Blunk Microsystems Delivers Next Major Upgrade to Development Tool Suite for Freescale's ColdFire® Microcontrollers

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2007 -- Blunk Microsystems, a leader in embedded tools and device software, today announced the next major release of CrossStep for Freescale's ColdFire® microcontrollers (MCUs). With the new version of CrossStep, developers will be able to more quickly and easily develop embedded applications and devices. Blunk Microsystems' development suite and components for ColdFire MCUs allow developers to focus on building high performance, high-value applications and systems, accelerate time-to-market, and avoid spending needless time on complex tools and component integration.

"This CrossStep update adds advanced kernel awareness support to our integrated toolset," said Tim Stoutamore, President of Blunk Microsystems. "CrossStep combines the strength of the GNU compile tools with an intuitive GUI Windows IDE. Its turnkey environment includes support for the full line of ColdFire microcontrollers and the choice of either BDM or fast Ethernet debug connections."

"We welcome Blunk Microsystems' continued, consistent investment in our ColdFire microcontroller portfolio," said Jeff Bock, global product marketing manager for Freescale's Consumer and Industrial Microcontroller Operation. "Blunk Microsystems developer tool suite and comprehensive software solutions supporting the entire ColdFire product line will help enable Freescale's new and existing ColdFire customers achieve success with their designs."

New Enhancements and Upgraded Components:

About Blunk Microsystems:

CrossStep is an easy to use solution that does not suffer the IDE bloat impacting so many tools and the engineers who use them. CrossStep is developed and used by Blunk Microsystems' own embedded developers. Just the features needed by embedded developers are integrated and implemented in a most intuitive way.

Easy to Use and Install

Delivered as a standard Windows installer, CrossStep installation is completely turnkey. CrossStep is a completely integrated Windows GUI environment.

Embedded components from Blunk Microsystems

CrossStep supports drop-in use of Blunk Microsystems' embedded systems components including:

Off-the-shelf board support packages for wide range of Freescale ColdFire reference/evaluation boards from Freescale, Phytec, Steroid Micro, LogicPD, and other board vendors are available.

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Pricing and Support
Includes technical support and updates during subscription period. Price is $995 USD per seat, per year.

Blunk Microsystems has provided high-performance leading edge embedded systems software since 1995. Blunk Microsystems' embedded products are implemented in tight, non-GPL code to be fast, small, reliable, and shippable, and include an RTOS, TCP/IP stack, file systems, embedded web server, board support packages, and integrated GNU-based development environment. See the Blunk Website for additional information or call (408) 323-1758.

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