Applied Microsystems Announces PowerTAP Support For IBM PowerPC 405CR Embedded Processor Systems PowerTAP® Users to Benefit From New System Browser(TM)Technology And Enhanced MWX-ICE(TM)4.4 Debugger
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2001-- Applied Microsystems Corp. (Nasdaq:APMC - news), announces today the release of its PowerTAP® low-level debug, test and emulation tool for IBM PowerPC(TM) 405 CR embedded processor systems. PowerTAP comes with the latest release of the MWX-ICE(TM) 4.4 debugger equipped with Applied's new System Browser(TM) technology.
PowerTAP is a PowerPC-specific tool that integrates the industry's most robust C/C++ symbolic debugger with a networked, high-speed in-circuit emulator (ICE). PowerTAP gives engineers working on PowerPC 405CR systems unprecedented visibility into the processor's integrated registers, cache and MMU as well as crash-proof in-target control.
The PowerTAP emulator comes with Applied's new System Browser technology and the latest MWX-ICE 4.4 debugger which allows the engineer not only to see, document and manage the configuration of the 405CR processor per IBM and ASIC specifications, but also allows the engineer to see, document and configure every memory mapped standard and custom peripheral component in its system. System Browser technology is unique in its ability to access the registers of all components on the board via an easy-to-use browser while running the code -- a significant timesaving development feature.
Equipped with the new PowerTAP/MWX-ICE 4.4 solution, PowerPC users can:
- See the memory map of the entire system
- Retrieve details down to the bit level
- Add new custom peripherals (useful SoC and SoPC designs)
- Debug code in cache, ROM, RAM, Flash
- Support the new Elf/Dwarf2 compiler standard
PowerTAP has a user-friendly interface so engineers can quickly and easily sort out logic and design flaws, peripheral configuration problems, cache configuration issues that affect performance, and setup problems with on- and off-chip peripherals.
"The 405CR high performance processor is ideal for a wide variety of embedded applications, including wired communications, data storage, and computing devices, said Ricardo Gariazzo, PowerPC enablement manager, IBM Microelectronics. "These systems are typically complex requiring tools such as PowerTAP, the MWX-ICE 4.4. debugger, and technologies such as Applied's new System Browser to provide system visibility and time-efficient test, debug and emulation support."
Pricing and Availability
PowerTAP for IBM 405CR is available immediately from Applied Microsystems for $5,490 US dollars. PowerTAP comes with MWX-ICE4.4 and the System Browser.
A white paper on Applied's new System Browser technology is available free of charge for download at www.amc.com. A full media kit, including the white paper and product shots, is also available for download at www.amc.com/news
About Applied Microsystems
Applied Microsystems expedites the development, test and deployment of business- and safety-critical real time embedded systems. Helping fellow engineers for over 20 years, Applied is today a leading provider of innovative technologies and embedded software test, debug, and verification tools.
Using our tools, engineers test, debug, and verify embedded software found in optical or wireless voice and data communications networks, airborne, medical, and automotive systems, industrial automation, console games, and consumer electronics. Applied's solutions deliver the visibility, reliability, and credibility required in today's complex business-critical embedded system. Applied's most popular tools include NetROM®, PowerTAP®, CodeTAP®, SuperTAP® and CodeTEST®.
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