INtime RTOS Runs Side by Side in Asymmetric Multiprocessing

TenAsys Corporation announces that the company’s INtime real-time operating system (RTOS) is in use by a large European industrial manufacturer in an asymmetric multiprocessing configuration. In this application, two copies of the INtime RTOS are being run, one on each core of the Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo processor. Each of the cores is running its own time-critical process; one core implements a real-time control system while the other performs time-critical signal processing.

Before upgrading to the TenAsys-based dual processing environment, the customer’s product incorporated separate computer systems. The control function was performed by a rack-mounted PC and the signal processing was performed by a plug-in subsystem using a digital signal processing (DSP) chip. By converting the application to run on the dual-core processor, the OEM was able to save substantially on system cost and footprint, while streamlining its application development process by requiring only one set of development tools to write software for the identical processor cores.

“TenAsys’ INtime is based on RTOS technology that has been proven over 25 years in deterministic real-time applications,” said Kim Hartman, TenAsys VP of Marketing and Sales. “Now the availability of the new dual-core processors allows our customers to run multiple copies of INtime independently in the same system, cutting system cost and size while ensuring high levels of real-time responsiveness.”

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 processors and operating systems. TenAsys’ technology has enabled the virtualization of operating environments since 1990 with DOS-RMX, which at the time was marketed directly by Intel for use on Intel’s processors. The company’s INtime(R) software, first announced in 1997, has become a leading RTOS used in Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based systems.

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

TenAsys, INtime and iRMX are registered trademarks of TenAsys Corporation.