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July 29, 2015 | in Press Releases

New Platform Accelerates Development for Second Generation HeliX Processor

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of the HeliX(TM) 2 Development Kit to support AppliedMicro’s HeliX 2 family of 64-bit multi-core processors. The HeliX 2 Development Kit provides a powerful, user friendly platform to support the design of embedded solutions for a broad range of markets which include networking, storage, industrial, telecommunications and web scale applications. The comprehensive kit incorporates a complete hardware and software solution, providing all required support for OEMs who are developing multi-core platforms.

“Our enterprise customers need a development environment that streamlines the introduction of new products,” said John Williams, vice president of marketing for AppliedMicro. “The HeliX 2 Development Kit integrates a full software suite with support for all HeliX 2 hardware features to meet our customer’s aggressive go-to-market requirements.”

Product Highlights:

Mini-ITX board form factor

Quad-core HeliX 2 processor running up to 2.0 GHz


One PCIe 3.0 (x4) and two PCIe 3.0 (x1)

One SFP+ Ethernet connector to support 10 GbE

Four 1 GbE ports

One SATA 3.0 port

Support for USB 3.0, I2C, SPI, SDIO and UARTs

SMP Linux and full suite of development tools

On-board JTAG connector interfaces to third party tools for run-time debugging

“As a leading supplier of silicon solutions to the infrastructure and embedded markets, AppliedMicro understands the importance of enabling best-in-class developer resources,” said Charlene Marini, vice president of marketing, embedded segments, ARM. “At a time when intelligence is increasing across infrastructure and multi-core processing is becoming the norm, the HeliX 2 Development Kit will play an important role in developers’ ability to fully utilize the capabilities of HeliX 2, while critically reducing the time-to-market of their solutions.”

The HeliX 2 Development Kit is available now through AppliedMicro’s channel partners.

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Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California.

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