Aonix PERC Ultra Supports Nucleus RTOS

Aonix, the provider of the PERC real-time solutions for embedded Java developers, announced that Aonix’ flagship virtual machine technology and one of the first implementations of the Java 5 standard for embedded systems, is available to Nucleus OS users. PERC Ultra 5.0 provides deterministic garbage collection technology, support for the rich library set specified in the Java Version 5 standard, and integration support for the Nucleus OS execution environment, giving real-time developers a powerful Java development and execution platform.

“Applications built around Nucleus OS are quite diverse and include a wide range of real-time requirements,” noted Roger Butterfield, Strategic Alliance Manager, Mentor Graphics. “Java technology addresses many of the development and time-to-market issues developers of these complex systems have. And now, with the Aonix PERC VM solution, developers also have the performance edge and real-time predictability that they need.”

“We are delighted to add support for the Mentor Graphics products to our growing list of real-time solutions,” stated Gary Cato, Aonix Manager of Strategic Alliances. “Mentor Graphics Nucleus is among the strongest real-time product offerings on the markets that Aonix traditionally serves, and we’re very pleased to announce availability of PERC Ultra and Pico products for it.”

First introduced nine years ago, PERC is the most widely used real-time virtual machine available for Java developers, with fielded installations in telecommunications, telematics, industrial control, data acquisition, military, aerospace, and office automation applications. PERC supports a variety of target processors including PowerPC, XScale, ARM, and Intel x86 architectures. PERC Ultra is the industry-leading real-time virtual machine, featuring the predictable performance critically needed for complex embedded applications requiring J2SE(TM) support.

Nucleus Plus provides an extensive set of real-time services including task control, task communications, task synchronization, memory management and programmable timers. Nucleus is renowned for its broad range of facilities for building efficient embedded systems. Nucleus customers with regulatory requirements to meet, such as those in the medical, industrial and avionics and other transportation industries, can especially benefit from the reduced complexity and increased performance and quality in the latest release of Nucleus Plus.

The initial integration of PERC Ultra runs on Windows and targets the i.MX21 ARM board from Freescale Semiconductor running Nucleus OS, but will ultimately support any ARM9 or later processor. PERC Ultra is available for Linux, Windows, and Solaris hosts and supports a wide variety of processor architectures and real-time operating systems.

Pricing and Availability
Aonix’s PERC real-time virtual machine with support for Nucleus OS is immediately available. PERC Pico development tools are available with flat project-based pricing starting at $25,000 for an unlimited number of developers.

The Nucleus OS is sold with source code and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus software begin at U.S. $14,495. For more information about Nucleus OS, please visit

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $800 million and employs approximately 4,250 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777.

About Aonix(R)
Aonix offers mission- and safety-critical solutions primarily to the military and aerospace, telecommunications and transportation-related industries. Aonix delivers the leading high-reliability, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java(TM) programs deployed today and has the largest number of certified Ada applications at the highest level of criticality. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to offering a network of international distributors.

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