Metrowerks Unveils CodeTEST/16 Software Analysis Tools

12/22/2003 - Developers creating applications for Motorola’s HCS12 16-bit microcontrollers now have access to one of the industry’s most comprehensive suite of code coverage, software execution trace and performance analysis tools with the introduction of CodeTEST/16 Software Analysis Tools.

CodeTEST/16 Software Analysis Tools offer software analysis to help HCS12 microcontroller developers improve product quality, reduce design cycles and bring products to market faster. CodeTEST offers trace capabilities to track the program execution history in detail, which can help determine the cause of software errors.

The CodeTEST analysis tool statement coverage capability helps ensure every line of code is tested prior to product shipment, which can reduce support costs and limit the number of bugs that may be identified after deployment. The coverage feature also highlights unused code, which can be removed from the memory systems for increased speed. The CodeTEST performance analysis tool assists developers in identifying performance bottlenecks, recognizing and resolving code issues, meeting product specifications and achieving optimal platform performance. Increased performance of the software enables the customer to work with less expensive hardware, while retaining the same level of functionality.

“At the 16-bit application level, where size, cost and code density are critical, developers need to know their applications are thoroughly tested and reliable,” said Michael O’Donnell, marketing director, Automotive Industry, Metrowerks. “CodeTEST/16 Software Analysis Tools help increase product quality and reduce time to market barriers typically experienced during the testing and analysis phase of development.”

CodeTEST/16 Software Analysis Tools combine a hardware-assisted data collection probe with source code instrumentation for highly accurate measurements, while limiting intrusion on system resources. The user may obtain and view the actual software execution history of their systems, which eliminates the need to interrupt the system before the analysis is performed. The instrumentation technology enables the user to tie the data back to the source code, so system failures can be identified and addressed.

Availability and Pricing
CodeTEST/16 Software Analysis Tools are available immediately from Metrowerks. For pricing information or to place an order, contact Metrowerks directly by telephone at 800-377-5416 or by e-mail at Pricing and availability outside the U.S. and Canada are available by contacting Metrowerks International Sales Offices listed at, or by e-mail request to

About Metrowerks
Metrowerks Corporation creates CodeWarriorTM 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. Metrowerks corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in Tokyo. More information is available from

About Motorola, Inc.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in wireless, automotive and broadband communications. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important innovations that make things smarter and life better, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit

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