Rational Software Announces Integration of Rational Test RealTime with Texas Instruments’ Code Composer Studio™ Development Tools

8/20/2002 - Rational Software announced the integration of Rational® Test RealTime, Rational's complete solution for testing and analyzing embedded, real-time and networked systems, with the Texas Instruments (TI) Code Composer StudioTM, TI's fully integrated development environment for digital signal processing platforms.

This integration allows developers designing on TI's TMS320TM family of digital signal processors (DSP) to improve the reliability, performance and quality of their code without changing the way they work.

Via an eXpressDSTM-compliant plug-in, the integration delivers Rational Test RealTime runtime analysis functionality directly within the Code Composer Studio environment, empowering DSP developers working within the debugging, tuning and testing phases of the code development life cycle. The integrated solution is available at no charge to all Rational Test RealTime customers.

"The integration of Rational Test RealTime with Code Composer Studio is extremely beneficial for our TI DSP customers," said John Schanzenbach, eXpressDSP platform manager, TI. "By working with Rational, DSP software developers can take advantage of Code Composer Studio's open plug-in architecture to enjoy the benefits of code testing and runtime analysis. With this integration, we are now able to provide a solution that enables DSP developers to create optimized, robust software more quickly and efficiently."

Rational Test RealTime's runtime analysis features, which include memory profiling, performance profiling, code coverage analysis and UML-based runtime tracing, unobtrusively monitor the testing and debugging efforts of embedded developers throughout the development process. In addition, these capabilities leverage Rational's versatile embedded target adaptation technology, which can be extended by TI customers to provide limitless target support and thereby ensure that runtime analysis can be performed in all targeted TI environments, including the actual, intended embedded device.

To further enhance the relationship, Rational has joined TI's third-party network, the most extensive collection of DSP development support in the industry. Rational's compliant plug-in offers customers an additional level of comfort in knowing that the product being integrated has been tested to comply with TI's software standards.

"By integrating Rational Test RealTime with TI's leading-edge Code Composer Studio development tools, we've given DSP software developers the ability to quickly and efficiently optimize their code," said Eric Schurr, chief marketing officer, Rational Software. "This solution liberates developers from unproductive activities and enables them to spend time on the more creative aspects of software development."

About the Texas Instruments Third-Party Program (www.dspvillage.ti.com/v5)
Rational Software is a member of the TI TMS320 third-party program, the most extensive collection of global DSP development support in the industry. With more than 600 independent companies and consultants, TI's customers have easy access to a broad range of application software, development hardware and software and consulting services.

About Rational Software (www.rational.com)
Rational Software provides a software development platform that improves the speed, quality, and predictability of software projects. This integrated, full lifecycle solution combines software engineering best practices, market-leading tools, and professional services. Ninety-eight of the Fortune 100 rely on Rational tools and services to build better software, faster. This open platform is extended by partners who provide more than 500 complementary products and services. Founded in 1981, Rational is one of the world's largest software companies, with revenues of $666.4 million in its twelve months ended June 30, 2002, and over 3,500 employees worldwide. Rational is a member of the S&P 500 Index and a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index®.

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