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Green Hills Software Announces Software Development Solution for AMCC Power Architecture 405EZ

Immediate Availability of Development Tools and Operating Systems for 32-bit Embedded Processor

Green Hills Software and  Curtiss WrightSANTA BARBARA, CA —November 27, 2007
Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the immediate availability of its comprehensive software development solution targeting Applied Micro Circuit Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] Power Architecture 405EZ embedded processor. Components of the Green Hills Software development toolkit include: royalty-free RTOSes, optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture, MULTI integrated development environment (IDE), virtual prototyping platform, DoubleCheck integrated static analyzer, and high-speed hardware debug probes.

"Green Hills Software’s industry leading software development and operating system solutions are ideally suited to the industrial control and industrial automation markets for which the AMCC PowerPC 405EZ was designed," said Charlie Ashton, director of software at AMCC. "Customers will benefit from the extensive Green Hills software ecosystem built around this platform."

”We have been so impressed with the performance, power, and I/O capabilities of the AMCC Power Architecture microprocessors, that we decided to use one as the primary processing unit within our next-generation Green Hills Probe – the world’s fastest debug probe,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “The combination of the Green Hills software solutions and AMCC’s PowerPC processors provides a compelling productivity and cost proposition for embedded systems developers.”

The Green Hills solution for the PowerPC 405EZ consists of the following components:

  • MULTI integrated development environment – providing the industry leading DSO tool set for embedded software developers
  • Green Hills Power Architecture compilers – generating the fastest and smallest code in the industry for Power Architecture (formerly known as PowerPC)
  • Green Hills Probe – providing reliable and efficient debugging using the Power Architecture 405EZ JTAG port
  • INTEGRITY real-time operating system – high performance, total reliability, and certified by TÜV to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) of the IEC-61508 safety standard

About the PowerPC 405EZ
With speeds of up to 400 MHz, a flexible on-chip and off-chip memory architecture, a unique combination of ADC, DAC, and configurable Chameleon Timer©/PWM, and a diverse connectivity package, the Power Architecture 405EZ embedded processor provides a low power and small footprint system-on-a-chip solution for a wide range of high performance, cost-constrained embedded applications. Applications include industrial control, high-precision AC, DC and servo drive control, instrumentation, data acquisition, industrial automation, building and enclosure management, commercial and retail systems, Internet appliances, and intelligent USB peripherals. It is an easily programmable general purpose 32-bit RISC embedded processor that offers an ideal upgrade path for applications currently using 8-bit, 16-bit, RISC, or DSP MCUs needing performance and connectivity improvements.

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, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer 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 AMCC
AMCC provides leadership semiconductor solutions to process, transport, and store digital information for the world's wired and wireless networks. As a leading supplier of Power Architecture™ based processors and with world-class expertise in SONET and Ethernet protocol processing and PHY technology, our products are the foundation of the IP Communications Revolution. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our website at

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