The Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) was established as a top-level project to make the Eclipse platform more suitable for embedded development. DSDP is supported by a growing number of vendors to create a common open source framework and exemplary tools to enable better integration of Eclipse plugins from various sources with target devices, operating systems, and development tools. Initially, DSDP focuses on building infrastructure for Target Management, Device Debugging, Mobile Java, and Embedded GUI’s. In this paper, we’ll present the goals and objectives, explain the architecture, provide a status update, and discuss how to get involved with the community.