Software Development Tools for ARM-Based Wireless Devices

Qualcomm Incorporated Computer Science, 2001-02

Liaison(s): Eric Lekven ’79
Advisor(s): Christopher Stone
Students(s): Roy Shea (TL), Samuel Ahn, Andrew Schoonmaker, Erin Sperry

QUALCOMM, Inc. has developed BREW, a software API for ARM-based handheld devices. BREW enables developers to write applications that can be run on a variety of such devices, including wireless phones. The team has been asked to reduce the cost of developing BREW applications by finding a way to use GNU GCC within the Windows NT/2000 environment to compile BREW applications for the ARM target, eliminating the need for the expensive ARM compiler suite.