Metrowerks Rolls Out Development Solutions for PowerQUICC II Pro

4/29/2004 - Developers can expect end-to-end development solutions from Metrowerks upon initial sampling of the MPC8349E family of next generation PowerQUICC IITM Pro integrated communications processors from Freescale Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola, Inc.

Metrowerks is working closely with Freescale Semiconductor to provide system developers using MPC8349E family devices with support throughout the embedded development process. The Metrowerks solutions include board bring-up, driver development, application creation, code analysis, and Linux® kernel-level debugging capabilities that speed and simplify the creation of products within complex embedded environments.

Metrowerks plans to support the MPC8349E family with the following products:

The MPC8349E family is the first PowerQUICC II product line to leverage a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture, enabling rapid reconfiguration of functional blocks to address customer and market needs. The MPC8349E family is based on the e300 core, an enhanced version of the 603e PowerPC core used in PowerQUICC II processors. Using Metrowerks solutions, developers can create SoC-based products for Ethernet routers and switches, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment, embedded security devices and other networking equipment.

Availability and Pricing
Availability of CodeWarriorTM Development Studio, PowerPC ISA Edition, the Metrowerks BSP for the MPC8349E family, and a version of CodeWarrior Development Studio, Embedded Linux Edition for PowerPC optimized for the family, are scheduled to coincide with the planned release of the MPC8349E family in Q4 2004. All other Metrowerks offerings for the MPC8349E family are available now. Pre-orders may be placed direct 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 Freescale Semiconductor. Metrowerks corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in Munich Germany; Metrowerks Asia is headquartered in Singapore; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in Tokyo. More information is available from

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., ( a subsidiary of Motorola, Inc., has a 50-year history in microelectronics. Freescale Semiconductor produces semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets worldwide. Based in Austin, Texas, Freescale Semiconductor has design, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Freescale Semiconductor’s 2003 sales were $4.9 billion (USD).

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