High-End Debug Solution Optimized for MIPS Technologies' Cores for Microcontrollers and Small Footprint Embedded Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif. and Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Germany - August 2, 2011-MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications, and Lauterbach GmbH, a leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, announced that TRACE32® debuggers from Lauterbach now support the MIPS32® M14K and M14Kc processor cores. M14K cores leverage advanced code compression technology to deliver high performance of 1.5 DMIPS/MHz while reducing code size by up to 35%, translating to significant silicon cost savings.
This announcement builds on Lauterbach's already extensive support for the MIPS® architecture-including the MIPS32 M4K® core-now bringing the mature, high-end TRACE32 debugging solution to the award-winning M14K core family.
"Lauterbach has worked with MIPS Technologies for many years in support of its industry-standard architectures and cores. With TRACE32, the many developers who are creating products around MIPS have access to a full range of debug functionality, from bootstrap code to interrupt routines and drivers," said Norbert Weiss, international sales and marketing manager at Lauterbach.
"Today, development tools and software for a processor are more important than ever, representing key criteria in choosing a processor for a design. MIPS provides the broad ecosystem of tools that our customers need for their next-generation development. Lauterbach is known for its high-quality products and technology leadership, and we are pleased that the TRACE32 tool is now available to our M14K core customers," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development, MIPS Technologies.
With its TRACE32 debugger products, Lauterbach provides development tool support for the MIPS32 architecture and cores, as well as the MIPS64® architecture. For more information on Lauterbach support for MIPS, visit www.lauterbach.com/pro/pro__mips.html.
MIPS32 M14K Core Family with microMIPS ISA
The M14K core family is the first to incorporate the microMIPS code compression Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). microMIPS offers uncompromised 32-bit performance with exceptional code density by using an optimal combination of 16- and 32-bit instructions. Executing the microMIPS ISA achieves 98% of the performance with a 35% reduction in code size relative to MIPS32-only mode. The M14K core offers advanced features that are optimized for microcontroller and real-time embedded applications. The M14Kc core is a high-performance, compact, low-power design that delivers a superior solution for cost-sensitive embedded applications such as home entertainment, personal entertainment and home networking.
Lauterbach is a leading manufacturer of complete, modular and upgradeable microprocessor development tools worldwide with experience in the field of embedded designs since 1979. Lauterbach is an internationally well-established company with blue chip customers from every corner of the globe and close relationships with semiconductor manufacturers. In addition to its headquarters in Hoehenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn, Germany, the company has its own branch offices in United Kingdom, Italy, France, United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. The company attaches great importance to a very high technical level and only the latest development methods are used. For more information, visit http://www.lauterbach.com.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital home, networking and mobile applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular products, including broadband devices from Linksys, DTVs and digital consumer devices from Sony, DVD recordable devices from Pioneer, digital set-top boxes from Motorola, network routers from Cisco, 32-bit microcontrollers from Microchip Technology and laser printers from Hewlett-Packard. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.