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Design Resources

Software and Tools

Freescale's software and development solutions go beyond the silicon, helping to bring embedded applications to life. We equip design engineers with comprehensive solutions, including the software and tools, ecosystem solutions and reference systems, reducing design complexity and accelerating time to market.


Freescale offers a variety of face-to-face and online training options to support design initiatives from design conception throughout the development cycle and beyond. From hands-on “Designing with Freescale” seminars held throughout the world to self-paced on-demand training, design competitions and our flagship event, the Freescale Technology vertical Forum, engineers can get world-class training in a format that works best for them. Freescale has trained more than 11,000 customers in 2010 as well as an additional 17,000 University students.

Reference Designs

Reference Designs

Freescale provides reference designs to help engineers implement solutions quickly, confidently and with low risk. Our reference designs range from schematics and software to full system solutions, sometimes in the full form factor of the system, enabling engineers to reproduce designs in their own facilities.

Alliance Network

Freescale Connect Partner Program

Tap into a powerful ecosystem of Freescale technology alliances for building smarter, better connected solutions. Intended to help shorten design cycles and get products to market faster, our technology alliances provide access to rich design tools and peripherals, extensive software building blocks, and world-class support and training.

Product Longevity

Product Longevity

Freescale understands the embedded market requirement for long-term support and offers an industry-leading product longevity program to meet that need. Freescale makes a broad range of devices available for a minimum period of 15 years—ideal for the automotive and medical segments. Devices are made available for a minimum period of 10 years for other market segments in which Freescale participates.


SafeAssure Functional Safety Program

The SafeAssure program is designed to help system manufacturers more easily achieve compliance with functional safety standards in the automotive and industrial markets. Freescale's SafeAssure solutions reduce the time required to develop safety systems that comply with the upcoming International Standards Organization (ISO) 26262 and existing International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508 standards.