TenAsys Corp., a leading provider of real-time OS and virtualization software, announced at the Embedded World Conference support for using multiple operating systems (OS) in a multi-core environment. This includes guest operating systems, both general-purpose and real-time, like Linux, Windows CE, QNX, VxWorks and other legacy real-time operating systems (RTOS). Demonstrations of a dual-core system running Windows XP with QNX and Windows XP with Windows CE are to be shown in the TenAsys stand, located in Hall 11 at booth 409.
With the TenAsys virtualization system, developers can combine the real-time responsiveness of existing real-time applications, such as those written for the INtime RTOS or an RTOS such as QNX, with the advantages of running general-purpose guest operating systems on the same multi-core processor. A key benefit is the ability to preserve proven intellectual property by leveraging existing code, while utilizing TenAsys real-time virtualization technology to enable the addition of new features with a general-purpose operating system.
“TenAsys continues to find new and interesting ways to apply virtualization technology to address the requirements of embedded systems,” said Kim Hartman, TenAsys VP of Marketing and Sales. “We want our users to get the most out of embedded PC systems by decreasing development time as well as increasing the integration of multiple components.”
TenAsys delivers real-time technology based on the embedded Intel Architecture (x86 processors), Microsoft Windows operating system, and Visual Studio development environment. Since 1980, customers worldwide have entrusted TenAsys RTOS products to provide reliable deterministic control of their x86 embedded computers in a wide array of mission critical applications including: medical, telecom, industrial control, robotics, test & measurement, and military applications. The TenAsys INtime RTOS for Windows, first announced in 1997, has since become a leading RTOS for the application of real-time on Microsoft Windows platforms. Intel Corporation recognized TenAsys as Intel Communications Alliance (ICA) Member of the Year for 2006 at the Affiliate level, and also in 2006, Microsoft recognized TenAsys as its Windows Embedded Partner of the Year, ISV category, for the third year in a row.