Software Development Solution for AMCC Power Architecture 405EZ

4th February 2008
ES Admin
Green Hills Software has announced the immediate availability of its comprehensive software development solution targeting Applied Micro Circuit Corporation’s 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

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.

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