Visualisation tool traces operation with FreeRTOS and Microchip PIC32 MCUs

August 27, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Percepio AB, Swedish developer of RTOS visualisation tools, has added a version of FreeRTOS+Trace targeting Microchip's PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) and MPLAB X IDE.

FreeRTOS+Trace for PIC32 brings Percepio's visualisation tools to the Microchip PIC32 MCU world. This means 20+ views, which are interconnected to allow viewing the trace from multiple perspectives, for instance task scheduling, communication and synchronisation, as well as resource usage and logged application variables.

FreeRTOS+Trace for PIC32 comes with a plugin for MPLAB X IDE that streamlines the workflow - the runtime world is accessed in a click. Following Percepio's close collaboration with Microchip, FreeRTOS+Trace for PIC32 is priced at $149 for the Standard Edition and $249 for the Professional Edition.

Founded in 2009 and based in Västerås, Sweden, Percepio is a developer of highly visual runtime diagnostics tools for embedded and Linux-based software. Percepio's tool family Tracealyzer provides insight into the runtime world of embedded software, which facilitates understanding, troubleshooting and optimisation. Tracealyzer gives embedded software developers better means to create more robust and efficient software, on time and within budget. Percepio collaborates with several leading vendors of operating systems for embedded software.