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DENX Software Engineering -- Press Release
"DENX's Powerful Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK Release 3.1.1) Available in AMCC's New PowerPC® 440EP Evaluation Kit"


Groebenzell, Germany

DENX Software Engineering, a leading developer of software tools, today announced the inclusion of its Embedded Linux Development Kit (ELDK Release 3.1.1) in Applied Micro Circuits Corporation's (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] PowerPC® 440EP evaluation kit. The DENX Embedded Linux Development Kit provides a complete and powerful software development environment for embedded and real-time systems. All components of the ELDK are available for free with complete source code under GPL or other free software licenses.

One of the most comprehensive development kits available in the market today, AMCC's 440EP evaluation kit accelerates customers' time-to-market with resources including, a custom-designed evaluation board, sample applications, system-level benchmarks and hardware design files. To assist customers in selecting the optimum development environment for their 440EP-based projects, evaluation versions of best-in-class software tools including DENX's ELDK, are included.

The Embedded Linux Development Kit includes:

"Having supported Linux on 400 series PowerPC processors for quite a while now, we welcome the opportunity to continue to support customers developing products with new AMCC processors" said Wolfgang Denk, owner-manager of DENX Software Engineering. "The ELDK, built and used for our own daily work, offers a complete framework of free software to quickly develop sophisticated applications. Our customers appreciate not only that they can use it at zero cost, but that the source code is also available for free."

"The 440EP evaluation kit has the right mix of tools necessary to evaluate the 440EP processor and to aid our customers in the rapid development of their 440EP-based products," aid Charlie Ashton, director of PowerPC software at AMCC. "We are pleased to offer DENX's powerful Embedded Linux Development Kit for customers needing to evaluate the optimum development environment for their products."

About DENX Software Engineering

DENX Software Engineering provides software engineering services for Embedded and Real-Time Systems. Specializing on Free Software from the beginning, the company has proven expertise with Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD and other environments. DENX ports firmware and operating systems to custom hardware and writes device drivers. By developing, tailoring and installing the base software for embedded systems, DENX allows customers to put more resources into application development. We also provide training for engineers on developing software for Embedded Linux systems. Additional information about DENX Software Engineering is available at our web site at

About AMCC

AMCC provides the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of information worldwide. The company blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications such as PowerPC and programmable SOC architectures, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit their web site at


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