New Versions of CodeWarrior Tools for DSP56800 and DSP56800E

Started by metrowerks April 2, 2002
Metrowerks Releases New Versions of CodeWarrior(tm)
Development Tools for DSP56800 and DSP56800E

Low-cost IDE with Editor, Compiler, Assembler, Linker, and
Instruction Set Simulator Provide Optimized Code Generation,
Fast Time-To-Market

AUSTIN, Texas - April 2, 2002 - Metrowerks today announced the
availability of CodeWarrior(tm) Development Tools for
DSP56800, Version 5.0. The tools support the entire family of
Motorola DSP56800 hybrid digital signal processors (DSPs),
including the DSP56F80x and DSP56F82x processors. The
56800 line of hybrid DSPs are found in a wide variety of
embedded systems including control and telephony
applications, which require highly integrated DSPs with the ease
of use of a microcontroller unit (MCU) and the flexibility enabled
by integrated Flash memory.

CodeWarrior Development Tools for DSP56800 combines a
popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) with an open
architecture. Metrowerks helps embedded systems developers
reduce their time-to-market by providing them with a
comprehensive development solution that includes an editor,
compilers, linker and debugger all within a single IDE.

Version 5.0 includes a new version of the CodeWarrior IDE
(v4.2.6), plus additional features and enhancements in the
editor, the debugger and project manager. It also supports the
newest processors, such as DSP56F826 and DSP56F827.
Among the new features are the support of Flash programming,
the option for debugging a target chip within a JTAG chain, a
command converter protocol, enhanced setting of hardware
breakpoints, pragma interrupt handling, and reporting on
pipeline dependencies in in-line coding. Version 5.0 also
includes board specific project stationeries, and supports the
following DSP56800 Evaluation Boards: DSP56F801EVM,
DSP56F826EVM, DSP56F827EVM and DSP56824EVM. Version
5.0 is also fully supported with Motorola's embedded software
development kit (SDK) for DSP56800 v2.5. Motorola's
embedded SDK offers reusable software components designed
to expedite time to market and reduce development costs.

"Metrowerks is focused on providing best-in-class DSP
development tools, making every effort to provide quality and
performance at an affordable price," said John Smolucha, vice
president of marketing, Metrowerks.

Pricing and Availability
CodeWarrior Development Tools for DSP56800, Version 5.0, is
hosted on Microsoft Windows(tm) platforms, and is available
today direct from Metrowerks at
and from Metrowerks authorized distributors. The suggested
retail price for the product is US$1195 per license. For more
information, contact Metrowerks by telephone at 800-377-5416
or +1-512-997-4700, or by email at .
For pricing and availability outside the U.S. and Canada, please
see the list of Metrowerks International Sales Offices at or send an email to

CodeWarrior Development Tools for DSP56800E, Version 1.1

Metrowerks has also made available an update to its
CodeWarrior Development Tools for DSP56800E. Version 1.1
provides support of large memory model: up to 4MB of program
memory and up to 32MB of data memory. The updated version
provides customers the option to use 16- or 24-bit addresses
when generating code. Customers also have the option to have
global data reside in lower data memory to allow immediate

Metrowerks is developing an RTOS solution for DSP56800E with
the fast and compact OSEK Turbo(tm) operating system.
Metrowerks OSEK Turbo for DSP56800E will be available in the
third quarter this year.

CodeWarrior Development Tools for DSP56800E, Version 1.1, is
priced at US$1,795, with one year support for US$360.

About Metrowerks
Metrowerks 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 Motorola Inc. (NYSE:MOT). Metrowerks
corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe
is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan
is headquartered in Tokyo. For more information, please visit

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