Microcomputer Systems is an industry trendsetter in hardware
and software development tools for NXP and ARM Cortex microcontrollers.
P&E takes pride in its committment to providing professional,
low-cost development tools and prompt, knowledgeable customer
Microcomputer Systems was founded in 1980 and incorporated
in 1982 by Dr. David A. Perreault.
Microcomputer Systems developed and marketed the
first general purpose EPROM programmer. It
was based on the Z80 microprocessor and provided the ability
to reconfigure pinouts. The second product developed by P&E
was an S100 bus-based ROM emulator. This product pushed forward
the capability to rapidly develop microcomputer based systems.
developed a large number of microcontroller / microprocessor
systems including both hardware and software, P&E capitalized
on this experience and began developing software development
tools. Much of this effort was directed toward simulators
and cross-assemblers. P&E
developed the concept of an in-circuit simulator.
This device combines the big features of a simulator with
the added advantage of real IO. This concept was used in Motorola's (now NXP's)
very successful promotion for the 68HC05K1 part called the
recently, P&E has developed the Multilink Universal and Multilink Universal FX - all-in-one development interfaces which support a broad range of NXP architectures - as well as the Tracelink, an advanced, sub-$1000 interface which supports external trace via NXP's CodeWarrior IDE.