Motorola unveils advanced development tools for its 56f800 family - Embedded.com

Motorola unveils advanced development tools for its 56f800 family

AUSTIN, Texas ” Motorola SPS announced in the spring it intends to drastically reduce prices for the CodeWarrior for DSP56800 development environment. These tools offer rapid and cost-effective MCU and DSP system tools for designers, the company said. The introduction of low-cost development tools aligns the company's 56800 strategy to its MCU families.

The CodeWarrior development tool speeds the OEM product to market. Cost effective development tools are engineered to provide easy access to designers during hard economic times and save companies significant development costs. The currently priced $1,195 (USD) CodeWarrior for DSP56800 development environment has been reduced and is available until August 2003. Pricing depends on memory sizes: It's $0 (complimentary) for memory sizes up to 16 Kbytes and $495 (USD), for memory sizes greater than 16 Kbytes.

The expansion of the 56F800 family targets low-end solutions requiring up to 30 MIPS performance with a minimal investment in development tools. The two new devices expand the evolving 56F800 family to nine (9) flash-based hybrid controller devices. Further enhancements are currently planned to speed customer time to market. The upcoming F8300 devices are currently sampling with production scheduled for 4Q 2003.

Features:

Single development environment equates to short development time – Development kit includes: – Complimentary CodeWarrior Development Studio- Demonstration board including 30 MIPS 56F801 processor- Parallel cable and power supply- Software Development Kit and 56800 Training CD-ROMs- Preprogrammed sample application- On-board expansion capabilities for development activities- DSP functionality that “feels” like an MCU is easy to use- Single integrated circuit incorporating MCU and DSP provides cost savings

Price and Availability:

The CodeWarrior for DSP56800 development environment is available until the end of August 2003 at a suggested resale price of $0 (complimentary) to $495 (USD), depending on memory size. The Development Kit is available at a suggested resale price of $49.95(USD) with a North American power supply (DSP56F800DEMO), or $64.95 (USD) with an international power supply (DSP56F800DEMO-E). Note: the “F” in the part number designates a flash-based device.

The suggested resale price of the 30 MIPS 56F801 device is $3.30 (USD) each in 10,000 piece quantities, and the suggested resale price of the 30 MIPS 56F802 device is $2.98 (USD) each in 10,000 piece quantities.

For more information visit: www.Motorola.com/mcu

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