3/21/2003 - The industry's first integrated hardware development suite for Symbian OS (operating system), CodeWarriorTM Development Studio for Symbian OS v2, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Edition is now available from Metrowerks. The OEM Edition reduces the development time needed to create and rollout new smartphones to market.
It offers advanced hardware developers the ability to do stop-mode kernel-level debugging of Symbian OS v7 using JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) hardware. The Suite also offers developers the ability to debug Symbian application framework code residing in read-only memory (ROM), equipping developers with a comprehensive range of tools to develop Symbian applications for UIQ and Series60-based phones. Developers creating new phones, porting Symbian OS to new hardware, or writing device drivers will immediately experience more rapid development times from these advanced Metrowerks tools.
Metrowerks popular MetroTRK (target reference kernel) is also included with the OEM Edition, which allows developers working with Symbian reference platforms and Symbian development kits to debug applications on a target device without JTAG connections using a serial cable inside of the CodeWarrior graphical debugger, a vast improvement over the GNU debug tools historically used for application-level debugging by Symbian OS developers. CodeWarrior Development Suite for Symbian OS v2, OEM Edition builds on the well-known Metrowerks C++ support for Symbian OS.
"Until today, licensees developing new Symbian OS phones relied on several independent tools to create their Symbian OS platforms and devices. CodeWarrior Development Studio for Symbian OS, OEM Edition, helps boost developer productivity providing the power to accelerate development of a complete wireless product," said David Wood, executive vice president, partnering, evangelism and research, Symbian, Ltd.
The CodeWarrior tool suite helps developers shorten their development cycle and move new commercial devices to market quickly.
This release of the CodeWarrior Development Studio aligns with the Metrowerks focus to help developers more aggressively gain a critical competitive edge in today's rapidly changing wireless marketplace.
By building Symbian OS kernel-level debug support directly into the CodeWarrior IDE and debugger, Metrowerks has helped make it easy for Symbian's licensee developers to create new devices fast and cost effectively, helping speed the time-to-market for wireless products. OEM edition builds on Metrowerks commitment to the Symbian ecosystem, combining the robust CodeWarrior application development tools with a comprehensive embedded, hardware creation solution. These integrated, end-to-end solutions are complemented with professional services and the Metrowerks Managed Developer Program.
"As a developer working on next-generation Symbian OS devices, Metrowerks' OEM tools save us tremendous time," said Matt Millar, CTO, Mobile Innovation (http://www.mobileinnovation.co.uk ). "Unlike any other software tools on the market, Metrowerks' complete solutions suite allows us to debug Symbian code residing in ROM, which is the best feature set available to help us get new products out the door."
"Our commitment to the Symbian OS community is underscored with this release of the CodeWarrior development tool. Symbian OS is the smartphone platform choice of for the major mobile phone manufacturers, and CodeWarrior is an ideal development solution for developers wanting to create new Symbian OS-based devices," said D'Arcy Salzmann, wireless industry manager, Metrowerks. "CodeWarrior for Symbian OS is a cornerstone of our wireless business, which includes software and hardware development tools for industry leading platforms, and professional services for wireless software developers, mobile phone manufacturers and network operators."
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 accelerate their time to market. In addition, Metrowerks is a recognized leader in the consumer electronics market, serving customers that include Sharp, SonyEricsson, Nintendo, Motorola PCS and more. The company also offers services, including training and custom software development. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is today an independent 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 http://www.metrowerks.com/.
Symbian is a software licensing company, owned by Ericsson, Matsushita, Motorola, Nokia, Psion, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones. Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2051 built by Fujitsu, Samsung SGH- D700, Siemens SX1, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9210 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 3650 and N-Gage products.
Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. For further information about Symbian, please see http://www.symbian.com
About Motorola, Inc.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2002 were $26.7 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important technologies that make things smarter and life better for people, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit: http://www.motorola.com.
Metrowerks and CodeWarrior are trademarks of Metrowerks Corp in the US and other countries. (R) Registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.
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