Segger has released its Embedded Studio build for the newly-released Apple M1, Apple’s first ARM-based SoC designed specifically for Mac. The software is the company’s cross-platform IDE for ARM/Cortex and RISC-V.
While the ARM-based M1 can perform applications for Intel x86-based CPUs using Apple’s Rosetta 2 translator, applications developed specifically for the M1 core execute far faster and employ less power.
To fully use the speed and performance potential of a natively compiled application, the company produced a build of Embedded Studio for M1. There are now two macOS packages provided for download – one for the Intel x86-64 and one for the Apple M1.
“The Embedded Studio build for the Apple M1 is truly cutting-edge,” says Ivo Geilenbrügge, managing director of SEGGER. “This is the first commercial embedded system IDE optimised for the M1, and the performance results of our comparison tests show it was worth the work.”