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Green Hills Software Delivers Complete Product Suite for Cavium Networks’ OCTEON™ Multi-core MIPS64 Processor Family

Enables Rapid Product Deployment for Network Equipment Providers Using OCTEON Processors

SANTA BARBARA , CA —July 26, 2007—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that the Green Hills product suite supports Cavium Networks’ (NASDAQ:CAVM) OCTEON™ Multi-core MIPS64® processor family. This support includes the MULTI integrated development environment, TimeMachine tool suite, Green Hills compilers, DoubleCheck static analysis tools, µ-velOSity royalty-free real-time operating system and Green Hills Probe which are now available for the OCTEON family of multi-core MIPS64 processors. The Green Hills products enable network equipment providers to reduce their cost of software development and significantly shorten the time-to-market for their networking, security, control plane, wireless, storage and broadband gateway applications, based on the market leading OCTEON processors.

“Green Hills Software is a welcome addition to the Cavium Networks ecosystem,” said Rajiv Khemani, vice president of marketing and sales at Cavium Networks. “Their software solutions for multicore processor development are being used by our common customers in the wireless infrastructure market. This portfolio of tools and operating systems optimized for the OCTEON processors allows rapid deployment of leading performance networking products,” he said.

Green Hills’ products for the OCTEON processor family come from 25 years of experience providing development tools and RTOSes that make it easy for software developers to utilize the silicon’s optimizations, while reducing their time-to-market and improving the quality and security of code running in the end product.

This portfolio includes:

  • MULTI integrated development environment – the industry’s leading integrated development environment for multi-core development and debugging with many standard features for finding software bugs early in the development process
  • TimeMachine tool suite – the revolutionary back-in-time tool suite that gives embedded software developers unprecedented visibility to see and fix software flaws
  • DoubleCheck static analysis tool – seamlessly integrated with MULTI to allow easy, rapid analysis of your code, finding bugs before they have a chance to infest your target
  • Green Hills C/C++compilers for the OCTEON MIPS64™ core – numerous optimizations designed to exploit the core’s characteristics to generate the fastest and smallest code in the industry
  • µ-velOSity real-time operating system – providing industry-leading performance, minimal memory (less than 1.6 KB) and power-saving footprint for resource-constrained and cost-sensitive devices
  • Green Hills Probe – providing reliable and efficient multi-core debugging using the OCTEON EJTAG port

“We are seeing the rapid adoption of multi-core, multifunction microprocessors in next-generation wired and wireless infrastructure equipment,” commented Dan O’Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. “Cavium Networks’ OCTEON product family is leading the way by capturing a significant number of future designs and deployments by a wide variety of OEM networking and storage equipment providers. Now, with the Green Hills solution available, these OEM’s can realize their performance goals while delivering on their time-to-market targets,” he said.

About the Cavium Networks OCTEON MIPS64 processor family
The Cavium Networks OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors offers industry leading performance, scalability, low-power and advanced hardware acceleration for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to full-duplex 10Gbps. These software-compatible processors, with one to sixteen cnMIPS cores on a single chip, integrate next-generation networking interfaces, memory controller, advanced hardware acceleration for packet processing, QoS, TCP, multi-core scaling, compression/decompression, pattern matching, storage and security with latest processor peripherals in a single chip. Additionally the OCTEON processor family provides unparallel throughput and general purpose programmability for Layer 2 through Layer 7 processing required for building next-generation intelligent networks.

The Green Hills Software solution for the CN38xx and CN58xx processors is available today.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments and TimeMachine™ tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband & consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

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North American Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software, Inc.
30 West Sola Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101,
Tel: 805-965-6044
Fax: 805-965-6343

Media Contacts:
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International Sales Contact:
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