1.2 About Eclipse for DS-5™

Describes Eclipse for DS-5 and also lists the main features included in DS-5.

Eclipse for DS-5 is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that combines the Eclipse IDE from the Eclipse Foundation with the compilation and debug technology of the ARM® tools. Some Third-party compilers are compatible with DS-5. For example, the GNU Compiler tools enable you to compile bare-metal, Linux kernel and Linux applications for ARM targets.

It includes:

Project manager

The project manager enables you to perform various project tasks such as adding or removing files and dependencies to projects, importing, exporting, or creating projects, and managing build options.


Editors enables you read, write, or modify C/C++ or ARM assembly language source files.

Perspectives and views

Perspectives provide customized views, menus, and toolbars to suit a particular type of environment. DS-5 uses the C/C++ and DS-5 Debug perspectives.

Related concepts
About DS-5™
Related information
Getting started with Eclipse
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