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Green Hills Software Announces Support for AMCC PowerPC 405EX and 405EXr

Comprehensive Software Development Suite for 32-bit Embedded Processors

SANTA BARBARA, CA — December 10, 2007 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the availability of its software development solution targeting Applied Micro Circuit Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC,] PowerPC 405EX and 405EXr embedded processors. Components of the Green Hills Software development toolkit include: optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture™, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), virtual prototyping platform, DoubleCheck™ static analyzer, and high-speed hardware debug probes.

“Green Hills Software’s industry leading software development solutions are ideally suited to the networking markets for which the AMCC PowerPC 405EX and 405EXr were designed,” said Charlie Ashton, director of software at AMCC. “Using Green Hills Software’s professional tools and services, AMCC customers are able to maximize performance and reliability while minimizing time-to-market and product unit cost.”

“With the PowerPC 405EX and 405EXr, AMCC continues to push the state of the art in flexible and high performance I/O while meeting the stringent power requirements for next generation wireless and wired embedded networking equipment,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “To top it off, these processors’ comprehensive integrated cryptographic acceleration features enable developers to achieve their target performance efficiency without compromising security.”

The Green Hills solution for the PowerPC 405EX and 405Exr consists of the following components:

  • MULTI integrated development environment – providing the 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 PowerPC 405EX and 405EXr JTAG ports
  • DoubleCheck integrated static analyzer – increasing software reliability and reducing time-to-market by eradicating more defects early in the development process

About the PowerPC 405EX and 405EXr
The PPC405EX and PPC405EXr combine the proven performance of the market leading PPC405 processor with a high-performance suite of peripheral and memory interfaces, including PCI Express, USB2.0 On-the-Go, DDR 2/1 and Gigabit Ethernet. The PPC405EX and PPC405EXr also incorporate an advanced security engine, featuring header/trailer processing capability and support for the broadest range of security protocols, including IPSec, SSL, and DTLS. The PPC405EX and PPC405EXr are ideally suited for next-generation WLAN, Residential Gateway, and IP-STB applications that require exceptional performance, small footprint and low power.

The Green Hills Software solution for the PowerPC 405EX and 405EXr processors is available today to qualified customers.

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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