Corelis Targets PMC-Sierra 64-bit MIPS with Real-Time Development Tools

2/20/2004 - Corelis Inc., announced new additions to its extensive line of logic analysis probes for Agilent Technologies’ logic analyzers. These latest tools are non-intrusive, and provide a powerful environment for the debugging of hardware and software for real-time applications based on PMC Sierra’s RM5231ATM, RM7035CTM and RM7935TM 64-bit MIPS-basedTM microprocessors using the 128-pin ExposedPadTM package technology.

The PI-RM7035 analysis probe provides logic analyzer access to all signals for the supported microprocessors and allows a developer to easily connect a target board to the Agilent family of logic analyzers for timing and state analysis. Included configuration software sets up the format specification menu of the logic analyzer for compatibility with the microprocessor and loads an inverse assembler for MIPS-based processors to obtain real-time displays of the processor data in true MIPS-IV assembly language mnemonics.

The PI-RM7035 analysis probe provides immediate support for PMC-Sierra’s new RM7935TM 64-bit MIPS-based microprocessor with built-in EJTAG on-chip emulation. The PI-RM7035 analysis probe contains a properly terminated JTAG debug header connector that allows for the easy connection of the Corelis CodeRunner Debugger via a large selection of boundary-scan controllers (including USB 2.0). The combination of the non-intrusive run-stop, single-step control of the EJTAG based CodeRunner Debugger and the real-time trace features provided by the PI-RM7035 culminate together to provide the highest level of both processor control and visibility.

"These new tools allow the developer of an embedded system using the PMC-Sierra RM5231A, RM7035C or RM7935 line of processors to bring their products to market much faster" said Jim Rodgers, Corelis marketing engineer for the MIPS® processor family. "The preprocessor makes the debugging process much easier and faster by eliminating difficult correlation issues and lengthy set-up times."

"The increasing number of design wins for PMC-Sierra’s high-performance MIPS-based microprocessors makes powerful and affordable design and test tools critical, especially during the early board bring-up phase of development" said Rob Reiner, manager of product marketing for the Microprocessor Products Division at PMC-Sierra. "The cooperative effort between PMC-Sierra and Corelis provides our customers with the advanced tools they need to develop PMC-Sierra’s microprocessors successfully."

The PI-RM7035 is available now and is priced at $3,950.

About Corelis, Inc
Corelis Inc.,, is a leading developer of hardware and software products for logic analysis probes and bus analyzers, boundary-scan emulation, testing and in-system programming. Corelis’ ScanPlus product line is recognized as the highest performance and easiest to use PC-based boundary-scan test system available on the market today and includes tools for Test Pattern Generation, Test Execution, complete pin-level diagnostics and CPLD, FPGA and Flash in-system programming. Corelis provides a full range of IEEE-Std 1149.1 boundary-scan testers for the PC ISA bus, PCI bus, cPCI bus, USB 2.0, PCMCIA bus, parallel port, LANs, and VXI bus.

About PMC-Sierra
PMC-Sierra is a leading provider of high speed broadband communications and storage semiconductors and MIPS-based processors for Enterprise, Access, Metro Optical Transport, Storage Area Networking and Wireless network equipment. The company offers worldwide technical and sales support, including a network of offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. PMC-Sierra is included in the S&P 500 Index which consists of 500 stocks chosen for market size, liquidity, and industry group representation. The company is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the PMCS symbol. For more information about PMC-Sierra’s family of MIPS-based processors, visit

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