Freescale Semiconductor will now package its award-winning CodeWarrior(TM) tools into suites designed to make it easier for customers to migrate across the Freescale product line, reduce their development expense and increase flexibility in how they use their CodeWarrior tools’ licenses. CodeWarrior tools will no longer be offered as stand-alone products, but instead be bundled into four flavors containing various CodeWarrior products supporting Freescale architectures. In support of Freescale’s Controller Continuum strategy, the industry’s first roadmap for compatible 8- and 32-bit architectures, the CodeWarrior suites are engineered to deliver the ultimate in design flexibility giving customers broader access to these development tools.
As an example, if a customer buys a license for the CodeWarrior Professional Suite, one of the four packages being offered, it will allow customers working on the HCS08 architecture to add the V2 ColdFire® architecture to their design without the added expense of a new tool set. This one purchase gives customers the ability to experience multiple architectures quickly and get the most out of their software investment.
“The award-winning CodeWarrior tools have not changed; they have been repackaged into suites that provide simplified, tiered offerings to address customers’ varying technology and budget needs across multiple Freescale platforms,” said Tim Tumilty, Freescale’s director, Developer Technologies Organization. “We are excited about helping our customers leverage the power of Freescale’s broad portfolio of products. Our new CodeWarrior suites offer a simple migration path for customers who design a wide range of products.”
In addition to the newly packaged suites, Freescale is offering perpetual and annual subscriptions. The perpetual pricing model includes permanent use of a CodeWarrior suite, while the annual subscription allows the use of the selected CodeWarrior suite for 12 months, substantially lowering the entry cost to develop with Freescale’s portfolio of products. Both pricing models include 12 months of technical support and maintenance with the option to add additional support to the perpetual license after the first year.
Customers who have registered CodeWarrior development tools as of May 1, 2006 will automatically be recorded into the new model according to the product they registered. These customers can expect to receive a notification e-mail and instructions about how to manage/register additional products.
Pricing and availability
The new CodeWarrior suites are available at the following costs (USD) on all Freescale architectures currently supported by CodeWarrior Development Studio:
- Professional suite: Includes all full featured development tools for the highest level of product functionality – $4995 Perpetual License / $1995 Annual Subscription
- Standard suite: Provides access to all selectively featured development tools – $2495 Perpetual License / $995 Annual Subscription
- Basic suite: Includes all necessary CodeWarrior tools for Compiler Upgrades, Linux Applications Editions and Flash Programmers – $995 Perpetual License / $395 Annual Subscription
- Special Edition: Feature limited tools – freely available
CodeWarrior Development Studio is a comprehensive integrated development environment (IDE). By combining state-of-the-art debugging technology with the simplicity of a robust development environment, CodeWarrior Development Studio takes source-level debugging and embedded application development to a new level. The CodeWarrior Development Studio provides a highly visual and automated framework that accelerates the development of even the most complex applications. Creating applications is fast and easy for developers of all experience levels. As a single development environment, it is consistent across all supported workstations and personal computers within an organization. The features and uses are identical on each of the supported platforms, and there is no need to worry about host-to-host incompatibilities.
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