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Xilinx Teams Up With Nohau and Micrium to Offer Designers New Capabilities For Microblaze Based Embedded Systems
The Joint Partnership Between Xilinx, Nohau and Micrium Provides Embedded
Developers the Necessary Tools to Help Bring Their Products to Market More
Quickly and Efficiently
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced that Nohau Corp., a world leading
supplier of in-circuit emulators, has developed a new USB to JTAG-based
debugger featuring micron C/OS-II support from Micrium, Inc., a leading
provider of high quality embedded software solutions, for the MicroBlaze
32-bit soft processor core from Xilinx.
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Nohau's powerful macro-based debugger, called Seehau, controls the
EMUL-PC/USB-JTAG hardware. With Nohau's Project Manager, engineers can greatly
reduce the edit-compile-debug loop time. A "soft" trace module is included in
the tool greatly enhancing the search for "hard-to-find" bugs.
"I believe that soft cores in FPGAs have the potential to change the way
embedded systems are designed in the future. However, without excellent
development tools, the design process is too difficult," said Olle Hallengren,
President of Nohau. "Nohau's and Micrium's tools are contributing to ease this
Micrium's micron C/OS-II is a highly portable RTOS that meets the
requirements of safety critical systems and has been used in avionics,
medical, industrial, data communications, instrumentation and many other types
"Micrium is pleased to partner with Nohau and Xilinx to extend the
availability of our very popular and robust RTOS to the embedded community,"
said Jean J. Labrosse, President of Micrium. "The source code for uC/OS-II is
exceptionally clean and well commented which allowed it to be ported to the
MicroBlaze in just a few days. Nohau's Seehau Kernel Awareness provides
visibility into micron C/OS-II which greatly helps embedded developers isolate
"We are pleased to collaborate with Nohau and Micrium to offer familiar
and best-in-class debug tools and micron C/OS support, respectively for our
MicroBlaze users," said Mark Aaldering, Senior Director of IP Solution
Division at Xilinx. "These tools will help accelerate development time."
Pricing and Availability
The Embedded Development Kit is available immediately with promotional
pricing at $495 until the end of 2003. The MicroBlaze soft processor core is
included in the EDK. For more information about the EDK and MicroBlaze, visit
About Nohau Corporation
Nohau provides the tools for engineers of embedded systems to complete
their development projects in an efficient and economical way. Nohau
Corporation, headquartered in Campbell, California, is the market leader for
8-, 16-, and 32-bit in-circuit emulators, with representatives worldwide.
Micrium, Inc. is based in South Florida and is a provider of high quality
embedded software solutions and is headed by world renowned author and
embedded systems developer Jean J. Labrosse. Micrium is a privately held
corporation. For additional information, please visit http://www.micrium.com .
Xilinx, Inc. is the worldwide leader of programmable logic solutions.
Additional information about Xilinx is available at http://www.xilinx.com .
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