OSE's Real-Time Operating System Now Optimized for Altera's Excalibur Embedded Processor Solutions
San Jose, Calif., July 09, 2002 -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and OSE Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of the OSE real-time operating system (RTOS) for Altera's Excalibur™ embedded processor solutions. With Altera and OSE Systems, customers building communications and safety-critical systems can now design platforms for next-generation network infrastructures and mission-critical applications with 99.999 percent availability, also known as high availability. Altera's Excalibur devices, with an ARM922T™ processor subsystem integrated with an FPGA architecture, and OSE's high-availability RTOS allow customers to take advantage of a close integration of high-performance custom logic for system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) designs.
"OSE's board support package (BSP) for Altera's Excalibur EPXA10 development board makes it possible to integrate a high-performance data-path fabric while running a robust operating system in critical communications applications within the control plane," said Anders Flodin, director of strategic alliances at OSE. "Altera customers can now exploit the advantages of high reliability and high availability associated with the OSE operating system."
"Telecommunications applications that demand high-performance custom logic combined with a high-performance processor can now also take advantage of an operating system designed specifically for these markets," said Joe Hanson, director of Excalibur applications and marketing at Altera. "Altera and OSE have worked together for some time to develop real-time software applications, and the introduction of this BSP gives our customers access to a new level of integration."
The BSP from OSE runs on Altera's EPXA10 Development Kit. In addition to the functions normally provided in an OSE BSP, OSE for Excalibur devices includes support for PLD loading and support for the Ethernet MAC MegaCore® logic function. The EPXA10 Development Kit comes complete with an EPXA10 development board and a full software suite, including SOPC Builder for system generation of hardware and software, the Excalibur Solutions Pack with demo/evaluation software, and documentation. The entire package also works seamlessly with Altera's Quartus® II software. For more information on the EPXA10 Development Kit, visit http://www.altera.com/products/devkits/altera/kit-epxa10.html
Pricing and Availability
The OSE development license starts at $8,000 and the OSE BSP for the EPXA10 development board is available immediately for $3,000 in the US. For OSE volume pricing, please contact the local OSE Systems sales office at http://www.ose.com . The BSP is also included in the Excalibur Solutions Pack and can be requested from http://www.altera.com .
About Altera's Excalibur Embedded Processor Solutions
Combining logic, memory and an ARM922T™ processor subsystem, Altera's Excalibur embedded processor solutions allow engineers to integrate an entire system on a single FPGA. Excalibur embedded processors can be used in any application requiring processors and programmable logic with up to 38,400 logic elements (LEs) (1,000,000 gates). They offer full integration with Altera's APEX™ architecture and are supported by the optimized Quartus II design software. The Excalibur EPXA1 device consists of 4,160 LEs in 484-pin and 672-pin FineLine BGA® packages. The mid-range EPXA4 device has 16,640 LEs in 672-pin and 1,020-pin FineLine BGA packages, while the high-end EPXA10 device consists of 38,400 LEs in a 1,020-pin FineLine BGA package. For more information on Altera's Excalibur embedded processor solutions, visit http://www.altera.com/products/devices/excalibur/exc-index.html .
About OSE Systems
OSE Systems, Inc. is the technological leader of real-time operating systems software and services for the communications market. OSE is also used in safety-critical, high-availability, distributed and fault-tolerant applications such as avionics and industrial control. Customers include industry leaders such as Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, Agere Systems, Sony and Boeing. OSE is a subsidiary of Enea Data (SAXESS: ENEA). Enea markets and sells services, products and training in specialized technical arenas, including real-time application development and support for embedded systems as well as IT and e-business solutions. Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Enea employs approximately 700 people worldwide. For more information on OSE, please visit http://www.ose.com . For more information on Enea, please visit http://www.enea.com .
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world's pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. More information is available at http://www.altera.com .
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