San Jose, Calif.--March 25, 1998--Mentor Graphics Corp.announced an agreement with Microsoft Corp. that establishesits Microtec Division as a one-stop shop for developers ofWindows CE. Microtec will adapt its industry-standard XRAY debugger andoptimize its C, C++, and Java Compilers (Microtec Toolkit) for use withWindows CE on PowerPC and other microprocessors. Microtec is the firstvendor to provide single-source sales and support for licenses,system-level development tools, and integration services for the Windows CE platform.
The XRAY debugger will provide substantial help to developers integratingWindows CE with their own custom hardware, while the Microtec Compilersprovide the fine control over size and performance optimizations needed byhigh-volume, resource-sensitive embedded applications.
Licenses for Windows CE will be available from Microtec in April. TheMicrotec Toolkit for Windows CE includes the XRAY debugger and Microtec C,C++, and Java Compilers for Windows CE. It will be available for PowerPCprocessors in the third quarter of 1998. The Toolkit for Windows CE ispriced at $4,600, or in packages with production licenses for Windows CEstarting at $7,000.
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