Metrowerks Adds Symbian OS Support to OEM Development Tools

2/26/2004 - Metrowerks will soon offer developers creating software components of Symbian OS phones a comprehensive development tool suite for Symbian OSTM version 8.0, with the upcoming release of CodeWarriorTM Development Studio for Symbian OS, OEM Edition, version 2.8.

Metrowerks has worked closely with Symbian to produce a comprehensive and integrated toolchain that addresses the OEM development process from board bring-up to software integration and testing. Providing support for both kernel configurations of Symbian OS version 8.0, the Metrowerks product offers OEMs the tools necessary to quickly complete operating system (OS) base ports, develop peripheral device drivers and integrate native applications for phones based on Symbian OS version 8.0.

“With its hard real-time kernel, Symbian OS version 8.0 is the future platform for 3G mobile phones with advanced multimedia and IP networking functionality. We have worked closely to partner with Metrowerks to ensure that CodeWarrior for Symbian OS v2.8, OEM Edition, provides excellent OS-aware on-target debugging support in the context of the hard real-time kernel,” said Morten Grauballe, vice president of Product Management for Symbian. “OS-aware, on-target debugging is vital for the productivity of all parties working with Symbian OS to create advanced, open mobile phones, whether our licensees, semiconductor partners, or software technology partners.”

Version 2.8 was specifically designed to address OEM software development needs. It includes an updated integrated development environment (IDE), which supports Symbian OS and is engineered to handle challenging software development projects. Additional features include updated command line adapters for emulation and target builds that enable configuration control, an environment editor for making changes within the IDE and configuration files for accessing licensing and support services.

“Metrowerks has responded to the Symbian market, delivering development solutions that help Symbian licensees succeed in bringing new phones to market,” said Heikki Koivu, director of Development Platform Tools for Nokia. “The integration of Symbian OS and the CodeWarrior IDE offers Nokia and our licensees the opportunity to quickly adopt Symbian OS Version 8 into new device designs that meet customer demands.”

CodeWarriorTM Development Studio for Symbian OS, OEM Edition, version 2.8 offers software developers a variety of options for debugging. Advanced hardware developers can do kernel-level source code debugging with stop-mode support for Symbian OS using JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) hardware. In addition, developers can also use a VirtioTM software simulator or Symbian Techview, Series 60 and UIQ emulators to debug applications.

Providing developers with multiple debugging options in a single, integrated environment enables them to port to new hardware, write device drivers and integrate applications into the device with exceptional ease and efficiency. By tightly integrating the IDE and OS, Metrowerks and Symbian have streamlined the development process and eliminated much of the time and cost associated with integrating various tool sets and development components.

Metrowerks also offers CodeTESTTM Software Analysis Tools for Symbian OS, which is engineered to help reduce development costs and improve application quality by offering code visibility and precise application analysis within a single tool to conduct performance measurement and verification throughout the development process. The suite offers clear, detailed measurement analysis of applications running on Symbian OS development systems, including performance profiling, software trace, memory analysis and code coverage capabilities. Together with the CodeWarrior development studio, device manufacturers have a standardized, integrated tool chain for creating applications quickly.

Availability and Pricing
CodeWarrior Development Studio for Symbian OS, OEM Edition, Version 2.8 will be available soon and can be ordered directly from Metrowerks by phone at 800-377-5416 or +1-512-996-5300, or via e-mail at For availability outside the U.S. and Canada, please see the list of Metrowerks International Sales Offices at or e-mail

About Metrowerks
Metrowerks Corporation 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

About Motorola
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies that help make life smarter, safer, simpler, synchronized and fun. Sales in 2003 were U.S. $27.1 billion. Motorola creates innovative technological solutions that benefit people at home, at work and on the move. The company also is a progressive corporate citizen dedicated to operating ethically, protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which it does business. For more information:

About Symbian
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones. Symbian licenses 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 BenQ P30, Motorola A920 for 3, Sendo X, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F900i, F2102V and F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 and P900 Smartphones, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7700, 7650, 6600, 6620, 3650/3600, 3660/3620 and N-Gage.

Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. For further information about Symbian, please see or email

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