Altium Limited's Software Platform Builder delivers ultra rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers. It includes a comprehensive range of middleware functionalities, such as an RTOS, CAN, USB, TCP/IP, I2C, HTTP(S), file systems, graphical user interface, and touch panel control. According to Altium Limited, building an application with the new Software Platform is both simple and fast. Through a few mouse clicks within the Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), the developer can put the middleware framework of an application together. After selecting the desired middleware options and the Cortex-M based microcontroller for the project, the Software Platform generates the code that delivers the required functionality. All that is left for the developer is the design of the application software, which then is easily integrated with the generated code, claims the company.