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McObject Releases eXtremeDB In-Memory Database For Motorola ColdFire Microprocessors

December 1, 2003 — McObject® has introduced a version of its eXtremeDB™in-memory database system (IMDS) for the Motorola ColdFire® microprocessor family. eXtremeDB for ColdFire provides a real-time, embedded storage management solution to the critical challenge of managing growing volumes of complex data on ColdFire-based devices such as consumer electronics, test and measurement equipment, SOHO routers and industrial controllers.

eXtremeDB cuts time-to-market for ColdFire MCF5272- and MCF5282-based systems by replacing self-developed embedded storage management with a proven in-memory database. eXtremeDB’s tiny RAM footprint minimizes manufacturing costs, while its streamlined, all-in-memory architecture ensures the real-time performance required for embedded systems applications.

Developers choose Motorola’s ColdFire for its rich development tool choices, to which eXtremeDB now adds highly reliable and efficient data management. eXtremeDB supports real-time operating systems such as Quadros RTXC(TM), and also runs on ColdFire microprocessors without an operating system, for exceptionally low-overhead deployment.

In addition, eXtremeDB is tightly integrated with the Metrowerks CodeWarrior Development Studio for ColdFire, greatly simplifying the process of creating embedded storage using CodeWarrior-based kits.

In the ColdFire family of microprocessors, McObject embraces a key hardware platform in its target market of intelligent, networked devices. As the first microcontroller based on the Motorola ColdFire core integrated with Flash, Ethernet and Controller Area Network (CAN) networking interfaces the MCF5282 is a compelling choice for many innovative embedded products. Uses include security systems, home networking, office equipment, LAN telephony, consumer electronics and industrial control networks such as CAN gateways and routers.

“Both the eXtremeDB and the Motorola ColdFire architectures’ proven success in automated control applications and other real-time, network-based embedded systems points to the natural synergy between them. With Metrowerks CodeWarrior Development Studio, these technologies offer a flexible and cost-effective development solution for embedded applications that require sophisticated storage management,” said Andrei Gorine McObject’s principal architect and co-founder

Since eXtremeDB’s introduction just two years ago, innovative companies including Genesis Microchip, DaimlerChrysler and Tyco Thermal Controls have adopted McObject’s in-memory data management solution. Customers benefit from eXtremeDB’s reliability, developer flexibility and unparalleled performance, and from unique features such as a self-diagnostic API that eliminates a wide range of programming errors that slip by other databases into application code. McObject also offers eXtremeDB source code, for complete developer control.


About McObject

Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject customers include industry leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Tyco Thermal Controls, Genesis Microchip and DTN. McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to providing innovative technology and first rate services to customers and partners. The company can be reached at +1-425-888-8505, or visit

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