Ahura Technology Teams With MIPS Technologies to Join the MIPS Alliance Program
Company to Deliver Development Tools for Embedded Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif.--Oct. 23, 2001--Ahura Technology, Inc., a leading provider of advanced development tools for embedded solutions and services, today announced that it has joined the MIPS Alliance Program, (MAP). As a result of its participation in MAP, Ahura is offering its suite of development tools, its Integrated Development Environment and the company's first pure software protocol analyzer for Bluetooth IEEE802.11a and IEEE802.11b to MIPS Technologies' (NASDAQ: MIPS, MIPSB) licensees and OEMs using MIPS-based(TM) processors. These products are compatible with the standard MIPS32(TM) and MIPS64(TM) architectures, as well as processors and cores based on those architectures. The Ahura technology can assist developers of MIPS-based products to form the building blocks needed to create innovative, differentiated embedded applications that range from digital consumer to high-performance networking solutions.
"MIPS Technologies is one of the world's most successful architects of embedded 32- and 64-bit processor technologies and is truly a market leader," commented Reza Soliman-Noori, president and CEO of Ahura Technology. "We are pleased to be able to offer our ground-breaking, open-source GNU tools to the MIPS community and to support them in developing robust, flexible and scalable applications," he observed.
"MIPS Technologies and its licensees rely on readily available embedded development tools to preserve the time-to-market advantages of its cores. Ahura is able to offer a robust tools environment that enable our licensees to rapidly deploy products to meet their aggressive time-to-market schedules," stated James MacHale, director of market development for MIPS Technologies. "Ahura's expertise in embedded GNU tools allows them to capitalize on the exploding embedded systems market," he remarked.
In recognizing the need for end-to-end embedded solutions, Ahura currently offers four integrated, flexible and standards-based products. Ahura's eXpose is an intuitive and comprehensive source-level symbolic debugger for optimizing Integrated Development Environments (IDE.) The product can be used to configure, deploy, build and debug kernels, drivers or software modules directly for all supported environments. Both eXpressGNU and eXpertGNU are based on the open-source GNU standard, which employs an open development model. eXpressGNU provides optimized, processor-specific and complete GNU tool chains. eXpertGNU provides the same features and functionality as eXpressGNU as well as an intuitive graphical interface that eliminates the need to know underlying details of the GNU tools. Ahura's Wireless eXaminer, the newest product, provides developers of Bluetooth IEEE802.11a /IEEE802.11b-enabled devices the ability to monitor, capture, decode, filter and display all Baseband packets within a wireless network and to isolate, decode and display higher-level protocol layers.
The Ahura Technology embedded development tools are now available. Introductory pricing ranges from $400 to $5,000 based on the platform and product.
ABOUT THE MIPS ALLIANCE PROGRAM
The MIPS Alliance Program (MAP) provides its members with sales and technical assistance as well as broad marketing support such as Internet and traditional marketing and promotional activities. MAP members are third-party vendors who provide solutions around MIPS Technologies processors. MIPS-based(TM) processors are found in digital entertainment devices such as set-top boxes and game consoles, consumer electronics, office automation machines and communications/networking equipment such as routers and servers.
ABOUT AHURA TECHNOLOGY
Ahura Technology develops, markets and supports advanced development tools for the most widely used microprocessor targets, embedded and desktop operating systems. The company provides innovative open-source GNU technology and a comprehensive suite of embedded software development tools for use in market segments ranging from wireless, networking and communications, to system-on-a-chip, digital media and Internet appliances. Ahura's technology adds value to leading embedded core technologies from ARM, MIPS, Motorola and picoTurbo. For more information visit our web site at www.ahuratechnology.com or call 408-433-3800.
MIPS(R) is a registered trademark, and MIPS32(TM), MIPS64(TM), and MIPS-based(TM) are trademarks of MIPS Technologies, Inc in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.
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