MQX Embedded™ Proven Software Technology Supports New ColdFire MCF532x and MCF537x Processor Families Targeted at Industrial Applications Requiring a Human-Machine Interface SANTA CRUZ, Calif. January 31, 2006
– MQX Embedded™, a business of ARC International (LSE: ARK) that is focused on the software needs of embedded system developers, today announced the availability of MQX Embedded software products for the Freescale ColdFire® MCF532x and MCF537x processor families.
MQX Embedded software for the MCF532x and MCF537x families will provide the run-time functionality needed for developers to use these processors’ wide range of on-chip peripherals including Ethernet, USB, LCD controller and CAN to bring differentiated products to market quickly.
Based on proven success with industry leaders in a wide variety of ColdFire microprocessor applications, MQX Embedded support for the MCF532x and MCF537x families will include the full line of MQX™ run-time products including the MQX RTOS and the MQX RTCS™ Embedded Internet Stack, the MQX USB Host and MQX USB OTG stacks, the MQX CAN and MQX CANopen software and the MQX PEG Graphical User Interface as well as the state-of-the-art MQX Host Tools.
MQX Embedded’s software products for ColdFire microprocessors are integrated with Freescale’s CodeWarrior™ Development Studio for ColdFire Architectures to provide an excellent out-of-box experience for embedded software developers, including transparent visibility of tasks and key RTOS information to help keep ColdFire projects on schedule.
“MQX Embedded’s software provides an optimal platform for ColdFire microprocessor customers looking to expand their product lines using Freescale’s new MCF532x and MCF537x families,” said Joel Mattox, director of marketing at MQX Embedded. “MQX Embedded software has powered hundreds of customers to successful ColdFire products and we expect to broaden the range of projects by our support of ColdFire’s MCF532x and MCF537x processor families and by targeting industrial applications that require a human-machine interface. MQX Embedded provides a ideal software environment based on the MQX RTOS and our other run-time products, including the MQX PEG GUI and MQX USB software, that will enable applications with advanced user interfaces using these new ColdFire processors.”
“We are very excited about the continued, consistent investment by MQX Embedded in our ColdFire microprocessor product line,” said Jeff Bock, product marketing manager for Freescale’s 16/32-bit Consumer and Industrial Operation. “MQX Embedded’s comprehensive software solutions support the entire ColdFire product line, and their support of the new MCF532x and MCF537x families will help enable Freescale's new and existing ColdFire customers achieve success with their designs.”
MQX Embedded’s software for ColdFire architectures is tightly integrated with Freescale’s CodeWarrior™ Development Studio for ColdFire Architectures, allowing developers to accelerate the development of reliable, high performance industrial control and networking products. MQX Embedded products for MCF532x and MCF537x families work out-of-the-box with both the Professional Edition of the CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire Architectures, which provides MQX RTOS-aware and MQX RTCS™ TCP/IP stack-aware debugging, as well as the complimentary, code-limited Special Edition of the CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire Architectures. Availability
MQX Embedded’s MQX RTOS, RTCS, and MQX Host Tools software for the Freescale ColdFire MCF532x and MCF537x microprocessor families is available immediately. MQX Embedded’s USB software, CAN and CANopen software, PEG GUI and IPShield network security software will be available in the first half of 2006. For a complete list of MQX Embedded software supporting the Freescale ColdFire processors, to download evaluation software, or for more information, please visit www.MQXembedded.com, or contact MQX Embedded at mqx-sales@MQXembedded.com. About MQX Embedded
MQX Embedded is a business of ARC International, focused on the software needs of embedded system developers for ARC-Based™ and non-ARC 32-bit microprocessor and DSP architectures. MQX Embedded offers state-of-the-art technology that includes the widely used MetaWare® software development tools and the MQX™ RTOS, as well as networking and other software platforms. MQX Embedded’s technology has helped power thousands of products that are shipping to markets including the aerospace, financial, construction, industrial, medical and semiconductor industries. For more information, visit www.MQXembedded.com