London Metrowerks and Texas Instruments Inc. have developed a customized wireless development kit for the Symbian Platform. The latest addition to the CodeWarrior kit is targeted at the development of 2.5G and 3G applications and mobile devices for hardware built around TI's OMAP platform.
Separately, Metrowerks announced at the Symbian Exposium here that it is working with Siemens to provide an all-in-one developer kit for the Siemens SX1 Smartphone. The kit will provide developers advanced access to a Series 60-Based SX1 Phone for testing applications.
Metrowerk's CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kits include development hardware and software tools engineered. They are designed for developers and device manufacturers targeting the Symbian OS with the TI Innovator Development Kit for the OMAP platform.
The OEM version of OMAP Edition is expected to be available this August, and includes support for the Texas Instruments XDS560 Joint Test Action Group and Target Server (included in the kit), which allows developers to debug the Symbian OS kernel using TI's high speed in-circuit emulator. Also included is a new OMAP1510 processor Virtual Platform from Virtio Corp.
The professional version of the kit for application developers includes the TI Innovator Kit and all the necessary peripherals to support on-device debugging of Symbian applications via the Innovator Kit's serial connection.
"Metrowerks has leveraged its strong relationships with leading handset and silicon manufacturers to provide comprehensive development tools and services for our customers. Our latest TI OMAP support in the OEM and Professional Edition tools is helping developers bring new devices and applications to market faster," said D'Arcy Salzmann, Metrowerks' wireless industry manager.
The CodeWarrior Wireless Development Kit for Symbian OS, Siemens SX1 Edition, is expected to be available during the third quarter of 2003. Metrowerks will accept pre-ordersduring the first week of August.
Included in the kit is the CodeWarrior Development Studio for Symbian OS v2,Personal Edition, and the latest Series 60 SDK for Symbian OS. The bundle also comes with a first-access, commercial-release version of the Siemens SX1 mobile phone, a Series 60 tri-band device.
Running on top of the Symbian OS, an operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones, Series 60 supports open and common key technologies, such as MMS, Java, WAP/XHTML, and C++/Symbian OS (native).
"In order to get compelling applications to market quickly, developers need powerful tools and early access to hardware," said David Clifton, vice president of marketing.