Tools Aim to Help Developers Build Linux-Based PDAs
Metrowerks Corp. announced a new platform and tools for building Linux-based applications for devices.Metrowerks Corp. announced a new platform and tools for building Linux-based applications for devices. Austin, Texas-based Metrowerks on Monday announced the Metrowerks OpenPDA platform and the Metrowerks CodeWarrior for OpenPDA application development tools. Metrowerks officials said the OpenPDA platform consists of a Linux operating system environment, Java software, development tools, integration services and training. The solution is targeted at companies building PDAs and applications that run on PDAs.
In fact, Metrowerks is working to ensure that OpenPDA applications will be portable to various leading semiconductor architectures. The platform supports ARM Ltd. and MIPS Technologies Inc. silicon architectures, and the company plans to announce support for additional architectures in the coming weeks, company officials said.