Micrium Supports ARM Cortex Processors with Broad Portfolio of Embedded Systems Software Components

WESTON, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 7, 2008— Micrium, a leading provider of high-quality embedded software components, today announced that nearly all of its embedded software products have been ported to the ARM® Cortex-M1 and Cortex-M3 processors. Compatible offerings now include uC/OS-II (complete with the recently introduced memory protection unit (MPU) package), uC/TCP-IP, uC/USB and uC/FS.

Given ARMs focus on meeting the requirements of a small core footprint, code density that enables smaller memories, reduced pin count and low power consumption, Micriums embedded system components are a strong fit for the Cortex-M processor series, said Eric Schorn, VP Marketing, Processors Division, ARM. Micrium has ported many of its embedded products to the ARM architecture, including uC/OS-II, which was used during the initial verification of the Cortex-M3 and the Cortex-M1 processors.

The Cortex-M processor series architecture enables the Micrium kernel to benefit from new instructions available to speed up context switching and task scheduling. In addition, Micriums complete solution includes a modular DO-178B Level A certifiable uC/OS-MPU, which can be added to projects as required.

Micrium has aggressively worked with ARM to support the Cortex-M1 and Cortex-M3 processors, said Jean Labrosse, president and CEO of Micrium. We were one of the earliest RTOS suppliers to port to the Cortex-M processor series, which has proven highly amenable to the requirements of modern embedded software. Our uC/ suite of embedded system components deliver small footprints and the absolute minimum use of system requirements, making them a very strong fit for the Cortex-M processor series.

ARM Cortex-M1 and Cortex-M3 processors represent an ideal platform for Micriums uC/Probe embedded system monitoring tool, as it does not require monitoring code in the target device. Since the processors serial wire debug (SWD) does not interfere with CPU operation, or halt the CPU when obtaining or setting variables in the target, it enables real-time viewers like uC/Probe to provide close to real-time data to its user.

Visit Micrium in booth 204 at this years ARM DevCon from October 7-9, 2008 in Santa Clara, Calif., to learn more about the companys support for ARM Cortex processors.

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, 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. For additional information on Micrium, please visit www.micrium.com.

ARM is a registered trademarks of ARM Limited. Cortex is a trademark of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. ARM is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries: ARM, Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Norway, AS.


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