Embedded Performance Supports IDT's New Communications Processors

3/13/2003 - Embedded Performance, Inc. (EPI) and IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI) announced EPI development tool support for the RC32438 processor, the newest member of the IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors.

The IDT RC32438 processor builds on the company’s position as the leading provider of integrated processors for managed Layer-2 Ethernet switches, and delivers up to 266 MHz in performance to address the bandwidth-demanding requirements of communications applications within the Enterprise and access market segments, including desktop/workgroup switches, gateways, wireless access points (WAPs) and virtual private network (VPN) equipment. EPI’s EDB source level debugger and MAJIC® intelligent EJTAG debug probe, combined with a broad complement of debugger APIs, provides the industry’s most comprehensive support for all phases of system development.

Together, the companies demonstrate how an intelligent debug probe complements and extends on-chip debug facilities to provide greater control and visibility of the hardware and software operation, resulting in a faster debug cycle and improving time to market.

“We see an increasing requirement within emerging market segments such as network access equipment and Enterprise switches to partner with companies that provide tools and support for a wide range of development environments, including GNU and embedded Linux,” said Phil Bourekas, vice president of the Internetworking Products Division at IDT. “Our relationship with EPI and the development tool support they provide for our RC32438 processor are essential components of the solution we offer our customers.”

“We are excited to offer EDB and the MAJIC family of intelligent debug probes to support the IDT InterpriseTM family of integrated processors,” said Claude Chalouhi, EPI VP of worldwide sales. “This is an important addition for the Enterprise networking suppliers in Asia, and the leadership position they are rapidly establishing.”

In addition to EDB, the MAJIC Series supports the most popular third-party debug tools, including MontaVista Linux Professional tools, GNU GDB and Wind River Tornado. This allows developers using the IDT processor to take advantage of the intelligence of the MAJIC Series probes while maintaining a familiar user interface.

The MAJIC intelligent debug probe connects to the host-based debuggers using a 10/100Base-T Ethernet or a high-speed serial port. When used in an Ethernet environment, it is ideal for remote debug operations and features fast code download.

In addition to supporting the newer IDT RC32438 device, the EPI EJTAG tools support all the devices within the IDT InterpriseTM processor family, including the RC32355 and RC32351 processors targeting CPE applications, and the RC32332, RC32333 and RC32334 processors targeting gateway and Ethernet switching applications.

Other features of the MAJIC family include a logic analyzer triggering interface, programmable JTAG clock speeds, support for adaptive clocking technology, and a long list of self-test and hardware test capabilities.

About EPI
Founded in 1987, Embedded Performance, Inc. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of compiler, debugger and emulation tools for the embedded RISC market. The company supplies complete vertical applications toolkits and development boards for a variety of RISC architectures based on ARM® and MIPS® licensee designs. Company headquarters are located in Milpitas, California. Local sales offices, application assistance, and technical support are available worldwide through a network of representatives and distributors. For more information, contact sales at +1-408-957-0350, Fax: +1-408-957-0307, e-mail: sales@epitools.com, or visit EPI’s Web site at: www.epitools.com.

About IDT
IDT enhances the global network with semiconductor solutions for communications companies that lead innovation and drive convergence in voice, data and wireless networks. IDT is focused on enhancing system bandwidth with communications-specific products including network search engines, content inspection engines and the InterpriseTM family of integrated communications processors. The portfolio is also comprised of products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and clock management products. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices. Additional information about IDT is easily accessible at www.idt.com. The investor hotline is (408) 654-6420.

MAJIC and EPI are registered trademarks of Embedded Performance, Inc. IDT and Interprise are trademarks and the IDT logo is a registered trademark of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. ARM is a registered trademarks of ARM Limited MIPS is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries.

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