Tensilica, Micrium Announce Expanded Support for uC/OS-II RTOS

Tensilica®, Inc. and Micrium announced expanded support for Micrium’s popular uC/OS-II RTOS (real-time operating system) available directly from Micrium. The RTOS port has been enhanced to take full advantage of all configuration options on Tensilica’s Xtensa® customizable dataplane processors (DPUs) as well as Tensilica’s standard DPUs and Diamond controller cores.

“We continue to see strong demand for Micrium’s uC/OS-II RTOS from our customers,” stated Chris Jones, Tensilica’s director of strategic alliances. “Designers like uC/OS-II because of its small code footprint and Micrium offers a very attractive licensing model.”

“Tensilica continues to gain market share and market traction in the embedded world and we see increased demand from our user base for broad support of the Tensilica architecture,” stated Jean Labrosse, president of Micrium. “Now we can offer our popular uC/OS-II RTOS, as well as our other software solutions, to all Xtensa designers, even those with the complex dataplane processor configurations.”

Micrium’s uC/OS-II is a portable, ROMable, scalable, preemptive, real-time deterministic multitasking kernel for microprocessors and microcontrollers. uC/OS-II is provided with all source code, which is 100 percent portable ANSI C. Easily scaled because of the modular nature of the source code, uC/OS-II can present a very small footprint for space-constrained designs.

Tensilica offers the widest range of processor cores with the best speed/power ratio in the industry. Based on an extremely efficient modern architecture, Tensilica’s cores are popular for design in a wide variety of embedded devices ranging from mobile communications to home entertainment to high-end communications infrastructure.

About Micrium
Micrium provides high-quality embedded software components by way of engineer-friendly source code, unsurpassed documentation and customer support. The company’s world-renowned real-time operating system, the Micrium uC/OS-II, features the highest-quality source code available for today’s embedded market. Micrium’s products consistently shorten time-to-market throughout all product development cycles.

About Tensilica
Tensilica, Inc. — the leader in customizable dataplane processors — is a semiconductor IP licensor recognized by the Gartner Group as the fastest growing semiconductor IP supplier in 2008. Dataplane Processor Units (DPUs) combine the best capabilities of CPUs and DSPs while delivering 10-to-100-times the performance because they can be customized using Tensilica’s automated design tools to meet specific dataplane performance targets. Tensilica’s DPUs power SOC designs at system OEMs and five out of the top 10 semiconductor companies for products including mobile phones, consumer electronics devices (including digital TV, Blu-ray Disc players, broadband set top boxes and portable media players), computers, and storage, networking and communications equipment.

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