Metrowerks Enables Development With Linux(TM) and Commercial Operating Systems for Newest ColdFire(R) Processor Families

Comprehensive Support for Linux(TM) and Leading Commercial Operating Systems

Provides More Development Options for Creating Products Based on the

Freescale(TM) Semiconductor MCF547x, MCF548x, MCF523x and MCF527x Families

May 17, 2004, 01:00 ET from Metrowerks Corporation

    AUSTIN, Texas, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Developers creating
 industrial controls and network connected products based on the latest
 ColdFire(R) processor families from Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., a
 subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:   MOT), can leverage end-to-end development
 solutions from Metrowerks Corporation that support a variety of open source
 and commercial operating systems.
     Metrowerks supports the integration of commercial real-time operating
 systems (RTOSes) into designs based on ColdFire technology with Version 5 of
 the Metrowerks CodeWarrior(TM) Development Studio for ColdFire Architectures.
 This release features an enhanced version of the CodeWarrior integrated
 development environment (IDE).
     For embedded Linux OS developers planning to leverage the newest ColdFire
 architectures, Metrowerks offers CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire
 ISA, Linux Platform Edition.  The Linux Platform Edition provides commercial-
 grade Linux development solutions that streamline a full range of tasks
 including board bring-up, kernel-level debugging, driver development and
 application creation -- all within a Linux OS development environment.
     Some of the newest ColdFire processor architectures feature memory
 management unit (MMU) functionality, which enables developers to incorporate
 embedded Linux technology into their designs based on ColdFire architectures.
 Metrowerks leverages the MMU technology by offering tools for embedded Linux
 OS application, driver and kernel development.
     Metrowerks CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire Architectures is
 designed to integrate with ARC's high performance MQX(TM) RTOS and many other
 world-class embedded operating systems to allow developers to incorporate
 commercial RTOS technologies into their ColdFire designs.
     "The Metrowerks CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire Architectures
 works seamlessly with the MQX(TM) RTOS, allowing developers to quickly and
 easily create new products that offer high levels of performance and
 reliability," said Jeri Ann May, marketing director, ARC Software.
     Version 5 of the Metrowerks CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire
 Architectures offers a robust development environment, including a high
 performance debugger that addresses challenges specific to developing within
 MMU-based semiconductor environments.  The studio integrates with run control
 and code analysis tools from Metrowerks to provide a single environment for
 development -- from hardware and OS bring up to application creation and
 testing.  In addition, the studio provides the following features and
      -- fast, intuitive programming of both on-chip and on-board FLASH memory;
      -- integrated hardware diagnostics for board bring-up;
      -- enhanced command window for complex scripting capabilities;
      -- built-in software profiler for hot spot analysis;
      -- enhanced editor for greater developer productivity.
     The first Version 5 toolset will be the CodeWarrior(TM) Development Studio
 for MCF547x and MCF548x architectures, which will ship concurrent to
 availability of Freescale evaluation boards that support those processors.
     Version 5 of the Metrowerks CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire
 Architectures is priced at $5,994 (USD) (price includes one year of support).
 CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire ISA, Linux Platform Edition is
 priced at $5,395 (USD). Evaluation CDs of Version 5 of CodeWarrior Development
 Studio for ColdFire Architectures are available immediately to support the
 latest silicon from Freescale Semiconductor, and may be requested by
 contacting Metrowerks via phone at 800-377-5416 or +1-512-996-5300, or by
 e-mail at
     About Freescale Semiconductor
     Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ( ), a subsidiary of
 Motorola, Inc., has a 50-year history in microelectronics.  Freescale
 Semiconductor produces semiconductors for the automotive, consumer,
 industrial, networking and wireless markets worldwide.  Based in Austin,
 Texas, Freescale Semiconductor has design, manufacturing or sales operations
 in more than 25 countries.  Freescale Semiconductor's 2003 sales were
 $4.9 billion (USD).
     About Metrowerks
     Metrowerks Corporation creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products
 and services for developers, with a particular focus on the following
 industries: consumer electronics; transportation; wireless; and networking and
 communications. The CodeWarrior product line includes hardware and software
 development tools and middleware that enable customers to decrease their time
 to market. The company also offers services, including training and custom
 software development. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is today an independently
 operating subsidiary of Freescale Semiconductor. Metrowerks corporate
 headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in
 Munich; Metrowerks Asia is headquartered in Singapore; and Metrowerks Japan is
 headquartered in Tokyo. More information is available from .
     Metrowerks and CodeWarrior are trademarks of Metrowerks Corp in the U.S.
 and other countries.  All other product or service names are the property of
 their respective owners.

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