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TMCNet:  Green Hills Adds Development Support for Microchip Technology's 32-Bit PIC Microcontrollers

[August 26, 2014]

Green Hills Adds Development Support for Microchip Technology's 32-Bit PIC Microcontrollers

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SANTA BARBARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/14 -- Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things, today announced the availability of its software development product suite with added support for the latest 32-bit microcontroller family from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The Green Hills offering includes the MULTI® integrated development environment, Green Hills compilers, and Green Hills Probe, which are now available for Microchip's PIC®32MZ family of microcontrollers (MCUs). Microchip's PIC32MZ product line is based on the MIPS® microAptiv� core, runs at 200 MHz/330 DMIPS, achieves a score of 654 CoreMarks�, has high integration and memory density, and provides up to 35% code compression.

"Our rapidly expanding 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller portfolio is gaining broad market acceptance, with its industry-leading performance and code density," said Derek Carlson, Microchip's Development Tools vice president. "The PIC32MX and PIC32MZ families, together with Green Hills Software's embedded development solutions, including its MULTI IDE, are the perfect complement for customers seeking to maximize performance and minimize product unit costs." Expanded Range of Microchip MCUsThe Green Hills Software development environment is an integrated set of tools that is now optimized to Microchips' latest 32-bit MCUs, leveraging CPU-specific features for high performance and minimal code size. For applications requiring embedded connectivity, the family includes Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet and CAN, along with a broad set of wired and wireless protocol stacks. Many embedded applications are adding better graphics displays, and the PIC32MZ can support up to a WQVGA display without any external graphics chips. Streaming/digital audio applications can take advantage of this family's 159 DSP instructions, large memory, peripherals such as I2S, and available software.

New support from Green HillsGreen Hills now supports Microchip's PIC32MZ MCUs with its industry-leading development tools, including the complete Green Hills tools environment, consisting of compilers, debugger, IDE and probes.

"Microchip's latest MIPS-based microcontroller family brings high performance, along with high memory and peripheral integration, to embedded applications requiring minimum footprint and cost," commented Tim Reed, vice president Advanced Products, Green Hills Software. "We are pleased to provide Green Hills Software compilers, performance analysis tools, and the complete MULTI tool suite, which are now optimized for the PIC32MZ family to help realize this vision of top-end performance efficiency." AvailabilityMULTI 6.1.6, Compiler 2014.1, Green Hills Probe and SuperTrace� Probe are available now.

About Green Hills SoftwareFounded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY and SuperTrace are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. PIC is a registered trademark of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Green Hills Software Barbel French 805-965-6044 bfrench@ghs.com Source: Green Hills Software

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