As we mentioned previously, we are working on a version of our C compiler for the ARM chips, initially for the ARM7 microcontrollers (more devices supported later). Anyway, our assembler / linker and even the code generator are progressing well, and we are at the stage where we can use a good simulator or debugger to start debugging our tools.
Currently, we are using evaluation version of Real View tool but it will soon expire. Unfortunately, the good people at ARM do not think that it will actually benefit them in the long run to give us a free or reduce cost version of the RVCT to speed up our development (they offer to give us 10% discount on 6+ copies, at over $6K each ), so we are looking for alternatives. We can use Linux or Windows tools, and of course once we bootstrap ourselves, including our own instruction set simulator, then we won't need these any more.
Thanks for any suggestions.