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MIPS R4000 DEVELOPMENT TOOLS NOW AVAILABLE ON INTEL PCs

 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPS Technologies Inc. today announced RISCross(TM) software development tools for Intel(TM) microprocessor-based PCs and compatibles running Microsoft Windows(TM) 3.1 operating system. The new tools enable embedded control programmers to implement their MIPS R3000(R) and R4000(TM) designs on development platforms based on Itel microprocessors, completing the cross-development tool suite for the MIPS Magnum(TM) and SUN SPARCstation(TM) platforms.


"By offering our cross-development tools to the PC user, we're reaching the number one computer user for embedded control design," said Mike Polen, software product manager for MIPS Technologies. "Personal computers are increasingly used in conjunction with workstations to develop embedded control programs. These designers have found it critical to have the option of employing a full range of platforms, and MIPS Technologies has given them the tools to do just that."
 The RISCross Development tools will run on Intel 80386(TM) and 80486(TM) microprocessor-based systems and will generate code for a MIPS R3000 or R4000 microprocessor-based product. MIPS offers these RISCross development tools for the R3000 and R4000 microprocessors to help customers leverage their current investments in hardware and meet their needs for secondary systems or for smaller design programs.
 An important component of the new RISCross tools is the MIPS RISCross(TM) compiler, which provides designers with a proven and complete code generation tool. The compiler includes all the support utilities needed to develop R3000 and R4000 code on the Intel microprocessor-based systems.
 The RISCross development tools also include the System Programmer's Package/embedded (SPP/e) and the SABLE3000(TM) Architecture Simulator. Both the SABLE(TM) Architecture Simulator and the SPP/e support the R3000 processor and include a graphics debugging interface based on the Windows operating system. The SABLE Architecture simulator provides simulation of standard devices such as a serial port and disk controller.
 The SPP/e development package includes a debugging monitor, stand- alone I/O libraries and software and generation utilities for system PROMs. This programmer's package contains all the software components necessary to develop and debug code and to optimize the performance of a system or an embedded design.
 Pricing for the RISCross compiler for Windows systems is $3,000 for a single-user binary license. Pricing for the SABLE Architecture Simulator and SPP/e is $1,300 each.
 In addition, embedded system design tools are available from more than 20 third-party vendors. These vendors develop tools such as real- time operating systems, VME boards, language development systems for ADA and C, logic analyzers and hardware and software simulation models. Pricing and availability of third-party products are available from their respective suppliers.
 MIPS Technologies Inc. designs and supplies the world's most advanced RISC processor technology. The company tests, certifies and licenses its processor technology, supplying components to the embedded control and computer systems markets. MIPS(R) RISC architecture components are available from Integrated Device Technology Inc., LSI Logic Corporation, NEC Corporation, Performance Semiconductor Corp., Siemens and Toshiba Corporation. MIPS Technologies Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI) and is headquartered in Mountain View.
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