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ThreadX® Support for Advancel Logic's TinyJ™ Processor
San Diego, California, September 28, 1999 -- Express Logic today announced ThreadX support for Advancel Logic Corporation's TinyJ™ 32-bit family of Java™ processors that execute both Java bytecodes and native RISC instructions. Express Logic's ThreadX provides real-time embedded TinyJ developers with the most technically advanced multitasking solution on the market today. Its picokernel™ design results in very high-performance and extremely small memory requirements - requiring less than 4Kbytes for minimal usage. ThreadX also provides TinyJ applications with significant technical innovations including extremely fast software timers and a mechanism to help reduce context switching called preemption-threshold™.
Advancel's TinyJ microprocessor family enables system designers to add Java technology functionality without any loss of performance. TinyJ's bi-lingual RISC processor core provides and optimum price/performance solution for embedded applications by executing both Java bytecodes and native RISC instructions in hardware. As for size, the TinyJ cores are very small, roughly 35K gates, and have very low-power requirements making them ideal for cost-sensitive embedded applications. Typical TinyJ applications include cellular phones, information appliances, web-enabled digital TV boxes, set-top boxes, Smart Cards, hearing aids, and a myriad of other similar applications. Since ThreadX is designed for the same type of markets, there is no wonder why both ThreadX and the TinyJ are experiencing rapid gains in popularity.
ThreadX supports all TinyJ processor cores and is fully integrated with the C/C++ development environment from Apogee Software, Inc. In addition, ThreadX is completely integrated with a number of JVM implementations.
"We are seeing a substantial interest in ThreadX for the TinyJ architecture, which makes sense because both solutions provide great price and performance advantages. It is also the case that ThreadX and TinyJ are both "enabling" technologies – not to mention almost limitless migration options for the future. Our combined solution not only improves the immediate time-to-market, but it also helps insure our customer's investment in software development." says William E. Lamie, Express Logic's president.
"We are very pleased to see Express Logic's support for the TinyJ architecture. The performance and technology advantages of the ThreadX kernel, which is the best royalty free solution on the market today, will definitely help applications realize TinyJ's advantages." says Anand Sheel, President, Advancel."
Price and availability
Express Logic licenses ThreadX on a product-line basis, including source-code and without any run-time royalties. Support for the TinyJ is available today. For more information, please contact Express Logic at 1-888-THREADX (1-888-847-3239) or visit their web site at http://www.expresslogic.com/.
About Advancel Logic Corporation
Advancel Logic Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NCT Group (OTCBB: NCTI), Inc. is located in San Jose, California. Advancel is a developer of algorithm-specific microprocessor cores with native Java language execution. The company offers a family of highly optimized processors for embedded applications. Advancel Logic Corporation is an authorized Java licensee of Sun Microsystems. For more information, refer to the companies World Wide Web site at http://www.advancel.com.
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