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GoFast® for NIOS® II

Costa Mesa, California, September 9, 2005 -- Micro Digital Inc. is pleased to announce that the GoFast floating point library has been ported to the Altera® Corporation's NIOS II embedded processor family.

GoFast is a family of high-performance, reentrant, floating-point libraries designed for embedded applications. They are ANSI C compatible and are designed to directly replace a C compiler's runtime floating-point support (library or coprocessor). GoFast boosts the performance of an application's math calculations or eliminates the need for hardware floating-point coprocessors, in order to reduce product manufacturing cost.

By using the GoFast library, developers can achieve a significant performance boost in their NIOS II floating-point operations. Performance increases vary from 3:1 for most arithmetic operations, such as addition, up to 10:1 for more advanced operations, such as arctangent.

"The GoFast floating point libraries provide our NIOS II system designers with increased design flexibility while meeting their system performance goals," said Chris Balough, Altera's director of software and NIOS marketing. "System designers can quickly realize substantial performance gains in their math intensive software algorithms, while preserving their valuable FPGA resources for other functions."

Pricing and Availability
Available now at $2,500 for a royalty-free, one-product license, with full source code, and 90 day support. For more information, please see the datasheet.

About Micro Digital

Micro Digital, Inc is located in Costa Mesa, California. Micro Digital has been in the embedded systems business for over 30 years and has been producing SMX for 18 years. The company is dedicated to providing quality products and support for embedded systems developers at moderate prices.

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