Make better decisions than your competitors, and you will design a better product. You will also design it faster and at a lower cost. If your evaluation and development processes are focused on a PowerPC embedded processor, a PowerPC Evaluation Kit will help you to obtain the right information to reach more right decisions. The greatest value provided by these kits may well be their versatility.They are versatile because they support decision-making processes in several phases of product development. For example, they support: Benchmarking: If you are undecided on your processor platform, the kit will help in your comparison to other processors--highlighting the advantages of PowerPC embedded processors. Reference Design: Use the appropriate kit as a reference design to shorten your development cycle. We provide schematics and boot ROM source code and encourage you to refine or redesign them to your requirement. Prototyping: After selecting PowerPC as your processor solution, the kit becomes a valuable design aid. Use an evaluation board as a solid foundation. Then, add application-specific components to a board that plugs into the board's expansion interface. Through this interface, you can quickly integrate design elements with more assurance of success. Software Development: With a PowerPC Evaluation Kit, software development doesn't have to wait for hardware development. Both development efforts can proceed on a parallel course. Your kit also helps in making the integration of hardware and software easier.