CodeSourcery to Port GCC to Texas Instruments’ C6000™ Processors

GRANITE BAY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 27, 2010 — CodeSourcery, a leading provider of tools for professional embedded C and C++ developers, is working with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to port the GNU Toolchain to TI’s C6000 family of digital signal processors (DSPs) and multicore system-on-chips (SoCs).

The complete C6000 toolchain will include the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), the GNU Binary Utilities (Binutils), the GNU Debugger (GDB), and the GNU C and C++ runtime libraries. CodeSourcery will optimize the compiler and other tools to take advantage of the performance capabilities of TI’s C6000 DSPs and SoCs. In addition, CodeSourcery will ensure that the compiler conforms to TI’s C6000 ELF ABI so that code generated with GCC can interoperate with code generated with TI’s tools.

“CodeSourcery has provided high-quality GNU tools for TI’s ARM-based processors for years, and we’re excited about expanding our relationship to include TI’s C6000-based processors,” said Mark Mitchell, Chief Sourcerer of CodeSourcery. “Many developers are using our Sourcery G++™ products to target TI’s Stellaris® microcontrollers, OMAP™ applications processors, Sitara™ microprocessors, and DaVinci™ video processors. We look forward to seeing uClinux™ applications running on TI’s powerful C6000 DSPs.”

“We selected CodeSourcery for this important project because of their proven expertise in GNU Toolchain ports and optimizations for the embedded system market,” said Bill Mills, Chief Technologist, Open Source, Texas Instruments. “We were also confident that they would work effectively with the GCC community to make these tools widely available to developers on Linux and bare-metal C6000 systems.”

The GNU Toolchain for C6000 processors will target both bare metal and uClinux systems and will be available for Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux host systems. An initial public release is planned for Q4 2010. In addition, CodeSourcery will contribute the port to the Free Software Foundation (FSF) for inclusion in future releases of the GNU Toolchain.

CodeSourcery will exhibit Sourcery G++ today at the TI Technology Day in San Jose.

About the Texas Instruments Developer Network

CodeSourcery is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected, well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog and digital technology. The Network provides a broad range of end-equipment solutions, embedded software, engineering services and development tools that help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun.

About CodeSourcery

CodeSourcery builds software tools that enable its customers to get the most out of hardware platforms ranging from embedded devices to supercomputers. Its products and services deliver on the promise of open-source software and open standards. CodeSourcery is a privately held company headquartered in Granite Bay, California.

For more information about CodeSourcery, call (650) 331-3385 or contact Email Contact. For more information about Sourcery G++ or to download a free 30-day evaluation copy, visit

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