TimeMachine Debugger, SuperTrace Probe Support 32-bit Automotive PowerPC

3/9/2004 - Green Hills Software, Inc., the market leader in embedded software development tools and royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced support of the TimeMachine 4-D debugger and SuperTrace probe for the Motorola MPC5554, a 32-bit PowerPC controller for advanced automotive and industrial systems.

The TimeMachine 4-D debugger and SuperTrace probe are part of a total solution for developing applications on the MPC5554, joining the MULTI Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Green Hills Optimizing C and C++ compilers which consistently produce the smallest and fastest code in industry benchmarks on the PowerPC processor.

Green Hills Software's Tools Offer Unprecedented Debug Capabilities
The TimeMachine debugger provides developers the ability to run and step an application back in time after a failure occurs, allowing easy identification of its root cause. This avoids the tedious and open-ended process of trial-and-error debugging required by previous generations of temporally-challenged debuggers.

The TimeMachine debugger exploits the power of Green Hills Software's SuperTrace probe that can collect up to a gigabyte of trace data from the MPC5554, more than 20 times the typical trace depth of other probes. The SuperTrace probe supports trace ports running at speeds beyond 300 MHz, collecting trace data while the CPU executes at full speed. TimeMachine then analyzes the trace data to reconstruct the code execution steps that the processor followed. Once a bug has been trapped in the SuperTrace probe, TimeMachine makes it easy to eradicate the bug.

The SuperTrace probe provides both a means of controlling the processor's trace logic and a channel for capturing trace data while the processor is running. In addition to the trace features, the new probe also includes all the run-control features of the original Green Hills probe.

MPC5554 Reduces Cost Through Integration
The MPC5554 is a total solution that offers a new level of microcontroller capability. As demands on automotive and industrial designs increase, the MPC5554 offers system performance up to five times higher than its market-leading MPC500 predecessors. It includes 2 megabytes of embedded flash memory-the largest amount of embedded flash offered from Motorola to date-enhanced timer systems through eTPUs and a peripheral set specifically tailored for automotive and industrial applications.

Pricing & Availability
The TimeMachine debugger works in concert with the MULTI IDE. The price for the TimeMachine debugger toolkit, including the SuperTrace probe and MULTI IDE, starts at $17,900 USD. Both TimeMachine and the SuperTrace probe are available immediately.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and software development tools for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine debugger, 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.

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, AdaMULTI and TimeMachine are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally.

North American Sales Contact: Green Hills Software, Inc., 30 West Sola Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Tel: 805-965-6044, Fax: 805-965-6343, Website: www.ghs.com, Email: sales@ghs.com.International Sales Contact: Green Hills Software Ltd., Dolphin House, St. Peter Street, Winchester Hampshire SO23 8BW, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0)1962 829820, Fax: +44 (0)1962 890300, Email: mktg-europe@ghs.com.

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