MIPS Technologies and eCosCentric Announce Availability of eCosPro® Developer's Kit for microMIPS™

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MIPS Technologies and eCosCentric Announce Availability of eCosPro® Developer's Kit for microMIPS™

Daniel Morris
http://www.ecoscentric.com/news/press-110504.shtml

   Media Contact: Jen Bernier MIPS Technologies +1 408 530-5178
   [1][hidden email] Daniel Morris eCosCentric Ltd.  +44 1223 245 571
   [2][hidden email]

MIPS Technologies and eCosCentric Announce Availability of eCosPro®
Developer's Kit for microMIPS™

Popular Open-Source RTOS Comes to MIPS32® M14K™ Core Family

   SUNNYVALE, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, UK - May 4, 2011 - MIPS
   Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of
   industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital
   home, networking and mobile applications, and eCosCentric Limited,
   the eCos and RedBoot experts, today announced that eCosCentric
   has ported its eCosPro® open source real-time operating
   system (RTOS) to the microMIPS™ instruction set architecture
   (ISA). eCosCentric has also made available its eCosPro Developer's
   Kit for the MIPS32® M14K™ and M14Kc™ cores, which are based
   on the microMIPS ISA. This builds on support for other MIPS cores
   already offered by eCosCentric.

   With the robust, feature-rich and fully-supported eCosPro RTOS
   for the M14K and M14Kc cores, users can choose from a rich set of
   supported peripherals, network stacks and file systems. They can
   become productive quickly with the full Eclipse-based development
   environment that packages the RTOS. Since the eCosPro Developer's
   Kits for MIPS cores were built and tested using standard MIPS
   reference designs, engineers can start building applications within
   a few minutes.

   "The ecosystem of third party support for our microMIPS ISA and M14K
   cores continues to grow, and we are excited to offer our licensees
   who are designing products around these technologies access to
   the highly popular eCosPro RTOS. We are seeing interest in the
   combination of eCosPro and microMIPS among our customers for a
   range of cost-, speed- and resource-constrained applications," said
   Art Swift, vice president of marketing and business development,
   MIPS Technologies.

   According to Alex Schuilenburg, managing director/CEO at
   eCosCentric, "We are pleased to add to our existing support for
   MIPS cores by porting eCosPro to the microMIPS ISA. Existing
   eCos users will be able to migrate quickly to eCosPro on the new
   microMIPS architecture, leveraging their existing application and
   system design knowledge. They also have the assurance of guaranteed
   commercial support direct from the original designers of the RTOS."

   Availability

   The eCosPro Developer's Kit for the M14K and M14Kc cores and
   microMIPS on the SEADTM-3 reference board is available directly
   from eCosCentric, with packages of support to suit teams of
   varying sizes.  eCosCentric can also tailor-build a run-time to meet
   customer requirements. Visit [3]www.ecoscentric.com/ecospro.shtml,
   contact [4][hidden email] or visit stand #2319 at the
   [5]Embedded Systems Conference - Silicon Valley 2011 for more
   information.

   About the M14K Cores and microMIPS

   The M14K and M14Kc cores are the first MIPS32-compatible cores that
   also execute the new microMIPS ISA, achieving high performance
   of 1.5 DMIPS/MHz with an advanced level of code compression. On
   these cores, the microMIPS ISA maintains 98% of MIPS32
   performance while reducing code size by up to 35%, translating
   to significant silicon cost savings. For more information, visit
   [6]www.mips.com/products/architectures/micromips/ or contact
   [7][hidden email].

   About eCosPro

   eCosPro is a stable, fully tested and supported version of the
   eCos open source real-time operating system and RedBoot bootstrap
   firmware.  The eCosPro Developer's Kit is a distribution of eCosPro
   with commercial support and advice, prebuilt eCos host tools,
   compiler tool chains, full documentation, Eclipse-based integrated
   development environment to streamline eCos application development
   (including graphical debugger), C++ runtime (including Standard
   Template Library) as well as profiling, code coverage and memory
   allocation debugging tools. Third party components certified with
   eCosPro include a Java virtual machine, an in-memory database,
   graphical user interfaces, Bluetooth, CANopen, and USB 2.0 compliant
   host, device and OTG stacks and flash file-systems.

   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 electronic 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 [8]www.mips.com.


   Follow MIPS on [9]Facebook, [10]LinkedIn, [11]YouTube, [12]RSS and
   [13]Twitter.



   MIPS, MIPS32, M14K, M14Kc, microMIPS, SEAD and MIPS-Based are
   trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and
   other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc. eCos, eCosCentric and
   eCosPro are registered trademarks of eCosCentric Limited. All
   other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their
   respective owners.

References

   1. mailto:[hidden email]
   2. mailto:[hidden email]
   3. http://www.ecoscentric.com/ecospro.shtml
   4. mailto:[hidden email]
   5. http://esc.eetimes.com/siliconvalley/?cid=exhibitormktg
   6. http://www.mips.com/products/architectures/micromips/
   7. mailto:[hidden email]
   8. http://www.mips.com/
   9. http://www.facebook.com/pages/MIPS-Technologies-Inc/45674251295
  10. http://www.linkedin.com/companies/mips-technologies
  11. http://www.youtube.com/user/MIPSTechnologies
  12. http://www.mips.com/rss/rss.dot 
  13. http://twitter.com/MIPSGuru

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  eCosCentric - The eCos and RedBoot experts
  Tel: +44 1223 245 571 - [hidden email]
  DDI: +44 1269 591 171 - [hidden email]

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