TenAsys Develops RT-Hypervisor for Real-Time Intel Architecture Systems

TenAsys Corporation announces a breakthrough in embedded computing: RT-Hypervisor software, the industry’s first hypervisor for real-time Intel Architecture systems. The software, based on 25 years of proven mission-critical embedded applications on TenAsys’ RTOS technology, is being demonstrated at the Embedded Systems Conference in the TenAsys and Intel booths.

RT-Hypervisor is a real-time virtual machine manager, partitioning hardware resources among one or more guest operating systems hosted on an Intel Architecture platform. RT-Hypervisor leverages new developments in Intel processor silicon, namely the Virtualization Technology extensions, to support the isolation of multiple operating environments on an Intel processor, ensuring real-time determinism and improved control over hardware and interrupt resources for a guest real-time operating system.

“RT-Hypervisor is the latest advance in a product line that demonstrates TenAsys’ expertise in Intel Architecture virtualization for real-time applications,” said Kim Hartman, TenAsys VP of Marketing and Sales. “The beneficiaries are embedded system developers who require real-time performance and desire the ability to run applications on their favorite general purpose OS, all on a single hardware platform.”

“Intel(R) Virtualization Technology is a key component of our platform approach to enable new levels of performance and features for a broad range of applications,” said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Communications Infrastructure Group. “TenAsys is utilizing this technology to help bring those benefits to embedded application developers.”

About TenAsys
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, TenAsys delivers real-time technology, tools, and services based on the embedded computer industry’s most popular processor and operating system technologies. TenAsys’ core technology has enabled the virtualization of operating environments as far back as 1990 with DOS-RMX, which at the time was marketed directly by Intel for use on Intel’s processors. TenAsys’ INtime(R) software, first announced in 1997, has since become a leading RTOS to be used in Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based systems.

As an Intel(R) Communications Alliance Affiliate member, TenAsys joins a network of over 300 member companies providing products and solutions that help embedded system designers speed up development cycles, cut costs and solve design issues.

In 2005, Microsoft recognized TenAsys as its Windows Embedded Partner of the Year, ISV category, for the second year in a row. Cited for its efforts as an independent software vendor in enhancing the performance of Microsoft’s Windows operating system for mission-critical, real-time applications; TenAsys is the only software company to receive this award two years in a row. TenAsys’ INtime software was also the first RTOS to be fully-integrated within the Microsoft Visual Studio(R) development environment.

You can find additional news and information about INtime software and TenAsys Corporation at our website http://www.tenasys.com.

TenAsys, INtime, and iRMX are registered trademarks of TenAsys Corp. Intel and Intel(R) CoreTM Microarchitecture with Intel(R) Virtualization Technology are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Visual Studio are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.