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TASKING - Accelerated Technology Announces Nucleus OSEK For Infineon Technologies' C167 Microcontroller Using TASKING Tools

Accelerated Technology Announces Nucleus OSEK For Infineon Technologies' C167 Microcontroller Using TASKING Tools

Launching into the Automotive Industry With ATI's First Integration

JUNE 28, 1999, MOBILE, AL — Accelerated Technology, Inc., the leader of source code and non-royalty based Real-Time Operating System products, announces Nucleus OSEK, Accelerated Technology's full-featured implementation of the OSEK/VDX operating system, for Infineon Technologies' C167 16-bit, high-performance microcontroller. The release of this integration marks Accelerated Technology's entrance into the automotive industry in which demand for standards is high.

The goal of OSEK is to create an industry standard for an open architecture for electronic control units in vehicles. With the portation of Nucleus OSEK to the C167 microcontroller, Accelerated Technology is taking the initial steps to empower the automotive industry with proven software and a successful business model. Because the company offers source code without royalty fees, Nucleus OSEK provides developers in the automotive industry with a number of advantages including substantial cost savings per each unit sold and decreased development time resulting quick time-to-market. Nucleus OSEK is configurable, scalable, and optimized for the C167 microcontroller, allowing embedded computing resources to be used more efficiently. This version is supported by TASKING tools.

"Accelerated Technology is increasingly moving toward more global presence. Nucleus OSEK is a primary indicator of this expansion. Since European automobile manufacturers seem to be standardizing on OSEK, so are providers of equipment to these companies, including major U.S. and Japanese automobile and automobile part manufacturers. By providing OSEK capabilities to these industries, we are taking our business model for high volume products and the expertise in the embedded market into the automotive sector, in a way that not only meets their technical requirements, but lowers their overall costs. With Nucleus OSEK, we expect a lot of attention from major automobile manufacturers and are well positioned with the C167 microcontroller technology," said Neil Henderson, President of Accelerated Technology, Inc.

"The automotive market has always been very strategic for TASKING", states Lorraine Miller, VP of Marketing, TASKING. "Assisting Accelerated Technology in developing an OSEK operating system for the Infineon C167 further illustrates our commitment to automotive application developers."

OSEK/VDX is an emerging automotive industry standard for in-vehicle real-time operating systems (RTOS). Accelerated Technology has a successful record in this industry through satisfied customers such as Chrysler, Ford and Visteon who have used the multitasking real-time Nucleus PLUS kernel. Also, Nucleus OSEK is extremely portable since the majority of it is written in ANSI C.

C167 Highly Integrated High-Performance Microcontrollers. They combine high CPU performance up to 10 million instructions per second) with high peripheral functionality and enhanced IO-capabilities and a wide variety of on-chip features such as large memories, application-specific peripherals (e.g. CAN), and more.

The TASKING toolset consists of TASKING's Embedded Development Environment (EDE), C, C++/EC++ Compiler tool suite, the CrossView Pro Debugger, RTOS-aware editing, linking and debugging and the Nucleus RTOS. Additionally, TASKING offers a wide variety of embedded I/O libraries to accommodate most connectivity standards including USB.

Availability
Licenses for Nucleus OSEK are sold with complete source code and without royalty fees. Licenses for the TASKING are available on Windows 95/98/NT, SUN Solaris and HPUX.

About Accelerated Technology, Inc.
Accelerated Technology, Inc., an Inc. 500 company, is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By providing the embedded systems community with the industry leading source code and non-royalty based Real-Time Operating System, ATI has been recognized as an inductee of the Technology Fast 500, a Motorola Computer Group (MCG) Gold Partner and a member of the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) ISV Program. These RTOS products shorten development time and reduce costs for engineers by supplying them with well-documented source code and no royalty fees. Organizations that have taken advantage of the "Makes Sense" business model of ATI include Hyundai Network, Motorola, NASA, Panasonic, Sony and Texas Instruments. Nucleus products are used in the most popular applications including telecommunications switches, set-top boxes, cellular phones and smart cards, DVD, digital cameras, GPS, printers and industrial control and medical instrumentation. For more information on Accelerated Technology, please visit the site http://www.atinucleus.com.

About TASKING, Inc.
TASKING is a developer and supplier of integrated software development tools for the embedded systems market and supports a wide range of CISC, RISC, microcontroller and DSP semiconductor technologies. TASKING's knowledge of embedded systems results from the merger of three companies BSO, Intermetrics Microsystems and TASKING which are now embedded together to make their customers more successful. The three companies bring over 20 years of experience each, starting in 1974 with BSO pioneering the concept of cross development. Headquartered in Dedham, Mass., TASKING has offices worldwide, located in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan and UK. For more information about TASKING visit our web site at http://www.tasking.com.

 


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