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The GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain is a ready-to-use, open-source suite of tools for C, C++ and assembly programming. The GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain targets the 32-bit Arm Cortex-A, Arm Cortex-M, and Arm Cortex-R processor families. The GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain includes the GNU Compiler (GCC) and is available free of charge directly from Arm for embedded software development on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems.

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GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain

Version 5-2016-q1-update

Released: April 04, 2016

What's new in 5-2016-q1-update

  • Cortex-R8 support
  • Cortex-M7 performance tuning
  • Optimization of manual little endian and big endian loads
  • Armv8-M Baseline and Mainline alpha support
  • more
Windows 32-bit
File: gcc-arm-none-eabi-5_3-2016q1-20160330-win32.exe (77.27 MB)
Linux 32-bit
File: gccarmnoneeabi532016q120160330linuxtar.bz2 (88.78 MB)
Mac OS X 64-bit
File: gccarmnoneeabi532016q120160330mactar.bz2 (92.84 MB)
Source
File: gccarmnoneeabi532016q120160330srctar.bz2 (183.41 MB)

Release Note for GNU Arm Embedded Toolchain Downloads 5-2016-q1-update

The 5 2016q1 update release is available at:

https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/5.0/5-2016-q1-update
https://launchpad.net/~team-gcc-arm-embedded/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

Features:
* All GCC 5 features, plus latest mainline features:
  + Cortex-R8 support
  + Cortex-M7 performance tuning
  + optimization of manual little endian and big endian loads
  + improved jump threading removing the need for -ftree-switch-shortcut
* Armv8-M Baseline and Mainline alpha support:
  + atomics not included for Armv8-M Baseline
  + Armv8-M Security Extensions Alpha support
* Thumb-1 library optimizations
  + https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2015-10/msg01282.html
* CRC optimization
  + https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2015-11/msg02046.html
* Smaller terminate handler for newlib-nano

Important bugs fixed in 5 release:
https://answers.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+question/267037
https://bugs.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+bug/1534360
https://answers.launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded/+question/286502
* A bug that caused gdb's target remote command to behave unexpectedly when
  debugging simple programs

Known Changes and Issues:
* Thumb1 code size regression due to new register allocation:
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=61578
  https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=59535
A workaround is to disable it by option -mno-lra.