Metrowerks, TI Collaborate on Development Kit for Symbian OS

4/30/2003 - Metrowerks has introduced two additions to its family of CodeWarriorTM Wireless Development Kits for SymbianTM OS. These latest kits have been developed in collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN), leverage the company’s OMAPTM platform, and are designed to improve the time to market for new devices and applications. The kits are expected to be available in August with the (original equipment manufacturer) OEM or Professional editions of CodeWarrior Development Studio for Symbian OS.

The new CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kits from Metrowerks include comprehensive development hardware and software tools engineered for developers and device manufacturers targeting the Symbian OS with the TI InnovatorTM Development Kit for the OMAP platform. The TI Innovator Development Kit is designed to allow wireless software developers to easily port high-performance applications to TI’s family of OMAP processors and reduce time-to-market for applications developers and device manufacturers.

"OMAP processors for wireless devices deliver the performance and battery life consumers want so they can enjoy a wide range of products and services, such as multimedia messaging, streaming media, secure mobile commerce and interactive gaming,” said Paul Werp, worldwide director of marketing for TI’s OMAP platform. "This new collaboration with Metrowerks helps wireless application developers, manufacturers and operators quickly develop wireless communications-centric applications and services that provide new dimensions to users' mobile experiences.”

The OEM version of the CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kit, OMAP Edition, is optimized for wireless device manufacturers creating mobile phones using Symbian OS. It includes the newest support for the Texas Instruments XDS560 Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) and Target Server (included in the kit), which allows developers to debug the Symbian OS kernel using TI’s high speed in-circuit emulator. Also included in the kit is a new OMAP1510 processor Virtual Platform from Virtio Corporation.

The Professional version of the kit for application developers includes the TI Innovator Kit and all the necessary peripherals to support on-device debugging of Symbian applications via the Innovator Kit’s serial connection.

“Metrowerks has leveraged its strong relationships with leading handset and silicon manufacturers to provide comprehensive development tools and services for our customers. Our latest TI OMAP support in the OEM and Professional Edition tools is helping developers bring new devices and applications to market faster,” said D’Arcy Salzmann, wireless industry manager, Metrowerks. “CodeWarrior products are the tools used to build the Symbian OS, so it makes sense that we are also first to market with a product optimized for the OMAP platform, which provides both JTAG and serial on-device debugging. CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kits help accelerate the creation of new phones and content.”

The OEM version of the CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kit for Symbian OS, OMAP Edition, is expected to include:

The Professional version of the CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kit for Symbian OS, Texas Instruments Edition, is expected to include:

Metrowerks expects to begin shipping CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kit for Symbian OS, Texas Instruments Edition, to both OEM customers and wireless applications developers in August. For additional information, please contact

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. 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

Metrowerks and CodeWarrior are trademarks of Metrowerks Corp in the US and other countries. MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments Incorporated.

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