Quadros Systems Supports ARM1136 and ARM1176 Cores

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Full-featured RTXC™ Quadros™ RTOS brings small code size and high performance to this powerful microprocessor architecture

Adding to its extensive support for ARM® processors, Quadros Systems, Inc., a leading provider of real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced support for ARM1136 and ARM1176 cores from ARM Ltd. Now, embedded developers can get the most out of these powerful processors without having to employ an oversized operating system.

The small footprint and excellent efficiency of the RTXC Quadros RTOS, coupled with the high performance and low energy consumption of the ARM11 processors, offers distinct advantages to manufacturers of consumer electronics, GPS systems, or any product that needs fast interrupt processing and high data throughput. In fact, the RTXC Quadros dual-mode RTOS--with its control and data streaming capabilities is ideal for any application that combines high speed data and control processing.

The RTXC Quadros RTOS defies conventional wisdom that an RTOS has to have a large code footprint to provide the developer with a rich set of APIs. RTXC offers more than 300 kernel services (APIs) but requires only a 32 KB code footprint. And that size can be scaled down considerably using the supplied RTXCgen configuration tool to optimize the RTOS for the needs of the given application.

Quadros offers a broad range of embedded software solutions wrapped around the RTXC Quadros RTOS including design tools, 10/100 Ethernet software, USB software, file systems and LCD/graphics software. The RTXC family of solutions from Quadros provides an easy-to-use, flexible, and reliable development and runtime solution for ARM11 processors.

The award-winning ARM1176JZF-S™ and ARM1136JF-S™ processors deliver up to 660 Dhrystone 2.1 MIPS in 0.13µ process. Both cores feature the ARMv6 instruction set, with media processing extensions, ARM Jazelle technology and Thumb® instruction set extensions for compact code. The RTXC Quadros RTOS also supports the tightly coupled memory (TCM), the generous cache memory (up to 64k) and the optional vector floating point (VFP) coprocessor.

The RTXC Quadros RTOS was ported to the ARM11 using ARM RealView Development Suite 4.0. The RVDS tool suite includes the highly optimizing ARM C/C++ compiler, intelligent code linking and link-time code generation, and debug. The RTXC Quadros kernel aware plug-in is available for RVDS, providing increased visibility of kernel operations during debugging.

About the RTXC Quadros Family of Real-time Operating Systems
The RTXC Quadros family is comprised of five kernel architectures offering distinct performance advantages for each of the major processing models. RTXC/ss (single stack) utilizes a lightweight specialized executive to support high data rate and signal processing applications. RTXC/mc (microcontroller) is designed for resource- and budget-limited applications. RTXC/ms (multi-stack) is optimized for control processing using an event-driven, prioritized, preemptive scheduler. RTXC/dm (dual mode) marries RTXC/ms and RTXC/ss and is ideal for convergent processing applications which combine DSP/dataflow and RISC/control processing in a single-core processor. Both RTXC/ms and RTXC/dm are brought together under RTXC/mp (multiprocessing) in various combinations to support multi-core and multiprocessor implementations.

About Quadros Systems, Inc.
Quadros Systems, Inc. (http://www.quadros.com) develops and markets RTXC technology, bringing together RTOS, hardware and software professionals into one development team to provide innovative technology that maximizes real-time responsiveness and eases the development process for customers. The RTXC RTOS family is complemented by VisualRTXC, an easy-to-use, powerful design tool that allows the developer to rapidly move between design concepts and generated C code. In addition to the RTXC RTOS family, Quadros Systems offers a wide range of communications stacks and middleware including RTXCusb (RTOS-agnostic USB stacks and drivers) and RTXCflashfile (a high performance file system for resident flash devices). RTXC products have been deployed worldwide in hundreds of millions of embedded systems, serving markets such as communications, medical, and industrial automation. For more information, contact Quadros Systems, Inc. at 832-351-2830, Quadros Systems Europe at +49-703/339-1561 or visit http://www.quadros.com/products.

Marketing Contact:
Stephen Martin
Quadros Systems, Inc.
Tel: 781-210-2393

Media Contact:
Holly Stephenson    
Quadros Systems, Inc.    
Tel: 832-351-2830 x105    

Quadros, RTXC, VisualRTXC, Quark, RTXCusb, and RTXCflashfile and the four-box logo are trademarks of Quadros Systems, Inc. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. All other tradenames and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2009 Quadros Systems, Inc., all rights reserved.

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