-USB-TINY

FTDI Chip FT2232/FT4232 based JTAG devices such as the Amontec JTAGkey and JTAGkey-Tiny, Olimex ARM-USB-OCD and ARM-USB-TINY.

CrossWorks FTx232 Device Drivers