SOURCE: Green Hills Software, Inc.

January 08, 2008 08:00 ET

Green Hills Software Announces Software Development Solution for Microchip Technology's PIC24 MCUs and dsPIC DSCs

Green Hills Tools Available for Microchip's Entire 16-bit Portfolio

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), and Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announced that Green Hills Software's integrated development environment, MULTI, is now available for Microchip's 16-bit PIC24 microcontroller (MCU) and dsPIC® digital signal controller (DSC) families.

"This expansion of the Green Hills Software toolchain gives engineers an opportunity to take advantage of the advanced features and capabilities of Microchip's dsPIC DSC and PIC24 MCU products, using one of the most recognized and productive environments in the industry. Within the MULTI integrated development environment, users can now easily migrate between Microchip's 16-bit devices and 32-bit PIC32 MCUs," commented Derek Carlson, vice president of Microchip's Development Tools group. "Together, MULTI and the Microchip MPLAB® REAL ICE™ in-circuit emulation system enable embedded software developers to maximize performance and reduce development time."

The Green Hills Software solution for Microchip's PIC24/dsPIC DSC family consists of the following components:

--  MULTI integrated development environment -- providing the most
    comprehensive DSO tool set for embedded software developers
--  MPLAB C30 C Compiler
--  MPLAB REAL ICE Emulator -- providing reliable and efficient debugging
--  Microchip PIC24 MCU/dsPIC DSC instruction-set simulator

"Green Hills Software and the MULTI integrated development environment offer the kind of features and performance embedded engineers worldwide have come to expect," said David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. "Microchip's dsPIC DSCs and PIC24 MCUs bring high-powered performance and value to the 16-bit market. They are a natural complement to our tools and product line, and we are pleased to make this addition."

About Microchip's 16-bit MCU & DSC Families

The PIC24 MCU and dsPIC DSC families provide compatible options across a wide spectrum of price, performance and feature sets. Common attributes among all 16-bit MCU and DSC families are pinouts, software, peripherals and development tools. Whether the design requires the lowest-priced 16-bit solution, the most powerful 16-bit MCU in the industry or integrated DSP capability, Microchip offers a broad range of products while preserving the compatibility that helps save time and money on subsequent designs.


The Green Hills Software solution for Microchip's 16-bit MCU and DSC families is available today.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine™ tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, µ-velOSity, AdaMULTI, DoubleCheck and TimeMachine, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally. PIC, dsPIC, and MPLAB are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. REAL ICE is a trademark of Microchip Technology Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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