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Power.org Releases Common Debug Application Programming Interface Specification

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 12/02/08 -- Power.org, the organization that promotes and develops standards for Power Architecture® technology, announced the release of Version 1.0 of the Power.org(TM) Common Debug API Specification. The Common Debug Application Programming Interface (API) Specification will simplify the debugging process by establishing common ground in communication protocols between development tools and embedded devices.

Power.org's Common Debug Interface Specification provides a common set of software and hardware debug interfaces and capabilities for Power Architecture implementations that lead to lower cost software and hardware debug tools, faster development time and earlier product availability for virtually any hardware or software developer working with the Power Architecture technology.

The Power.org Common Debug Interface Specification includes a definition of the debug capabilities Power Architecture implementations should provide and a common set of features, functions and environments for Power Architecture-based products, including cores, processors and SoCs. In addition, they define a high speed serial protocol and physical connection between the debug host and the target, and the application program interface and communications framework through which the debug capabilities are accessed and utilized.

The Power.org Common Debug API Specification, Target Debug Capabilities Specification and Physical Connection for High-speed Serial Trace Specification can be downloaded from the Power.org website, www.power.org/resources/downloads/. For more information on Power.org and Power Architecture technology, please visit www.Power.org.

About Power.org

Power Architecture technology is behind millions of innovative products, including the world's fastest supercomputers, leading video game consoles, and electronic systems in most of today's car models. Every phone call, email and Web page touches hundreds of Power Architecture systems.

The open Power.org community, formed in 2005, is the organization driving collaborative innovation around Power Architecture technology. Power.org's mission is to optimize interoperability, accelerate innovation and drive increased adoption of this leading processor architecture. For more details, visit www.power.org.

The Power Architecture and Power.org word marks and the Power and Power.org logos and related marks are trademarks and service marks licensed by Power.org. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Power.org 2008.

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