Intel® System Studio 2014 - What's New

By Robert O Mueller-Albrecht, Published: 10/08/2013, Last Updated: 10/08/2013

Intel® System Studio 2014 provides deep hardware and software insights to speed-up development, testing and optimization of Intel-based IoT, Intelligent Systems, mobile systems and embedded systems. Intel® System Studio 2014  has added exciting new features such as Tizen* IVI and Android* target support, Windows* host support, enhanced Eclipse* integration & cross-build, system-wide analysis, and more.


What's New in Intel® System Studio 2014 Update 2

  1. Intel® VTune™ Amplifier
    1. Sampling collector improvements for Android* target
  2. Intel® JTAG Debugger
    1. Support for Intel® Atom™ Processor C2xxx, E3xxx, Z32xx, Z33xx  as well as 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors with Linux* hosted debugger.
    2. Support of BIOS flashing for 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor
    3. Support for 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor target
    4. Support for latest generation Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3460 and Z3480.

What's New in Intel® System Studio 2014 Update 1

  1. Intel® IPP support of the Intel® Quark™ SoC with a subset of the full Intel® IPP function set has been added
  2. Intel® C++ Compiler for Android* and embedded OS Linux* updated
  3. Intel® VTune™ Amplifier
    • Updated version of Intel® VTune™ Amplifier with support for remote softwarebased algorithm analysis (Basic Hotspots, Concurrency, Locks and Waits) on embedded Linux target systems
    • New analysis type “TSX Exploration” for 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors.
    • Support for external data collection launched from the VTune Amplifier with the custom collector target configuration option or -custom-collector command line option.
    • Android 64 bit kernel support (not 64-bit user space)

What's New in Intel® System Studio 2014

Broader Host and Target OS coverage

  • New Tizen* IVI 2.0, 3.0
  • New Yocto Project* 1.5
  • New Wind River* Linux* 4.0 - 6.0
  • New Android* 4.0.x - 4.4.x (Android* NDK R9a, R9b, R9c)
  • New Windows* 7 & 8 Host development for Linux*-based Targets

Enhanced Eclipse integration & cross-build

  • Automated Eclipse* IDE Integration on Linux* and Windows* hosts
  • Enhanced cross-build sysroot support and Wind River* Linux* cross-build environment integration
  • Yocto Project* Compatible
  • OpenEmbedded* 3rd party toolchain layer recipes

New features across all components

  • Intel® C++ Compiler and libraries generated code compatible with Wind River Simics*
  • Intel® JTAG Debugger 2014 - Now supports Intel® Quark SoC,  Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors.
  • GNU* GDB - Branch Trace Store (btrace) for Intel® Atom™ or 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier 2014 for Systems - Adds system-wide event-based sampling of uncore and SoC memory bandwidth
  • Intel® C++ Compiler 14.0 – Optimizations for the latest Intel® processor generation including Intel® Quark processor
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives 8.1 - Adds new signal processing features for communications, MMSE MIMO support, and optimization for the latest Intel® processor generation
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.1 - Optimizations for the latest Intel® processor generation
  • Intel® C++ Compiler for Android* compatibility with GCC 4.8 and integration into the latest Android* NDK R9

New Intel® Architecture platforms

  • Latest Intel® Atom™ processor E3xxx and Z3xxx generation (code-named Bay Trail)
  • Latest Intel® Atom™ processor C2xxx generation (code-named Avoton, Rangeley)
  • Intel® Quark  SoC X1xxx (code-named Clanton)
  • 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor (code-named Haswell)


Product Contents of Intel® System Studio 2014 Update 2

The product contains the following components. For a comprehensive explanation of each one of these components, please go to our Solutions, Tips, and Tricks Page.

  1. Intel® C++ Compiler 14.0 Update 1 for Embedded OS Linux*
  2. Intel® C++ Compiler 14.0 Update 2 for Android*
  3. Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives 8.1 Update 1 for Linux*
  4. Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.1 Update 3 for Linux*
  5. Intel® VTune™ Amplifier 2014 Update 2 for Systems
    • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier Sampling Enabling Product (SEP) 3.15 Update 16
    • Intel® Energy Profiler
    • WakeUp Watch for Android* 3.1.6
    • SoC Watch for Android* 1.4
  6. Intel® Inspector 2014 Update 1 for Systems
  7. Intel® Graphics Performance Analyzers 2014 R2
  8. Intel® JTAG Debugger 2014 Update 1
  9. The GNU* Project Debugger – GDB 7.6 (Provided under GNU General Public License v3)
  10. SVEN Technology 1.0 (SDK provided under GNU General Public License v2)

Product Contents of previous Intel® System Studio releases

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