Linux Debug Tools for AMCC PowerPC Processors

Embedded Toolsmiths writes “Embedded Toolsmiths’ Powerful, Cost-Effective Debuggers to Support AMCC PowerPC Processors.

Acton, MA. – March 03, 2005 – Embedded Toolsmiths today announced the delivery of its powerful Guardian-SE JTAG ICE and Agile-DB Debuggers to field engineers in Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] domestic and International sales and support offices. Embedded Toolsmiths’ powerful, cost-effective debuggers will support AMCC’s entire portfolio of PowerPC 4XX processors.

Embedded Toolsmiths’ Agile-DB debugger with Guardian-SE provides on-chip debugging and run control for AMCC’s PowerPC processors and offers the following advantages:

Crash-proof debug of popular kernels and operating systems, including Embedded Linux (kernel and application space debug)

High speed downloads, FLASH programming and single-stepping using powerful JTAG technology

Easy-to-use, yet powerful enough for the toughest debugging task

Data Book view of ON-CHIP registers allow fast, easy target configuration

A powerful GUI that lets you arrange data on screen according to your preferences

Turnkey FLASH libraries included for all popular devices

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. AMCC’s products provide customers with reduced development and product costs and faster time-to-market than is possible with discrete processor and ASIC solutions.

“We are excited to provide our Agile-DB and Guardian-SE debug tools for AMCC’s entire PowerPC portfolio,” said Greg Johansen, VP of Engineering for Embedded Toolsmiths. “Together, AMCC and Embedded Toolsmiths will provide customers with the tools and support they need to get their products to market under budget and faster than ever before.”

“We are delighted that Embedded Toolsmiths has chosen to equip our field engineers worldwide with their debugging tools, while also providing hands-on trainingâ€, said Charlie Ashton, Director of PowerPC Software at AMCC. “Our customers rely on the assistance of our field engineers as they develop products based on our PowerPC processors. The capabilities of the Agile-DB and Guardian-SE debug tools are well matched to the features of our high-performance, high-bandwidth processors. We are confident that by using these tools our field engineers will be able to help our customers address complex system debugging issues.â€

Guardian-SE and Agile-DB for the entire AMCC 4XX processor family are now available. For more information about Embedded Toolsmiths debug solutions for embedded systems, please visit our web site at For information on AMCC PowerPC processors visit

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 PowerPC processors.For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our web site at

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. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our web site at”