Embedded Development

Embedded Software Development on OS X

Some of these link to source code projects, if you are new to building your own tools for OSX, you might want to look at my Command Line Tips page. If you are also designing the hardware, see my schematic capture page for OSX.

ARM       Analog Devices Blackfin       Atmel AVR       Atmel AVR32       Atmel AT89       Cypress       Energy Micro
Freescale ’08     Freescale ’12     Freescale ColdFire     Freescale ARM devices     Freescale PowerPC and Power Architecture
Infineon       Maxim       Microchip       NXP       Parallax Propeller       Renesas H8       Silicon Labs
ST Microelectronics       Texas Instruments MSP430       Texas Instruments ARM       8051       Zilog Z-80

Tools for Ethernet debugging       Other Embedded Development Tools       Embedded Development Information Sites

ARM (Many silicon suppliers)

The new standard for libraries for the Cortex M family of microcontrollers is CMSIS. A tutorial can be found here.
There is also an open source alternative: http://libopencm3.org/wiki/Main_Page
Many ARM parts available in my schematic libraries here.

AVR/ARM Cross Tool Chain for OS X
Cross support for Atmel’s AVR and many ARM processors for Apple’s Xcode. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.ethernut.de/en/documents/cross-toolchain-osx.html
More Information and installers:
http://embdev.net/articles/ARM_GCC_toolchain_for_Linux_and_Mac_OS_X

Rowley Associates
A very complete IDEs for many ARM families including Cortex-M, Cortex-A, Cortex-R, ARM11, ARM9, ARM7, Feroceon, and XScale. 20 different target adapters including demo boards with Segger’s J-Link, ST’s ST-Link, and Freescale’s OSJTAG.
Licenses start at $150. A free 30 day evaluation version is available. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/arm/index.htm
Some USB to JTAG adapters that work with the MAC OS X version of CrossWorks:
Rowley: http://www.rowley.co.uk/arm/CrossConnect.htm
KrisTech: http://shop.kristech.pl/p/24/257/kt-link-.html
NGX Technologies: http://shop.ngxtechnologies.com/product_info.php?products_id=30
Xverve Technologies: http://www.xverve.com/Signalyzer-H-series/signalyzer-h2.html
Amontec: http://www.amontec.com/jtagkey.shtml
Code Red: http://code-red-tech.com/RedSuite5/red-probe-plus.php

Segger J-Link Pro, J-Link Plus, J-Link Base, J-Link Open SDA
JTAG/SWD Emulator with USB interface, J-Link Pro also adds an Ethernet interface. Supported by Segger’s own driver, OpenOCD and Rowley. NXP and Infineon have used OEM or embedded pods on their evaluation boards and kits. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows. The J-Link Open SDA firmware can be loaded into the Freescale Open SDA platforms like the Freedom boards. Segger continues to maintain their OSX drivers.
http://www.segger.com/jlink-software.html
J-Link Pro: http://www.segger.com/jlink-pro.html
J-Link Plus: http://www.segger.com/j-link-plus.html
J-Link Base: http://www.segger.com/jlink_base.html
J-Link Open SDA: http://www.segger.com/opensda.html

GNU Tools for ARM Embedded Processors
As part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining and enhancing GCC compiler support for the ARM architecture, ARM is maintaining a GNU toolchain with a GCC source branch targeted at Embedded ARM Processors, namely Cortex-R/Cortex-M processor families, covering Cortex-R4, Cortex-R5, Cortex-M0, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, and Cortex-M0+. As part of this, ARM will, at regular intervals, release binaries pre-built and tested from the ARM embedded branch. The improvements will be freely available for integration into 3rd party toolchains, and for direct download by end-users.
https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded
Mac OS X install: https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+download

GNU ARM Eclipse Plug-in
This plug-in is an Eclipse CDT Managed Build Extension for GNU ARM tool chains like CodeSourcery G++ Lite, GNUARM, WinARM, Yagarto, devkitPro.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuarmeclipse/
Blog:
http://gnuarmeclipse.livius.net/blog/

GNU ARM Home Page
he toolchain consists of the GNU binutils, compiler set (GCC) and debugger (Insight for Windows and Linux, GDB only for MacOS). Newlib is used for the C library. The toolchain includes the C and C++ compilers.
http://www.gnuarm.com/

Mac OS 10.7 + Eclipse + OpenOCD + STM32 (ARM Cortex M3)
Detailed Instructions for putting Eclipse and OpenOCD on OS X for ST’s ARM targets using macports.
http://salvatoremenendez.blogspot.com/2011/08/mac-os-eclipse-openocd-stm32-arm-cortex.html
See my OpenOCD page here.

ARM GCC + gdb + OpenOCD tool chain build (without macports)
Build a Texas Instruments Stellaris tool chain on OS X without using macports. Macintosh OS X.
http://www.arklyffe.com/main/2010/08/29/arm-gcc-toolchain-build/
See my OpenOCD page here.

The ODeV Idea
Tutorial for building a embedded toolchain using Eclipse, some plug-ins, Sourgery G++, Open OCD, Versaloon target adapter, and FreeRTOS. Macintosh OS X (Intel only), Linux, and Windows.
http://www.stf12.org/developers/ODeV.html
Mac OS X setup page:
http://www.stf12.org/developers/odev-mac.html
Some Eclipse Plugin information is here:
http://mcuoneclipse.com/2012/06/25/5-best-eclipse-plugins-1-eclox-with-doxygen-graphviz-and-mscgen/
See my OpenOCD page here.
Versaloon information can be found here.

Programming AT92SAM7 ARMs
A detailed description on how to start programming ARM microcontrollers featuring a minimalistic and easy-to-understand “hello world”-program targeting the highly-integrated, cheap and easily obtainable AT91SAM7S microcontrollers
http://www.triplespark.net/elec/pdev/arm/at91sam7.html

Using the STM32 Primer with Mac OS X
The STM32 Primer is a  microcontroller evaluation/development unit that can serve as the basis of many electronics projects. Features 72 MHz 32-bit ARM CPU with 128K flash program space and 20K RAM,Color graphics: 1″ backlit 128×128 pixel 16-bit LCD, 3-axis accelerometer, and more. Macintosh OS X (Intel only), and Linux.
http://www.paintyourdragon.com/uc/osxstm32/index.html

USBProg
Open source USB to JTAG interface for ARM microcontrollers. Macintosh OS X (Intel only), Linux, and Windows.
http://shop.embedded-projects.net/index.php?module=artikel&action=gruppe&id=22
Another version:
http://code.google.com/p/estick-jtag/
Open source patch to speed up the firmware:
http://code.google.com/p/usbprog-jtag/

OpenOCD Target Adapter Software
See my OpenOCD page here.

mbed
Web based ARM development for NXP and Freescale ARM Cortex processors. Compatible with the LPCXpresso family of boards and the Freescale Freedom boards. See the Code_Red link above and the NXP links below for a free tool chain on OS X. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://mbed.org/
If you are doing hardware development in DesignWorks, I have started a NXP Processors library here.

PEEDI
PEEDI is an EmbeddedICE solution that enables you to debug software running on ARM, CORTEX-M0/M3/M4/A8/A9, Power Architecture, ColdFire, Analog Devices Blackfin, MIPS32, AVR32, XScale processor cores via the JTAG/BDM/SWD port. RONETIX says “PEEDI is host OS independent. If you already have gcc tool chain and gdb for Mac, then you can use PEEDI normally.”
http://www.ronetix.at/peedi.html

Flash Magic
Flash Magic is a MAC/PC tool for programming flash based ARM Cortex microcontrollers from NXP using a serial or Ethernet protocol while in the target hardware. Macintosh OS X and Windows.
http://www.flashmagictool.com/

CodeSourcery
CodeSourcery has been bought by Mentor Graphics, a ready to install package for Mac OS X on longer available from the CodeSourcery web site. Carlson-Minot has generously built and created installers for two versions, one for embedded Linux projects and one for bare metal projects.
http://www.carlson-minot.com/site/general-download-information
Instructions for building CodeSourcery on OS X Lion are here:
http://gnuarmeclipse.livius.net/wiki/Toolchain_installation_on_OS_X
Additional information with OpenOCD support here:
Download binary from: cloud.github.com/downloads/qgc/software/cm3.zip

ZY1000
The ZY1000 is a stand-alone JTAG Debugger and flash programmer for ARM family products. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.ultsol.com/index.php/products/bdmjtag-emulators/33-zylin-zy1000-jtag-probe

BeagleBone
A tutorial for using the BeagleBone tool chain on Mac OS 10.7 (Lion). Macintosh OS X.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/beagleboard/gKQtFpdpB6k

SwiftX
Forth development environment for ARM, Atmel, and Freescale ColdFire MCUs. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.forth.com/embedded/version.html

ROBOTIS OpenCM
Arduino like environment for ARM Cortex M3 processors. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://support.robotis.com/en/techsupport_eng.htm#product/auxdevice/controller/opencm9.04.htm

GNU ARM CORTEX – Toolchain build script
This script builds the Cortex M series toolchain. Macintosh OS X and Linux.
https://github.com/esden/summon-arm-toolchain

Analog Devices Blackfin

Fink tools
This page describes a process to use a number of open source tools to support the Blackfin. This page is not up to date with the current OS X.
Macintosh OS X only.
https://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=developing:mac_os_x
Also see: http://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=toolchain:installing

PEEDI
PEEDI is an EmbeddedICE solution that enables you to debug software running on ARM, CORTEX-M0/M3/M4/A8/A9, Power Architecture, ColdFire, Analog Devices Blackfin, MIPS32, AVR32, XScale processor cores via the JTAG/BDM/SWD port. RONETIX says “PEEDI is host OS independent. If you already have gcc tool-chain and gdb for Mac, then you can use PEEDI normally.”
http://www.ronetix.at/peedi.html

gnICE+
Open source JTAG programming adapter based on the FTDI chip.
http://docs.blackfin.uclinux.org/doku.php?id=hw:jtag:gnice-plus

Schematic Support
I have a Analog Devices Library for Capilano’s DesignWorks schematic package here.

Atmel AVR(8 bit)

CrossPack – For Atmel’s 8 bit AVR family of µControllers
Objective Development’s IDE for software development for Atmel’s line of AVR microcontrollers. For Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.obdev.at/products/avrmacpack/index.html
More Information:
http://www.lyons42.com/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?AVR_Microcontrollers
http://mightyohm.com/blog/tutorials/avr-toolchain-installation/mac-os-x/

Rowley Associates
IDEs for many ARM families, Texas Instrument’s MSP430, Atmel’s AVR (including XMega), and Maxim’s MAXQ families of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Licenses start at $150.
Macintosh OS X, Windows and other platforms.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/

AVR Tutorial using Eclipse, gcc, and AVRDUDE
A good tutorial showing step by step setup of the tool chain. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://interactive-matter.eu/how-to/developing-software-for-the-atmel-avr-with-avr-eclipse-avr-gcc-avrdude/

AVR Tutorial using gcc, AVR-libc, AVRDUDE, & AVaRICE
A good tutorial showing step by step setup of the tool chain. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.mip.sdu.dk/~frodi/macosx.html

AVR Tools
A GUI for AVR Dude. Also includes a terminal for serial port communications. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.w7ay.net/site/Applications/AVR%20Tools/index.html

AVR/ARM Cross Tool Chain for OS X
Cross support for Atmel’s AVR and many ARM processors for Apple’s Xcode. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.ethernut.de/en/documents/cross-toolchain-osx.html

AVaRICE
AVaRICE is a program which interfaces the GNU Debugger GDB with the AVR JTAG ICE available from Atmel. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://avarice.sourceforge.net/

Pololu USB AVR Programmer
Pololu USB AVR Programmer allows flashing of programs to the ATMEL AVR micro-controller family. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1300
Setup tutorial:
http://www.pololu.com/docs/0J36/5

AVRDUDE
AVRDUDE is software for programming Atmel AVR Microcontrollers. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/avrdude

AVR Flasher
AvrFlasher allows flashing of programs to the ATMEL AVR micro-controller family. Tested on the Butterfly board,  it should be adaptable to other AVRs. Macintosh OS X and Linux.
http://www.ipnas.ulg.ac.be/garnir/avr/

AVRISP mkII
Made by Atmel. Full speed USB (12MBps). This tool is used for field upgrades of Atmel 8-bit AVR microcontrollers with ISP or PDI interfaces. This is compatible with AVRDUDE. Macintosh OS X, Windows, and Linux.
http://www.atmel.com/tools/AVRISPMKII.aspx

USBasp AVR Programmer pod
Open source programmer compatible with the Mac tool chain.
http://www.jlectronique.org/ProgrammateurAVREN.htm
http://www.fischl.de/usbasp/

AVR development with the Amtel AVR Dragon under OS-X
Process for installing AVDude for operation with the Atmel AVR Dragon board.
http://jamesgregson.blogspot.com/2012/02/avr-development-with-amtel-avr-dragon.html
Atmel’s page for their AVR Dragon:
http://www.atmel.com/tools/AVRDRAGON.aspx

USBtinyISP – AVR programmer and SPI interface
USB interface to program Atmel’s microcontrollers. For Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/

Order USB programmer from:
http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=16&products_id=46

Reading an SD card with an ATMEGA168
Software and Hardware description.
http://elasticsheep.com/2010/01/reading-an-sd-card-with-an-atmega168/

dfu-programmer
dfu-programmer is a Device Firmware Update based USB programmer for Atmel chips with a USB boot loader. You will need to build from source. Supports 8 bit AVR and AVR32. For Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://dfu-programmer.sourceforge.net/

AVR Toolchain Installation Instructions from MightyOhm
These instructions were developed and tested with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4 and CrossPack version 20100115. For Macintosh OS X only.
http://mightyohm.com/blog/tutorials/avr-toolchain-installation/mac-os-x/

GNU AVR Simulator
This program is a simulator/debugger for Atmel AVR flash microcontrollers, built with Motif (incompatible with Less Tiff). It has language independent interface. This version can almost fully simulates AT90S and ATmega series. For Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avr/

MJSim & Meggy Jr
Simulator and emulator that was developed for use in an introduction to compilers course at Colorado State University. For Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://code.google.com/p/mjsim/
Mac OS X installation:
http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs453/yr2011/MeggyJavaInfo/building-for-meggy.html

Teensy 2.0 & Teensy++ 2.0
Small AVR based USB development board and loader software. For Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/index.html
Mac OS X loader: http://www.pjrc.com/teensy/loader_mac.html

Embedded Development on OS X
A website dedicated to AVR development on Mac OS X. For Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.osx-avr.org/

Getting Started w/ Arduino on Mac OS X
The open-source Arduino environment makes it easy to write code and upload it to the i/o board. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing, avr-gcc, and other open source software. Written in Java for Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/MacOSX
Download:
http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Example project:
http://code.google.com/p/ardrumo/
I have a Osmond PCB project with a Arduino PCB template on my Osmond page.
Eclipse plugin for Arduino:
http://www.baeyens.it/eclipse/
Toolduino for exercising your Arduino from your host:
http://nootropicdesign.com/toolduino/
Information to help use your Arduino with BlueTooth using a Bluesmirf:
http://forum.sparkfun.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=20344
You can get Arduino boards and related products from:
http://ruggedcircuits.com/
http://www.seeedstudio.com/
http://www.sparkfun.com/
http://www.hobbyengineering.com/
http://www.robotshop.com/
Oscilloscope for Arduino
http://www.mccauslandcenter.sc.edu/CRNL/tools/oscilloscope
http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,8077.0.html
Driving LCDs:
http://code.google.com/p/shiftreglcd123/
https://bitbucket.org/fmalpartida/new-liquidcrystal/wiki/Home
Driving shift registers and Maxim 1-Wire:
https://github.com/paeaetech/paeae
Arduino and Mathematica
http://williamjturkel.net/2011/12/25/connecting-arduino-to-mathematica-on-mac-os-x-with-serialio/
And a little more on Arduino:
http://blog.smileymicros.com/

ATXmega64A3 support
EVAL-USB-64 Xmega Evaluation Board. Macintosh OS X, linux, and Windows.
http://www.bostonandroid.com/EVAL-USB-64.html
Example Porject (arbitrary waveform generator)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmel-Xmega-USBSerial-Arbitrary-Waveform-Generato/

Other useful “AVR development on OS X” links
http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/avr-libc/
http://www.nongnu.org/avr-libc/
http://ruggedcircuits.com/html/arduino.html
http://code.google.com/p/macosxvirtualserialport/
http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Embedded_Systems/Atmel_AVR

If you want Atmel to support OS X…
These are companies you should email so they understand there is a demand for such a product.
http://support.atmel.com/bin/customer.exe
https://support.ghs.com/

avr-uip
uIP tcp/ip stack from Adam Dunkels (www.dunkels.com/adam/uip) ported to the AVR family.
http://code.google.com/p/avr-uip/

davrlibs
Set of various C-routines for Atmel AVR MCUs, packed in several libraries, with fancy Makefile system for easy integration with user projects. Contains functions for UART, SPI, HD44780 or T6963C LCD’s, Dallas 1-Wire bus, AVR bootloader and more.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/davrlibs/

maxim1wire
This is an AVR library to communicate with Maxim 1-Wire devices. Includes base protocol and support for the DS18B20 Digital Temperature Sensor
https://github.com/nall/maxim1wire

Design Support
I have a Atmel library for the schematic capture software DesignWorks:
DesignWorks library Page
DesignWorks Tools page

Atmel AVR32

AVR32 Studio
The PDF linked below says:
Although it’s not officially supported you can also install AVR32 Studio from the repository on OS X. However you will also need AVR Toolchain and AVR Utilities for OS X in order to make full use of the IDE. Builds for this platform is currently not available. For Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.atmel.com/Images/AVR32Studio_Release_Notea_2.6.0.pdf
Here is the repository:
http://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?module=FreaksTools&func=viewItem&item_id=145
Here is a link to help with the build
https://github.com/jsnyder/avr32-toolchain

dfu-programmer
dfu-programmer is a Device Firmware Update based USB programmer for Atmel chips with a USB boot loader. You will need to build from source. Supports 8 bit AVR and AVR32. For Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://dfu-programmer.sourceforge.net/

PEEDI
PEEDI is an EmbeddedICE solution that enables you to debug software running on ARM, CORTEX-M0/M3/M4/A8/A9, Power Architecture, ColdFire, Analog Devices Blackfin, MIPS32, AVR32, XScale processor cores via the JTAG/BDM/SWD port. RONETIX says “PEEDI is host OS independent. If you already have gcc tool-chain and gdb for Mac, then you can use PEEDI normally.”
http://www.ronetix.at/peedi.html

Atmel AT89 (see 8051 section below)

Cypress

MacPSoC Programmer
MacPSoC Programmer is the first native Macintosh tool for Cypress MicroSystem’s line of Configurable Analog Arrays. MacPSoC Programmer is a software front end for the Cypress MicroSystems production programmer (ISSP) and Cypress MicroSystems Invention Board. Last updated in Oct. 2003. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.piap.com/macpsoc/index.html

PSoC 3: SDCC – Small Device C Compiler
Open source C compiler for 8051, Z-80, and the Freescale 68HC08 family.
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/
Macintosh OS X download:
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/snap.php#MacOSX
More Information:
http://turbo51.com/documentation/8051-c-compiler

CY7C68xxx USB software on OS X
AN74505 describes how libusb-1.0 can be used to develop USB host application (Cocoa Application) on MAC OS X. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.cypress.com/?rID=59674

PSoC 5 (ARM)
For the PSoC 5, see the ARM category above.

PSoC 1 program adapter
The Versaloon adapter: http://www.versaloon.com/doc/versaloon/doc_versaloon_programmer_platform.html#doc_versaloon_programmer_psoc1

If you want Cypress to support OS X…
These are companies you should email so they understand there is a demand for such a product.
https://secure.cypress.com/myaccount/?id=25&techSupport=1&CFID=1120218&CFTOKEN=46061854

Energy Micro

Rowley Associates
IDEs for many ARM families, Texas Instrument’s MSP430, Atmel’s AVR (including XMega), and Maxim’s MAXQ families of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Licenses start at $150.
Macintosh OS X, Windows and other platforms.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/

Using Mac OS X, Eclipse, and GNU tools with the Energy Micro EFM32
Detailed application note from Carlson-Minot. Also see the ARM section near the top of this page.
www.carlson-minot.com/downloads/AN103-1.0.pdf

Freescale ’08 family

SDCC – Small Device C Compiler
Open source C compiler for 8051, Z-80, and the Freescale 68HC08 family.
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/
Macintosh OS X download:
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/snap.php#MacOSX
Here is an Eclipse project with SDCC
http://sourceforge.net/projects/eclipse-sdcc/

SDCC Tutorial For The HC08 Family
Detailed tutorial using sdcc and bl08 to program a MC86HC908JB8 microcontroller. This page describes every step in detail including trouble shooting. Macintosh OSX only.
http://www.sparetimelabs.com/funwith08/funwith08.html
And another:
http://macsandmicros.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-setup-xcode-with-sdcc.html

Helium 2 RTOS for Freescale’s HC08, HCS08, 9S08, & ColdFire families
Macintosh OS X only.
http://helium.sourceforge.net/
Using Apple’s X Code for targeting Freescale’s ColdFire:
http://helium.sourceforge.net/bootstrapinggcc.pdf

Debug & Programming Target Adapters
Versaloon is an open source hardware/software target adapter. Support for the ‘9S08 BDM interface:
http://www.versaloon.com/doc/versaloon/doc_versaloon_programmer_platform.html#doc_versaloon_programmer_hcs08

OpenOCD has Support for Versaloon. This is a open source project.  See my OpenOCD page.

PONY & Mini-PONY Monitors for ’08 family
Pony and Mini-Pony monitors offer support for Imagecraft, Cosmic, Introl and P&E Assemblers. HC08/HCS08 only.
http://www.l3sys.com/pony/

P&E Releases MSD & Debug OpenSDA Firmware Applications
https://www.pemicro.com/blog/index.cfm?post_id=88

Design Support
I have 8 Freescale libraries for the schematic capture software DesignWorks:
DesignWorks library Page
DesignWorks Tools page

Freescale ’12 family

GNU Development Chain for 68HC11, 68HC12, & HCS12
Release 3.0.1 of the GNU Development Chain for 68HC11/68HC12 is available. It is based on Binutils 2.15, Gcc 3.3.5, Gdb 6.2 and Newlib 1.12.0. Macintosh OS X, Solaris, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, HP/UX, and Windows.
http://m68hc11.serveftp.org/m68hc11_port.php
http://m68hc11.serveftp.org/m68hc11_port.php
http://www.gnu-m68hc11.org/blog/

Debug & Programming Target Adapters
Versaloon is an open source hardware/software target adapter. Support for the ‘9S12 BDM interface:
http://www.versaloon.com/doc/versaloon/doc_versaloon_programmer_platform.html#doc_versaloon_programmer_hcs12

OpenOCD has Support for Versaloon. This is a open source project.  See my OpenOCD page.

StickOS® Basic
This is a Basic Compiler with Editor and Debugger that runs on a target microcontroller. ‘9S08, ‘9S12, and ColdFire devices are supported. Many boards are supported including Freescale’s Badge Board, Freescale Evaluation and Demo boards, Firebird 32 boards (one with Arduino compatibility) and Technological Arts’ ‘9S12DP512 board.
http://www.cpustick.com/
Download StickOS® Basic from:
http://www.cpustick.com/
Boards available from:
http://www.firebird32.com/products/firebird32.html
http://www.atriatechnologies.com/store/
http://www.freescale.com/tower

Design Support
I have 8 Freescale libraries for the schematic capture software DesignWorks:
DesignWorks library Page
DesignWorks Tools page

68HCS12 Simulator and Book
Education tool. Written in Java. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://hcs12text.com/

OpenOCD Target Adapter Software
Open OCD now supports basic requirements of the HCS12 family. See my OpenOCD page here.

Freescale ColdFire family

NetBurner’s Eclipse IDE
Full Eclipse environment for the NetBurner family of ColdFire boards. Supports debugging and burning FLASH. Macintosh OSX and Windows.
http://www.netburner.com/products/netburner-software/nbeclipse-ide

Cross Compiler tips at Rockbox
Help for using the ColdFire, Renesas SH-1, or ARM cross compilers for personal audio devices.
http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/CrossCompiler and
http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/ColdFire

PEEDI
PEEDI is an EmbeddedICE solution that enables you to debug software running on ARM, CORTEX-M0/M3/M4/A8/A9, Power Architecture, ColdFire, Analog Devices Blackfin, MIPS32, AVR32, XScale processor cores via the JTAG/BDM/SWD port. RONETIX says “PEEDI is host OS independent. If you already have gcc tool chain and gdb for Mac, then you can use PEEDI normally.”
http://www.ronetix.at/peedi.html

QEMU Emulator
In full system emulation QEMU emulates a full system, including processor(s) and various peripherals. There is also a user mode. Emulated targets include MicroBlaze (Xilinx FPGA), ARM Cortex-A8, LM3S6965EVB, LM3S811EVB, and MCF5206.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-doc.html

Abatron BDIgdb
A Ethernet based BDM pod that directly interfaces with gdb’s remote serial protocol. Support for Coldfire, PowerPC, and Power architecture. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.abatron.ch/products/bdi-family/bdi3000.html?L=0

BDM Tools Open Source
Interface for gdb to flash and debug Freescale’s ColdFire family. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/bdm/index.php?title=Main_Page

StickOS® Basic
This is a Basic Compiler with Editor and Debugger that runs on a target microcontroller. ‘9S08, ‘9S12, and ColdFire devices are supported. Many boards are supported including Freescale’s Badge Board, Freescale Evaluation and Demo boards, Firebird 32 boards (one with Arduino compatibility) and Technological Arts’ ‘9S12DP512 board.
http://www.cpustick.com/
Download StickOS® Basic from:
http://www.cpustick.com/
Boards available from:
http://www.firebird32.com/products/firebird32.html
http://www.atriatechnologies.com/store/
http://www.freescale.com/tower

Helium 2 RTOS for Freescale’s 9S08 & ColdFire families
Macintosh OS X only.
http://helium.sourceforge.net/
Using Apple’s X Code for targeting Freescale’s ColdFire:
http://helium.sourceforge.net/bootstrapinggcc.pdf

Freescale ARM devices (Kinetis, Vybrid, i.MX)

Rowley Associates
IDEs for many ARM families, Texas Instrument’s MSP430, Atmel’s AVR (including XMega), and Maxim’s MAXQ families of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Licenses start at $150.
Macintosh OS X, Windows and other platforms.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/

PEEDI
PEEDI is an EmbeddedICE solution that enables you to debug software running on ARM, CORTEX-M0/M3/M4/A8/A9, Power Architecture, ColdFire, Analog Devices Blackfin, MIPS32, AVR32, XScale processor cores via the JTAG/BDM/SWD port. RONETIX says “PEEDI is host OS independent. If you already have gcc tool chain and gdb for Mac, then you can use PEEDI normally.”
http://www.ronetix.at/peedi.html

Freedom Boards
There are now 7 different Freedom boards. If your board is older than early 2014 you can update the OpenSDA boot loader to version 1.11 and the Freedom board will work on your Mac. After that you should also update the MSD firmware to 1.14. See the news here:
http://www.pemicro.com/opensda/faqs/faqs.cfm
You can download the update here:
http://www.pemicro.com/downloads/main_downloads_temp/201403010259488853270/Pemicro_OpenSDA_Debug_MSD_Update_Apps_2014_01_30.zip
The OpenSDA source can be found at:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/usbdm/files/Version%204.10.4/Installation/
Freescale’s information page:
http://www.freescale.com/freedom
An outstanding source of development information for these boards:
http://mcuoneclipse.com/
The mbed environment is compatible with the FRDM-KL25Z and runs on OS X nicely, see:
http://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-FRDM-KL25Z
Here is a link for a Basic interpreter that runs on the Freedom board:
http://soldercore.com/corebasic-freedom-board/
Support forum for Solder Core Basic:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/soldercore
P&E Microcomputer Systems has information on the debug interface:
http://www.pemicro.com/opensda/

Segger J-Link Open SDA
J-Link Open SDA can be programmed in the Open SDA MCU on any Freescale Evaluation/Demo board.
http://www.segger.com/opensda.html

This link is Linux specific but has good information: http://karibe.co.ke/2013/08/setting-up-linux-opensource-build-and-debug-tools-for-freescale-freedom-board-frdm-kl25z/
Several articles about using the Freedom board with Eclipse on non-Windows machines : http://mcuoneclipse.com/

Schematic Support
I have a Freescale processors Library with a K20 for Capilano’s DesignWorks schematic package here.

See the ARM section at the top for additional software supporting Freescales Kinetis, Vybrid, and i.MX families.

See my OpenOCD page here for target adapters and software.

Freescale PowerPC and Power Architecture

Abatron BDIgdb
A Ethernet based BDM pod that directly interfaces with gdb’s remote serial protocol. Support for Coldfire, PowerPC, and Power architecture. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.abatron.ch/products/bdi-family/bdi3000.html?L=0

Freescale, all families

If you want Freescale to support OS X…
These are companies you should email so they understand there is a demand for such a product.
http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/homepage.jsp?code=SUPPORTHOME
http://www.pemicro.com/
http://www.axman.com/

Freescale’s support forums
http://forums.freescale.com/
http://www.towergeeks.org/
http://imxcommunity.org/

Infineon

XMC4xxx ARM family
See the list of ARM tools at the top of this page.
Application note and example code: http://www.keil.com/appnotes/docs/apnt_231.asp
Blinky LED example: http://embeddedplaygroup.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/its-relax-time-blinky-led/
Examples for the Dave IDE (some re-writing will be necessary for gcc compilers):
http://www.infineon.com/cms/en/product/promopages/aim-mc/DAVE_3_Support_Portal/DAVE_Apps_download.html

Infineon’s support forums
http://www.infineonforums.com/

Schematic Support
I have a Infineon Library for Capilano’s DesignWorks schematic package here.

Maxim

Rowley Associates
IDEs for many ARM families, Texas Instrument’s MSP430, Atmel’s AVR (including XMega), and Maxim’s MAXQ families of microcontrollers and microprocessors.
Macintosh OS X, Windows and other platforms.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/

Microchip

Paint Your Dragon Article
Procedures for developing with Microchip’s PIC family on Macintosh OS X and Linux platforms.
http://www.paintyourdragon.com/?p=45#more-45

MPLAB X
Microchip’s Java based PIC development environment. Written in Java for Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/family/mplabx
PDF describing package:
http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/Market_Communication/MPLAB%20XC%20Press%20Presentation_Final.pdf

SDCC – Small Device C Compiler
Open source C compiler for PIC14/PIC16 and 18f1230/18f1330 as well as Freescale and Zilog devices.
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/
Macintosh OS X download:
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/snap.php#MacOSX

usbpicprog
An open source Microchip PIC programmer for the USB port. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://usbpicprog.org/

Parallax PBasic tokenizer library
Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.muratnkonar.com/otherstuff/macbs2/

HI-TECH C Compiler for PIC10/12/16 MCUs
Free lite-mode C Compiler for PIC10/12/16 MCUs. Windows, Linux, Macintosh OS X. Registration required.
http://www.htsoft.com/

HI-TECH’s older HI-TIDE IDE
HI-TIDE™ is a multi-platform development environment that provides tools for embedded software development. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.htsoft.com/products/hitide/index.php

Bootdown
PIC FLASH programmer. Macintosh OS X.
Information:
http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/library/uosc_project_documentation/downloads
Download latest:
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=26537b712620760e&id=26537B712620760E!172

Paint Your Dragon Article on PIC32
Procedures for developing with Microchip’s PIC32 family on Macintosh OS X and Linux platforms.
http://www.paintyourdragon.com/uc/ubw32/index.html

PicLab with KDE
Procedures for developing with Microchip’s PIC family on Macintosh OS X and Linux platforms.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/piklab/index.php?title=Compilation_for_Mac_OS_X
Main page:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/piklab/index.php?title=Main_Page

PICAXE
Pre-programmed microcontrollers with software. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.picaxe.com

StickOS® Basic
This is a Basic Compiler with Editor and Debugger that runs on a target microcontroller. PIC32MX devices are supported.
http://www.cpustick.com/
Download StickOS® Basic from:
http://www.cpustick.com/

chipKIT™ MPIDE
The MPIDE is software created from the original Arduino IDE that simply adds support for PIC32 devices while still supporting many of the existing Arduino boards.
http://chipkit.net/products/?slug=product_info.php&products_id=37
Download:
http://chipkit.net/started/

NXP

LPC ARM Family
See the ARM section at the top for NXP ARM LPC____ families.
NXP and Embedded Artists have partnered for a free version of OS X development tools for the LPCXpresso family of boards. You can then modify the boards to be a programmer for your custom board.
LPCXpresso development tools download:
http://lpcware.com/lpcxpresso/download
Embedded Artists LPCXpresso boards:
http://www.embeddedartists.com/products/lpcxpresso/
A quick tutorial:
http://www.lpcware.com/content/page/built-it-using-lpcxpresso-toolchain
My tutorial page is here.
Fourms:
http://knowledgebase.nxp.com/lpcxpresso.php
http://www.lpcware.com/
http://www.lpcnow.com/
If you have trouble with LPC-Link timing out “Timeout waiting for LPC-Link v1.1 to initialize“
http://support.code-red-tech.com/CodeRedWiki/LPCLinkMacOS
User experience:
http://www.sparxeng.com/blog/software/nxp-code-red-provides-lpcxpresso-tools-for-mac-os-x
See my OpenOCD page here for other target adapters and software.

Embedded libraries that work with this tool chain:
SWIM lightweight graphics library (free):
AN10815_3.zip
emWin graphics library:
http://www.segger.com/emwin.html
…free for NXP targets:
http://www.segger.com/cms/admin/uploads/userfiles/file/PressReleases/PR_111005_emWin_offer_for_NXP_customers.pdf
emWin sample code:
http://www.segger.com/emwin-samples.html
USB libraries:
http://www.lpcware.com/content/project/nxpusblib

Design Support
I have a NXP library for the schematic capture software DesignWorks:
DesignWorks library Page
DesignWorks Tools page

mbed
Web based ARM development for LPC11U24 (CORTEX M0 core) or the LPC1768 (CORTEX M3 core) from NXP. Compatible with the LPCXpresso family of boards. See the Code_Red link above and the NXP links below for a free tool chain on OS X. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://mbed.org/
USB mass storage example here:
http://mbed.org/handbook/USBMSD
Freertos builds:
https://github.com/hugovincent/mbed-freertos
If you are doing hardware development in DesignWorks, I have started a NXP Processors library here.
I also have some useful links on my Bread Board Tips page here.

Parallax Propeller

gcc for Propeller
Mac OS X Build Procedure. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://code.google.com/p/propgcc/wiki/PropGccBuildMacOSX

Renesas H8

Cross Compilers for Mac OS X
A cross compilation of GNU H8 compiler suite for Mac OS X, from sources provided by KPIT Cummins. Macintosh OS X.
http://crossgcc.rts-software.org/doku.php
The download page is here:
http://crossgcc.rts-software.org/doku.php?id=kpit-h8
The site for the original compiler is here:
http://www.kpitgnutools.com/
More information about the gcc tool chain for the H8/300 here:
http://h8300-hms.sourceforge.net/

H8S Bootloader
Source code for H8S bootloader. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, and Linux.
http://www.sparetimelabs.com/bload/index.html

Silicon Labs

CP2112 HID USB To SMBUS
Not a microcontroller but a USB to I2C/SMBUS bridge that uses the HID class so special drivers are not needed on the host. SiLabs also makes the usual USB to UART chips, see my  list here. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, and Linux.
Evaluation board and OS X download:
http://www.silabs.com/products/interface/Pages/CP2112EK.aspx
API Specification:
http://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/TechnicalDocs/AN496.pdf
Also see this link for a different solution:
http://code.google.com/p/libmpsse/

ST Microelectronics

STM32F4
Tutorial using GCC:
http://spin.atomicobject.com/2013/01/18/stm32f4-discovery-toolchain-mac-os-x/

STM32F4Discovery SWD Debugging on MacOSX
A tutorial for building the required toolchain for OpenPilot:
http://forums.openpilot.org/topic/20401-stm32f4discovery-swd-debugging-on-macosx-mountain-lion-1083/

Rowley Associates
IDEs for many ARM families, Texas Instrument’s MSP430, Atmel’s AVR (including XMega), and Maxim’s MAXQ families of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Licenses start at $150.
Macintosh OSX, Windows and other platforms.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/

A non-OS X link but useful information on using gdb: http://shanjit.github.io/research/projects/openocd/index.html

GDB interface for STLink
Source for interfacing ST’s STLink debugger/programmer with GDB under Macintosh OS X and Linux.
https://github.com/texane/stlink

Black Magic Debug Probe
Source for interfacing ST’s STLink debugger/programmer with GDB under Macintosh OS X and Linux.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/blackmagicdebug/index.php?title=Main_Page

Texas Instruments MSP430

Rowley Associates
IDEs for many ARM families, Texas Instrument’s MSP430, Atmel’s AVR (including XMega), and Maxim’s MAXQ families of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Licenses start at $150.
Macintosh OS X, Windows and other platforms.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/

Texas Instruments’ Wiki for MSP430 Launch Pad with OS X
Installing the GCC4.x Tool chain under Mac OS X. Macintosh OS X.
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/mspgcc/index.php?title=MSPGCC_Wiki
and:
http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/MSP430_LaunchPad_Mac_OS_X
Tips from Dr. Andrzej Kotlicki:
http://www.phas.ubc.ca/~kotlicki/Physics_319/

MSP430 LaunchPad tool chain for Mac OS X
A blog for users of the launch pad with OS X.
http://osx-launchpad.blogspot.com/

osx-launchpad
MSP430 LaunchPad tool chain for Mac OS X. Macintosh OS X only.
http://code.google.com/p/osx-launchpad/
If you get errors when you try to make, you may have a path problem another user reported, click here for a solution from my son Rob.

MSPDebug
MSPDebug is a free debugger for use with MSP430 MCUs. It supports FET430UIF, eZ430, RF2500, Launchpad and Olimex MSP-JTAG-TINY programmers. It can be used as a proxy for gdb or as an independent debugger with support for programming and disassembly. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://mspdebug.sourceforge.net/

MSP430 BSL Programmer
Open source BSL Programmer for the Texas Instruments MSP430 microprocessor. Features a standard 0.1″ programming interface which can be used to in-system program a wide range of target devices. Released under a BSD style license. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.moteware.com/products.php
Design Files:
http://www.flyingcampdesign.com/msp430-bsl-programmer.html

Energia
Energia brings the Wiring and Arduino framework to the Texas Instruments MSP430 based LaunchPad. Energia uses the mspgcc compiler and is based on the Wiring and Arduino framework. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://mspdebug.sourceforge.net/
Mac OS X Install: http://energia.nu/Guide_MacOSX.html

Debug & Programming Target Adapters
Versaloon is an open source hardware/software target adapter. Support for the MSP430 JTAG (without TEST pin) interface:
http://www.versaloon.com/doc/versaloon/doc_versaloon_programmer_platform.html#doc_versaloon_programmer_msp430

OpenOCD has Support for Versaloon. This is a open source project.  See my OpenOCD page.

TUSB3410 USB to Serial Device Drivers
These TUSB3410 drivers for the MAC OS X operating systems have not been officially released by Texas Instruments. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://e2e.ti.com/support/interface/digital_interface/m/videos__files/198719.aspx

QEMU Emulator
In full system emulation QEMU emulates a full system, including processor(s) and various peripherals. There is also a user mode. Emulated targets include MicroBlaze (Xilinx FPGA), ARM Cortex-A8, LM3S6965EVB, LM3S811EVB, and MCF5206.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-doc.html

Texas Instruments’ support forums
http://e2e.ti.com/
http://designsomething.org/

Texas Instruments ARM

Rowley Associates
IDEs for many ARM families, Texas Instrument’s MSP430, Atmel’s AVR (including XMega), and Maxim’s MAXQ families of microcontrollers and microprocessors. Licenses start at $150.
Macintosh OS X, Windows and other platforms.
http://www.rowley.co.uk/

Solder Core
A nice development board with GPS, Basic, and Arduino shield support.
http://soldercore.com/products/soldercore/

8051

SDCC – Small Device C Compiler
Open source C compiler for 8051, Z-80, and the Freescale 68HC08 family.
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/
Macintosh OS X download:
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/snap.php#MacOSX
More Information:
http://turbo51.com/documentation/8051-c-compiler
Here is an Eclipse project with SDCC
http://sourceforge.net/projects/eclipse-sdcc/

MCU 8051 IDE
MCU 8051 IDE is integrated development environment for microcontrollers based on 8051. Supported programming languages are C and assembly. It has its own assembler and support for 2 external assemblers. For C language it uses SDCC compiler. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://mcu8051ide.sourceforge.net/
Sourceforge project:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mcu8051ide/

ASEM-51 Web Based Assembler
After you have uploaded your main program, it is assembled on the server, and you are prompted to download your assembly results (source, object file, listing, and error-logs) in zip-compressed format.
http://plit.de/asem-51/wwwasem.shtml

Atmel C51ASM Assembler
A two-pass macro assembler for the Atmel AT89 Family of 8051 microcontrollers with specific features for the AT89LP single-cycle devices. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.atmel.com/tools/C51ASM.aspx

Zilog Z-80

SDCC – Small Device C Compiler
Open source C compiler for 8051, Z-80, and the Freescale 68HC08 family.
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/
Macintosh OS X download:
http://sdcc.sourceforge.net/snap.php#MacOSX

Tools for Ethernet debugging

Cocoa Packet Analyzer
A network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer. It supports the industry-standard PCAP packet capture format for reading, capturing and writing packet trace files. Macintosh OS X Only.
http://www.tastycocoabytes.com/cpa/index.php

Nmap
Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source utility for network exploration or security auditing. Also useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://nmap.org/book/inst-macosx.html

Several UNIX commands already built into OS X
tcpdump
bpf
ipfw
ifconfig
pcap-filter
pcap-linktype

Wireshark
Network protocol analyzer. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Other Embedded Development Tools

Schematic design software for embedded development
Schematic capture software for OS x.
DesignWorks schematic capture software information and reports
Designworks libraries
Special tools for automatic library generation, parts placement, and keypads for DesignWorks.

OpenOCD Target Adapter Software
See my OpenOCD page here.

GHI Electronics Boards
Interface to LCD character displays, joy sticks, motors and more.
https://www.ghielectronics.com/catalog/product/519

gdb information
gdb documentation http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/documentation/
A curses based terminal interface for gdb http://cgdb.sourceforge.net/

Cross Over Mac
Codeweaver’s version of Wine. Runs many Windows applications without Windows installed for those days when you can only find a “.exe” solution.
http://www.codeweavers.com/
Click here for my Cross Over application page.

Doxygen
A documentation system for C++, C, Java, Objective-C, Python, IDL (Corba and Microsoft flavors), Fortran, VHDL, PHP, C#, and to some extent D. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.stack.nl/~dimitri/doxygen/index.html
Doxygen works with Dot, part of Graphvis, and produces graphic call/function dependency diagrams.
http://www.graphviz.org/

Isolated USB Interface
A USB to USB interface with 1000 volt isolation.
http://microcontrollershop.com/product_info.php?products_id=3769

Mathomatic Portable command-line computer algebra system
A text-mode, floating point and symbolic math application and library suitable for desktops, handhelds, and embedded systems. Supports Macintosh OS X, iPhone, Windows, and Linux.
http://www.scilab.org/

0xED
A native OS X hex editor based on the Cocoa framework. Free. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.suavetech.com/0xed/0xed.html

LCD Editor
Generates C code for use of HD44780-based LCD displays from a GUI. Free. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/28724/lcd-editor

USB IO Board Kit
USB IO Board is a little development board, data acquisition, and parallel port replacement using a PIC18F2455/PIC18F2550 microcontroller. It ‘looks’ like a serial port to the OS. Supports Macintosh OS X, Windows, and Linux.
http://electronics-diy.com/store.php?sel=kits&sub=USB_IO_Board

sourceforge.net’s “Engineering tools on OSX” home page
Collection of useful software packages to perform engineering tasks, especially electrical engineering and chip design.
http://eng-osx.sourceforge.net/

Apple’s X-Code developer tools
Even though you may not be developing a OS X application, there are many useful tools here, like FileMerge (File diff and merging), USB Prober, and Bluetooth tools.
http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/mac/index.action

Mathtools.net
Link exchange of math, algorithms, analysis, and utilities.
http://www.mathtools.net/C_C__/index.html

BullseyeCoverage
BullseyeCoverage is the leading C++ code coverage analyzer in usability, reliability. Supports both Desktop and Embedded targets. Macintosh OS X, UNIX, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.bullseye.com/

The HID Page from Lakeview Research
For developers of USB devices in the human interface device (HID) class. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.lvr.com/hidpage.htm

USB Stepper Motor Controller
Miniature USB Stepper Motor Controller allows to control a single bipolar motor. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.electrobee.com/usb-stepper/start

Cocoa Packet Analyzer
A network protocol analyzer and packet sniffer. It supports the industry-standard PCAP packet capture format for reading, capturing and writing packet trace files. Macintosh OS X Only.
http://www.tastycocoabytes.com/cpa/index.php

Maxim’s 1-Wire Public Domain Kit
The 1-Wire® Public Domain Kit is a software development kit (SDK) containing a 1-Wire API written entirely in C. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.maxim-ic.com/products/ibutton/software/1wire/wirekit.cfm
Application Note: http://pdfserv.maxim-ic.com/en/an/AN1097.pdf
File System: http://owfs.org/

HID API
HIDAPI is a multi-platform library which allows an application to interface with USB and Bluetooth HID-Class devices. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://www.signal11.us/oss/hidapi/

macports Installing with Lion
Installation tips under Lion. Macintosh OS X only.
http://mac-and-i.blogspot.com/search/label/tutorials

Homebrew
UNIX package manager for OS X. Can replace or augment what you use macports for. The installer, at the bottom of the Homebrew home page, requires the bash shell (change in System Preferences -> Users & Groups). It also requires Xcode (from the App Store) and Xcode Command Line Tools. Very easy to use. Homebrew may have issues with Fink, brew doctor will advise. Macintosh OS X only.
http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/

Eclipse Hex Editor Plugin
EHEP is an Eclipse plugin, which allows user to view or modify any file in hex mode. Plugin provides table with hex and character view of the file. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://ehep.sourceforge.net/

QEMU Emulator
In full system emulation QEMU emulates a full system, including processor(s) and various peripherals. There is also a user mode. Emulated targets include MicroBlaze (Xilinx FPGA), ARM Cortex-A8, LM3S6965EVB, LM3S811EVB, and MCF5206.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-doc.html

Perforce
Software version management software. Macintosh OS X, Linux, UNIX, and Windows.
http://www.perforce.com/products/perforce

Cornerstone
Software version management software for Subversion. Macintosh OS X only.
http://www.zennaware.com/cornerstone/

FileCarver
Binary file editor. Display formats configurable with XML files. Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.
http://fizzysoft.net/filecarver/

TJpgDec    Tiny JPEG Decompressor
TJpgDec is a generic JPEG image decompressor module that highly optimized for small embedded systems. It works with very low memory consumption so that it can be incorporated into tiny microcontrollers, such as AVR, 8051, PIC, Z80, Cortex-M0 and etc.
http://elm-chan.org/fsw/tjpg/00index.html

Embedded Development Information Sites

Rich’s ColdFire Hobby Page
Rick developed the StickOS Basic for Freescale’s 9S08, 9S12, and ColdFire V1 & V2 cores as well as Microchip’s PIC32MX.
http://www.testardi.com/rich/coldfire/index.htm

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