Embedded Toolsmiths' JTAG Emulation/Debugger Support AMCC 440SP, 440SPe

9/29/2005 - Embedded Toolsmiths announced Guardian-SE JTAG ICE and Agile-DB Debugger support for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation's (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] PowerPC 440SP and 440SPe processors.

With the addition of these new processors, Embedded Toolsmiths' powerful, cost-effective JTAG Tools now support the entire portfolio of AMCC's 400 series processors built on the award-winning PowerPC architecture. AMCC's processors offer advanced processing capability with the versatility and bandwidth needed by high-performance embedded systems for the communications/networking, storage, consumer and industrial markets.

The Guardian-SE JTAG ICE and Agile-DB source-level debugger provide many powerful on-chip debug capabilities including the following:

The following phases of embedded debug and development are supported by Embedded Toolsmiths' high-speed PowerPC JTAG Tools:

"The Agile-DB Debugger and Guardian-SE JTAG Emulator for AMCC's entire PowerPC portfolio provide many unique features, which help to simplify the debug process for customers, such as automatic detection of processor and FLASH devices and the ability to 'hot plug' into a running system," said Greg Johansen, vice president of engineering for Embedded Toolsmiths.

"We are delighted to see Embedded Toolsmiths offering JTAG ICE and debugger support for our 440SP and 440SPe processors", said Charlie Ashton, director of PowerPC software at AMCC. "Customers around the world are working on system designs based on these platforms and it's critical that they have access to high-quality debugging tools, which will accelerate their development process."

Guardian-SE and Agile-DB for the entire AMCC 400 series processor family are now available.

About Embedded Toolsmiths
Founded in 2001, Embedded Toolsmiths provides hardware-assisted debug technology that is focused on the problems faced by embedded hardware and software engineers bringing up new and custom hardware based on the PowerPC processor family. Agile-DB and Guardian-SE are registered trademarks of Embedded Toolsmiths.

About AMCC
AMCC provides the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of information worldwide. The company blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications such as PowerPC and programmable SOC architectures, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.

Agile-DB and Guardian-SE are registered trademarks of Embedded ToolSmiths.

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